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Italian Court Orders Getty Villa to Return Greek Bronze

The Court of Cassation in Italy has decided that a bronze sculpture found in the Adriatic Sea in 1964 should be taken from the Getty Villa near Los Angeles and returned to Italy. The bronze is known as Victorious Youth and was purchased by the Getty Trust in Germany in 1977. It…

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CABLE NEWS NETWORK, INC. et al v. TRUMP et al (filed 11/13/18)
U.S. District Court for the District of District Of Columbia

A case in which Cable News Network (CNN) claims the White House overstepped in revoking the press credentials of reporter Jim Acosta.

American Cable Association et al v. Scott et al (filed 10/18/18)
U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont

A lawsuit filed by US telecommunications organizations against the State of Vermont to stop a state law which, in order to qualify for government contracts, requires ISPs follow net neutrality principles.

U.S. Pastor Council v. City Of Austin et al (filed 10/6/18)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

A case filed by the U.S. Pastor Council objecting to the City of Austin's employment discrimination ordinance, claiming that it fails to provides exemptions or accommodations for employers who hold religious objections to homosexuality or transgender people, and violates the U.S. Constitution, the Texas Constitution, and the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

U.S. Pastor Council et al v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission et al (filed 10/6/18)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

A case filed by US Pastor Council and other plaintiffs requesting the court exempt Christian employers from discrimination protections in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

United States of America v. State of California et al (filed 9/30/18)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

Lee v. Ticketmaster L.L.C. et al (filed 9/28/18)
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

A class action lawsuit filed against Ticketmaster and its parent company Live Nation Entertainment alleging Ticketmaster secretly helps ticket scalpers.

United States Securities and Exchange Commission v. Musk (filed 9/27/18)
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a lawsuit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk seeking to bar him from serving as an executive or director of publicly traded companies. This comes in response to tweet by Musk on August 7, 2018, in which he said he had "funding secured" to convert Tesla into a private company.

Other Legal News

One new grant today
SCOTUSblog, December 7, 2018

This afternoon the justices issued an initial set of orders from their private conference today. They added just one new case, involving maritime law, to their merits docket for the term; they did not act on any of the higher-profile cases that they considered this morning, involving issues ranging from partisan gerrymandering to the death…

Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts
SCOTUSblog, December 7, 2018

Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Dawson v. Steager Lorenzo v. Securities and Exchange Commission Biestek v. Berryhill Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. Gamble v. United States   The post Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

The Man Who Made the Supreme Court Supreme
The New York Times, December 7, 2018

Richard Brookhiser’s “John Marshall” looks at the accomplishments of the legendary chief justice and draws lessons for today.

National Day of Mourning for George H.W. Bush
Supreme Court of the United States, December 2, 2018

National Day of Mourning for George H.W. Bush In recognition of the President’s announcement of a National Day of Mourning for George H.W. Bush, the Chief Justice has ordered that the Supreme Court building will be closed on Wednesday, December 5. See Supreme Court Rules 1.3, 30.1. The oral argument scheduled for Wednesday will be heard on Thursday, December 6, at 10 a.m.  

How Bad Will Things Become? Part Seven: Goodbye, New Deal and Great Society?
Justia's Verdict, November 15, 2018

GW law professor and economist Neil H. Buchanan continues his series of columns considering how much damage the US Supreme Court will inflict after Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement. Drawing upon the nation’s experience with a conservative Court during the Lochner era, Buchanan predicts that one of the most consequential results of Republicans’ theft of a Supreme Court seat could be to seriously undermine one or more of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Can a Fired Transgender Worker Sue for Job Discrimination?
The New York Times, November 12, 2018

A federal law bars sex discrimination. The Supreme Court is considering taking up cases on whether it covers bias against gay and transgender people.