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Maryland Couple Pleads Not Guilty to Espionage-Related Charges

A Maryland couple pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to espionage-related charges. The FBI asserts that the couple sold classified Navy data over the course of several months to an undercover agent they believed to be a representative of a foreign power. Read More.

Cher Sues Heirs of Sonny Bono Over Music Royalties

The pop singer and songwriter seeks damages of $1 million or more in a lawsuit over royalty agreements signed during her divorce from Sonny Bono. Read More.

Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye’s Copyright Infringement Ruling Upheld on Appeal

On October 8, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld summary judgment entered in favor of singer Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye. The summary judgment entered in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, concerned a copyright infringement claim alleging that The Weeknd's song A Lonely Night copied Brian Clover and Scott McCulloch's song I Need to Love. Read More.

Recently Featured Dockets

United States of America v. State of Texas (filed 9/9/21)
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

R. J. Beaber, et al v. Shirley N. Weber (filed 8/13/21)
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Other Legal News

Biden and the Democrats Are on the Verge of ... Something
The New York Times, October 25, 2021

The politics of compromise are all happening on one side of the aisle. 

Supreme Court Again Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law
The New York Times, October 22, 2021

But the court said it would hear arguments on Nov. 1 on challenges to the law from the Biden administration and abortion providers in the state.

Court won’t block Texas abortion ban but fast-tracks cases for argument on Nov. 1
SCOTUSblog, October 22, 2021

The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Nov. 1 in a pair of cases challenging the Texas law that bans nearly all abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy. In two orders issued on Friday afternoon, the court granted requests by the Biden administration... The post Court won’t block Texas abortion ban but fast-tracks cases for argument on Nov. 1 appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

Supreme Court Typo From 1928 Has Been Cited in 14 Decisions
The New York Times, October 18, 2021

A sweeping statement in a 1928 opinion about property rights was revised soon after it was issued. But the error lived on.

Supreme Court Poised to Put Boston Marathon Bomber Back on Death Row
Justia's Verdict, October 15, 2021

Texas Law professor Jeffrey Abramson explains why the U.S. Supreme Court should not reinstate the death penalty for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, though a majority seemed poised to do just that when it heard oral arguments earlier this week. Professor Abramson argues that even this pro-death-penalty Supreme Court should see that when grievous mistakes are made at trial, as they were in Tsarnaev’s case, the defendant deserves a new death sentence hearing.

Press Release Regarding Justice Kavanaugh
Supreme Court of the United States, October 1, 2021