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Jack Daniel’s vs. Bad Spaniels: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Trademark Infringement Case

The U.S. Supreme Court considered a case involving a parody dog toy, "Bad Spaniels," and its alleged infringement of the Jack Daniel's trademark. Read More.

Amazon Faces Lawsuit Under New York City Privacy Law

A class action in a federal court alleges that Amazon Go stores violated a New York City law requiring businesses to disclose their collection of customers' biometric information. Read More.

Songwriter Sues The Rolling Stones for Copyright Infringement

Songwriter Angelslang filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against The Rolling Stones on Friday, March 10, 2023, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The lawsuit alleges that the band's song "Living In A Ghost Town" misappropriates key elements of Angelslang's songs. Read More.

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It might be fairly said that in recent decades venue in criminal cases has not been the hottest topic on the court’s docket. Nevertheless, as the briefs in Smith v. United States emphasize, the criminal venue right was so significant to the Framers that the... The post A tale of three districts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

Does the federal law that prohibits encouraging or inducing unlawful immigration violate the First Amendment?
SCOTUSblog, March 24, 2023

For four years, Helaman Hansen falsely promised undocumented immigrants that they could, for a substantial fee, become U.S. citizens through “adult adoption.” Although Hansen persuaded more than 450 people to pay him for his services, the program was a ruse that would not lead to... The post Does the federal law that prohibits encouraging or inducing unlawful immigration violate the First Amendment? appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

Jack Daniel’s-Inspired Dog Toy Provokes Supreme Court Debate
The New York Times, March 22, 2023

The justices differed about whether the toy, shaped like a bottle of Jack Daniel’s, violated the distiller’s trademark rights or was protected by the First Amendment.

Video Testimony in the Covid Era Faces a Constitutional Test
The New York Times, March 20, 2023

Two criminal defendants have asked the Supreme Court to decide whether remote testimony against them violated the Sixth Amendment’s confrontation clause.

Jack Daniel’s Claims to Have a Sense of Humor, but its Supreme Court Case Against a Poop-Themed Dog Toy Suggests Otherwise
Justia's Verdict, March 15, 2023

Cornell Law professor Michael C. Dorf comments on a case before the U.S. Supreme Court involving a trademark infringement lawsuit by Jack Daniel’s against a maker of dog toys. Professor Dorf points out that while consumer confusion can undermine trademarks, confusion is also a characteristic of effective parody

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bar Memorial
Supreme Court of the United States, February 2, 2023