Tag: court

Industry, Workforce

Biden announces 5 federal judicial nominees and stresses their varied professional backgrounds

November 15, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced five nominees to federal judgeships, including the first Muslim-American on any circuit court, looking to add to more than 150 of his judicial selections who have already been confirmed to the bench. The announcements […]

Federal, Policy

US judge in Nevada: Felony deportation law unconstitutional

August 20, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

In a court ruling with potentially broad implications for U.S. immigration cases, a federal judge in Nevada found that a criminal law that dates to 1929 and makes it a felony for a person who has been deported to return […]

Federal, Policy

Trump loses New York court fight to keep his tax returns secret

October 7, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

A federal judge on Monday dismissed President Donald Trump’s lawsuit seeking to block the release of his personal and corporate tax returns to the Manhattan district attorney, who is conducting a criminal investigation related to the president’s company. U.S. District […]


China court grants Qualcomm injunction against Apple, banning sale of some iPhones

December 10, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

A court in China has granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple. The court has banned the import and sale of nearly all iPhone models in China, according to a statement Monday from Qualcomm. Apple is already disputing the scope of […]

Federal, Policy

Citing Trump’s tweet, appeals court rules against president’s travel ban

June 13, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

On Monday, a federal appeals court is ruling against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. This decision is based, in part, on the commander-in-chief’s statement on Twitter. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, said Trump’s […]

Federal, Policy

Federal court rules against vendor in FirstNet protest, RFP to move forward

March 20, 2017

Via: StateScoop

The U.S. Federal Court of Claims ruled against Rivada Mercury Friday, removing the vendor from consideration in FirstNet’s contracting process. The ruling puts the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) one step closer toward awarding a contract to build a $6.5 billion […]

Federal, Policy

Apple, Google, and 95 other tech firms join forces to fight Trump travel ban

February 6, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Nearly 100 tech companies, including Facebook, Github, Uber, and Lyft, signed on to a court filing submitted to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals late Sunday night, Pacific Time. The firms are now adding their support to a fast-moving […]

Federal, Policy

Appeals court restores previously-dismissed surveillance lawsuit

October 10, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

A lawyer who specializes in family and bankruptcy law gets another chance in his ambitious lawsuit filed against President Barack Obama. On Wednesday, the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals restored his case, after it had been dismissed at a lower […]

Policy, State & Local

Sorry Tesla, you can’t issue yourself a dealer franchise, court rules

September 8, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

A state court has ruled that Tesla cannot issue itself a franchise to sell vehicles directly to consumers in Missouri, a blow to the electric carmaker that wanted to comport with the state’s franchise requirement without having to sell cars […]

Federal, Policy

A Florida judge has ruled that Bitcoin isn’t money

July 26, 2016

Via: Tech Crunch

Ever since it moved into the mainstream Bitcoin has had a bit of an identity crisis. Mainly because no one is really sure whether it should be considered money or property. The IRS says it’s property for tax purposes, the […]


Qualcomm seeks Chinese court’s help against defiant phone maker

June 24, 2016

Via: CIO

Qualcomm is seeking the help of a Chinese court to get a local smartphone maker, Meizu, to agree to licensing terms for patents that the company broadly agreed to with the Chinese government last year. The chip company said Friday […]


Court vacates iPhone hack order against Apple, focus shifts to New York

March 30, 2016

Via: CIO

A judge in California vacated on Tuesday an earlier order asking Apple to assist the FBI in cracking the passcode of an iPhone 5c running iOS 9 that was used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. The focus of […]


Secret court approves classified rule change on how FBI can use NSA data

March 9, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

On Tuesday, The Guardian reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has changed its rules regarding how it redacts Americans’ information when it takes international communications from the National Security Agency’s (NSA) database. The paper confirmed the classified rule […]

Policy, State & Local

Why Tim Cook is right to call court-ordered iPhone hack a “backdoor”

February 18, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

Tuesday’s court order compelling Apple to hack the iPhone belonging to a gunman who killed 14 people and injured 22 others has ignited an acrimonious debate. CEO Tim Cook called the order “chilling” because, he said, it requires company engineers […]

Federal, Policy

US spy court appoints lawyers to panel of advisers

November 26, 2015

Via: CIO

A secret U.S. spy court has appointed a five-member panel of advisers as part of the reform of the surveillance of the National Security Agency. The presiding judges of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court […]