September 20, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Leonore Carpenter of Temple University Beasley School of Law discusses the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit's opinion in two same-sex marriage cases and where the LGBT legal rights movement should be heading in the wake of marriage equality ... Earlier this ...[read more]
September 5, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Thursday upheld lower courts' decisions striking down the same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana. The court heard oral arguments on the bans in August. Writing for a unanimous court, Judge Richard Posner states that neither state has ...[read more]
August 27, 2014
by William Helbling
A three-judge panel from the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit heard arguments Tuesday on Wisconsin and Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage. The oral arguments lasted an hour and 40 minutes, during which judges directed tough questions to both sides. Some judges called the states' support ...[read more]
April 26, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday renewd claims by Apple against Google subsidiary Google's Motorola Mobility for infringing smartphone patents. Judge Richard Posner, sitting in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, dismissed both company's patent ...[read more]
December 12, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday invalidated a ban on carrying concealed weapons in Illinois, ultimately deciding that the law is unconstitutional. Relying on the US Supreme Court decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, Judge Richard Posner opined that the Second ...[read more]
November 16, 2012
by Sarah Posner
A judge for the US District Court for the District of South Carolina on Thursday upheld a provision of South Carolina's controversial immigration law that permits law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of motorists. Judge Richard Gergel ruled that he would still prevent certain ...[read more]
August 31, 2012
by Sarah Posner
An independent UN human rights expert on Thursday condemned Israel's dismissal of a civil suit brought by the family of an American peace activist. UN Special Rapporteur for the occupied Palestinian territories Richard Falk criticized the Israeli judge's ruling, calling it a "victory for Israeli ...[read more]
June 24, 2012
by Jennie Ryan
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Friday dismissed the patent lawsuit between Apple and Motorola. Judge Richard Posner dismissed the case with prejudice, ruling that Apple cannot seek an injunction against Motorola. Apple had sought an injunction against ...[read more]
June 20, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A federal judge on Wednesday expressed his doubts about a requested injunction against Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unit that would have a significant effect on the company. At the beginning of the trial between Apple and Motorola, Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit, who is sitting in ...[read more]
June 15, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A federal judge on Thursday granted a request from Apple to hear its patent infringement case against Motorola. Apple is seeking an injunction against some of Motorola's phones alleging that the company infringed upon its patents. Judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit last week tentatively ...[read more]

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