May 10, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled Friday that programming interfaces in Oracle's Java technology can be protected under US copyright law, allowing Oracle to pursue its legal case against Google. The litigation arose four year ago when Oracle sued Google, alleging its Android ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in White v. Woodall that because the Supreme Court of Kentucky's rejection of Robert Keith Woodall's Fifth Amendment claim was not objectively unreasonable, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit erred in granting the writ of habeas corpus. The case ...[read more]
June 27, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court issued its final orders of the term Thursday, granting certiorari in two cases, and sending several controversial cases back to lower courts for reconsideration. In White v. Woodall the court will consider jury instructions in a death penalty case. Robert Keith Woodall pleaded ...[read more]
April 26, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On April 26, 2011, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ordered a new sentencing hearing for Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther member who was convicted and sentenced to death for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981. The court concluded that the jury sentenced Abu-Jamal to ...[read more]
August 25, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that eyewitness-based evidence should be treated more cautiously by New Jersey courts, issuing new guidelines for judges. The court instructed that judges in future cases should hold pretrial hearings to determine all possible variables to the ...[read more]
October 23, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 23, 2007, the New York Court of Appeals ruled 4-3 that the state's death penalty law was unconstitutional. Urged to create an exception for a man who murdered five people in May 2000, the court upheld its 2004 decision in People v. LaValle that had rejected New York's death penalty " ...[read more]
September 24, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Thursday that suspected terrorist Najibullah Zazi has been charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. A federal jury in the Eastern District of New York returned the one-count indictment Wednesday, alleging that Zazi conspired to bomb ...[read more]
June 1, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Hensley, US Supreme Court, June 1, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. csx v thurston- Get more Business Documents... ...[read more]
May 22, 2009
by Christian Ehret
Former US soldier Steven Green was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for the rape and murder of an Iraqi teenage girl and the murder of her family in Mahmudiya. A federal jury in the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, which convicted Green earlier this month, was ...[read more]
December 2, 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled in a per curiam opinion Tuesday in Hedgpeth v. Pulido that a harmless error standard should be applied when evaluating a conviction based on a general verdict where the jury was given alternate theories, including an invalid one. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth ...[read more]

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