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1 hr ago | Wheeling News

Appeals Presented In Ohio Synthetic Marijuana Case

The owners of two business declared as nuisances for selling synthetic marijuana took their cases to the Seventh District Court of Appeals on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US News, Martins Ferry, OH

5 hrs ago | Entrepreneur Magazine

Citing a Celeb in an Ad? The First Amendment May Not Protect You.

In a decision in February , the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals significantly broadened the definition of commercial speech, calling into question how much a First Amendment defense is available for community-service advertising.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Courthouse News Service

7th Circuit Squishes Banana Lady's Suit

A woman who sings and dances in a banana costume does not have a copyright-infringement claim related to videos of her posted on Facebook, the 7th Circuit ruled.

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NOLA.com

Some ministers worry courts will strike down tax-exempt housing allowances

A federal judge's ruling that a 60-year-old federal law allowing clergy to get a tax-free housing allowance is unconstitutional has raised concerns by religious organizations.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Moss Bluff, LA, Lake Charles, LA, Baton Rouge, LA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

ABC News

a Banana Ladya Files a Bunch of Lawsuits With Little Court Appeal, Judge Says

As a one-woman show, Catherine Conrad has made a living dressed in a banana suit, with a little help from her monkey puppet friend, "Spike."

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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

State GAB vote launched probe into Walker recall

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, US Governors, Milwaukee County, WI, US News, Milwaukee, WI

Indiana Law Blog

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides one Indiana case today

Marcus Henderson was indicted for being a drug user in possession of firearms in violation of 18 U.S.C. A 922 .

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Case of 'Banana Lady' has little appeal for judge

Clients who've hired the Wisconsin woman to perform her wacky singing telegrams have been sued for everything from sending a postcard with a picture of her in her yellow costume to videotaping her as she does her banana dance.

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Christian Newswire

ACRU: Leave Clergy Housing Allowance Alone

An Internal Revenue Service rule allowing clergy to have a tax-exempt housing allowance is a reasonable accommodation of religion, not an unconstitutional establishment of religion, the ACRU argued in a federal court brief filed on April 9. The brief, filed by ACRU Senior Legal Analyst Kenneth A. Klukowski on behalf of the Liberty Institute, asks ... (more)

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Related Topix: Tax, US News, US Supreme Court

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Off the Kuff

Planned Parenthood petitions Fifth Circuit for en banc review of HB2 ruling

Today, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas filed a petition on behalf of their patients to request that the full bench of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals consider the constitutionality of harmful abortion restrictions that were struck down by a federal district court last fall.

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Related Topix: US News, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Abortion, Women's Health, Health

Wed Apr 09, 2014

JD Supra

Applause Can Come with a Big Price Tag - Michael Jordan v. Jewel Food Stores, Inc.

Paying tribute to celebrity can sometimes be an expensive proposition. A Chicago grocery store chain found this out the hard way when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit handed down its decision in Michael Jordan v.

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Related Topix: US News, JewelOsco, Retail, Grocery, Marketing

Indiana Law Blog

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit decides Indiana case April 7th

Defendant Stephanie Donelli appeals the 60-month prison sentence she received after pleading guilty to wire fraud and tax evasion.

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Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Congratulations to the Chicago Alumni (and Bigelows) who accepted tenure-track positions this year

This was the most difficult year in the law teaching market in decades .Fortunately, mostof theChicago graduates and Fellowswere extremely successful in securing tenure-track positions in this challenging market.

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Workforce

Legal Briefing: Decision on 'Transitory' Disabilities

Anthimos Gogos, employed by AMS Mechanical Systems Inc. as a welder and pipe fitter, took medication for chronic high blood pressure.

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Related Topix: Law, Employment / Labor Law, US News

Tue Apr 08, 2014

JD Supra

7th Circuit Decision Confirms Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvement Act Requires 'Direct' U.S. Effects

In a decision that may have far-reaching implications for the limits of the United States antitrust laws for conduct affecting businesses and consumers abroad, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a United States company could not bring a claim under Sherman Act Section 1, 15 U.S.C. A 1, arising from its foreign subsidiaries' ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, US News, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics

Ars Technica

"Copyright troll" Prenda Law completely bombs at appeals court

Prenda Law, the firm that became controversial as a profligate "copyright troll" by suing thousands with lawsuits over downloading porn movies, has fallen apart over the course of the last year.

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Related Topix: US News, Cable & Satellite, Comcast

Law.com

'Seventh Circuit hears arguments in Prenda attorneys' appeal...

"Seventh Circuit hears arguments in Prenda attorneys' appeal over $261K sanction order; judge says Lightspeed record is 'troublesome'": The Madison-St.Clair Record has this report .

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Plaintiff made to wear prison garb, handcuffs at trial against guards deserves do-over

Inmates often wear orange to court for pretrial hearings and sentencings, but usually get to to wear civilian clothes for trials.

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Related Topix: Prison, 2012, Gliese Games, Video Games, State Prisons, US News

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Tehran Times

U.S. court rejects seizure of Persian artifacts again

A federal judge in Chicago has ruled that the Persian artifacts at the Field Museum of Natural History and the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute cannot be seized to pay a $412 million judgment against the Iranian government.

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National Review Online

This Day in Liberal Judicial Activisma "April 4

On the Court from 1939 until 1975, Douglas is the longest-serving justice in history.

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