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Legal news from Tuesday, May 19, 2015
by Alexandra Farone

Sitting en banc, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned a three-judge panel decision against Google that had required it to remove the controversial, anti-Islam Innocence of Muslims video from its YouTube site. The court dissolved the takedown injunction, holding that the injunction infringed upon the …

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by Valerie Howell

The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in Campbell Ewald Company v. Gome [docket; cert. petition, PDF]. The case comes to the Supreme Court on appeal from a Ninth Circuit decision and presents three issues: whether a case becomes moot, and thus beyond the judicial power of Article III, when the …

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by Alexandra Farone

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed Apple's smartphone patent victory against Samsung but remanded the case to the lower court to reduce the damages that must be paid to Apple. The court upheld the district court's determination that Samsung infringed on some of Apple's patented iPhone technology …

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by Valerie Howell

An Egyptian court sentenced 30 members of the Muslim Brotherhood on Monday to life imprisonment on charges of violent behavior. The largest case concerned 17 out of the 30 defendants and included charges stemming from attempts made on the lives of protestors in Mansoura. Of the 17, 15 were charged in absentia, while one was sentenced to …

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by Steven Wildberger

The Obama administration on Monday announced a ban on federal transfers of certain military-style equipment to local police forces. The ban, recommended by a task-force created in January, includes tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers, .50-caliber and higher ammunition, and some types of camouflage, and sets up policing standards for other equipment. Speaking …

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