In an unusual move that raised the stakes in a major copyright battle between broadcast television networks and the upstart Aereo service, Aereo on Thursday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to resolve the dispute, even though it won in the court below.
The Senate voted 51-44 on Thursday in favor of confirming Georgetown University Law Center professor Cornelia "Nina" Pillard to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, amid political bickering over a rules change that allowed for the vote.
The Third Circuit has granted rehearing en banc of a ruling that police need a warrant before attaching a GPS tracker to a suspect's vehicle, after prosecutors argued the decision "unjustifiably applies the 'massive remedy' of suppressing reliable and probative evidence."
Racking up its third courtroom loss in recent weeks, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission struck out across the board in an accounting fraud case against two former executives from a Southern California water treatment company, Basin Water Inc.
A California consumer fraud suit asserts that JustMugShots.com illegally extorts a $199 fee from individuals whose mug shots it posts within hours of their arrests. The suit also claims that the site sells advertising space linked to the names of the arrested individuals.
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