11th Circuit Court

545 ABA Journal 11th Circuit Court articles.

E-recycling advocate loses appeal, must spend 15 months in prison
E-recycling advocate Eric Lundgren has lost his appeal and will have to serve 15 months in prison.
Inmate, 83, is executed in death of federal appeals judge

An 83-year-old inmate executed Thursday for a 1989 mail bombing that killed a federal appeals judge is the oldest person put to death in the modern era of capital punishment,…

Computer refurbisher appeals for freedom after trying to prolong lives of PCs

Updated and corrected: Eric Lundgren, an electronics recycling advocate and computer refurbisher from California, faces more than a year in prison for creating tens of thousands of discs meant to…

Title VII protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation, en banc 2nd Circuit says
An en banc federal appeals court has ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation.
2 judicial nominees rated as ‘not qualified’ among group of 17 to advance to the Senate

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced to the Senate 17 judicial nominees—including two who received “not qualified” ratings from the ABA’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.

U.S.…

ABA opposes fixed bail schedules in new amicus brief filed with 11th Circuit

The ABA has filed an amicus brief with the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that opposes fixed bail schedules in Calhoun, Georgia.

Money-bail systems that don’t include individualized…

Supreme Court allows execution of inmate who can’t remember his crime

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cleared an impediment to the execution of an Alabama inmate who can’t remember the crime he committed after suffering several strokes.

In a summary…

Lawyer accused of taking sneaky photos of technical manual loses bid for rehearing on sanctions

A federal appeals court won’t reconsider sanctions imposed against a Georgia lawyer who refused to address allegations that she snuck into the office of a deposition witness and took photos…

Trump nominates White House lawyer, a former Jones Day partner, to DC Circuit

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the nomination of 16 people to federal judgeships, including the nomination of deputy White House counsel Gregory Katsas to a federal appeals court.

Katsas…

Trump wins more judges’ confirmations at this point than Obama, GW Bush combined
A little more than six months into his presidency, President Donald Trump has won confirmation of a Supreme Court justice, three federal appeals judges and one district judge, outpacing his two most recent predecessors combined, the Washington Times reports.
Lawyer’s seven-minute absence doesn’t require new trial, en banc court rules

A teacher convicted of child pornography isn’t entitled to a new trial as a result of his lawyer’s seven-minute absence during testimony by a computer forensics expert, an en banc…

Cities need more than foreseeable damages to file fair housing cases against banks, SCOTUS says

When determining if a municipality meets the Fair Housing Act’s definition of an “aggrieved person” for litigation, courts must determine if there’s a direct relationship between alleged conduct and actual…

Death row inmate with vascular dementia is incompetent for execution, 11th Circuit rules

A death row inmate who has vascular dementia and no memory of committing a murder is incompetent for execution, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit…

11th Circuit revives Alabama justice’s First Amendment suit over disciplinary probe

A federal appeals court has ordered a lower-court judge to consider additional issues in a First Amendment suit filed by an Alabama justice who was facing a state ethics probe…

Trump interviewed this SCOTUS shortlister last weekend: How has he ruled?

Donald Trump has reportedly interviewed a possible U.S. Supreme Court nominee—Judge William Pryor of the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Above the Law reports that the meeting…

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