11th Circuit Court

541 ABA Journal articles on 11th Circuit Court.

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.

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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…

Older job applicants can’t assert disparate impact in age-bias suits, full 11th Circuit rules

In a decision that has shocked the employment bar, an en banc federal appeals court recently ruled that older job applicants can’t rely on disparate impact in age-bias suits against…

ABA urges 11th Circuit to strike down bail schedules as unconstitutional

For the second time this year, the American Bar Association has urged a federal appeals court to strike down a bail schedule that it says unnecessarily jails indigent defendants.

11th Circuit references Vulcans and bourbon in tossing convictions in alleged ‘bar girls’ scheme

In a colorfully written opinion, a federal appeals court has tossed the convictions of nightclub operators accused of using enticing “bar girls” to lure drunken customers to pay tens of…

First and Second Amendments square off in ‘Docs v. Glocks’ case before en banc 11th Circuit

Should a physician ask a patient about gun ownership, even if she doesn’t appear to have an ailment that could cause her to hurt someone with a firearm? A Florida…

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