3rd Circuit Court

449 ABA Journal 3rd Circuit Court articles.

3rd Circuit upholds ban on firearm magazines carrying more than 10 rounds

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld New Jersey’s ban on firearm magazines holding more than 10 rounds.

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Philadelphia ruled 2-1 that…

Two Christie allies to be resentenced in Bridgegate lane closures after partial reversal

Two former officials convicted in a scheme to close lanes on the George Washington Bridge for political punishment will be resentenced after a federal appeals court reversed part of…

There is no constitutional right to cash money bail, 3rd Circuit rules
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the constitutionality of a New Jersey law that mostly ended the use of monetary bail.
Senate Judiciary Committee advances 10th Circuit nominee to replace Gorsuch on party-line vote
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced the nomination of Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid to fill Justice Neil Gorsuch’s seat on the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Movie patron who can’t see or hear wins appellate ruling in bid for tactile interpreter
A federal appeals court is giving a deaf and blind man a chance to argue he was entitled to a tactile interpreter at a Cinemark theater.
Nonreligious anti-abortion groups have to comply with ACA’s contraceptive mandate, 3rd Circuit rules

An anti-abortion group unaffiliated with any religious group has to comply with the contraceptive coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The Philadelphia-based 3rd…

PAC ad supports law professor’s nomination to 3rd Circuit seat
A political action committee recently placed an advertisement in support of Stephanos Bibas’ nomination to the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and some wonder whether it might lead to him recusing himself from certain cases, if he is confirmed.
Trump announces 11 more judicial nominees, including a judge from his SCOTUS list

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced 11 more judicial nominees, including three to federal appeals courts.

One of the nominees is Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid, who was on…

Charlton Heston’s criticism of judge plays a part in 3rd Circuit decision

A defense lawyer in a murder case provided ineffective assistance of counsel for failing to seek the recusal of a judge who called an unusual in-chambers conference to inquire whether…

Meet Thomas Hardiman, said to be a ‘dark horse’ SCOTUS finalist

President Trump intends to announce his Supreme Court nominee next week amid speculation and differing media reports about the top contenders.

Two publications have named Judge Neil Gorsuch of…

Suit over Widener law school’s job statistics can’t be brought as a class action, 3rd Circuit rules

A federal appeals court has ruled for Widener University School of Law in a would-be class action claiming the school posted misleading job statistics.

The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court…

3rd Circuit refuses to reseal damaging Cosby deposition, but questions ‘public moralist’ rationale

A federal appeals court on Monday refused to reseal documents revealing damaging admissions by Bill Cosby in a 2005 deposition.

The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to…

Federal court suspension upheld for lawyer who sued Led Zeppelin; sanction stems from Usher case

The lawyer who lost a lawsuit against Led Zeppelin for copyright infringement won’t be able to practice in Philadelphia federal court temporarily as a result of a federal appeals…

3rd Circuit rejects NJ’s attempt to get around federal ban on sports betting

A federal appeals court has upheld a ban on sports betting in all but four states.

The ruling dealt a serious blow to New Jersey’s latest bid to expand its…

Partner who overheard lawyer discuss client merger is indicted for alleged insider trading

A real estate partner in the Philadelphia headquarters of a national law firm overheard a colleague talking with their shared legal assistant about an imminent client merger. Then he illegally…

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