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CHALLENGE TO KENTUCKY COURT CLERK STILL ONGOING

The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth District recently decided that a same-sex couple’s suit against County Clerk Kim Davis of Rowan County, Kentucky was erroneously dismissed. The suit for damages-only under 42 U.S.C.S. § 1983...

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AARON HERNANDEZ MURDER CONVICTION VACATED FOLLOWING SUICIDE

The first-degree murder conviction of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, arising from the 2013 shooting death of fellow player, Odin L. Lloyd, was vacated due to Hernandez’s suicide while incarcerated. Hernandez was found hanging...

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Rock Band Name “The Slants” Protected

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) denied a rock band’s application for a federal trademark of the band’s name, “The Slants” under a provision of the Lanham Act prohibiting the registration of trademarks that may...

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4th Circuit’s Opinion on International Refugee Assistance Project v. Donald Trump

In a 10-3 ruling, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit held that President Trump’s revised Executive Order, which suspended the entry into the United States of nationals from certain Designated Countries, was unconstitutional...

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Campaign Protestors’ Complaint Against Trump and Supporters Goes Forward

In an action relating to a campaign rally during the 2016 presidential election, protestors alleged that then-candidate Donald Trump directed his supporters to "get 'em out of here" and that, as a result, the supporters physically attacked...

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Nominal Damages Not Sufficient in Facebook Defamation Suit

An appellate court in Ohio determined that a man whose ex-girlfriend defamed him on Facebook did not receive fair compensation when he was only awarded $600 in damages, as the evidence was not competent and sufficient to support the trial court’s...