Aereo Asks Supreme Court to Settle Fight With Broadcasters
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.
Nina Pillard, Georgetown Law Professor, Confirmed to D.C. Circuit
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.
Third Circuit to Rehear GPS Case En Banc
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."
SEC Losing Streak Continues in Calif. Fraud Case
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.
JustMugShots.com Hit With Privacy, Extortion Claims
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.