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This page (as well as similar pages on legislative bills and news stories) is intended to provide a quick reference as to “what is going on”.  But the information is also available on my legacy “doaskdotell.com” site and should stay there for now.

The best place to walk through all these reference pages is the “navigation guide” on my legacy site here.  There may occur some more rearrangement of some items soon as some restructuring and trimming of older material goes on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIST OF COURT OPINIONS and ACTIONS

 

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Jurisdiction Location Date Case subject matter News story link Opinion/brief link Result
Supreme Court Washington DC 2015/6/26 Obergefell v Hodges Gay marriage by state
Mine

SCOTUS
Federal district court Norfolk VA 2014/02/13 Bostom. Shawl, London, Townley v Mairney
Schaffer McQuigg
VA Marshall-Newman (anti-gay marriage)
Afer
Federal Circuit Washington DC 2014/01/14 FCC v Indepedemt Telephpne network neutrality
Scribd
net neutrality overturned
Federal Circuit New York, NY 2013/12/27 ACLU v Clapper NSA wiretap
NYT

NY Fed courts
constitutional
Federal circuit Washington DC 2013/12/16 Klayman v Obama NSA wiretap
NYT
Unconstitutional, deferred
Federal circuit Salt Lake City, UT 2013/12/13 Brown v Buhrman, state of UTAH sexual privacy, polygamous cohabitation
Federal courts
unconstitutional
Federal Appeals 6th Circuit 2013/11/19 Sarah Jones v. Dirty World Section 230, defamation
EFF

amicus EFF
open, plaintiff won at district
Federal District NJ, WA 2013/08 approx Internet Archive v. Hoffman;
Internet Archive v. McKenna
Section 230
EFF
Follow EFF links
Federal District Ft. Worth, TX 2013/08 Baker v. DeShong domain names, business disparagement,
defamation, SLAPP

Public Citizen
ongoing, trial in 2015
Federal Appeals 9th Circuit 2013/02/05 Righthaven v. Wayne Hoehn copyright, fair use, standing of copyright
owner

randazza
defendant wins
Supreme Court 2013/06/26  U.S. v. Windsor gay marriage
SCOTUS
plaintiff wins
Supreme Court (CA) 2013/06/26 Hollingsworth v Perry gay marriage
SCOTUS
no standing
Federal appeals 7th Circuit 2011/08/03 Flava Works v MdVister embeds and copight
Scribd. Techdirt
over turn lower court,

here
Supreme Court 2012/01 U.S. v Jones surveillance SCOTUS upheld
Federal District Nevada 2010/10/19 Righthaven v.Realty One Group copyright, fair use
Las Vegas Sun
defendant wins
Supreme Court 2010/01/24 Citizens United v. FEC political spending as speech SCOTUS free speech personhood right implicit in campaign funding upheld
Federal District Philadelphia, PA 2007/03/21 ACLU v. Gonzalez COPA, Child Online Protection Act Paed Plaintiffs
DC Circuit Washington DC 2004/09/18 Shays and Meehan v. FEC McCain-Feingold campaign finance and ordinary
bloggers

FEC
seems to roll back some protections for bloggers
Supreme Court 2004/06/29 ACLU v. Ashcroft COPA dadtlink remanded
Supreme Court 2003/12/10 McConnell v. FEC campaign finance reform, possible regulation of
political blogging
Cornell mostly upheld
Supreme Court 2002/05/13 ACLU v. Ashcroft COPA
Findlaw
remanded
Supreme Court (TX) 2003/06/26 Lawrence v. Texas LGBT, sodomy laws
Justia
Plaintiffs
Supreme Court (GA) 1986/06/30 Hardwick v. Bowers sodomy laws
Cornell
state
Federal Appeals 5th Circuit (for TX) 1985/08/26 Baker v. Wade GLBT, sodomy laws Wikipedia state won at appeal. plaintiff Baker had won at district level
Supreme Court 1981 Rostker v. Goldberg male only draft
Findlaw
upheld (although draft was no longer in effect)
Supreme Court 1979 Smith v. Maryland surveillance, pen register
Findlaw
pen register uphled
Court of Appeals. CA CA 1979 Binrdim v. Mitchell libel
UMKC  law school
It is possible to libel someone with fiction if resemblance to real
person is apparent enough
Supreme Court 1960 Flemming v Nestor social security
Findlaw
no property right to social security
Supreme Court (KS) 1954 Brown v Board of Education segregation
History
Our
documents
Supreme Court 1896 Plessy v Ferguson segregation
History
Cornell “separate but equal”