Tag Archives: First Amendment

ATL: State Legislatures Trying to Use Dakota Access Pipeline Protests as Excuse for Statutory Limits on Progressive or Anti-Fascist Speech

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Federal Court Orders Cancellation of Washington Football Team’s Trademarks Registration

Here are the materials in Pro-Football, Inc. v. Blackhorse (E.D. Va.): 53 DCT Order on Briefing Schedule 56 Pro-Football Motion for Summary J on Constitutional Claims 71 Blackhorse Motion for Partial Summary J 100 Pro-Football Cross Motion 106 Blackhorse Second … Continue reading

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Federal Court Affirms Oklahoma School’s Refusal to Allow Native High School Graduate to Wear Eagle Feather on Graduation Cap

Here is the order in Griffith v. Caney Valley Public Schools (N.D. Okla.): 22. Order and Opinion (5-20-15) Prior materials here.

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Federal Circuit to Decide En Banc if Lanham Act § 2(a) Banning “Disparaging” Marks is Constitutional

Here are the materials in In re Tam: CAFED Panel Opinion Sue Sponte Hearing En Banc Order Panel materials: Tam Opening Brief USPTO Brief Tam Reply

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Washington Football Team Argues Lanham Act/TTAB Decision Violates First and Fifth Amendments

Here is the opening brief in Pro-Football Inc. v. Blackhorse (E.D. Va.): 53 DCT Order on Briefing Schedule 56 Pro-Football Motion for Summary J on Constitutional Claims According to the briefing schedules, briefs are going to be flying fast and … Continue reading

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Eighth Circuit Affirms Injunction against South Dakota Ban on Native Prisoner Tobacco Use

Here is the opinion in Native American Council of Tribes v. Weber. An excerpt: In this appeal, we consider the South Dakota Department of Corrections’ (“SDDOC”) decision to prohibit tobacco use by Native American inmates during religious activities. In 2009, … Continue reading

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Update in South Dakota Prisoner Litigation– No Stay on Appeal and Attorney Fees Award

Here are the new materials in Native American Council of Tribes v. Weber (D. S.D.): DCT Order on Stay and Attorney Fees Prior materials are here, here, here, and here.

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Turtle Talk Presents … Random Brief Day

Not much going on, so how about a few random briefs? Here’s a brief from the State of Arizona in the Arizona COA defending a decision to deny state unemployment benefits to a former Navajo Nation elected official who is … Continue reading

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Remedial Order re: South Dakota Prison Ban on Tobacco

The case, once again, is Native American Council of Tribes v. Weber (D. S.D.): DCT Remedial Order The court previously issued an order explaining how the ban violates federal religious freedom rights here. Since the prison system could not agree … Continue reading

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Federal Court Vacates Default Judgment in Penobscot Business-Related Defamation Suit

Here are the materials in Russell v. Krowne (D. Md.): DCT Order Vacating Default Judgment Penoscot Indian Nation Motion for Default Judgment Defendant Motion to Vacate Penobscot Response to Motion to Vacate Defendant Reply Strange case; seems to involve a … Continue reading

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