Ninth Circuit Asked to Time-Travel to Resolve Comic-Con Trademark War

Considering whether to travel back in time 50 years to resolve a trademark question not considered by a jury when it found San Diego Comic-Con’s mark is enforceable, a Ninth Circuit panel on Wednesday questioned whether the term “Comic Con” was generic when first used by the decades-old comic convention.

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CNN Bias Case

A California Appeals court ruled that former CNN producer Stanley Wilson’s discrimination claims survive the network’s anti-SLAPP motion, finding that the “First Amendment does not preclude Wilson from showing that CNN’s proffered ground for terminating his employment was pretextual and that its real motive was discriminatory.”

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Bolton Book Details Trump Efforts to Deploy Giuliani in Ukraine

In his still-unreleased book, former national security adviser John Bolton says President Donald Trump asked him to help arrange a meeting between Rudy Giuliani and the new president of Ukraine at the time Trump sought to have Ukraine announce investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Instagram Posts

A federal court in California ruled that a former school district superintendent and the former principal of a high school are not entitled to qualified immunity on a group of students’ Fourteenth Amendment, state-created danger claim relating to actions taken in response to “racist and derogatory” Instagram posts the students were associated with.

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