11th Circuit Punts State Republicans’ Challenge of FINRA Rule to D.C.

The 11th Circuit punted two state Republican party organizations’ challenge to a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority rule governing political contributions to the D.C. Circuit, and dismissed a third for lack of jurisdiction.

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11th Circuit Pummels Alabama With Questions Over Teen Abortion Law

Oral arguments before the 11th Circuit usually last 15 minutes per side. But in a small courtroom in Montgomery, Alabama, a trio of judges grilled a lawyer for the state of Alabama for over an hour about the roles of the district attorney, judge and parents in the event a minor seeks a judge’s approval for an abortion instead of her parents.

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Scientists Ask 11th Circuit to Toss $10.6 Million Fraud Conviction

Two Florida scientists who were sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $10.6 million in restitution after being convicted of fraudulently obtaining government research grants asked the 11th Circuit on Wednesday to overturn their conviction because they agencies involved were ultimately not harmed by their actions.

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