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Aereo Streaming Service Loses To TV Broadcasters In Court Ruling
2014-06-25 12:42:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what is being called a major victory for television broadcasters, the Supreme Court ruled against the video-streaming service Aereo, 6-to-3. The company has been using tiny antennas, a modern take on old-fashioned “rabbit ears,” to stream broadcast television to its subscribers over the Internet. The court ruled that this practice constituted a public performance of copyrighted material – which goes against US regulations....

2010-08-09 15:34:00

Supreme Court Justice to discuss his new book on democracy. Signing to follow. WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, September 13, at 7 p.m., the National Archives welcomes Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to discuss his new book, Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge's View. This event will take place in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. The event is free and open to the public. Please use the Special Events...

2009-04-27 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE), the leading non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the United States image abroad through American art, works with the State Department and preeminent American artists to create and donate artwork for U.S. embassies around the world. FAPE announced today that it will honor Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, with the first annual...

2008-10-09 09:00:26

From staff and wire reports WASHINGTON Whales may simply have to pay the price as the Navy trains for war, Supreme Court justices suggested Wednesday. In a closely watched environmental case, justices on Wednesday repeatedly sounded sympathetic to Pentagon officials who want to run large-scale Navy exercises off the Southern California coast. While the resulting underwater sonar storm disturbs marine mammals, it helps prepare sailors for combat. "I thought the whole point of the armed...

2008-10-09 09:00:26

By Adam Liptak New York Times News Service WASHINGTON -- On the one hand, there is "the potential for harm to marine mammals," Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said Wednesday at a Supreme Court argument over the Navy's use of sonar in training exercises off the coast of Southern California. On the other, the chief justice continued, there is "the potential that a North Korean diesel electric submarine will get within range of Pearl Harbor undetected" if Navy personnel are not properly...

2006-06-28 17:27:55

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that failure to tell foreigners of their right to contact their consulate when arrested should not result in throwing out anything they say to police. The important 6-3 ruling from the nation's top court -- which involved a Mexican and a Honduran -- said foreigners were not entitled to any relief in U.S. courts for violations of the international treaty in question, the Vienna Convention. Three of...

2006-06-28 10:53:17

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that prison officials can ban most newspapers, magazines and photographs for the most violent and disruptive inmates without violating their free-speech rights. By a 6-2 vote, the high court upheld the policy adopted by Pennsylvania in an effort to modify the behavior of its most dangerous, recalcitrant inmates, to deter misconduct and to increase prison security. The policy, one of the most...

2006-06-28 10:36:23

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that failure to tell foreign nationals of their international treaty right to contact their consulate when arrested should not result in throwing out anything they say to police. The important 6-3 ruling from the nation's top court came in a pair of cases from Oregon and Virginia that tested what should happen in U.S. courts for violations of the treaty in question, the Vienna Convention. Three...

2006-06-22 14:09:38

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court made it easier on Thursday for an employer to be held liable for money damages when a worker has been retaliated against after a discrimination complaint. The unanimous ruling upheld a lower court decision for a woman forklift operator who said she had been retaliated against after accusing a supervisor of sexual discrimination. Adopting a broad legal standard for such claims, the high court ruled that a provision of the...

2006-02-28 15:21:47

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court sided with anti-abortion groups in a 20-year-old lawsuit by ruling on Tuesday that federal law did not cover the physical violence by protesters cited in the shutdown of health clinics. The ruling marked the third top court decision in the cases that began in 1986, when anti-abortion groups were sued by the National Organization for Women and others for their tactics, including violent demonstrations to block access to...


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