Kenneth Pybus's Archive

Houston rapper Travis Scott arrested at Arkansas concert – Houston Chronicle

0 Commentsby   |  05.14.17  |  Free Speech

No discussion here on what constitutes incitement, but Brandenburg v. Ohio tells us. More »

High school recalls yearbooks over student’s ‘build that wall’ quote

0 Commentsby   |  05.14.17  |  student speech

Richmond Early College High School is a predominantly white public school in Hamlet, North Carolina, with 214 students. More »

Richard Simmons Sues National Enquirer Over “Cruel” Sex-Change Story | Hollywood Reporter

0 Commentsby   |  05.08.17  |  Libel

In a libel complaint, the fitness star says the publication knew its source wasn’t credible and that he has “a legal right to insist that he not be portrayed as someone he is not.” More »

A 14-year-old girl who became famous overnight is feuding with Walmart – Houston Chronicle

0 Commentsby   |  05.05.17  |  Copyright and Trademark, Privacy

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Families of San Bernardino shooting sue Facebook, Google, Twitter

0 Commentsby   |  05.04.17  |  Free Speech

Family members of three victims of the December 2015 shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California, have sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, claiming that the companies permitted Islamic State to flourish on social media. More »

Circuit Court Nominees In The Trump Administration: A Nationwide Round-Up | Above the Law

0 Commentsby   |  05.04.17  |  Supreme Court

Names, names, and more names, for federal judgeships around the country. More »

TABC Changes What it Means to Be a Beer | The Texas Tribune

0 Commentsby   |  05.04.17  |  Commercial Speech, Free Speech

This is an old story (2012), but I was reminded of it by a decision in Florida about whether a dairy couldn’t call its skim milk “skim milk” unless it added Vitamin A to the skim milk. More »

Will Lee v. Tam End The TTB’s Censorship of Beer Wine and Spirits Labels Found Obscene or Indecent?

0 Commentsby   |  05.04.17  |  Commercial Speech, Copyright and Trademark

As the US awaits a verdict in Lee v. Tam – a trademark dispute challenging a section of the trademark act (15 U.S.C. 1052(a)) refusing trademark registration for marks that are deemed immoral or sc… More »

The Eagles sue Hotel California

0 Commentsby   |  05.02.17  |  Copyright and Trademark

The Eagles have filed a lawsuit accusing the owners of a Mexico hotel of using the name “Hotel California,” arguably the band’s most famous song, without permission. In a complaint filed late Monday, the Eagles said owners of the 11-room Todos Santos hotel in Baja California Sur “ More »

Appeals court fast-tracks Montgomery County Open Meetings case

0 Commentsby   |  04.26.17  |  Open Government

The 9th Court of Appeals in Beaumont has accelerated an appeal by the state of Texas regarding a district court judge’s ruling that resulted in the dismissal of charges against two Montgomery County elected officials and a political consultant. With his ruling, Clapp, who was acting as visiting judge in the 221st state District Court in Montgomery County, dismissed charges of conspiring to circumvent the act against County Judge Craig Doyal, Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley and political consultant Marc Davenport. “In an accelerated appeal, (the court is) putting everyone on notice, ‘Look, we are speeding everything up,” said special prosecutor Chris Downey, who confirmed to The Courier April 19 that he filed a notice to appeal the ruling that a statute in the Texas Open Meetings Act is unconstitutional. Houston-based attorney Rusty Hardin, who is representing Doyal, had little to say Wednesdasy about the appeals court’s decision to expedite the case. More »

Kenneth Pybus's Comment Archive

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