2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Court: Teacher May Proceed With Lawsuit Accusing Ex-Boyfriend Of Hacking Her FacebookA Queens teacher who said her ex-boyfriend broke into her Facebook account and sent malicious sexual statements can proceed with her lawsuit, a court decided Tuesday.
NYPD Officer's Lawsuit Over Retaliation Regarding Arrest Quotas ReinstatedA police officer who said he was punished for complaining about arrest quotas got his lawsuit reinstated Thursday after an appeals court said his criticisms were covered by free speech protections.
Saudi Arabia Restored As Defendant In 9/11 LawsuitsA federal appeals court reinstated Saudi Arabia as a defendant Thursday in lawsuits claiming it had provided support to al-Qaida prior to the Sept. 11 attacks.
Court Rules Negligence Didn't Cause World Trade Center 7 To Fall On 9/11The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said it was "simply incompatible with common sense and experience to hold that defendants were required to design and construct a building that would survive the events of September 11, 2001.''
Court Rejects City's Appeal To Get Stop-And-Frisk Ruling TossedThe city had argued that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to remove federal Judge Shira Scheindlin meant it should also nullify her rulings.
Court Upholds Limit On Number Of Art Vendors In City ParksThe city said the parks had become too crowded. But the lawsuit argued that greenmarket and holiday commercial vendors create more congestion in the parks than the artists.
Court Rules Some Emergency Contraception To Be Available Without RestrictionsThe 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan issued a brief order Wednesday. The court said it would allow two-pill versions of emergency contraception to be sold without restrictions while it decides the merits of the federal government's appeal of a lower-court ruling.
Federal Court Rules Against Rowland Administration LayoffsA federal appeals court says former Gov. John Rowland's administration violated state employees' constitutional rights when it laid off 2,800 workers based on their union membership in 2003.
Bin Laden Construction Company Spared From 9/11 LawsuitsA New York appeals court has ruled that a construction company started by Osama bin Laden's father cannot be held liable for the Sept. 11 attacks.
Appeals Court Leaning Toward Reversing Ruling Allowing For Worship In NYC SchoolsNo ruling has been issued, but a federal appeals panel signaled Monday that it was leaning toward reversing a decision by a lower court that allowed for after-hours worship services in New York City public schools.
Appeals Court Tosses Conviction Against Former NY Senate Leader Joseph BrunoHe was convicted in 2009 of denying taxpayers honest services by concealing a deal with a business associate who paid him as a consultant.
Bernard Kerik's 4-Year Prison Sentence UpheldBernard Kerik was treated fairly by a judge who gave him a year longer in prison than the three-year term called for by federal sentencing guidelines, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.