Afternoon Briefs: New win for flag burner in SCOTUS case; Johnson & Johnson seeks mistrial for stricken closing

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Expenses dropped in opposition to activist whose flag burning led to SCOTUS resolution

An activist is benefiting from the Supreme Courtroom precedent he set 30 years in the past. On Monday, prosecutors dropped fees in opposition to Gregory “Joey” Johnson, who burned an American flag in entrance of the White Home on July Four to protest President Donald Trump’s agenda. The Supreme Courtroom had dominated for Johnson in 1989 when it held that flag burning is expressive conduct protected by the First Modification. (The Nationwide Regulation Journal)

Johnson & Johnson seeks mistrial after choose strikes its lawyer’s total closing argument

Johnson & Johnson argues a choose’s resolution to strike its lawyer’s total closing argument in a talcum powder case was “draconian” in addition to “disproportionate and unreasonable.” Decide Ana Viscomi had struck the Sept. Four argument by lawyer Diane Sullivan, a accomplice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, after she argued that the plaintiffs’ case linking child powder to mesothelioma was “lawsuit fiction” based mostly on questionable proof. J&J is in search of a mistrial. “The courtroom took J&J’s arguments, crumpled them up and threw them within the trash, for all of the jury and the world to see,” the movement mentioned. When the plaintiffs’ legal professionals placed on their closing, it “was soaked with venom calculated to prejudice the jury in opposition to J&J,” the movement argued. (The New Jersey Regulation Journal, Regulation360)

2nd Circuit reinstates go well with over Spirit Airways’ carry-on bag charges

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Courtroom of Appeals is giving would-be class-action plaintiffs an opportunity to show Spirit Airways breached their contracts by charging “gotcha” carry-on bag charges after they purchased tickets from on-line journey websites. The appeals courtroom mentioned the plaintiffs’ claims aren’t preempted by federal regulation that bars state regulation of air carriers. (Regulation360, CNBC, 2nd Circuit’s Sept. 10 order)

ninth Circuit quickly lifts choose’s second nationwide injunction blocking asylum ban

The ninth U.S. Circuit Courtroom of Appeals issued an administrative keep Tuesday evening that narrows a nationwide injunction blocking guidelines that successfully ban asylum for a lot of immigrants on the southern border. It’s the second time the ninth Circuit narrowed an injunction issued within the case by U.S. District Decide Jon Tigar. The injunction now applies solely to jurisdictions inside the ninth Circuit throughout the federal government’s attraction. (Politico, the San Francisco Chronicle, the ninth Circuit order)

Federal choose blocks North Dakota regulation requiring docs to inform sufferers that abortion medicine are reversible

A federal choose in Bismarck has blocked a North Dakota regulation that requires medical doctors to inform sufferers that it could be doable to reverse the consequences of abortion-inducing drugs. U.S. District Decide Daniel Hovland issued the preliminary injunction in a problem by the American Medical Affiliation and the state’s solely abortion clinic, which argued that abortion “reversal” relies on unproven theories. Hovland mentioned the plaintiffs have been more likely to prevail on their declare that the regulation compelled speech in violation of the First Modification. (CNN, the Bismarck Tribune, Heart for Reproductive Rights press launch, Hovland’s Sept. 9 order)