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Eleventh Circuit Determines Petitioner’s Actions Constitute an “Affirmative Act of Concealment” in Misprision of a Felony Case

In United States v. Brantley, No. 13–12776, 2015 WL 5915894, (11th Cir. Oct. 9, 2015), the Eleventh Circuit further defined what constitutes an “affirmative act of concealment” in regard to the crime of misprision of a felony. On June 29, 2010, a Tampa police officer pulled over Courtnee Brantley’s car for a traffic violation. Brantley’s […]

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The Eleventh Circuit Rejects Head Football Coach’s Claim of Racial Discrimination

In Flowers v. Troup County School District, No. 14–11498, 2015 WL 6081186 (11 Cir. Oct. 16, 2015), the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia’s grant of summary judgment for the defendants, rejecting the plaintiff’s claims of discrimination. The plaintiff, the first African-American head football coach in Troup […]

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Legislative Privilege Found to Disallow Inquiry into Subjective Motives of Lawmakers

In In Re Hubbard, No. 13-10281, 2015 WL 5970399 (11th Cir. Oct. 14, 2015), the Eleventh Circuit held that the district court erred in refusing to quash subpoenas for documents sent to current Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, former Governor Bob Riley, Alabama House of Representatives Speaker Mike Hubbard, and Alabama Senate Pro Tempore Del Marsh […]

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Eleventh Circuit Defines “subscriber” Within the Context of the Video Privacy Protection Act

The Eleventh Circuit faced two issues of first impression concerning the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”), 18 U.S.C. § 2710 (2012) in Ellis v. Cartoon Network, Inc., No. 14-15046, 2015 WL 5904760 (11th Cir. Oct. 9, 2015). First, the court was tasked with determining who a “subscriber” (and therefore a “consumer”) is under the Act. […]

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