Federal Circuit Courts

The federal circuit court system is broken into regions that each Associate Justice is responsible for certain appeals, emergency requests, and other matters. The regions are usually several states near each other, with the main federal court located in one of those states. Each circuit is comprised of several districts that hold court, and different … More Federal Circuit Courts

Korematsu v. US – why it hasn’t been overturned

Korematsu v. United States is one of the landmark cases a law school student will learn about in Constitutional Law. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) was decided in 1944 and basically allowed the United States government to relocated United States Citizens to internment camps (Encyclopedia Britannica does a great job at explaining … More Korematsu v. US – why it hasn’t been overturned

Koulmey v. Sweeney – Pasta throwing leads to a $100K jury verdict

A real life food fight resulted in a lawsuit that awarded the plaintiff (Constance Koulmey) over $100,000 in Connecticut. Yup, a man threw a bowl of pasta in a restaurant and the woman who was hit by accident was awarded just over $100,000 by a jury.  How? There were several factors that played into this … More Koulmey v. Sweeney – Pasta throwing leads to a $100K jury verdict