- Lozano v. City of Hazleton
On September 9, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit struck down ordinances adopted by the City of Hazleton, Pennsylvania for the purpose of preventing illegal aliens from renting housing or working within the city. The decision was a setback for WLF, which filed a brief urging that the ordinances be upheld.
- Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. v. Eli Lilly and Co.
On September 8, 2010, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, urging it to rehear en banc an appeals court panel decision that invalidated a pharmaceutical patent on the grounds of “double patenting” (that is, the claims of a later-issued patent were deemed invalid because they allegedly were not patentably distinct from an earlier-issued patent).
- Mohamed v. Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc.
On September 8, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit voted 6-5 to affirm dismissal of an ACLU lawsuit that challenged the CIA’s “extraordinary rendition” program – the program under which suspected terrorists captured overseas are transported to other countries for purposes of interrogation. The decision was a victory for WLF, which filed a brief urging dismissal.
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