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US District Judge John D. Bates
Judge Bates was appointed United States District Judge in December 2001. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1968 and received a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1976. From 1968 to 1971, he served in the United States Army, including a tour in Vietnam. Judge Bates clerked for Judge Roszel C. Thomsen of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland from 1976 to 1977 and was an associate at Steptoe & Johnson from 1977 to 1980. He served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1980 to 1997, and was Chief of the Civil Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office from 1987 to 1997. Judge Bates was on detail as Deputy Independent Counsel for the Whitewater investigation from 1995 to mid-1997. In 1998, he joined the Washington law firm of Miller & Chevalier, where he was Chair of the Government Contracts/Litigation Department and a member of the Executive Committee. Judge Bates has served on the Advisory Committee for Procedures of the D.C. Circuit and on the Civil Justice Reform Committee for the District Court, and as Treasurer of the D.C. Bar, Chairman of the Publications Committee of the D.C. Bar, and Chairman of the Litigation Section of the Federal Bar Association. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. In 2005, he was appointed by Chief Justice Rehnquist to serve on the U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Case Management. In February 2006, he was appointed by Chief Justice Roberts to serve as a judge of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
Judge John D. Bates
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April 14, 2018
Judge John Bates said that a broad reading of the CFAA “threatens to burden a great deal of expressive activity, even on publicly accessible websites.” The First Amendment protects not only the right to speak, but also the right to receive information, and the court held that the fact “[t]hat plaintiffs wish to scrape data fromÃâÃÂ ...
April 13, 2018
Luckily, Judge John Bates recognized the critical role that the Internet plays in facilitating freedom of expression—and that a broad reading of the CFAA “threatens to burden a great deal of expressive activity, even on publicly accessible websites.” The First Amendment protects not only the right to speak,ÃâÃÂ ...
April 11, 2018
Judge John Bates has some preliminary answers in the Sandvik case, says Brian Egan, who thinks the case may turn into an important and perhaps unhappy ruling for websites in the future. In other topics, Softbank is getting a CFIUS workout. YouTube's demonetization policy leads to a mass shooting andÃâÃÂ ...
April 2, 2018
Law360 (April 2, 2018, 8:59 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge on Friday sided with the Natural Resources Defense Council in its lawsuit challenging the U.S. Environmental ... U.S. District Judge John D. Bates said Maryland and D.C. inappropriately set a minimum amount of trash that would have to be removed from the river,ÃâÃÂ ...
April 2, 2018
The researchers have a valid case that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which could bar their studies for breaching the hiring sites' terms of service, violates free speech protections, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates wrote late Friday. The research includes creating accounts for nonexistent users to.
April 2, 2018
But in a 17-page decision, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates said that the dissidents' theory that they are beneficiaries of the alleged charitable trust failed to match the terms of the settlement, which discussed resolving claims but, critically, failed to mention a trust or even describe the intent to create one.
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March 30, 2018
Humana and Aetna won't be allowed to merge, according to a ruling from a federal judge out on Monday. Antitrust and competition issues were cited. The companies will likely appeal the ruling, handed down from Washington, D.C. District Court Judge John Bates. An appeal could take another six monthsÃâÃÂ ...
March 27, 2018
U.S. District Judge John D. Bates signed off on Tele Facil Mexico SA De CV's unopposed bid to subpoena the Washington, D.C., attorneys to whom whistleblower Gerardo Sanchez Henkel, a former high-level officer of Mexico's telecommunications regulator, had recounted his firsthand knowledge of theÃâÃÂ ...
March 15, 2018
U.S. District Judge John Bates discussed restarting the program after hearing arguments in a lawsuit brought by Microsoft, Princeton University, and a student ... In September 2017, Trump announced he would let DACA expire the following March but federal district judges in California and New York issuedÃâÃÂ ...
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