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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.



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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 from ...
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, ...

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 and ...
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, ...
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.
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.

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 months ...
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 the ...
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 issued ...
Less than 24 hours later this offender – 28-year-old John Bates Jr. – is ... Implementing a docket system in which judges handle individual cases from ... “We need docket reform,” one South Carolina circuit court judge told us.
In an unusual move, the judge did not vacate the wellness rules, but ... U.S. District Judge John Bates of the District of Columbia refused to ...
But the DOL told the D.C. Circuit in a brief that Judge Bates correctly held that since Arch Coal's complaint alleges it isn't a so-called ...
16 shooting in the Vista – that Circuit Court Judge Donald Hocker decided against revoking Bates' probation, after hearing from the CEO and ...
Less than 24 hours later the offender – 28-year-old John Bates Jr. ... Donald Hocker, an at-large S.C. circuit court judge, allowed Bates to go ...
Now a federal judge has ruled that that was a rank falsehood. In fact, says Judge John D. Bates, Aetna made its decision at least partially in ...
US District Court Judge John D. Bates claimed in his opinion on the merger case that Aetna's leadership had made repeated threats to the ...
After the countries did not appear in court, U.S. District Judge John Bates ... U.S. Circuit Judges Karen LeCraft Henderson and Judith Rogers ...

But U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled that Aetna pulled out of those counties "specifically to evade judicial scrutiny of the merger," and said ...
Federal Judge John D. Bates ruled in blocking the Aetna-Humana merger that the claim by Aetna that it was pulling out of certain states where ...
In what U.S. District Judge John D. Bates called a “last gasp,” Republican U.S. Reps. Darrell Issa, Brian Bilbray and Duncan Hunter of ...
1970-1972 - Law clerk to US District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, ... July 31, 2008 - Judge John Bates rules that Miers must honor a ...
In his January 23 ruling against the merger, United State District Court Judge John D. Bates said Aetna withdrew its participation in 11 of 15 ...
The preliminary injunction denied by District Court Judge John Bates also shouldn't signal the AARP's case lacks legitimacy, Fenton said.
American judge John D. Bates of Washington, D.C. has ordered a payment of $325 million in fines from the petrochemical branch of Odebrecht, Braskem.
If you are in favor of Jeff Sessions upholding justice for all in this country, you haven't read what Loretta Scott King wrote about him when Reagan tried to elevate him to a federal judge, and again, you are the minority. If you are in favor of Steve ...
In a 156-page opinion, Judge Bates ruled the deal would significantly reduce competition in the Medicare Advantage market in 364 complaint counties and three complaint counties in Florida.
U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled Jan. 23 that a combination of Aetna and Humana would have too great a concentration in health insurance plans available on public exchanges under Obamacare and under Medicare Advantage plans, which are offered ...
A federal judge has rejected health insurer Aetna's bid to buy rival Humana on grounds that the deal would hurt competition in hundreds of Medicare Advantage markets, ultimately affecting the price consumers pay for coverage.
The city Board of Health "acted legally, constitutionally and well within its authority in adopting this limited yet salutary rule," a panel of Supreme Court Appellate Division judges wrote, upholding a lower court ruling. The rule dates to 2015, and ...
Washington, D.C.-based U.S. District Judge John Bates said in an opinion filed Jan. 23 that federal regulation would probably be "insufficient to prevent the merged firm from raising prices or reducing benefits.
A Seattle judge issued a temporary restraining order on the ban the same day a waiver was granted for the baby. The family of the 4-month-old chose Portland because of its proximity to relatives and because of OHSU's expertise in treatment of the heart ...
Washington, D.C.-based U.S. District Judge John Bates said in an opinion filed Jan. 23 that federal regulation would probably be "insufficient to prevent the merged firm from raising prices or reducing benefits.
Washington, D.C.-based U.S. District Judge John Bates said in an opinion filed Jan. 23 that federal regulation would probably be "insufficient to prevent the merged firm from raising prices or reducing benefits.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Researchers have found a new strain of bacteria thriving along the Atlantic Coast that can contaminate shellfish and sicken seafood lovers.
BRUSSELS (AP) - Belgium is organizing an international conference next month to finance access to birth control, abortion and sex education for women in developing countries in an attempt to make up for U.S.
Cold and flu season can be a scary time for new moms and dads as they try to protect their babies from infection where they learn the ropes 24 hours into a new life.
Last month, another federal judge rejected Aetna's roughly $34-billion bid to buy rival Humana, citing in part concerns about competition in hundreds of Medicare advantage markets.
Last month, Judge John Bates, a senior judge and Republican appointee sitting in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia ruled that combining the companies would limit choices for consumers.
Lawyers for court-martialed Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will try to convince a judge that he cannot get a fair trial on desertion charges because of highly charged statements made by President Donald Trump.
(AP Photo/Michael Biesecker). American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) CEO Rush Holt, a former Democratic congressman, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, before the House Science Committee.
Dr. John Bates asserts that the data was fundamentally flawed, that the basic protocols were not followed, that Karl et al repeatedly made choices that biased their results in favor of finding warming, and that they failed to submit the data for review ...
William Canby Jr. is one of three judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals who on Tuesday will hear oral arguments in the challenge to President Donald Trump's travel ban.
... coverage of Aetna (AET) and rate the shares at Overweight. Our 12-month DCF-based price target is $140, representing about 14% upside.
On January 23, 2017, Judge John D. Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia entered a Memorandum Opinion enjoining the proposed merger between Aetna and Humana after finding that, among other things, Aetna "tried to leverage its ...
U.S. District Judge John Bates determined Aetna's August decision to exit most of the ACA exchanges where it sold health plans was not solely a business strategy, but was "for the purpose of improving its litigation position," according to the 156-page ...
Washington, D.C.-based U.S. District Judge John Bates said in an opinion filed Jan. 23 that federal regulation would probably be "insufficient to prevent the merged firm from raising prices or reducing benefits.
The rising cost of natural gas has prompted one utility company here in the east to adjust rates for its customers. The bump went into effect February 1st, according to Greenville Utilities.
A judge's contention that Aetna leaders engaged in deception and coverup about why they left some Affordable Care Act exchanges has become the basis for a class-action lawsuit against the insurer and its leaders.
The January ruling offered by Judge John Bates determined markets for traditional Medicare and MA plans were separate rather than one in the same, an important distinction when discussing competition.
According to U.S. District Judge John Bates, "Aetna tried to leverage its participation in the exchanges for favorable treatment from [the] DoJ regarding the proposed merger.
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 from ...
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, ...

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 and ...
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, ...
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.
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.

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 months ...
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 the ...
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 issued ...
Less than 24 hours later this offender – 28-year-old John Bates Jr. – is ... Implementing a docket system in which judges handle individual cases from ... “We need docket reform,” one South Carolina circuit court judge told us.
In an unusual move, the judge did not vacate the wellness rules, but ... U.S. District Judge John Bates of the District of Columbia refused to ...
But the DOL told the D.C. Circuit in a brief that Judge Bates correctly held that since Arch Coal's complaint alleges it isn't a so-called ...
16 shooting in the Vista – that Circuit Court Judge Donald Hocker decided against revoking Bates' probation, after hearing from the CEO and ...
Less than 24 hours later the offender – 28-year-old John Bates Jr. ... Donald Hocker, an at-large S.C. circuit court judge, allowed Bates to go ...
Now a federal judge has ruled that that was a rank falsehood. In fact, says Judge John D. Bates, Aetna made its decision at least partially in ...
US District Court Judge John D. Bates claimed in his opinion on the merger case that Aetna's leadership had made repeated threats to the ...
After the countries did not appear in court, U.S. District Judge John Bates ... U.S. Circuit Judges Karen LeCraft Henderson and Judith Rogers ...

But U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled that Aetna pulled out of those counties "specifically to evade judicial scrutiny of the merger," and said ...
Federal Judge John D. Bates ruled in blocking the Aetna-Humana merger that the claim by Aetna that it was pulling out of certain states where ...
In what U.S. District Judge John D. Bates called a “last gasp,” Republican U.S. Reps. Darrell Issa, Brian Bilbray and Duncan Hunter of ...
1970-1972 - Law clerk to US District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, ... July 31, 2008 - Judge John Bates rules that Miers must honor a ...
In his January 23 ruling against the merger, United State District Court Judge John D. Bates said Aetna withdrew its participation in 11 of 15 ...
The preliminary injunction denied by District Court Judge John Bates also shouldn't signal the AARP's case lacks legitimacy, Fenton said.
American judge John D. Bates of Washington, D.C. has ordered a payment of $325 million in fines from the petrochemical branch of Odebrecht, Braskem.
If you are in favor of Jeff Sessions upholding justice for all in this country, you haven't read what Loretta Scott King wrote about him when Reagan tried to elevate him to a federal judge, and again, you are the minority. If you are in favor of Steve ...
In a 156-page opinion, Judge Bates ruled the deal would significantly reduce competition in the Medicare Advantage market in 364 complaint counties and three complaint counties in Florida.
U.S. District Judge John Bates ruled Jan. 23 that a combination of Aetna and Humana would have too great a concentration in health insurance plans available on public exchanges under Obamacare and under Medicare Advantage plans, which are offered ...
A federal judge has rejected health insurer Aetna's bid to buy rival Humana on grounds that the deal would hurt competition in hundreds of Medicare Advantage markets, ultimately affecting the price consumers pay for coverage.
The city Board of Health "acted legally, constitutionally and well within its authority in adopting this limited yet salutary rule," a panel of Supreme Court Appellate Division judges wrote, upholding a lower court ruling. The rule dates to 2015, and ...
Washington, D.C.-based U.S. District Judge John Bates said in an opinion filed Jan. 23 that federal regulation would probably be "insufficient to prevent the merged firm from raising prices or reducing benefits.
A Seattle judge issued a temporary restraining order on the ban the same day a waiver was granted for the baby. The family of the 4-month-old chose Portland because of its proximity to relatives and because of OHSU's expertise in treatment of the heart ...
Washington, D.C.-based U.S. District Judge John Bates said in an opinion filed Jan. 23 that federal regulation would probably be "insufficient to prevent the merged firm from raising prices or reducing benefits.
Washington, D.C.-based U.S. District Judge John Bates said in an opinion filed Jan. 23 that federal regulation would probably be "insufficient to prevent the merged firm from raising prices or reducing benefits.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Researchers have found a new strain of bacteria thriving along the Atlantic Coast that can contaminate shellfish and sicken seafood lovers.
BRUSSELS (AP) - Belgium is organizing an international conference next month to finance access to birth control, abortion and sex education for women in developing countries in an attempt to make up for U.S.
Cold and flu season can be a scary time for new moms and dads as they try to protect their babies from infection where they learn the ropes 24 hours into a new life.
Last month, another federal judge rejected Aetna's roughly $34-billion bid to buy rival Humana, citing in part concerns about competition in hundreds of Medicare advantage markets.
Last month, Judge John Bates, a senior judge and Republican appointee sitting in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia ruled that combining the companies would limit choices for consumers.
Lawyers for court-martialed Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will try to convince a judge that he cannot get a fair trial on desertion charges because of highly charged statements made by President Donald Trump.
(AP Photo/Michael Biesecker). American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) CEO Rush Holt, a former Democratic congressman, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, before the House Science Committee.
Dr. John Bates asserts that the data was fundamentally flawed, that the basic protocols were not followed, that Karl et al repeatedly made choices that biased their results in favor of finding warming, and that they failed to submit the data for review ...
William Canby Jr. is one of three judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals who on Tuesday will hear oral arguments in the challenge to President Donald Trump's travel ban.
... coverage of Aetna (AET) and rate the shares at Overweight. Our 12-month DCF-based price target is $140, representing about 14% upside.
On January 23, 2017, Judge John D. Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia entered a Memorandum Opinion enjoining the proposed merger between Aetna and Humana after finding that, among other things, Aetna "tried to leverage its ...
U.S. District Judge John Bates determined Aetna's August decision to exit most of the ACA exchanges where it sold health plans was not solely a business strategy, but was "for the purpose of improving its litigation position," according to the 156-page ...
Washington, D.C.-based U.S. District Judge John Bates said in an opinion filed Jan. 23 that federal regulation would probably be "insufficient to prevent the merged firm from raising prices or reducing benefits.
The rising cost of natural gas has prompted one utility company here in the east to adjust rates for its customers. The bump went into effect February 1st, according to Greenville Utilities.
A judge's contention that Aetna leaders engaged in deception and coverup about why they left some Affordable Care Act exchanges has become the basis for a class-action lawsuit against the insurer and its leaders.
The January ruling offered by Judge John Bates determined markets for traditional Medicare and MA plans were separate rather than one in the same, an important distinction when discussing competition.
According to U.S. District Judge John Bates, "Aetna tried to leverage its participation in the exchanges for favorable treatment from [the] DoJ regarding the proposed merger.


 

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