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Two Prisoners Each Receive $18M Award for Wrongful Rape/Murder Convictions in ’86

May 6, 2014 By: Jury Verdicts

Restivo v. Nassau County; Detective Volpe, Estate of; Detective Fraas (E.D.N.Y.); Two Prisoners Each Receive $18M Award for Wrongful Rape/Murder Convictions in ’86

New York court, Pennsylvania labor board give direction on GPS tracking of public employees

May 6, 2014 By: Sandra Johnson

Public employers often find themselves embroiled in disputes over the use of technology, such as GPS, to monitor the activities of their employees.

I Scream, you Scream

May 6, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

District court could take judicial notice, and Court of Appeals would likewise take judicial notice, of fact that color indicated flavor of ice cream, …

Georgia “Safe Carry” law — Just the beginning?

May 5, 2014 By: Andy Korando

On April 23, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014, a sweeping, drastic change to gun control legislation.

Presidential Advisory Panel Recommends Mandatory Use of Warrants for Cloud Content and Email Access

May 5, 2014 By: Craig Blakeley and Jeff Matsuura

A special advisory panel created by President Obama recently issued recommendations that would enhance the privacy of email messages and other electronic content.

But Actually

May 5, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

The crucial question in determining whether a claim is moot is whether granting a present determination of the issues offered will have some effect in …

Tribal Law & Treaty Rights: Who wants to go fishing?

May 2, 2014 By: Jill VanderZiel

Changing fishing quotas by both state and Native authorities has been causing contentions to rise between Native and non-Native anglers.

Judge, On Quentin’s Copyright Claim: ‘Cool It’

May 2, 2014 By: Will Ashenmacher

In a fury, Quentin Tarantino sued Gawker, alleging copyright infringement over a link to a leaked script. The judge was not impressed.

Pollinator Policy and “Colony Collapse Disorder” in Honey Bees

May 2, 2014 By: Cass Chapman

Legislatures across the country are responding to honey bee “colony collapse disaster” with new laws that hope to stem the disturbing phenomenon.

Today in 1927: The Supreme Court upholds compulsory sterilization for the “feeble-minded”

May 2, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On May 2, 1927, the Supreme Court ruled in Buck v. Bell that forcible sterilization of those deemed “feeble-minded” was perfectly constitutional.