Today in 1988: The Civil Liberties Act is signed into law

Aug 10, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Today in 1988, the Civil Liberties Act was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. The Act provided reparations to Japanese Americans for their internment during World War II.

Cyberlaw Update: What’s CISPA, and why will Obama veto it?

May 23, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), passed by the House of Representatives late last month, allows parties such as Google and Facebook to release private data to the government with no liability.

Do not open ’til April Fool’s Day

Mar 30, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Editor’s note: In the spirit of April Fool’s Day, Westlaw Insider presents these short satire news stories. They are intended to be humorous and not to be taken as reports on reality in any sense.

Today in 1870: The Fifteenth Amendment is ratified

Feb 3, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On February 3, 1870, the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, thereby making it unconstitutional to stop a voter based on his race or color.