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DailyDirt: Closer To Understanding Superconductivity

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The phenomenon of superconductivity could be extremely useful -- if the materials that exhibit the behavior could do so at ambient conditions. The first material discovered to conduct electricity with no resistance was mercury in 1911, but mercury requires temperatures below 10 °K to do this. Show More Summary

Failure To Obtain Warrants Results In Suppression Of Evidence In Two Child Porn Cases

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

When we fight crime, what do we fight? To hear those guarding the borders and all of the towns in between, it's generally a given that the Drug War is the top priority. Adding borders to the mix usually puts terrorism at a close second. Show More Summary

Bergdahl Case Now in Hands of Four-Star General

The fate of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is now in the hands of a four-star general with the completion of an U.S. Army investigation into why the American soldier disappeared from his base in Afghanistan in 2009 and how he ended up in Taliban hands.

Judge Skeptical of Sheriff Arpaio’s Obama Immigration Suit

A federal judge sent signals Monday that a controversial Arizona sheriff’s lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s immigration policies is unlikely to advance in her court.

Justices to Hear Arguments in Big Health Care Case on March 4

The Supreme Court said it will hear oral arguments on March 4 in a challenge to the Obama administration providing tax credits to consumers who buy health insurance through federal exchanges.

Non-Sequiturs: 12.22.14

"Pay up or the cat gets it!" is an entirely acceptable means of collecting judgments in Russia. Because of course it is. [Lowering the Bar] Conservative Teresa Wagner, the professor who sued the University of Iowa for discrimination, is now irked that she's been relegated to the library pending retrial. Show More Summary

After A Ten Year Nap The Government Wakes Up On Cramming, Finally Holds Big Carriers Accountable (Sort Of)

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Most people are familiar with the practice of cramming -- or suddenly waking up one day to find your wireless phone bill stocked with $10 per month services (usually horoscopes, "premium text message" or ringtones) you didn't ask for and don't want. Show More Summary

N.J. Court Backs Mother in Drug Addiction Case

New Jersey's highest court on Monday said a lower court was wrong to punish a mother for exposing her unborn baby to a drug used to treat painkiller addiction.

Sony’s Choice: Is Obama Engaged In Victim Shaming?

While President Obama was right about the consequences of heeding terrorist whims, he may have been wrong about whose responsibility it was to bear the burden of not heeding those whims.

Pharrell Williams' Lawyer to YouTube: Remove Our Songs or Face $1 Billion Lawsuit

YouTube has been told to stop performing the compositions of about 20,000 songs, but Irving Azoff's clients are finding the takedown process to be frustrating read more

Sony Demands Twitter User Remove Posts Containing Images Of Leaked Documents

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Sony's lawyer, David Boies, recently made an attempt to silence media outlets' coverage of leaked Sony documents. Without stating any legal basis for Sony's demands, Boies' letter ordered journalists to stop reporting on the leaked documents,...Show More Summary

David Boies Is Fighting For Your Right To Watch Terrible Cinema

He worked for a president who liked to get blowjobs; now Boies defends a film studio joking about them.

Superior Court of Justice, Here Come the Non-Payment Claims

A recent decision by Justice Nordheimer confirmed that Lawyers can no longer bring claims for non-payment against their clients to the Ontario Small Claims Court. They must now be assessed at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. An excellent article by Yamri Taddese of the Law Times, details how this will impact the profession. Show More Summary

North Carolina’s Outrageous Abortion Requirement Is Struck Down

A panel of the 4 th Circuit Court of Appeals voted today to strike down a highly controversial North Carolina law requiring doctors and ultrasound technicians to perform an ultrasound, display the image of the sonogram, and specifically...Show More Summary

China Compliance: Are You Ready For War With Your Own Staff?

If you are a foreign company planning to commence or strengthen your China operation’s legal compliance program, you should be prepared for a fight.

Surprise: CIA-Appointed Panel Finds No Real Problem With CIA Spying On Senate

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

After the CIA's Inspector General basically revealed that not only did the CIA spy on the network of Senate Intelligence Committee staffers who were investigating the CIA, but that CIA boss John Brennan lied about it and that the breaches...Show More Summary

Vague Warnings Of Pending Tor Attack, While Exit Nodes Are Being Seized

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Late last week, the Tor Project blog posted a somewhat vague warning about the possibility of an upcoming attempt to disable the Tor network by going after and seizing specialized directory authority servers that are the key to making Tor work. Show More Summary

Obesity as a Disability: A Comparative Look

As we all know, there has over the last few decades been substantial controversy in this country as to whether obesity is an impairment or (even a disability) for purposes of protection under the Rehabilition Act or the ADA. In...

Should Your Law Blog Have Comments?

Should your law blog allow for comments? Here are two better questions: Do you want engagement, and do you have time to moderate? You've started a law blog. Good. You write regularly on topics of interest to your target audience. Even better. You write response pieces to other blogs' posts......

Injunction Violated: Sea Pirate Hippies Aid Foreign Cousins

It's the oldest trick in the book. Your parents tell you not to do something, so you have your brother do it for you. That's the gist of what happened here. Last year, we brought the tale of the sea pirate hippy bench-slapping, a master class in insulting multiple parties......

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