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Chelsea Manning Facing Indefinite Solitary Confinement For Attempting Suicide, Possessing A Book On Hackers

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you may have heard, Chelsea Manning, who leaked a ton of State Department cables to Wikileaks and is now in jail for decades, attempted suicide earlier this year. And the Army's response is to threaten her with indefinite solitary confinement to punish her for the attempt. Show More Summary

Hackers Able To Control Tesla S Systems From Twelve Miles Away

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Over the last few years, we've well documented the abysmal security in the internet of things space. And while refrigerators that leak your Gmail credentials are certainly problematic, the rise in exploitable vehicle network security is exponentially more worrying. Show More Summary

Cato audio: a stalled Supreme Court?

I join Trevor Burrus and Caleb Powell in this Cato Audio (34:32) on the Supreme Court, last term and this, in transition from the Scalia era to whatever is coming next. Tags: on TV and radio, Supreme Court Cato audio: a stalled Supreme Court? is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Non-Sequiturs: 09.21.16

Taking a phone call for one client while meeting with another leaves a terrible impression. [Reboot Your Law Practice] Constitution Smonstitution. A look at Trump's new plan. [Huffington Post] The Avengers are taking a side in this year's election. Show More Summary

Not Content With Silencing Human Critics, Russia Has Now Arrested A Robot

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

You might be forgiven if you were under the impression that the Russian government is a bit behind the times when it comes to modern technology and its never ending desire to stifle every last bit of dissent possible. Between the bouts...Show More Summary

N.Y. Bombing Suspect Represented by Outspoken Critic of Criminal Justice System

Bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami has a lawyer: a seasoned New York City public defender and vigorous critic of the criminal justice system who has represented other terrorism suspects.

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The Circuit: Chicago! Philly! D.C.!

Whether it be in D.C., Philly or Chicago, you have three grand slams for good education on legal technology!

Old Lady Lawyer: It’s Not Just Talk

Rudeness, nasty emails and faxes (does anyone fax anymore?), snarky texts, whatever the written medium, society has lost its manners.

Digital Homicide Sues Steam Reviewers, Steam Drops It Like It's Hot

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In recent days, megalith digital games platform Steam found itself making headlines with a tweak to its game reviews system. At issue was Steam's prioritizing reviews from customers who bought a game on Steam over anyone else. AskedShow More Summary

I Want To Put A Baby In You: Extreme Sperm Donation

One sperm donor claims to have fathered 800 -- yes, 800 -- children....

Another Judge Declares FBI's Playpen Warrant Invalid, Suppresses All Evidence

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Cyrus Farivar of Ars Technica reports that another federal judge has found the warrant used by the FBI to deploy its Tor-busting malware is invalid. This finding isn't unique. Multiple judges in various jurisdictions have found the warrant invalid due to Rule 41, which limits execution of warrants to the jurisdiction where they were issued. Show More Summary

This Biglaw Firm May Demote Partners To Boost Profits

Which firm is considering shearing the ranks of its equity partners?

Math Is Not A Crime

5 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Support Techdirt and get Math Is Not A Crime gear! Order by Oct. 3rd » Our latest Techdirt t-shirt is the Math Is Not A Crime shirt (also available as women's tees, hoodies, v-necks, mugs and stickers), which was initially inspired by some of the debates around outlawing strong encryption -- but also refers to much, much more. Show More Summary

Objective Reasonableness Still at Play in Willfulness Cases

WesternGeco v. Ion Geophysical (Fed. Cir. 2016) [WesternGeco] Following Halo v. Pulse, the Supreme Court vacated and remanded WesternGeco’s case for further consideration.  Now on remand, the Federal Circuit now vacates the district court judgment denying willfulness. Show More Summary

Bisom-Rapp on lifetime disadvantage for working women

Congratulations to our friend Susan Bisom-Rapp (Thomas Jefferson) whose book (with Malcolm Sargeant, Middlesex Univ., London), Lifetime Disadvantage, Discrimination and the Gendered Work Force is available to pre-order from Cambridge University Press. It will be out September 30. From the...

The Odds of Merrick Garland Getting Confirmed and Why It May Not Matter So Much

"The great thing about being a judge is in many ways you control the timing," Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland told law school students in Washington, D.C. this week. The same cannot be said about a Supreme Court nominee.

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