Last week, we wrote that Senator (and still for the next few weeks, Majority Leader) Harry Reid was looking for ways to push for a piece of SOPA, making streaming a felony, into law. The story we'd heard from multiple sources was that he was looking to attach it to the USA Freedom Act. Show More Summary
But before the complaint is over we learn about how great Florida State is at football and get a review of world literature.
As we've noted, the very first place to start if we're seriously interested in fixing U.S. broadband competition problems is the protectionist laws ISPs paid to have passed in nearly two-dozen states. These laws hinder or outright ban...Show More Summary
The holiday party represents an opportunity for career advancement; how can you make the most of it?
Thanks to Phil Sparkes for sending us a note about this gem. From yesterday's Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been suspended without pay for one month because of authoring a religious book in which he describes homosexuality...
It was a big Monday night for St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch. Stepping to the lectern, with the eyes of the country fixed firmly on Ferguson, McCulloch used his moment in the spotlight to deliver an odd, extended ramble...Show More Summary
Eyewitnesses in the Michael Brown case told too many different stories for a true bill.
St. Louis County prosecutors on Monday night released thousands of pages of grand jury evidence from the Darren Wilson investigation. Here are links to the documents.
For certain senior associates, Skadden will be paying more than the market -- how much more?
"Have a taste of this. It will do you good in so many ways." Louisa Moritz, one of Bill Cosby's alleged victims, is interested in filing a class-action lawsuit against the comedian. [Fox News Latino] If you're interested, here's all...Show More Summary
Here is a LINK to a November 25, 2014 article by Max Mitchell of The Legal Intelligencer entitled "Products Liability Cases in Pa. Face an Uncertain Road."The article outlines the grey areas in the future of Pennsylvania products liability law in light of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's recent decision in Tincher. Show More Summary
Whether or not the IRS is subjecting certain politically-affiliated groups to an unfair amount of attention remains to be seen. What is indisputable is that the agency's document retention policies are an unenforced joke. As citizens,...Show More Summary
Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, November 25, 2014: F. Lee Bailey loses his quest to practice law again after past misdeeds Toobin: Ferguson prosecutor's icy tone fanned flames (Opinion) As Fords...Show More Summary
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
The UK has the sad distinction of leading the way in the West when it comes to playing up the terrorism threat to justify the introduction of disproportionate surveillance laws. One of the favorite rhetorical tricks employed here isShow More Summary
We have a new set of Patent Law job postings on the Patently-O Job Board: Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Washington, D.C. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, IL Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Alexandria, Va. IP Paralegal/Docketing Specialist – Law Firm – Milwaukee, Wisc. Patent Attorney or Agent – Law Firm – […]
As we've noted before, corporate sovereignty -- known more formally as investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) -- has emerged as the most contentious element of the transatlantic trade deal TAFTA/TTIP, currently being negotiated. Not...Show More Summary
I’m quoted in this Reason TV segment by Zach Weissmueller on the problem of municipalities that stake their finances on overzealous fee collection: “When you have towns like those in St. Louis County that get in some cases, 40 percent...Show More Summary
Hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama trends on Twitter after high schoolers tweet it with pics of unappetizing lunch trays, provoking “shut up and eat what’s put in front of you” reactions from some who support the new federally prescribed rules. Show More Summary
Ubisoft and DRM go back a long, long way. In nearly every case, it hasn't exactly gone well for the game company, either. Its uPlay launcher, for instance, sort of stripped all the DRM out of publisher's games, which didn't make them too happy. Show More Summary