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Aereo launches “Protect My Antenna” to sway public opinion ahead of Supreme Court hearing

3 minutes agoTechnology : Pando Daily

Aereo has created an advocacy site to sway consumer opinion in its favor as it argues to the Supreme Court that its service is legal. The site, dubbed “Protect My Antenna,” argues that any ruling against its service would threaten consumers’ rights to access broadcast signals. The company’s service allows its customers to pay a small monthly fee...

Report Finds a Resurgence of Segregation 60 Years After Brown v Board of Education

In many parts of the south you would never know that the landmark Supreme Court ruling Brown v Board of Education had declared separate schools for blacks and whites unconstitutional, and inherently unequal. The resegregation of public schools is widespread and growing.

“X-Men” Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Drugging, Raping Underage Boy

According to court documents obtained by The Wrap, Bryan Singer, director of the hit “X-Men” franchise, is accused of drugging, raping and using his power to manipulate a then-17-year-old male, in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Hawaii this week. According to the lawsuit, plaintiff Michael Egan — who was named in a press release [...]

Google Says Collecting Data from Unencrypted WiFi Networks Isn’t Illegal

Do you think it’s legal to collect data transmitted over unencrypted WiFi networks? Google does. This month, Google asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review an earlier federal appeals court decision that could make it liable for hijacking data from unencrypted WiFi networks in neighborhoods that were part of its Street View program. read more

“X-Men” Director Bryan Singer Accused Of Drug-Fueled Sexual Abuse Of Teenage Boy

25 minutes agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in a Hawaii federal court, X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer was accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy back in 1999. The plaintiff in the case —Michael Egan, who was named in a press release by his lawyers — claims he was 17 when Singer supplied him with drugs and […]

French Court Dismisses Hate Speech Case Against Dylan

27 minutes agoArts : ArtsBeat

An interview with Rolling Stone resulted in a charge against Bob Dylan that has now been dropped.

X-Men director Bryan Singer accused of drugging and raping teenage boy

X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer has been accused of drugging and raping a teenage boy on multiple occasions, in a series of abuses that began in 1998, according to court documents recently filed in Hawaii and obtained by The Wrap. Show More Summary

Barry Diller Blasts TV Networks For Trying To Kill His Startup

IAC chairman Barry Diller blasted broadcasters in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal today, saying they threaten the future of innovation on the Internet if they win their Supreme Court case against live TV streaming startup Aereo. Aereo is a service in a handful of U.S. Show More Summary

Look At The Crazy Sums Of Money Apple And Samsung Pay Their Experts To Testify In Court

It's not uncommon for large companies to compensate their expert witnesses with giant sums of money — especially in a case as large as Apple and Samsung's ongoing patent trial. But, as is the case with many occupations, talent costs top dollar. Show More Summary

Somali Pirate Sentenced to 12 Years by German Court

 A German court sentenced a Somali asylum-seeker to 12 years in jail on Thursday, for his involvement in the pirate hijacking of a tanker in the Indian Ocean in 2010.

Decision in the Mann/UVa case, a blow to open science

Supreme Court of VA sides with University, secrecy, and Mann.  The previously claimed claimed destruction of Mann emails now to begin. In this appeal, we consider whether the Circuit Court of Prince William County (“trial court”) erred by denying a … Continue reading ?

Budget autonomy goes to court

It was probably destined to come to this: With all sides locked into conflicting positions on the validity of last year’s budget autonomy referendum, it will now be up to a judge – or, more likely, a D.C. Court of Appeals panel — to determine if the ballot measure means the city can now spend local funds […]

Tea Party Patriots Sues IRS

On Tuesday, the fifth anniversary of the 2009 Tax Day Tea Party rallies that forced the mainstream media to acknowledge the existence of the Tea Party movement, Tea Party Patriots filed a lawsuit in federal court against the IRS and the Department of Treasury. Show More Summary

How a common law enforcement tool could be abused to spy on you illegally

Privacy advocates are warning that the legal gray area in a key court case may make it easier for the government to spy on Americans illegally. By using what's called a pen trap order — a type of judicially approved surveillance mechanism that's only supposed to capture metadata about electronic communications — it appears that […]

Brussels Court Bans Uber Taxi Service

A court in Brussels has barred Uber, an international taxi network which allows passengers to summon a private driver by smartphone app, from operating in the EU capital. The court has threatened a €10,000 for every pick-up Uber attempts...Show More Summary

Texas Attorney with No Pants in Court Claims Discrimination

An attorney from Dallas, Texas, James Lee Bright, was banned from presenting his case in County Judge Etta Mullin's courtroom because he was not wearing pants. Bright recently had knee surgery, and was ordered by his doctor to wear shorts instead of long pants while he heals--Judge Mullin punished him for this, he claims. Show More Summary

Judge Gene Lowery Passes Away

Catoosa County Probate Court Judge Gene Lowery passed away yesterday evening after battling melanoma. He was a fine gentleman who loved God and loved his community who served as Catoosa County’s probate court judge for a number of years. He will be sorely missed here on Earth.

Ahead of Supreme Court trial, Aereo opens lobbying and advocacy site

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

The United States Department of Justice says that streaming TV service Aereo is violating copyright law. Aereo, unsurprisingly, disagrees. In five days, the US Supreme Court will hear arguments from both sides. The former has already made its case to...

Defense expert contradicts Oscar Pistorius' testimony at trial

PRETORIA, South Africa — Fallen Olympian Oscar Pistorius' defense case continued to take hits on Thursday as his forensic expert witness, Roger Dixon, gave contradictory evidence to his on the stand in the North Gauteng High Court.

Supreme Court to decide whether lying is allowed in political campaigns

2 hours agoOdd : Death and Taxes

The complainant's argument? Lying about political opponents is part of their First Amendment rights.

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