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Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute" [Video]

May 15, 2014 -- David Schoenbrod, professor at New York Law School, talks about the recent ruling at the United States Supreme Court preserving the Environmental Protection Agency's power to regulate power plant pollution...more

Highlights of Digital Millennium Copyright Act Congressional Hearings

On March 13, 2014, the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives, through its Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, held hearings regarding the copyright infringement notice...more

Opposition to Genetically Engineered Crops Goes Local: Municipal Laws Seek to Ban GMOs

A recent effort by two Los Angeles city councilmen to ban the sale and cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) signals an emerging trend in the attack against crop biotechnology. Municipalities in a number of...more

California Proposition Would Expand Duties and Liabilities for Collecting Personal Information

On September 26, 2013, the California Secretary of State allowed proponents of a new ballot proposition to collect signatures for the “Personal Privacy Protection Act.” The Act, if approved, would radically change the privacy...more

On The Radar: Government Unmanned Aerial Vehicles And Their Effect On Public Privacy Interests From Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence...

The utility of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in military operations and border security is well documented. As the technology becomes more affordable and available, domestic law enforcement agencies, other state and federal...more

Video Games, iPhones, and Senator John McCain

The picture of Senator John McCain playing poker on his Smartphone went viral within a few hours after it was posted.  Perhaps the reason had less to do with the fact that a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee...more

Goldstein: Expect More Litigation in Wake of Myriad Gene Patent Decision  [Video]

June 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- Tom Goldstein, partner at Goldstein & Russell, PC and founder of SCOTUSblog, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the United States Supreme Court's decision in the Association for Molecular...more

Getting Over the Goal Line: Congress Shows Strong Support for Medical Device Tax Repeal, but Issues Remain

Introduction - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) generates very few areas of agreement. However, in recent months, proposals to repeal one of the most visible and controversial provisions of the...more

Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 Passes United States Senate

On May 6, 2013, the United States Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013 (the "Act") by a vote of 69 to 27. The legislation (S. 743) now moves to the House of Representatives for consideration....more

Why Non-Unionized High Tech Companies Still Need to Pay Attention to the National Labor Relations Board

Overview - The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is the agency that administers the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which is the law that protects employee rights to unionize and collectively bargain with...more

Can You Patent Human Genes? ACLU Says No [Video]

April 12 (Bloomberg Law) -- On April 15, 2013, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. The case centers on whether patents may be granted on...more

Bills on Use of Mobile-Device-Location Data Reintroduced

Updating our entry on this issue posted during the last Congress, on March 21, 2013, lawmakers in the House and Senate reintroduced companion bills intended to curb government use of mobile users’ geolocation data. The...more

Farley Anderson, et al. v. Lt. Governor Greg Bell, et al.

Decision Holding E-Signatures Valid

The Utah Supreme Court's decision / opinion holding that electronic signatures are valid for purposes of an independent candidate's petition to be nominating as a candidate for a statewide election. Per the ACLU's press...more

Farley Anderson, et al. v. Lt. Governor Greg Bell, et al.

Farley Anderson's Supplemental Memorandum in Support of Amended Petition for Extraordinary Writ of Relief

Supplemental brief in support of Farley Anderson's petition to the Utah Supreme Court requesting an extraordinary writ directing the Lieutenant Governor to accept electronic signatures collected in support of Mr. Anderson's...more

Right of Petition in Cyber Space

Blog posting addressing the First Amendment Rights in Cyber Space. ...more

League of Women Voters, et al., & Jeanne White, v J. Kenneth Blackwell, et al

Merits Proof Brief of Plaintiffs-Appellees

On behalf of Ohio voter Jeanne White, EFF intervened in a comprehensive election reform lawsuit brought in 2005 by the League of Women Voters of Ohio. Building upon the issues raised by the League, White's sweeping claims...more

League of Women Voters, et al., & Jeanne White v J. Kenneth Blackwell, et al

Final Merits Brief of Defendants-Appellants

On behalf of Ohio voter Jeanne White, EFF intervened in a comprehensive election reform lawsuit brought in 2005 by the League of Women Voters of Ohio. Building upon the issues raised by the League, White's sweeping claims...more

League of Women Voters et al v J. Kenneth Blackwell et al

Defendants' Reply in Support of Their Motion For Interlocutory Appeal On the Motion to Dismiss The Intervenor's Complaint

On behalf of Ohio voter Jeanne White, EFF intervened in a comprehensive election reform lawsuit brought in 2005 by the League of Women Voters of Ohio. Building upon the issues raised by the League, White's sweeping claims...more

League of Women Voters et al v J. Kenneth Blackwell et al

Defendants' Notice of Appeal

On behalf of Ohio voter Jeanne White, EFF intervened in a comprehensive election reform lawsuit brought in 2005 by the League of Women Voters of Ohio. Building upon the issues raised by the League, White's sweeping claims...more

League of Women Voters et al & Jeanne White v J. Kenneth Blackwell et al

Intervenor-Plaintiff White's Response to Defendants' Motion for Leave to Take an Interlocutory Appeal

On behalf of Ohio voter Jeanne White, EFF intervened in a comprehensive election reform lawsuit brought in 2005 by the League of Women Voters of Ohio. Building upon the issues raised by the League, White's sweeping claims...more

League of Women Voters of Ohio, et al v J. Kenneth Blackwell, et al

Defendants' Motion for Leave to Take an Interlocutory Appeal Pursuant to 28 USC Section 1292

On behalf of Ohio voter Jeanne White, EFF intervened in a comprehensive election reform lawsuit brought in 2005 by the League of Women Voters of Ohio. Building upon the issues raised by the League, White's sweeping claims...more

League of Women Voters of Ohio, et al v J. Kenneth Blackwell, et al

Order Denying Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Jeanne White's Complaint

On behalf of Ohio voter Jeanne White, EFF intervened in a comprehensive election reform lawsuit brought in 2005 by the League of Women Voters of Ohio. Building upon the issues raised by the League, White's sweeping claims...more

League of Women Voters et al v J. Kenneth Blackwell et al

Order denying defendant's motion to stay discovery pending a sovereign immunity appeal

On behalf of Ohio voter Jeanne White, EFF intervened in a comprehensive election reform lawsuit brought in 2005 by the League of Women Voters of Ohio. Building upon the issues raised by the League, White's sweeping claims...more

League of Women Voters of Ohio et al & Jeanne White v J. Kenneth Blackwell, Secretary of State of Ohio, et al

Intervenor-Plaintiff White's Reply in Support of Her Motion to Lift the Discovery Stay & For a Preservation Order

On behalf of Ohio voter Jeanne White, EFF intervened in a comprehensive election reform lawsuit brought in 2005 by the League of Women Voters of Ohio. Building upon the issues raised by the League, White's sweeping claims...more

League of Women Voters et al v J. Kenneth Blackwell et al

Defendants' Reply in Support of their Motion to Stay this Court's Order of February 10, 2006 Concerning Its Determination that...

On behalf of Ohio voter Jeanne White, EFF intervened in a comprehensive election reform lawsuit brought in 2005 by the League of Women Voters of Ohio. Building upon the issues raised by the League, White's sweeping claims...more

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