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Crackdown on Notarios Continues

by Ronald Shapiro on

Officials from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) announced this month that they are expanding the 2011 pilot program for crackdown on immigration scams that fraudulently promise immigration services...more

Congress Takes Aim at Counterfeit Drugs

Bills were introduced in both the House and the Senate earlier this month to increase the penalties for trafficking in counterfeit drugs. Both versions of the proposed “Counterfeit Drug Penalty Enhancement Act of 2011” (H.R....more

Will Internet Poker Survive, Thrive or Wither following the Black Friday Indictments

by Sanford Millar on

In his column in the Los Angeles Times on Sunday, May 1, 2011, Michael Hiltzik touches on some of the issues surrounding the business on internet poker, but there is more to be said. The “demand” for on-line poker has been...more

Ireland Requires Storage of Internet Traffic Data

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In one of its last acts in office, the Irish government has finalized legislation that will require ISPs to keep logs of their subscribers’ use of the Web for one year. The information will be available to the police and...more

TARP Used as Weapon Against Banks

by Sanford Millar on

The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York has snagged a further $733,000 from an Arizona - based bank allegedly involved in clearing financial transactions for global poker giant,...more

Criminalizing Knowledge: The Perverse Implications for Off-Label Promotion Prosecutions of the "Intended Use" Regulations

by Greg Gentry on

The article examines the "Catch-22" life-science manufacturers are placed in when they know of an off-label use for the products they manufacture. Off-label use is pervasive in the medical field, in fact, it is often...more

Ashcroft v ACLU formerly ACLU v Reno

Opinion of the US Supreme Court Vacating & Remanding

In Oct., 1998, Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law a new "sequel" to the unconstitutional Communications Decency Act. This new Internet censorship bill, the Child Online Protect Act (COPA, a.k.a. "CDA II")...more

Ashcroft v ACLU formerly ACLU v Reno

Brief of Amici Curiae In Support Of Respondents (VLA & PFAW)

In Oct., 1998, Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law a new "sequel" to the unconstitutional Communications Decency Act. This new Internet censorship bill, the Child Online Protect Act (COPA, a.k.a. "CDA II")...more

ACLU v Reno

Opinion Of The Court

In Oct., 1998, Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law a new "sequel" to the unconstitutional Communications Decency Act. This new Internet censorship bill, the Child Online Protect Act (COPA, a.k.a. "CDA II")...more

ACLU v Reno

Order & Memorandum Granting Preliminary Injunction

In Oct., 1998, Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law a new "sequel" to the unconstitutional Communications Decency Act. This new Internet censorship bill, the Child Online Protect Act (COPA, a.k.a. "CDA II")...more

ACLU v Reno

Plaintiffs' Supplemental Memorandum In Support Of Their Motion For Preliminary Injunction

In Oct., 1998, Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law a new "sequel" to the unconstitutional Communications Decency Act. This new Internet censorship bill, the Child Online Protect Act (COPA, a.k.a. "CDA II")...more

ACLU v Reno

Brief of Members of Congress as Amici Curiae In Opposition To The Motion For Preliminary Injunction

In Oct., 1998, Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law a new "sequel" to the unconstitutional Communications Decency Act. This new Internet censorship bill, the Child Online Protect Act (COPA, a.k.a. "CDA II")...more

ACLU v Reno

Motion for Leave to File A Brief Amicus Curiae & Brief of Membes of Congress as Amicus Curiae In Opposition To The Motion For...

In Oct., 1998, Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law a new "sequel" to the unconstitutional Communications Decency Act. This new Internet censorship bill, the Child Online Protect Act (COPA, a.k.a. "CDA II")...more

ACLU v Reno

Amici Curiae Brief (of numerous Business Trade Organizations) In Support Of Plaintiffs

In Oct., 1998, Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law a new "sequel" to the unconstitutional Communications Decency Act. This new Internet censorship bill, the Child Online Protect Act (COPA, a.k.a. "CDA II")...more

ACLU v Reno II

Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion For Temporary Restraining Order

In Oct., 1998, Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law a new "sequel" to the unconstitutional Communications Decency Act. This new Internet censorship bill, the Child Online Protect Act (COPA, a.k.a. "CDA II")...more

ACLU v Reno

Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law In Support Of Their Motion For A Temporary Restraining Order & Preliminary Injunction

In Oct., 1998, Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law a new "sequel" to the unconstitutional Communications Decency Act. This new Internet censorship bill, the Child Online Protect Act (COPA, a.k.a. "CDA II")...more

ACLU v Reno

Complaint For Declaratory And Injunctive Relief

In Oct., 1998, Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law a new "sequel" to the unconstitutional Communications Decency Act. This new Internet censorship bill, the Child Online Protect Act (COPA, a.k.a. "CDA II")...more

ACLU v Reno

Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law In Support of Their Motion For A Temporary Restraining Order & Preliminary Injunction

In Oct., 1998, Congress passed and President Clinton signed into law a new "sequel" to the unconstitutional Communications Decency Act. This new Internet censorship bill, the Child Online Protect Act (COPA, a.k.a. "CDA II")...more

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