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The House of Representatives adopted several ethics reform measures (public meeting notice, Freedom of Information Act/public records, and public official reporting requirements) this week. In addition, the House Ways and...more
On May 20, 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Stop Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act of 2014 (“SAVE Act”). If enacted, the bill would expose websites and other media to federal criminal penalties for...more
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board issued a report today concluding that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone call records is illegal and should be ended. ...more
In September of this year, the U.S. Senate began debate on a federal reporter’s privilege. Free Flow of Information Act of 2013, S. 987, 113th Cong. §§ 2-5 (2013). The bipartisan bill to recognize such a privilege was...more
Many journalists, constitutional lawyers, and plain old average Americans have expressed alarm at recent revelations about the Obama Administration’s “unprecedented number of leak investigations.”...more
Readers of this blog know that one of the stories we've been following has been the plight of the non-governmental workers who were charged with crimes related to their journalistic activities in Egypt. ...more
In recent months, a number of media buyers have had funds stolen from their bank accounts. Even after repeatedly opening and closing accounts to stop the theft, tens of thousands of dollars have been diverted to accounts...more
March 8 (Bloomberg Law) -- With reports of corporate espionage and hacking on the rise, the US government and private companies need to take steps to prevent
the loss of trade secrets and threats to national security says...more
Legal Links of Interest for the week ending October 12, 2012
by Steven Getman
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Attorney Steven Getman notes some of the stories about the law and lawyers in the news this past week:
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This is the sixth of a regular series of posts that summarize and wrap up our latest thoughts that have appeared recently on Ifrah Law’s blogs.
1. Perjury, Obstruction and Barry Bonds’ Conviction
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A congressman who voted against the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act is now grappling with the political fallout from his wife’s guilty plea to helping her brother run an online gambling business in violation of the...more
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