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The Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In United States v. Microsoft

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On February 27, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Microsoft, No. 17-2. The case presents the question whether a U.S.-based entity (Microsoft) must comply with a judicially-authorized...more

When Data Scraping and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Collide

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

As the volume of data available on the internet continues to increase at an extraordinary pace, it is no surprise that many companies are eager to harvest publicly available data for their own use and monetization. Data...more

Ask Social-Circle Questions

Do you think you miss valuable information in voir dire? What about your friends and colleagues who are trial lawyers: Do you think they miss valuable information in voir dire?...more

The Supreme Court’s Current Cases On Jurisdictional Rules, Consolidation, And Plain Error

by Ellis & Winters LLP on

In a term chock-full of blockbuster cases, the three cases featured here won’t make many top 10 lists. But for appellate litigators, these cases are likely to figure much more prominently in their daily practice than cases...more

A Data Privacy Question that Borders on Reach

by Harris Beach PLLC on

Location, Location, Location. While it is often used to describe a key to selling real estate, the location of a server may be just as important. The United States Supreme Court heard arguments on February 27, 2018, on...more

Microsoft's Day in Court Has Arrived... But What Are the E-Discovery Implications?

by Exterro, Inc. on

It’s not every day that cases with e-discovery implications land above the fold on the New York Times’ website, but this week the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in United States v. Microsoft. Stemming from a...more

The Supreme Court - February 26, 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, No. 17-340: (1) Whether a dispute over applicability of the Federal Arbitration Act’s (“FAA”) Section 1 exemption, which provides that the FAA does not apply “to contracts of employment of seamen,...more

Supreme Court Rules Defendants May Challenge Statute of Conviction Despite Guilty Plea

by Locke Lord LLP on

On Wednesday, February 21st, the Supreme Court clarified murky case law among the Circuit Courts. In a 6–3 decision in Class v. United States, the Court held that a defendant who pleads guilty to a federal crime may still...more

The Supreme Court - February 21, 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, No. 16-1276: Paul Somers, a former Vice-President at Digital Realty Trust, brought a claim of whistleblower retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Act against his former employer, alleging he...more

Good Faith Exception to Exclusionary Rule Saves Conviction Based on Illegal Search

In United States v. Gomez, 16-181-cr (Parker, Wesley, and Droney), the Second Circuit found that the defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated during a five-minute traffic stop because the police officers extended the...more

CFTC and DOJ File a Flurry of Spoofing Actions

On January 29, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the filing of eight anti-spoofing enforcement actions: three settlements with financial institutions and five complaints filed in federal district...more

The Constitutionality of Criminalizing False Speech Made on Social Networking Sites in a Post-Alvarez, Social Media-Obsessed World

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The emergence of social media led to profound changes in the way we interact with technology and each other. Every day — often without thinking — we use social media platforms for myriad purposes, including to keep family and...more

Illinois Police Officer Drug and Alcohol Tests Raise Constitutional Questions

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Illinois expanded the Police and Community Relations Improvement Act (PCRIA) to add special procedures for officers involved in incidents where their firearm is discharged causing injury or death to an individual. • New...more

Carpenter v. United States Privacy Case Pushes Supreme Court to Decide Fourth Amendment Protections of Cell Phone Metadata

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in what may become one of the defining consumer privacy cases of our generation. The central question in Carpenter v. United States asks whether the government violates the Fourth...more

Joseph Tigano’s Ticking Clock: Circuit Reverses Conviction of Defendant Forced to Wait Seven Years for Trial

On November 15, 2017, the Second Circuit reversed by summary order the conviction of Joseph Tigano III on drug charges, determining that he had been deprived of his Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial and indicating that...more

A Quick Look at Parallel Proceedings

Hypothetical Bad News. You or your company has been served with a civil investigative demand requiring you to produce documents and answer questions from the government. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating you...more

District of Columbia v. Wesby

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit holding that: (1) officers had probable cause to make arrests for unlawful entry and (2) even if the officers...more

Artis v. D.C.: SCOTUS Explains How § 1367(d) Stops the Clock

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The federal supplemental jurisdiction statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1367, allows a litigant with a federal claim to bring into federal court with it any state claims that are so related to the federal claim that they “form part of the...more

Understanding eDiscovery in Criminal Cases, Part Five: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

...Of course, not all criminal law electronic discovery matters involve futuristic technologies such as the Echo or embedded web pages. According to US Customs and Border Patrol, approximately one million people enter legally...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court agreed to hear the appeal from the D.C. Circuit of Raymond J. Lucia Companies on the question of whether the Constitution’s Appointments Clause applied to SEC ALJs. While the Court will presumably resolve...more

Ag-Gag Law Update

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On June 22, 2017, September 15, 2017 and October 12, 2017, we blogged about so-called ag-gag laws, laws designed to prevent investigative journalism about producers of food. These laws raise serious First Amendment questions...more

New York State Police Introduce Use of Drones

by Harris Beach PLLC on

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo just announced the launch of the New York State Police Unmanned Aerial System program, which will be used to support law enforcement missions, including disaster response and traffic safety. The...more

The Supreme Court - December 11, 2017

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On Friday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari and agreed to hear arguments in seven cases: China Agritech, Inc. v. Resh, No. 17-432: Whether the rule from American Pipe and Construction Co. v. Utah, 414 U.S. 538 (1974),...more

R v Jarvis: Is There a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Schools?

by Field Law on

In R v Jarvis, the Ontario Court of Appeal recently discussed the existence of a reasonable expectation of privacy in a school environment....more

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument Today in Major Case Regarding Cell Phone Location Privacy

In Carpenter v. United States, federal investigators sought cellphone location data for a set of persons suspected in a series of robberies. The Fourth Amendment prevents the government from conducting unreasonable searches...more

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