Gwynne Monahan
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Areas of Practice
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  • Software & Technology
United States v. The State of Arizona; and Janice K. Brewer, Governor of the State of Arizona, in her Official Capacity

Challenge to Arizona Immigration Law S.B. 1070

In this action, the United States seeks to declare invalid and preliminarily and permanently enjoin the enforcement of S.B. 1070, as amended and enacted by the State of Arizona, because S.B. 1070 is preempted by federal law and…more
 /  Civil Rights, Immigration Law
Ceglia v Zuckerberg

Ceglia v Zuckerberg

THE NATURE OF THE ACTION IS: Declaratory Judgment The relief sought is: Monetary Damages and 84% Ownership of Facebook,inc. …more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
U.S. v Faisal Shahzad

Faisal Shahzad Criminal Complaint

On May 3, 2010, Faisal Shahzad, the defendant, was arrested at the John F. Kennedy International Airport (the "Airport"). After the arrest, Shahzad admitted that he had attempted to detonate a bomb in Times Square. He also…more
 /  Criminal Law, Immigration Law

Will Free Fit into Your Technology Budget? An Open Source Software Primer for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

Open Source software is available for free, often has a good reputation on features, performance and security, and is especially attractive to law firms who do not want to live exclusively in a Microsoft world. It's time for all…more
 /  Education, Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology

Open Source Software Helps Lawyers Cut Costs, Increase Productivity

Originally published in the January 2010 Texas Bar Journal. The term “open source,” in the context of computer software, is not as foreign to lawyers as it used to be. Part of that is due to President Barack Obama and his…more
 /  Education, Law Practice Products & Services, Science, Computers, & Technology

Taster's Choice Coffee Package Photo/Image

From the decision: "In 1986, professional model Russell Christoff was paid $250 to pose for a photograph to be used in Canada on a label for bricks of coffee. Sixteen years later, Christoff saw his face on a jar of Taster?s…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property
Ramsey County v. Al Franken

Minnesota Election Decision

Appellants, incumbent Republican United States Senator Norm Coleman and Cullen Sheehan, filed a notice of election contest under Minn. Stat. § 209.021 (2008), challenging the State Canvassing Board?s certification that…more
 /  Elections & Politics

New Haven, Conn. Employment Discrimination

New Haven, Conn. (City), uses objective examinations to identify those firefighters best qualified for promotion. When the results of such an exam to fill vacant lieutenant and captain positions showed that white candidates had…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Rights

Proposition 8

From the opinion: "In the present case, we address the question whether Proposition 8, under the governing provisions of the California Constitution, constitutes a permissible change to the California Constitution, and — if it…more
 /  Constitutional Law

Cooperation and Code: Necessary Ingredients for Law in Virtual Worlds

Disputes. “Griefers.” These are just virtual equivalents to real world crimes. And in the real world, such crimes are often resolved through the court system. In the real world, there are laws that govern transactions, theft,…more
 /  Science, Computers, & Technology

Innocent Bystanders Caught Between Freedom of the Press and an Implied Right to Privacy

As the cost of digital storage gets cheaper, and new technologies such as blogging and “wiki” technology make it easier to publish, edit and comment on information, the line between the right of freedom of the press and the…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy
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