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  • Judge Tosses AT&T Challenge to Google

    2017-08-22T22:00:29Z

    'You're outta there!' a judge declared, tossing out AT&T's lawsuit to stop other internet service providers in Louisville, Kentucky. In a city famous for its "Louisville Slugger" baseball bat, Judge David Hale dismissed AT&T's lawsuit against a local government ordinance that gives other ISP's quicker access to utility poles.......

  • The Risks of Creative Pop Culture Advertising

    2017-08-22T20:00:27Z

    Even though paying for it is painful, advertising can be a lot of fun. Thinking up catchy campaigns that will capture the attention of potential clients is a creative process that can pay off big time. Using pop culture references in advertising can often appeal to certain audiences, and......

  • Shootings, Bomb Threats at Courthouses and Law Firms

    2017-08-22T18:59:17Z

    Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese Jr. was walking to the courthouse when a man ran up and started shooting at him. Bruzzese was carrying a gun and returned fire. A probation officer joined the shoot-out, which killed the attacker and injured the judge. At a time when so many people......

  • D.C. Circuit Limits Seizure of Electronic Storage Devices

    2017-08-22T14:15:14Z

    On appeal, the D.C. Circuit Court vacated the conviction of Ezra Griffith, who was found guilty of possessing a firearm as a felon. In doing so, the court, in U.S.A. v. Ezra Griffith, clarified what information is necessary in an affidavit to support a search for a cell phone......

  • After Data Mishaps, Uber Agrees to 20 Years of FTC Privacy Audits

    2017-08-22T13:00:26Z

    The FTC and Uber agreed to a settlement as a result of an investigation into the ride hailing company's mishandling of customer data, as well as privacy and security issues in 2014 and 2015. Part of that settlement includes 20 years worth of monitoring and privacy audits to ensure......

  • Is Justice Gorsuch's Appearance at Trump Hotel a Conflict of Interest?

    2017-08-22T13:00:25Z

    Headlines have been popping up in various media sources questioning the propriety of Justice Neil Gorsuch's planned speaking engagement at the Trump Hotel. This is primarily due to the fact that the speaking engagement is set for September 28, and the oral argument on the president's "travel ban" executive......

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  • Supreme Court rulings reshape penalties for young offenders

    Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:20:37 GMT

    Among the U.S. Supreme Court's many rulings on juveniles and crime, several big cases over the last dozen years have narrowed the instances in which those who commit offenses under age 18 can be subject to the harshest penalties. A look at these recent cases:

  • US Supreme Court denies stay of execution for Ohio convict

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017 02:15:44 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned child killer was scheduled to die on Wednesday in the state's first execution in more than three years after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his requests for more time to pursue legal challenges.

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    Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:01:24 GMT

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  • Justices allow strict refugee ban but say grandparents OK

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:52:46 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but at the same time is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.

  • Justices uphold refugee ban but say grandparents still OK

    Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:48:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S.

Political News

  • White nationalist says he'll turn himself in

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:40:47 GMT

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A white nationalist wanted for crimes authorities say were committed on the campus of the University of Virginia a day before a deadly rally says he'll turn himself in to authorities.

  • US-educated official now Tehran's mayor in reformist sweep

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:37:45 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Tehran's city council has appointed a U.S.-educated technocrat as the new mayor of Iran's capital, part of a reformist sweep of seats on the municipal board in the May election.

  • US officials: Navy 7th Fleet commander to be removed

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:35:14 GMT

    TOKYO (AP) — The commander of the Navy's 7th Fleet will be dismissed after a series of warship accidents in the Pacific this year, two U.S. officials said Wednesday.

  • Studies: Automated safety systems are preventing car crashes

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:28:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes, according to two studies released Wednesday.

  • Studies find automated safety systems preventing car crashes

    Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:25:35 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers say safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes.