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Monday Morning JETLawg

On April 8, 2013 By Bradlee Edmondson

Bank not liable to cyber-heist victim company that had expressly declined to use the additional security controls it offered A federal district court hears arguments about whether the FBI’s use of a “stingray” device, which pretends to be a cell phone tower so that it can collect information from phones and [...]

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Remembering Professor Ronald Dworkin

On February 19, 2013 By Jeffrey W. Sheehan

Practitioners and scholars who deal with areas of law in which facts quickly get ahead of settled law should pause for a moment to acknowledge the passing of Professor Ronald Dworkin. Professor Dworkin died on Thursday at the age of 81, and the tributes from admirers, friends, and students [...]

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Hate Crimes, Beards, and a Mullet

On February 13, 2013 By J.P. Urban

Although the Amish attacks were brazen, victims were initially reluctant to come forward, in part because the Amish community is insulated from mainstream society

The JETlaw Blog typically focuses on the cutting edge of technological innovation and the laws that govern it.  Today, however, we are going to take a moment to remind ourselves that technology cannot solve all [...]

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Social Media and a Fair Trial… Again

On February 11, 2013 By Erin Reimer


In recent years, the judicial system has struggled to strike the proper balance between free speech and a fair trial in a world where social media is ever-pervasive.  In just the last year, John Craven noted that juror tweets have caused numerous mistrials, Marina Visan reported [...]

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Can casting directors discriminate based on race (or possibly any other basis)?  Under the First Amendment, they can.  The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee recently addressed this question in Claybrooks v. ABC, Inc. In the case, the plaintiffs, two African-American men, alleged discrimination in the casting decisions of the [...]

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Last Tuesday, Los Angeles County voters approved Local Measure B, also known as the “Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act,” covering the adult film industry with another layer of regulation.  The measure follows similar regulations enacted by the City of Los Angeles earlier in 2012 by requiring actors in adult films produced [...]

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A Renewed Call for Campaign-Finance Reform

On November 5, 2012 By Mike Dearington

Voters will hit the polls tomorrow ushering in the dawn of a new presidential term.  The beginning of a term brings decreased pressures and a concomitant increase in executive flexibility.  This political landscape, colored by the recent deluge of campaign advertisements, presents a ripe time to renew the discussion and proposals promoting campaign-finance reform.

Since [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 15, 2012 By Brandon Trout

US Appeals Court reverses the sales ban on Google’s Galaxy Nexus. Microsoft sues Motorola over Google Maps’s patent infringement. How to stop Verizon from selling your location data to advertisers. The Infield Fly Rule and the Law. Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to Telecom [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On October 8, 2012 By Brandon Trout

Google withdraws Motorola’s recent complaint against Apple at the ITC. Samsung files patent suit against Apple over the iPhone 5. Supreme Court to hear Monsato case over “second-generation seeds.” Patent troll RTI seeks $12 million in damages, continues it’s “Pay up or face a lawsuit” [...]

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Wiretapping the Internet

On October 3, 2012 By Jonathan Hoffmann

Earlier this month, Robert Mueller, Director of the FBI, testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.  Among other issues of national security, Mueller stressed the crucial role cyber security plays in the FBI’s efforts to combat organized crime and terrorism.  Mueller indicated that the FBI will continue its [...]

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