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Judge, Jury, and Executioner

On September 21, 2015 By Daniel Ward

In 2011, the Supreme Court affirmed the Ninth Circuit (and a federal district court) in granting a pre-enforcement challenge to a California law that restricted the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. The Court acknowledged that the law violated the First Amendment (See Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association (2011), publically available Continue Reading

Silk Road Recap

On March 10, 2015 By Michael Griffin

One month out, commentators are still digesting the conviction of Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht. The case raises questions about the government’s investigations tactics, the lawyers’ trial strategies, and the broader implications for privacy, the internet, and the public.

As the JETLaw Blog previously reported, the Silk Road was intended to be a decentralized [...]

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Parking Next to Picasso

On March 5, 2015 By Robyn Taylor

Where would you find 271 previously unseen works by Pablo Picasso? In a garage, of course. Picasso’s former electrician, Pierre Le Guennec, and his wife, Danielle, are accused of handling over 271 stolen Picasso masterpieces. The works have been sitting in Le Guennec’s garage for over forty years. Le Guennec contends that Picasso’s [...]

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This summer the Los Angeles Police Department hopes to outfit 600 of its officers with on-body video cameras. The cameras, unlike the picture at left, resemble a bluetooth ear piece and would attach to the officer’s collar or sunglasses. Funding for the project has been secured from private donors, with the department raising [...]

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So far, 2013 has been anticlimactic for litigators waiting for an authoritative appellate decision addressing the rules of social media discovery. Although state and federal trial courts have established some basic parameters regarding the accessibility of private social content in litigation, there remains a conspicuous lack of appellate court guidance on the [...]

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The Washington Post reported late last week that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently changed its consumer guidance on cell phone purchases to no longer suggest that consumers concerned about cancer buy cellphones with lower radiation emissions. The change was revealed on a consumer factsheet entitled, “SAR For Cell Phones: What [...]

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Wesley Snipes Seeks New Trial

On August 27, 2010 By Mark Donnell

Wesley Snipes really doesn’t want to go to jail. Snipes, who was convicted of tax evasion in 2008, filed a motion for a new trial yesterday in federal court in Florida. As TMZ and others have reported, the motion is based in part on emails received by Snipes from members of the jury [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On August 16, 2010 By JETLaw

In the news…

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejects Jersey Shore star Snooki’s application to trademark her nickname.

Screen Actors Guild reaches tentative settlement of the class action lawsuit accusing it of withholding millions of dollars of overseas distribution revenues from members.

Allbritton Communications seeks to throw up roadblock to [...]

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Neuroimaging technology gives researchers the ability to see structures and functions of the human brain. As the technology advances, it is beginning to change the way the legal field understands the brain and its impact on legal concepts of capacity, sanity, guilt, and innocence. However, the sophisticated technology poses risks that juries will misunderstand the [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On October 18, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

In yet another Missouri cyber-bullying incident, teenager arrested for threatening website.

TLC claims breach of contract against Jon Gosselin for stopping production of Jon & Kate Plus 8.

New FTC guidelines threaten to fine bloggers who fail to disclose relationships with advertisers.

Federal [...]

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