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San Francisco has once again waded into a controversial debate by passing novel legislation. Is the city crying wolf or protecting its citizens?

There have long been safety warnings on dangerous products, like cigarettes and alcohol. Now, in San Francisco at least, there are also warnings on cell phones.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors [...]

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Recently, a coalition of technology companies and advocacy groups has announced that it will lobby Congress to strengthen online privacy laws.

The companies involved include AT&T, Microsoft, and Google, while the advocacy groups include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Calling itself the Digital [...]

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Blue Laws Make Valentine's Day Sad, Sober

On February 18, 2010 By JETLaw

For the first time since 1999, Valentine’s Day was on a Sunday, meaning that people in at least 14 states spent the loneliest of holidays with limited (or no) ability to buy alcohol–yikes. Given the religious significance attached to Sunday, many states prohibit certain activities on the day, like purchasing alcohol. [...]

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