The ongoing debate surrounding digital privacy and national security is set to erupt into a high-profile legal battle between Apple and the federal government. In an order issued on February 16th, a federal judge ruled that Apple must create new software that would bypass security
Supreme Court Heard Black Juror Exclusion Case
Timothy T. Foster, a black man, was charged with murdering Queen Madge White, a white woman and subsequently convicted by an all-white jury. Decades after this case, Foster challenged the striking of prospective jurors because of their race. The
We bring you a special Spring Break Edition of the legal news roundup. Pull up a beach chair and read on.
Tennessee federal judge Aleta Trauger wrote a decision recognizing the legitimacy of out-of-state marriages between same-sex spouses. Judge Trauger’s memorandum is here: http://sblog.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Tanco-opinion-3-14-14.pdf Reuters
Most of the attention generated by Kanye West's recent interview with Zane Lowe has centered on a few typically bombastic statements from Kanye about his place in pop culture/human history and the Twitter tirade that followed Jimmy Kimmel's spoof of the interview on Jimmy Kimmel
Do the math. As economic inequality has reached historic highs, and as political squabbles have led to a government shutdown and the possibility of a failure to raise the debt ceiling, economic and budgetary issues should be front and center on the progressive agenda. And
The watchdogs of liberty must diversify their business. Private products and private services have come to dominate our lives, to induce our dependence and to encircle our worlds. If we sleep or look elsewhere, the circle may become a noose.
It is entirely appropriate that we focus on data privacy in the context of sex scandals, and this points to something crucially important for privacy activists. The combination of concern about sexual autonomy and about technologically-enabled surveillance has been a crucial driver in privacy law.
Matt and Noah are joined by CRCL Online Content Editor Nitzan Weizmann to highlight the problem of pregnancy discrimination. Noah and Matt also take a look at a recent Second Circuit opinion striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act.
A perspective on data collection that emphasizes dignity would bring the nature of these transactions into the open . . . when this is all done secretly and without sufficient concern for the transactions that occur between parties who are all deserving of basic respect
Given the consequences of the Farm Bill, one might surmise that Congress spends a long time weighing costs and benefits before foisting it upon us. But in the parallel universe of Washington DC, that's not quite how things work.