Law

The Agent Orange trial proved that US chemical companies killed our soldiers, but got away with it

“I died in Vietnam and didn’t even know it.”<p>In 1968, 18-year-old Paul Reutershan was piloting a helicopter through plumes of acrid-smelling smoke …

Culture

What's Worse Than Thieves? Thieving Police

The Justice Department is once again allowing local police to take whatever they want from citizens. No charges required.<p>If Jeff Sessions is going to stick around for a while as attorney general, maybe he should take a long weekend at the beach with some of our country’s founding documents.<p>This …

Will East Texas be able to keep patent cases, despite the Supreme Court? | Ars Technica

A single work-at-home salesman may be enough to push ahead with a patent trial.<p>The top US patent court has been asked to consider an urgent appeal …

Patents

European court: Islamist hate speech not protected under law

Europe's top human rights court ruled on Thursday (July 20) that online videos considered by a Belgian court to be Islamist hate speech were not …

Judiciary

O.J. Simpson hearing was not a slam dunk

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Nevada parole board has granted O.J. Simpson parole after hearing the former NFL star (sort of) show remorse for his role in an armed robbery back in 2007.<p>Despite his poor performance during his hearing, Simpson's good behavior in prison and his low risk factors for recidivism were enough …

Justice

Friday Afterlife Report July 14th 2017

<b>July 14th 2017</b><p><b>COMMENTARY: INTELLIGENCE DOES NOT NEGATE PREJUDICE</b> I had some response to this topic which I mentioned some months ago. It was put to …

Spirituality

Sharif family's evidence documents should be used for making toys: Fawad Chaudhry

SLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek -e-Insaf spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry remarked ‘new documents’ filed by Nawaz’s lawyer before Supreme Court as illegal and …

Group sues after books sent to Kentucky prisoners rejected | Miami Herald

A human rights group says the Kentucky Department of Corrections is illegally censoring books the group has sent to prisoners.<p>The nonprofit Human …

Everybody Hates Civil Forfeiture

When he’s making arguments he knows will enrage his critics, Attorney General Jeff Sessions adopts a soft, matter-of-fact tone, as if to suggest it’s …

Jeff Sessions

Galway firm fined €22,500 after fatal incident

A Galway company has been fined a total of €22,500 after pleading guilty to breaches of health and safety regulations, following the death of an …

News (Ireland)

Canada's high court to hear B.C. appeal in battle against big tobacco

OTTAWA — A 16-year battle in British Columbia will drag on a little longer as the province fights to recover billions of dollars in health-care costs …

Canadian News

Brumskine Confident

[New Republic] The political leader of the opposition Liberty Party(LP), Cllr. Charles W. Brumskine said they are confident that their Vice Standard …

Codes of Conduct

Former Minister’s disclosure on TV did not breach data protection laws, court told

Former Minister for Justice Alan Shatter’s disclosure of information about Independent TD Mick Wallace on RTE’s Prime Time did not breach data …

News (Ireland)

Grandchildren of couple killed in crash share €25,000 ‘distress’ award

Grandson arrived at scene of collision in which James and Betty O’Brien died<p>9 minutes ago<p>A judge has directed that a €25,000 award for mental …

News (Ireland)

Bravehearts founder hits out at PM

Malcolm Turnbull has been accused of misleading Australians about reasons why a royal commission into the family law system isn't possible.<p>Hetty …

Family Law

How Appealing

Thursday, July 20, 2017<p><b>"Brenda Hale to become supreme court's first female president -- reports; Lady Hale, who has long campaigned for greater</b> …

Judiciary

Sandigan affirms forfeiture of ex-Customs exec’s property

The Sandiganbayan has affirmed a Manila court ruling allowing the government to seize the suspected ill-gotten property of a retired Bureau of …

Philippines

Kenya court says Dubai firm can print presidential ballot | Miami Herald

Kenya's Court of Appeal on Thursday overturned a High Court decision that stopped the printing of ballots by a Dubai-based company for next month's …

Raila Odinga

The Trump Administration Says It Will Allow More Property Seizures Without Criminal Charges

The US Justice Department rolled out a new policy Wednesday that allows the government to seize more possessions and money under federal authority, in some cases circumventing state or local laws, even when a person has not been charged or convicted of a crime.<p>Officials argue this will allow police …

Rod Rosenstein

Justice Department Announces 'Largest Darknet Takedown In History'

The Justice Department announced Thursday that together with the FBI and international law enforcement agencies, officials had shut down "the largest darknet marketplace in history." AlphaBay, a Web bazaar where users' identities were cloaked and illicit goods and drugs were sold, has officially …

Darknet

Texas judge orders prison to cool down

<b>(CNN) —</b> Texas is famously hot and its prisons are no exception, especially in the summer months. So much so that a federal judge has ordered one prison to cool off for the sake of inmates' health.<p>The Texas Department of Criminal Justice has 15 days to come up with a plan to house some 500 …

Justice

Thirty-five applications claiming “Covfefe” show US trademark law is confusing

Donald Tump tweeted the word “covfefe”—possibly a typo?—in the wee hours of May 31. Since then, the US president’s linguistic mystery has inspired 35 trademark applications at the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO).<p>A July 18 query in the PTO’s Trademark Electronic Search System reveals that …

Motion to dismiss denied in copyright suit against Richard Prince and Gagosian

A Manhattan federal court judge yesterday rejected the request of Richard Prince, the Gagosian Gallery, and Larry Gagosian to dismiss the copyright …

Fair Use

Judge throws out €60k damages claim for professional dancer injured during 'high-risk' move in Dublin nightclub

Thirty-three-year-old mother of three, Jekaterina Bulgakova, claimed in the Circuit Civil Court that the uneven placing of mats under the chair on …

News (Ireland)

Meet The Man Who Wants To Trademark The Swastika — So Bigots Can’t Use It

The swastika “is a symbol that needs to be taken seriously, and not sold for $10 at a rally.”

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Appeals court throws out $535M verdict for Dallas' Energy Transfer in closely-watched pipeline dispute

A state appeals court is tossing out a landmark $535 million jury verdict for Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners in a closely-watched business …

Texas

Rob Kardashian's Lesson: Revenge Porn Can Hurt the Sender (Guest Blog)

What Kardashian and Floyd Mayweather teach us about the dangers of making private information public<p>Instigators of revenge porn, beware. Recent cases …

Rob Kardashian

Fun-loving lawyer left an enduring legacy

Michael A. Adams QC, who died on June 22 , was a barrister whose work as Chief Magistrate of Victoria left an enduring legacy of modernisation …

Judiciary

Supreme Court hearing Aadhaar petitions: What happens if there is no fundamental right to privacy?

Arguments on whether the right to privacy is a fundamental right are, at the time of writing this piece, being heard by a nine-judge Constitution …

Privacy

Lack of 'criminal' designation for Hells Angels lets gang flourish

On a recent Wednesday evening in Kelowna, a row of Harleys was parked outside the Hells Angels clubhouse on Ellis Street.<p>The biker gang was holding …

Crime