In a major speech delivered at the U.S. Department of Justice on January 17, 2014, President Obama addressed the call for reforms to government surveillance programs following disclosures regarding National Security Agency (“NSA”) activities leaked by Edward Snowden since June of last year.
Despite the hype, the D.C. Court of Appeals’ ruling against the Federal Communications Commission and its net neutrality rules has not signaled the end of the Internet as we know it.
We all know the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has struck down the FCC’s key effort to craft “net neutrality” rules. See the court’s opinion here, and Paul Feldman’s explanatory piece here.
AP Report Linking Oil & Gas Drilling to Water Contamination Comes with Major Question Marks – Justin Lemaire
Environmentalists have long sought links between oil and gas drilling—particularly utilizing hot-button method of fracking—to water contamination, but a recent report published by the Associated Press, though interesting, comes with some noteworthy question marks. Among those questions: what exactly does a “confirmed” contamination mean? And what’s with the inconsistencies between state records?
As anyone with a pulse and a computer, television or carrier pigeon knows, Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) suffered a major data breach in December – the extent of which is still being uncovered – and pegs the latest number of customers that have had their personal information stolen anywhere from 70 to 110 million.
Dennis McGuire was executed by the State of Ohio using a new two-drug combination that had never been used in an execution in Ohio, or anywhere else for that matter.
Surely it is not breaking news that the Gallup poll shows only 19 percent of respondents find lawyers to be very honest or ethical. In 1976, only 25 percent of those polled found lawyers’ ethics or honesty to be high or very high, and since 1996 that figure has been below 20 percent.
The real wolves of Wall Street–sixteen of America’s largest banks–could end up shelling out more than $50 billion to secure settlements from the federal government in connection with their alleged roles in the mortgage crisis.
Can you be liable for libel based on what you tweet on Twitter? Well, why the heck not?