Most justices seemed eager to avoid constitutional issues in the case of a peace activist barred from demonstrating at a military base. During oral argument, Justice Scalia commented that the activist could raise a First Amendment argument, "but we don't have to listen to it."
A pair of California judges have parted ways on how much wiggle room federal wiretap laws give email providers when they gather user information, issuing clashing rulings in privacy suits against Google.
The court rejected Con Edison insurers' bid to collect damages, finding it "incompatible with common sense and experience to hold that defendants were required to design and construct a building that would survive the events of Sept. 11, 2001."
Crowell & Moring has signed on to provide regulatory compliance and M&A advice to GrowLife, a public company whose products are used in the cultivation of marijuana, in a signal that law firms may be moving to tap into the budding industry.
A bill meant to deter so-called patent trolls, set for a vote Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives, has intellectual property groups worried the sweeping language will do more harm than good in solving thorny patent litigation problems.
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