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- Using a Journalism Expert Witness in Civil Cases
Journalism expert witnesses are hired when there are certain complications with the freedom of speech or when more information is needed in a case. These professionals have experience in investigations, due diligence with reporters and geographical systems which may be applied to a claim.
- When Making a Movie Is Not Considered an Exercise of Free Speech
Movies are a form of intellectual property because they embody the ideas of someone or a group of persons in video format. However, making movies is usually an exercise in free speech, but there are some issues with the creator being paid, various changes to the concept and when the altered final product is completely different, it may not be considered an act of free speech.
- Texas Voter ID Law Revived by Appeals Court
The attempt by the Texas Legislature to enact a voter ID law has been tangled in the courts ever since the effort began.
- Concealed Carry Permit Holders and Public Transportation in Wisconsin
Milwaukee’s newest form of public transportation, the downtown street car, aims to connect commuters to Milwaukee’s thriving business district. The street car will bring more flexibility and choice to Milwaukee’s public transportation.
- Textalyzer to Help Combat Texting While Driving. But Is It Constitutional?
The dangers associated with texting and driving have prompted some states to take direct action to combat the issue. With the aid of Cellebrite, a technology company, police departments may soon be able to use a handheld device to determine whether a person has been using his or her cell phone while driving a car.
- Judge Rejects Texas Voting Law Changes
A federal court judge has shot down changes to Texas voting laws for the second time. This same judge who first ruled against the law in 2014, found that the changes made earlier in the year are insufficient and carry “chilling” consequences.
- Is Peter Thiel Right about Gawker?
(CNN) There is a Klingon saying that "revenge is a dish best served cold." There is another saying used by parents everywhere: "This is why we can't have nice things." Both maxims came to mind as the news broke about PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel bankrolling Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker media.
- Will Police Spy on You Through Your Phone?
Recently, the Supreme Court agreed to review a case out of the US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals that addresses Fourth Amendment rights and cell phones. The case is Carpenter vs. United States and is significant because it can change the way digital information is accessed by police and if the access would require a warrant. Moreover, the ruling on this case has the potential to strengthen or seriously weaken the protections afforded by the Fourth Amendment in regards to surveillance.
- Warrants Required For GPS Tracking
U.S. vs. Jones is great news for private citizens and their criminal defense attorneys which requires warrants for GPS tracking devices.
- A Primer on Search and Seizure Law
Search and seizure starts with probable cause. Police must have sufficient reason to believe the thing to be searched contains evidence before they can search without your consent.