Techdirt: Nevada’s Top Court Says The State’s Journalist Shield Law Also Applies To Bloggers. “Some good news for journalists in Nevada, via FourthAmendment.com. A decision made earlier this year by a state court has been reversed, resulting in an expansion of the protections offered by the state’s journalist shield law.”
Reason: How Often Has the U.S. Supreme Court Struck Down a Federal Law? Part II. “The Judicial Review of Congress Database is now publicly available. It includes a list of all the cases in which the Court has substantively reviewed the constitutionality of an act of Congress from 1789 through the spring of 2018, as […]
Techdirt: Another Federal Magistrate Says Compelled Production Of Passwords/Biometrics Violates The Fifth Amendment
Techdirt: Another Federal Magistrate Says Compelled Production Of Passwords/Biometrics Violates The Fifth Amendment. “In another judicial rarity, a magistrate judge has rejected a warrant request by the federal government to compel a criminal suspect to unlock a phone found during the search of his residence. It won’t set precedent but it does present some arguments […]
PetaPixel: Court Rules Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use. “A Virginia federal court has made a decision that photographers won’t be happy to hear: the court ruled that finding a photo on the Internet and then using it without permission on a commercial website can be considered fair use.” I am so confused.
Malta Independent: IT Law Association extremely concerned over court judgements being deleted from online database
Malta Independent: IT Law Association extremely concerned over court judgements being deleted from online database. “The Malta IT Law Association (MITLA) has said that it is ‘extremely concerned’ about recent reports that private individuals have successfully requested that court cases decided against them be deleted from online court databases, ‘without having in place clear rules […]
LegalFutures: Crowdsourcing ‘can accurately predict court decisions 80% of time’ says study. “Crowdsourcing is an accurate predictor of court judgments, at best proving accurate in over eight out of ten cases, according to a rigorous analysis. A team of academics arrived at the conclusion after assessing the results of a massive public competition to predict […]