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Biden Pardoning Marijuana Possession Offences

October 6, 2022

President Biden will pardon all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession, the White House said Thursday, a move toward decriminalizing the drug. The move applies to those convicted of simple possession of marijuana, including those in the District of Columbia, according to senior officials.

Read more at Fox News

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Customs is collecting private phone, computer data at border

September 21, 2022

The U.S. government is collecting and storing data from up to 10,000 electronic devices each year from travelers at international borders.

Read more at Detroit Free Press

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Forcing Employers To Pay for Drugs Is Still Prohibited

September 9, 2022

Forcing Employers To Pay for Drugs That Violate Their Consciences Is Still Prohibited by Federal Law. A judge sided with a plaintiff who objects to procuring coverage for HIV-prevention medications.

Read more at reason

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CFPB Warns that Digital Marketing Providers Must Comply with Federal Consumer Finance Protections

August 10, 2022

Traditional advertising relies on getting a product or service out to as wide an audience as possible. Digital marketers, on the other hand, seek to maximize individuals’ interactions with ads. Tech firms that use behavioral targeting of individual consumers regarding financial products are liable for violations

Read more at: Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

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Privacy isn't in the Constitution, but it is everywhere in Constitutional Law

June 17, 2022

All told, though the word isn’t in the Constitution, privacy is the foundation of many constitutional protections for our most important, sensitive and intimate activities.


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When Who Dun It Becomes What Dun It

May 26, 2022

Not all fields are prepared for technological innovation, and one of them is patent law. Patent law is based on the assumption that inventors are human; it currently struggles to deal with an inventor that is a machine.

Read more at Above The Law

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Five big cases of people breaking inmates out of jail

May 10, 2022

Here’s five big cases involving corrections officers, prison employees, family members and lovers who sprung dangerous inmates and felons out of confinement.

Read more at The Hill

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Can I Sue the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)?

April 27, 2022

Yes, you may be able to sue the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its employees. The nature of your lawsuit will depend on what happened, who did it, and what you want to get out of it.


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Law enforcement, regulation & the search for crypto-savvy investigators

April 22, 2022

Cyber thieves stole $6.9 billion in 2021, and every indication is that 2022 will be worse, no matter what authorities do to prevent it.

Read more at Reuters

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U.S. Businesses Get Hit With Record Numbers of Disability Lawsuits

April 14, 2022

Industry associations and business owners say serial plaintiffs filing dozens or hundreds of cases are increasingly using the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act to extract tens of thousands of dollars in settlements — and not to promote access as the landmark civil-rights law intended.

Read more at The Washington Post

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