Schragger on Unconstitutional Government Speech @UVALaw

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Richard Schragger, University of Virginia School of Law, has published Unconstitutional Government Speech as Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. This Article uses recent controversies over government-sponsored religious symbols and Confederate iconography 2019-56. Here is the abstract.

Governing the Dark Web

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Eric Jardine, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) has published The Dark Web Dilemma: Tor, Anonymity and Online Policing as Global Commission on Internet Governance Paper Series, No. Here is the abstract. Online anonymity-granting systems such as The Onion

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Norton on The Government's Speech and the Constitution

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Norton, University of Colorado Law School, has published Introduction (Excerpt), The Government's Speech and the Constitution, from The Government's Speech and the Constitution (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Helen L. Here is the abstract. When we discuss constitutional law, we usually

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DirecTV Wants Out of Government's Fight With AT&T, Time Warner

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"The government offered no testimony or other evidence even hinting, much less demonstrating, that as a result of the merger DIRECTV’s incentives or behavior will change for the worse, or that it will be capable of harming competition." read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Government Secrets Under Law, and Government Secrets About Laws

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Recent disclosures of the secret legal rules governing a variety of government programs — from electronic surveillance to targeted killing — have demonstrated that secret law Jonathan M. Manes, Yale Law School, has published Secret Law. Here is the abstract.

Federal government's support ends for Coronavirus testing: report

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Federal government's support ends for Coronavirus testing: report

Government Speech

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Norton, University of Colorado School of Law, and Danielle Keats Citron, University of Maryland School of Law, have published Government Speech 2.0, Helen L. in volume 88 of the Denver University Law Review (2010). Here is the abstract. New expressive

Governments, Technology, and Privacy

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Eric Lichtblau writes about increasing government requests to cell phone carriers for subscriber information in the past year. Two interesting pieces in the New York Times today. Cell phone providers say that law enforcement agencies made 1.3 million such requests

ASA Bans "Lookalike" Government Websites

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The UK''s Advertising Standards Authority has banned several websites from operating after they deceived users into paying for government documents such as health cards, passports, and birth and death certificates. The websites, which used URLS that closely resembled official government

'Wolf of Wall Street' Financier Challenges U.S. Government's 1MDB Seizures

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Red Granite co-founder Riza Aziz says through court documents he's an "innocent owner" of assets allegedly derived from embezzlement. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online International

Washington Governor Signs Bill Addressing Government Use of Facial Recognition Technology

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The Washington law defines a “facial recognition service” as “technology that analyzes facial features and is used by a state or local government agency for the identification, verification, or persistent tracking of individuals in still or video images.” Biometrics Legislation Privacy Technology biometric privacy Facial recognition government use legislation privacy issues warrant Washington law

The Government Speech Doctrine

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Mark Strasser, Capital University Law School, has published Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain: On the Government Speech Doctrine and What it Licenses, at 21 Boston University Public Interest Law Journal 85 (2011). Here is the abstract. While federal and

Government Speech and Public Schools

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Bowman, Michigan State University College of Law, has published The Government Speech Doctrine and Speech in Schools in volume 48 of the Wake Forest Law Review (2013). Kristi L. Here is the abstract. According to the Supreme Court, when the

Government Rights in Government Marks

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Malla Pollack has published "Governmental Marks: What Souvenirs Say About Speech and Sovereignty." Here is the abstract. Governmental marks” are words or phrases which involve the identity of a social group that is partly defined in terms of its citizenship

@theblakemorgan Looking For #irespectmusic Results from Government

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Blake Morgan took the #irespectmusic campaign to Capitol Hill again last week, this time in support of the Songwriter Equity Act (bill numbers HR 1283 and S662 ) with staff in the U.S. Senate. His meetings included his own New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirstin Gellibrand. One of the cornerstone principles of the #irespectmusic campaign is to support the ideal of fair treatment for all creators and is not limited to specific legislation. Here’s an example.

AT&T Spars With U.S. Government Over Evidence at Merger Trial

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DC federal judge Richard Leon oversees the first day of "trial" concerning AT&T's proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Government Limitations On Scientific Speech

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Gostin, Georgetown University Law Center, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, have published The Limits of Government Regulation of Science, at Science 1047 (March 2012). John Kraemer, Georgetown University Law Center, and Lawrence O. Here is the abstract

Transparency and Privacy in Canadian Government Practices

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Conroy, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, are publishing Promoting Transparency While Protecting Privacy in Open Government in Canada, in the Alberta Law Review. Teresa Scassa, University of Ottawa, Common Law Section, and Amy M. Here is the abstract.

Ocasio-Cortez insists Green New Deal won't restructure government

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Norton on Remedies and the Government's Constitutionally Harmful Speech

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Norton, University of Colorado School of Law, is publishing Remedies and the Government's Constitutionally Harmful Speech in ConLawNOW (2018). Although governments have engaged in expression from their inception, only recently have we begun to Helen L. Here is the abstract.

U.S. Supreme Court Wants Government's Take on Copyright Takedown Case

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The high court is considering whether to grant review of a dispute triggered when Universal Music ordered the takedown of YouTube video showing a cute baby dancing to Prince's song. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

Appeals Court Upholds U.S. Government's Seizure of Megaupload's Mega-Millions

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The 4th Circuit rejects the contention that a federal statute disentitling fugitives from defending property claims against government forfeiture actions is a violation of due process rights. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Music Tech Business THR Online

NPR Accepting Applications For New Transparency in Government Legal Fellow Position @NPR

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NPR is accepting applications for its new Transparency in Government Legal Fellow. Under the guidance of NPR staff lawyers, the fellow will work with journalists at NPR to obtain access to public records that shed light on the operations of

The Paradox of Government Speech

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Joseph Blocher, Duke Law School, has published Government Viewpoint and Government Speech. Government speech creates a paradox at the heart of the First Amendment. In order to satisfy traditional First Amendment tests, the government must show Here is the abstract.

The government shutdown is affecting food safety inspections

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The government shutdown is affecting food safety inspections

Verify U.S. Government Social Media Accounts

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Ever wonder whether a Twitter feed is really from the government body or official it claims to be? government has a web page that lets you verify whether a social media account is really managed by the U.S. government. Federal Government Social Media Accounts | USA.gov. There is certainly reason to doubt sometimes, given the frequency of fake and spoof social-media accounts. To help clear up any doubt, the U.S.

FCC Shuts Down Because of Government Funding Impasse – What Does It Mean for Broadcasters?

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With that database not working, public file updates (including the Quarterly Issues Programs lists that are due to be added to the files by January 10, cannot be uploaded unless the government reopens. Depending on the length of the shutdown, the FCC may reexamine other deadlines that fall within the period that routine operations of the government are closed. Do you have a deal to buy a new station or a planned technical modification that needs FCC approval?

Pandora Runs to the Government to Screw Songwriters Again

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The government granted them an effective monopoly on webcasting and Pandora intends to keep it that way. The artists can’t say no because the government forces artists to accept the compulsory license for sound recordings, so there’s no way to block recordings. Good news: Pandora is scheduled to come to the stock market with a “secondary offering”, meaning the company is essentially having a second IPO.

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Norton on Government Speech and the War on Terror @ColoLaw

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Norton, University of Colorado School of Law, is publishing Government Speech and the War on Terror in volume 86 of the Fordham Law Review (2017). The government is unique among speakers because of its Helen L. Here is the abstract.

Government can't keep TV 'snake oil salesman' quiet

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Chinese Government Delays Writer's Trial

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The National Campaign reports that the Chinese government is putting off the trial of writer Tragyal; the writer has criticized the government's policies toward Tibet. Via Jurist

AT&T, Fox Square Off Over Document Confidentiality in Government's Merger Fight

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Fox wants the ability to withhold anything it deems not necessary or relevant to the government's challenge. AT&T says that would prejudice the fight. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

Mark Boal Settles With U.S. Government in Bergdahl Tapes Dispute

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The Oscar winner's confidential material will remain confidential. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online Serial

Government Funding and Free Speech

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Charles W. Rocky) Rhodes IV, has published Speech, Subsidies, and Traditions: AID v. AOSI and the First Amendment in the 2013 Cato Supreme Court Review 363. Here is the abstract. In a victory for free speech and individual liberty, Agency

Government Capture and Google’s Crony Capitalism Assault on America

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Government. Government” and not “the Obama Administration” for a reason–it just happens, it is merely coincidental that President Obama is the occupant of the White House during Google’s rise to power. This isn’t just agency capture, it’s government capture. In case you haven’t noticed, Google has been conducting an all out assault on powerful positions in the U.S. Note that I say “the U.S.

BlackBerry’s Continuing Struggle with Foreign Governments

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In 2008, terrorist attacks in Mumbai were coordinated with cell phones, and the Indian government is concerned that the encryption of BlackBerry emails and messages could provide protection for future terrorist communication. The company originally declined to grant access to their services because it refuses to compromise the security of corporate email, and as of now is locked in a standoff with the Indian government.

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Lance Armstrong Headed to $100 Million Trial Over U.S. Government Sponsorship

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The cyclist who was busted for using PEDs contends the government got more than enough benefits from the relationship, but a judge will allow a jury to decide. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Israeli Government, Reporter, Reach Plea Deal

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The Israeli government has reached a deal with a reporter and his newspaper that will spare the reporter a long jail sentence over charges that he is in possession of government secrets. Instead, the reporter, Uri Blau, might be sentenced

Norton on Government Lies and the Press Clause @ColoLaw

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Norton, University of Colorado School of Law, is publishing Government Lies and the Press Clause in volume 89 of the Colorado Law Review. Helen L. Here is the abstract. This essay considers a particular universe of potentially dangerous governmental falsehoods

Human Rights Watch Asks Sri Lankan Government For Answers On Whereabouts Of Government Critic

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Human Rights Watch has called on the Sri Lankan government to explain the disappearance of cartoonist and government critic Prageeth Ekneligoda, who has not been seen since 2010. A member of the Sri Lankan Parliament says Mr. Ekneligoda is living

Justice Souter On Government Speech

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Nahmod, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Institute for Law and the Humanities, has published Justice Souter on Government Speech at 2010 Brigham Young University Law Review 2097. Sheldon H. Here is the abstract. Justice David Souter, who replaced Justice William Brennan

U.S. Government's Seizure of Music Publishing Assets Draws Malaysian Financier's Family

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Jho Low's relatives want a chance to challenge the Justice Department's biggest kleptocracy case. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business THR Online

Fox May Be Subject of Government Investigation Over Ailes Sexual Harassment Claims

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An attorney for a former Fox host says he received a subpoena from federal prosecutors in the midst of a sexual harassment lawsuit against Ailes. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online