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The United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled on December 14 that emails are protected under the 4th Amendment. The court held in United States v. Warshak that the defendant, Warshak, “enjoyed a reasonable expectation of privacy in his emails vis-a-vis NuVox, his Internet...
The internet is subject to the abuse of sharing and trading personal information. The Federal Trade Commission has finally acted to stop some of the problems by proposing new regulations on online privacy. The FTC in its report proposed implementation of a ‘Do Not Track’ mechanism. The report...
Whether a lawyer may use trickery to “friend” an adverse party or witness in order to gain access to information has been considered by several local bar organizations. A recent ABA Journal article discusses those cases (several mentioned in earlier posts on this blog). The emerging...
Nations from around the world meet today through December 10th in Cancun, Mexico, to discuss changes to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The meeting in Cancun is the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP). The text of the Framework Convention is located here: ...
The magic 8-ball has spoken. It’s the wave of the future. Lawyers will use social media to solicit potential clients. Bar associations will seek to regulate the content of social media solicitations just as they regulate advertising elsewhere. The Kentucky Bar apparently is the first...
Consider the officers who, while investigating a suspected drug deal, order a suspect from a vehicle, only to have the suspect’s saggy pants fall down. What to do? Should the officers tell the suspect to pull up his pants, and risk giving him access to a weapon if the pants contain one?...
Everyone has busy schedules these days. It seems that it is impossible to coordinate meetings. If you are trying to schedule a phone conference or meeting with several people from different parts of the country or different cities, then consider using an online conference scheduler. They are...
Remember when Halloween was an adult-free zone? The neighborhood teemed with costumed children, racing against the clock to collect free treats from their kindly neighbors. I do. That was my childhood, not necessarily that of my own children. In the last several decades, parents have been...
A customer who was injured by a spider while trying on pants was unable to prevail on a claim against the retailer and supplier of the pants of breach of implied warranty of merchantability [Flippo v. Mode O'Day Frock Shops of Hollywood, 449 S.W.2d 692 (Ark. 1970)]. The Supreme Court of Arkansas...