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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Sep 08, 2008 Want top search results? Tread carefully
QUOTE: The SEO (search engine optimization) industry has sprung up to help customers find ways to get their Web sites high in search results, and its practitioners are always testing new methods. Some "white-hat" methods pose no problems, but others range somewhere between crafty and definitely naughty "black-hat" techniques.
CNET Jul 18, 2006 "Enemy Combatants" Who Have Never Seen Combat
QUOTE: Hoping to convince Congress to pass legislation to deprive detainees at Guantanamo of internationally-recognized rights, Bush Administration officials and allies...put forward a series of arguments, many having little basis in fact.
Findlaw Jun 29, 2006 The Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005: A Bill That Is Intended to Eviscerate the Establishment Clause
QUOTE: Public Expression of Religion Act of 2005... is a creative attempt to forestall Establishment Clause attacks on public displays of religion...
Findlaw Jun 17, 2006 What Exactly Is Judicial Activism? The Charges Made Against the President's Judicial Nominees
QUOTE: "Judicial activism" has become an appellation of choice in the current debate about the role of judges and justices in American government. Most prominently, right now, it's used by Democrats to attack the President's judicial nominees, and by Republicans to attack judges who reach results of which they do not approve.
Findlaw Feb 02, 2006 The Lawsuits over James Frey's "A Million Little Pieces": Although the Author Has Conceded Fabrication, The Suits Should be Dismissed
QUOTE: ...James Frey's best-selling memoir, A Million Little Pieces, contains inaccuracies and fabricated events....Some readers have now decided to sue the book's publisher, Random House and the relevant subdivision, Doubleday, in three separate class action lawsuits, in Los Angeles, Illinois, and Seattle. Each suit alleges breach of contract, and negligent misrepresentation as well as consumer fraud...
Findlaw Jan 13, 2006 The Problem with Presidential Signing Statements: Their Use and Misuse by the Bush Administration
QUOTE: Bush is using his signing statements to effectively nullify them as they relate to the executive branch. These statements, for him, function as directives to executive branch departments and agencies as to how they are to implement the relevant law....Given the incredible number of constitutional challenges Bush is issuing to new laws, without vetoing them, his use of signing statements is going to sooner or later put him in an untenable position.
Findlaw Aug 23, 2005 Tracking Every Move You Make: Can Car Rental Companies Use Technology to Monitor Our Driving?: A Connecticut Court's Ruling Highlights an Important Question
QUOTE: Does GPS have a down side? Unfortunately, the answer may be yes - and a recent Connecticut Supreme Court ruling illustrates why. Fortunately, however, a few simple legal measures can help to mitigate the downside of businesses' use of GPS.
Findlaw Aug 22, 2005 The $253 Million Verdict Against the Maker of Vioxx: Its Likely Short-Term and Long-Term Impact For the Company
QUOTE: The real risk to Merck comes from the estimated 4300 other lawsuits that have been filed against it. Merck cannot afford to pay $20 million per case... a significant number of those cases will be tried in jurisdictions that do not cap punitive damages... And more big-ticket verdicts against the company will likely mean more suits are filed.
Findlaw Aug 17, 2005 Trusting the Torturers
QUOTE: International law establishes an absolute prohibition against torture. The prohibition includes, specifically, an obligation not to send a person to a country where he or she is at risk of ill-treatment. At present, despite some recent improvements, the risk of torture in Jordan remains real.
Findlaw Aug 15, 2005 Should the Law Punish Adultery? The Troubling Case of General Kevin Byrnes
QUOTE: Numerous members of the armed services are disciplined annually for consensual relationships. With the nation at war and the armed forces missing recruitment goals, is there any possible justification for disciplining military personnel for private consensual conduct? ... How can the law subject anyone to sanctions for adultery?
Findlaw Aug 10, 2005 Why the "Real ID" Act, Which Requires National Identity Cards, is a Real Mess
QUOTE: Unlike the USA Patriot Act and other politically sensitive pieces of legislation, Real ID has not made many headlines... Indeed, as I will explain citizens' privacy will be seriously threatened if the Act is not amended before it takes effect.
Findlaw Aug 08, 2005 The Lawsuit Brought by African-Americans Seeking Compensation from Corporations for The Wrongs of Slavery: Why the Opinion Dismissing the Suit Is Unpersuasive
QUOTE: Last month, a federal district judge in Chicago dismissed -- for the second time -- the class action lawsuit brought against corporate America on behalf of African-Americans seeking compensation for the injuries of slavery. The dismissal is problematic, because its legal reasoning is flawed.
Findlaw Aug 02, 2005 Paramilitary Demobilizations in Colombia
QUOTE: Murillo's bloody record would make it difficult to praise him no matter how exemplary his current actions. But Restrepo, in thanking Murillo in the name of the Colombian public, was not only ignoring crimes committed in years past. He was closing his eyes to violent abuses that happened just months ago.
Findlaw Jul 29, 2005 Supreme Court Nominee John G. Roberts: How Many Of His Government Records Can Be Hidden From the Senate?
QUOTE: The Bush White House... initially said that they would refuse to turn over documents, claiming attorney-client privilege. Apparently reminded that as Independent Counsel, Ken Starr pretty much made a nullity of that privilege for government attorneys, the White House later said that some documents would be made available, but not all.
Findlaw Jul 28, 2005 When Can Consensual Sex Create a Hostile Workplace Environment?: The California Supreme Court Weighs In on the Claim of Sexual Favoritism
QUOTE: When a married supervisor conducts longstanding, concurrent affairs with three female subordinates at work and grants them professional favors over more deserving candidates, does it constitute unlawful sexual harassment?
Findlaw Jul 26, 2005 Secure Flight Is Set to Take Off, But Will our Data Be Secure?: GAO Reports Correctly Highlight Weaknesses in The Proposed System
QUOTE: ...the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress' investigative body, reported that the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA) used personal consumer information to test a controversial passenger-screening program, without informing the public it was doing so... We need such screening mechanisms in place. But they need to be carefully designed and implemented so they can both ensure security, and honor privacy. So far, the TSA has failed at these tasks.
Findlaw Jul 25, 2005 The Wisconsin and New Hampshire Supreme Courts Rule Against Clergy Abuse Victims: Two Decisions That Illustrate Why the Law in This Area Must Change
QUOTE: In two recent cases involving clergy abuse - in Wisconsin and New Hampshire -- state Supreme Court rulings left victims out in the cold...the legal system has fallen well short of doing justice to the victims of clergy abuse.
Findlaw Jul 19, 2005 When Is Nonviolent Civil Disobedience Justified? The Case of Judith Miller
QUOTE: The most recent high-profile instance of civil disobedience is that of New York Times reporter Judith Miller. After a federal judge found Miller in contempt of court for refusing to comply with a grand jury subpoena, she has been held in a federal penitentiary. Every court to review the subpoena has proclaimed it legally valid, but Miller believes it to be unconstitutional.
Findlaw Jul 13, 2005 When Should Fourth Amendment Violations Lead to Suppression of Evidence? The Supreme Court Takes a "Knock and Announce" Case
QUOTE: Specifically, the Court will consider whether evidence obtained after an illegal no-knock home entry should be admissible, across the board, on the theory that it would have been "inevitably discovered" if police had followed the rules.
Findlaw Jul 13, 2005 Do Banks and Other Businesses Have a Duty to Notify Customers of Computer Security Breaches?A Recent California Suit, and a Possible Federal Law
QUOTE: If someone hacked into a computer database and stole your credit card number, would you want to be immediately notified? Or would you be happy to be informed only if, and when, thieves used your number to make unauthorized purchases?
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