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US Supreme Court to decide whether human genes are patentable

Supreme Court orders do-over on key software patent ruling

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United Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit The United States Supreme Court signaled skepticism about broad software patents Monday when it ordered reconsideration of an online advertising patent. The high court asked the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to reconsider its decision approving the...
Supreme Court orders do-over on key software patent ruling

So Is She Gay?

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It is no more of an empirical question than whether she is Jewish. We know she is Jewish, and it is a fact simply and rightly put in the public square. If she were to hide her Jewishness, it would seem rightly odd, bizarre, anachronistic, even arguably self-critical or self-loathing....
So Is She Gay?
How a coke dealer busted by GPS tracking is changing privacy law

IsoHunt Will Take DMCA Safe Harbor Fight to the Supreme Court

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In 2010, a district court ordered isoHunt to implement a filter to exclude movie and TV show-related terms from its search engine. Despite running the filter for some time the Canada-based torrent search engine hoped to have the decision overruled on appeal, but in March this year that aim suffered...
IsoHunt Will Take DMCA Safe Harbor Fight to the Supreme Court
Supreme Court declines to hear file-swapping case

Supreme Court to decide if journalists can sue over warrantless wiretaps

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The United States Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a coalition of human rights groups and journalists has standing to challenge the 2008 FISA Amendments Act. The Obama administration has argued that because none of the plaintiffs can prove that their communications were intercepted by any of the government's...
Supreme Court to decide if journalists can sue over warrantless wiretaps

Lawmaker launches assault on violent video games

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An Oklahoma lawmaker has proposed levying a new tax on violent video games. Oklahoma Democrat Will Fourkiller has suggested the tax be applied to all games that receive an ESRB rating, which is intended for adults only. In addition, Fourkiller thinks T-Rated games should also have a tax added to the cost...
Lawmaker launches assault on violent video games

NY's highest court: Your Internet tax break days are done

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Next stop United States Supreme Court? That's looking increasingly likely as a state court rejects claims from Amazon and Overstock.com. [Read more]...
NY's highest court: Your Internet tax break days are done

White House Will Take To Twitter To Answer Questions About SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling

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The United States Supreme Court today voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act (informally referred to as ObamaCare), the health care reform bill that will require nearly all Americans to have health insurance coverage. It’s a very, very big deal — and it’s apparent on social media sites that many...
White House Will Take To Twitter To Answer Questions About SCOTUS Obamacare Ruling
Obama administration defends $222,000 file-sharing verdict

Facebook users changed their profile pictures in favor of gay marriage at 120% the normal update rate

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The United States Supreme Court this week held arguments about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in the country. On the docket were two laws that perhaps affects someone you know: California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act. As battles waged on inside the hallowed halls the nation’s highest court,...
Facebook users changed their profile pictures in favor of gay marriage at 120% the normal update rate

SCOTUS leaves in place ruling that protects right to record police

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The United States Supreme Court rejected a request from a Chicago-area prosecutor to review a recent ruling that the First Amendment protects a right to record the actions of police officers as they perform their public duties. The lower court's decision was hotly contested. A two-judge majority ruled in May that...
SCOTUS leaves in place ruling that protects right to record police
Supreme Court cops out, again, on "fleeting expletives"
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