End of Story: FOIA Not Applicable to Blue Book

Earlier this week, a D.C. Circuit panel was not persuaded by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ (NACDL) arguments that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) should disclose the Federal Criminal Discovery Blue Book under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The panel upheld a lower court’s decision that the manual falls under the […]

A Highly Logical Approach to the Future of Corporate Counsel

Logic led the way at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Legal Operations conference in Chicago last month. According to a Legal Tech News summary of the conference, the purpose was to provide a glimpse into the future of legal operations, which is now.

“The old way is breaking down,” said William Henderson, law professor, researcher/chief […]

Done Deal: EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Adopted

In June, the European Data Protection Supervisor Giovanni Buttarelli stated that there was more work to be done on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. As of July 12 that work has concluded: The European Commission has adopted the Privacy Shield.

In its press release, the European Commission boasts that the new framework offers stronger protection for […]

Antitrust e-Discovery: Snags and Solutions

In order to help address the issues that arise as antitrust e-discovery crosses international borders, Ernst & Young held the webinar “Anticipating Pitfalls in Cross-Border Antitrust eDiscovery.” Topics discussed, as Inside Counsel reported, ranged from national and jurisdiction-specific privacy to practical tips for cross-border discovery.

According to panelist Chris Wall, a senior manager at Ernst […]

Prison Sentence Ends Reign of “Spam King”

In 2008 and 2009, Sanford “Spam King” Wallace of Las Vegas, Nev., took a gamble on a scheme: illegally access Facebook’s computer network, gain and store account information, send out millions of spam messages to the accounts’ friends and earn money once those users visited the intended websites. Last month, he finally lost.

Previously, Wallace […]

Do SCOTUS Citations Come up Short?

Citation change is afoot (or a footer) within the Supreme Court. As noted by Fortune, SCOTUS’ first shortened link appeared on page 30 of a recent decision, courtesy of Justice Elena Kagan. Is this a good or bad thing? Depends on whom you ask.

According to Fortune, on one side is the opinion reflected by […]

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