August 29, 2013
by G. Redd
The New Jersey Superior Court ruled Tuesday that knowingly sending a text message to someone who is behind the wheel creates liability for any causes of action that result from a potential collision. Previously, liability was only assigned to the driver that was texting. Defendant Shannon Colonna ...[read more]
January 26, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On January 26, 2010, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a federal ban on texting while driving for all commercial truck and bus drivers. The regulation, promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), added to several state laws outlawing texting while ...[read more]
December 29, 2011
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Guest Columnist J. Michael Eakin, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, discusses the importance of clarity in legal writing and urges lawyers to avoid jargon and write concisely...Writing skills have fallen victim to texting, email shorthand and the acronyms of social ...[read more]
January 1, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 1, 2010, several state laws took effect seeking to regulate everything from social policy to highway safety. Texting while driving became illegal in Illinois, Oregon and New Hampshire, joining the nearly twenty other prohibiting states and the federal government. North Carolina banned ...[read more]
April 19, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, the court heard arguments on whether a state law school may deny recognition to a religious student organization where the group requires its officers and voting members to agree with its core ...[read more]
March 18, 2010
by Matt Glenn
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Wednesday that a Pennsylvania prosecutor cannot file child pornography charges against a teenage girl whose topless photo was found on a number of her schoolmates' cell phones, upholding a preliminary injunction. Wyoming County prosecutor Georg... ...[read more]
January 26, 2010
by Ann Riley
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Tuesday a federal ban on texting while driving for commercial truck and bus drivers. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said that the prohibition will take effect immediately. Drivers who text while driving commercial vehicles may be subject to ...[read more]
December 31, 2009
by Dwyer Arce
A plethora of state laws set to take effect after Friday, New Year's Day, seek to regulate everything from social policy to highway safety. Texting while driving will become illegal in Illinois, Oregon, and New Hampshire, which will join nearly twenty other prohibiting states and the federal gov... ...[read more]
October 2, 2009
by Brian Jackson
US President Barack Obama on Thursday signed an executive order making it illegal for federal employees or government contractors to use text messaging while driving. The order encompasses employee use of government owned or leased cars, as well as privately owned cars used for government ...[read more]
March 2, 2006
by Tatyana Margolin
China's new Law on Public Security Administrative Penalties took effect Wednesday, creating 165 new offenses and setting maximum penalties ranging from 200 yuan ($25 US) to 15 days detention for Chinese citizens all the way to deportation for foreigners. The new offenses include repeatedly sendi... ...[read more]

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