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Legal news from Sunday, February 19, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

The US Supreme Court on Friday blocked enforcement of a Montana Supreme Court ruling, which upheld a state law limiting the amount of money corporations can spend on campaigns, until it can consider an appeal from the corporations challenging the law. The Montana court ruling in Western Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Montana [opinion, …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

US Representatives Edward Markey and Joe Barton, members of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, and Cliff Stearns, of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Friday asking it to look into possibly unlawful privacy practices by Google. The letter was a response …

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by Matthew Pomy

US Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter Friday to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) stating that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has decided that denying same-sex couples military and veterans benefits violates the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment. In the letter, Holder explains that denying such …

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