In re J.M., Georgia Supreme Court, January 13, 2003 [striking down Georgia's 1833 anti-fornication law]. Read the opinion here [PDF]. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chasehere.
THIS DAY @ LAW
Patent Law Treaty signed
June 1, 2000, the Patent Law Treaty (PLT) was signed in Geneva. The purpose of PLT is to make the patent process easier for the applicant at the international level by streamlining the regional and national patent procedures in member countries. Today, there are 19 contracting states and 59 additional nations have signed PLT.
Learn more about the Patent Law Treaty from the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Edison patented electric voting machine
On June 1, 1869, inventor Thomas A. Edison received a patent for an electric voting machine for use by Congress.