The US Copyright Office issued a report on Thursday claiming that the safe-harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA) now favors tech companies over rights-holders. After studying the issue for years and taking into consideration more than 92,000 comments, the Copyright Office suggests that “Congress may wish to fine-tune” the statute. The report [...]

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A federal appeals court dismissed a Missouri death row inmate’s petition for post-conviction relief Sunday, despite questions about the evidence used to convict him, clearing the way for his execution to take place on Tuesday. This order will vacate a 30-day stay of execution that a federal judge granted to Walter Barton on Friday. Walter [...]

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Seven prisoners in the Oregon state prison system sued Governor Kate Brown, the Department of Corrections and its directors, Wednesday out of fear that COVID-19 would spread among the prison. The suit asks the court to issue a temporary restraining order and preliminary restraining order that would require the Department of Corrections to reduce the [...]

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A federal judge on Thursday rejected a claim by the Texas-based voting group True the Vote that voter fraud would run rampant in Nevada’s all-mail Republican Primary on June 9. This lawsuit was filed in response to Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske’s order to conduct the primary election via mail-in ballots, as opposed to [...]

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A federal judge on Saturday blocked Kansas from limiting attendance at in-person religious services or activities to 10 or fewer people to prevent the spread of COVID-19, indicating that he believes that the policy violates First Amendment rights. This ruling prevents the enforcement of Executive Order No. 20-18 issued by Governor Laura Kelly, which sought [...]

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A federal judge refused Friday to order California prison officials to release large number of inmates or impose social-distancing requirements as protections against the coronavirus, saying the state has acted reasonably so far by freeing several thousand prisoners ahead of schedule and taking steps to expand housing and improve sanitation. US District Judge Jon Tigar [...]

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The U.S. Supreme Court postponed oral arguments scheduled for April as a result of the coronavirus pandemic on Friday. The court is considering alternative options for handling the various outstanding cases. This announcement comes after the Supreme Court postponed arguments scheduled for its March session. Court spokeswoman, Kathleen Arberg state, “in keeping with the public [...]

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Wisconsin Governor, Tony Evers, said on Friday that he wants all registered voters in the state to receive an absentee ballot and have until May 19 to return the ballots, which would effectively delay Tuesday’s election amid the coronavirus crisis. As a result, Evers signed an executive order on Friday, calling for a special session [...]

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US President Donald Trump on Friday signed a historic $2 trillion stimulus package that was approved by the House of Representatives earlier in the day. The House approved the bill after overcoming last-minute drama by using an unusual procedural move to thwart a demand by a conservative Republican to force members to vote in person. [...]

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