The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled Friday that the US Interior Department does not have to disconnect its computers from the Internet despite the possibility of tampering by hackers. The dispute arose regarding the security of a US Interior Department website that contains information about royalty payments owed to American [...]

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In Friday's environmental law news, John Thwaites, Minister of the Environment for the state of Victoria in Australia, has announced that he will be calling on the national Environment and Heritage Protection Council (EHPC) to adopt a plan that would require large emitters to report their greenhouse gas emissions annually. Currently, emitters have to report [...]

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President Bush Friday signed into law H.R. 1350, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), designed among other things to ensure that students with disabilities will have special education teachers with the skills and training to teach special education and their subject area. The President's remarks at this morning's signing are online from [...]

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The US Supreme Court announced at midday Friday that it would hear appeals from the Federal Communications Commission and the cable industry on whether broadband services that offer computer users high-speed links to the Internet via cable are an "information service" subject to minimal regulation by federal or local authorities or whether, following lower court [...]

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In Friday's corporations and securities law news, the Canadian unit of Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) will pay Canadian regulators $1.5 million Canadian to settle allegations it improperly traded shares of BCE, Canada's biggest phone company. This is the second-largest fine given by Market Regulation Services, Canada's stock market regulator. The MRS press release is [...]

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