S 1436, State of California, signed into law September 28, 2004. Excerpt: It is the intent of the Legislature that this act protect California consumers from the use of spyware and malware that is deceptively or surreptitiously installed on their computers. Because the threats posed by these practices change over time, it is the intent [...]
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, September 28, 2004 . Read the opinion here . Excerpt: We deal here with a novel First Amendment claim. The appellants, three tobacco companies, claim that California violated their First Amendment rights by imposing a surtax on cigarettes and then using some of the proceeds of that [...]
European Court of First Instance, September 28, 2004 . Read the judgment here. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.
ACLU of Ohio v. Taft, US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, decided September 27, 2004 . Read the opinion here. Excerpt: We conclude that Article I, section 2, clause 4 imposed a mandatory duty upon Governor Taft to hold a special election to fill the vacancy in the District created by the expulsion of Traficant. [...]
Access Now v. Southwest Airlines, US Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, decided September 24, 2004. Read the opinion here . Excerpt: In declining to evaluate the merits of this case, we are in no way unmindful that the legal questions raised are significant. The Internet is transforming our economy and culture, and the question whether [...]
AB 488, State of California, signed into law September 24, 2004. Read the legislation here. Excerpt: On or before July 1, 2005, with respect to a person who has been convicted of the commission or the attempted commission of any of the offenses listed in paragraph (2) or the statutory predecessors of any of these [...]
US House of Representatives, introduced September 24, 2004 . Read the text of the bill as introduced . Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.
Amendments to Sections 1900 and 1961, and Adoption of new Section 1961.1, Title 13, California Code of Regulations , California Air Resources Board, approved September 24, 2004. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here and here.
US v. Ali al-Timini, September 23, 2004 . Read the indictment here . Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.
Bush v. Schiavo, Florida Supreme Court, September 23, 2004. Read the opinion here . Excerpt: Under procedures enacted by the Legislature, effective both before the passage of the Act and after its fifteen-day effective period expired, circuit courts are charged with adjudicating issues regarding incompetent individuals. The trial courts of this State are called upon [...]