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NSA’s Bulk Phone Data Collection Illegal, Court Rules NSA’s Bulk Phone Data Collection Illegal, Court Rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that the bulk collections of your phone records is illegal. In a nearly 100-page ruling, the court vacated a lower court’s decision and stated that the bulk collection of metadata is not authorized by …

California Executions Moratorium Upheld, Again
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In 2006, a U.S. Distroct Court judge in California ruled that if a lethal injection execution was performed incorrectly, it could lead to cruel and unusual punishment, which is prohibited by the eighth amendment to the U.S. constitution. Since that …

O.J. Simpson: One Hand Free in Court Hearing
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In October 2012, the armed robbery and kidnapping case for which O.J. Simpson was convicted in 2008 was reopened. Simpson is currently serving 33 years in prison for the charges, but the former football star is hoping to get a …

Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California Mapping While Driving Ruled Illegal in California

Thanks to a recent court ruling by a California appellate court, it doesn’t matter that you were only checking your smartphone to update Google Maps. That’s because the law, as it currently reads, bans any sort of hands-on use of …

Tweeting Juror Is One Man’s Ticket Off Death Row Tweeting Juror Is One Man’s Ticket Off Death Row

An Arkansas man’s death row conviction has been overturned essentially because one juror couldn’t keep away from Twitter. The Arkansas state Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s decision that the juror’s tweets in question do not constitute grounds for …