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I'm on a few list servs. I won't say which one this originated on. But, lets just jump to what I said: 11 muslim students stood up to heckle the Israeli ambassador. Orange county prosecutor charged them with disrupting an event. While they may not have a...

By J. DeVoy No cute pictures of infants here -- just a bizarre story from San Diego Attorney Theresa Erickson pled guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud for her role in what federal prosecutors described as a "baby-selling ring." (source.)  Technologically, the scheme was pretty simple: Women would travel to the Ukraine...

By J. DeVoy If you have encrypted data that is seized during an investigation, and law enforcement officers are incapable of decrypting it, can you refuse to provide the codes to remove encryption?  The Electronic Frontier Foundation ("EFF") believes so, and recently submitted an amicus brief to that effect in U.S....

By J. DeVoy Today, U.S. District Court Judge Roger Hunt held a hearing regarding the Order to Show Cause he previously issued in Righthaven LLC v. Democratic Underground LLC et al, Case No. 2:10-cv-01356 (D. Nev.).  Righthaven, represented by Las Vegas attorney Shawn Mangano and national law firm Kirkland & Ellis...

I did not know Judge Roll, (the judge who died in the attack on Gabrielle Giffords) but he was the judge who swore me in to the D. Ariz. The few minutes I spent in front of him were memorable, and actually hilarious. There is a nice article...

By Marc J. Randazza Washington Redskins owner, Dan Snyder, seems to have awfully thin skin for a guy who owns a sports team named after a racial insult. Snyder filed a frivolous defamation suit against the Washington City Paper ("WCP") based upon an article "The Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to...

By J. DeVoy From the WTF file in Dane County, Wisconsin (i.e. Madison and its metro area): [A] jury has awarded $1 million to Dr. Charles and Karen Johnson, a former Madison couple who alleged that therapists implanted in their now adult daughter false memories of childhood sexual and physical abuse. The...