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Social Media Subpoena Guide 2015 Edition

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I initially wrote about how to subpoena various social media sites back in 2011. Seeing as it has been a few years I thought it was time to provide an update. It’s worth noting that almost every site you attempt ...

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What is Unconstitutional Animus?

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  Today the Supreme Court handed down a significant decision in U.S. v. Windsor, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Besides the decision, what was of particular interest to me was the reasoning behind the decision – unconstitutional animus. I ...

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Then Again, Maybe Wikipedia IS a Proper Legal Authority

Surprise, surprise, Courts seem to be split on the issue of whether or not Wikipedia is a proper legal source. In the previous post, people were discussing this link on Wikipedia: Which is a listing of holdings from Courts that have cited Wikipedia in various ...

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Email Privacy Protected by 4th Amendment

From the EFF Deeplinks blog, in the matter of US v. Warshak: As the Court held today, Given the fundamental similarities between email and traditional forms of communication [like postal mail and telephone calls], it would defy common sense to ...

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You Don’t Own Anything: Vernor v. Autodesk

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Corynne McSherry over at the EFF’s Deeplinks Blog posted a breakdown of a recent decision from the Ninth Circuit in the matter of Vernor v. Autodesk, D.C. No. 2:07-cv-01189-RAJ (PDF download of opinon). In a triumph of legal formalism over reality, the ...

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