“Defendants admit that Plaintiff did not give express permission for the use of photographs contained on her phone on an undercover Facebook page, but state the Plaintiff implicitly consented by granting access to the information stored in her cell phone and by consenting to the use of that information to aid in an ongoing criminal investigations [sic].”—Government Set Up A Fake Facebook Page In This Woman’s Name
“And the Brooklyn district attorney, Kenneth P. Thompson, said Mr. Robinson’s case, which is scheduled to go to trial on Wednesday, was “indicative of my determination to be strong on folks who think they can just abuse any type of animal.””—He Kicked a Stray Cat, and Activists Growled - NYTimes.com
“Professor Salaita was hopeful that the University would do the right thing and complete that appointment process voluntarily and amicably,” said Salaita’s legal representative Anand Swaminathan, attorney at Loevy & Loevy based in Chicago. “Having not done so, his only option at this point is to pursue his legal remedies, and that is what he is in the process of doing.”—Salaita’s lawyer says ‘legal remedies’ only option - The Daily Illini : News
“From my perch, two things seem to permeate the problems suffered by lawyers: First, good, hard-working lawyers are not earning enough to enjoy a sufficiently comfortable lifestyle for themselves and their family to justify surmounting the barriers to entry and the headache of the job. Second, the arbitrariness of the law. Non-lawyers think the law is somewhat reliable, and if a lawyer does good work, they will prevail. We know better, and it makes us nuts.”—Are You Happy Yet? (Update) | Simple Justice
“Just for those few readers of this post who don’t already think about contract law all day long, well, I’ll tell you a secret: there is no contract law.”—Temple Law Professor Dave Hoffman, in this post at Concurring Opinions. Professor Hoffman is @hoffprof on Twitter.
“Ultimately, the question whether the people are free to affirm marriage as a man-woman union will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.”—Byron Babione, head of the legal team defending Virginia’s discriminatory marriage law, in a statement responding to the 4th Circuit’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional.
“The government’s bulk warrants, which demand ‘all’ communications and information in 24 broad categories from the 381 targeted accounts, are the digital equivalent of seizing everything in someone’s home. Except here, it is not a single home but an entire neighborhood of nearly 400 homes […] The vast scope of the government’s search and seizure here would be unthinkable in the physical world.”—Facebook Bid to Shield Data From the Law Fails, So Far - NY Times
“I plead guilty to having written the majority opinion (affirmed by the Supreme Court) upholding Indiana’s requirement that prospective voters prove their identity with a photo ID—a type of law now widely regarded as a means of voter suppression rather than of fraud prevention.”—Judge Posner, quoted at Cultivated Compendium
It has come to the defendant’s attention that the plaintiff publicly appears that he does not suffer from PTSD, but rather, lives a fully functional and healthy life, traveling, spending time with his children, and visiting with friends and family.
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The plaintiff has posted photographs of himself on Facebook which were or still are publicly available. However, status posts, many photographs, and other interactions the plaintiff has with his Facebook ‘friends’ is currently private and unavailable for those who are not his friends to see. Additionally, photographs and social network information that the plaintiff has on his cell phone and personal computer are also currently private and unavailable for others to see in reference to this litigation.
“Just because one citizen seems to think another citizen is doing something improper is not a basis to compromise the right of all of us,” Kates said. “If all a government agent needs to tape you is a personal belief you have done something wrong, you could lose your right to privacy. Most of the Bills of Rights would fall at the whim of a government agent.”—Intent won’t save Griffith, attorneys say
“PFC [Private first class] Manning is not submitting a plea as part of an agreement or deal with the Government. Further, the Government does not need to agree to PFC Manning’s plea; the Court simply has to determine that the plea is legally permissible. If the Court allows PFC Manning to plead guilty by exceptions and substitutions, the Government may still elect to prove up the charged offenses. Pleading by exceptions and substitutions, in other words, does not change the offenses with which PFC Manning has been charged and for which he is scheduled to stand trial.”—Bradley Manning Offers To Admit To Leaking Secrets To WikiLeaks In Court Plea - Forbes
“These charges are the work of a vindictive and politically motivated Governor working through an un-elected attorney general, Linda Kelly, whom he appointed to do his bidding and who will be a lame duck five days from now. There is no factual basis to support these charges,”—Ex-Penn State president charged in Sandusky case