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Policy, State & Local

Judge: Sen. Graham must testify in Georgia election probe

August 15, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

A federal judge on Monday said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before a special grand jury in Atlanta that is investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies broke any laws while trying to overturn his narrow 2020 general […]

Federal, Policy

Law enforcement can plunder DNA profile database, judge rules

November 7, 2019

Via: ZDnet

A judge has approved a warrant for law enforcement to access the database of DNA profiler GEDmatch, a landmark ruling which may have serious privacy implications. Databases of genetic information, hosted by private companies including and 23andMe, are a […]

Federal, Policy

Feds forcing mass fingerprint unlocks is an abuse of power, judge rules

January 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

According to a new ruling issued last week by a federal magistrate in Oakland, California, the government can’t get a warrant granting permission to turn up at a local house allegedly connected to a criminal suspect, seize all digital devices, […]

Federal, Policy

Trump can’t block Twitter critics, judge rules

May 24, 2018

Via: FCW

President Donald Trump can’t block critics from viewing and interacting with his @realDonaldTrump Twitter account, a federal judge ruled on May 23, although Trump and his social media helpers are free to mute accounts they don’t care to see. In […]

Policy, State & Local

Judge denies DOJ effort to halt Twitter lawsuit over national security orders

July 7, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

A federal judge in California has decided to allow Twitter’s lawsuit against the attorney general’s office to go forward. She rejected arguments that the social media giant should not be allowed to be precise in its transparency reports when describing […]

Federal, Policy

Microsoft to feds: Please exempt our immigrant workers hit by travel ban

February 3, 2017

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft has formally asked the US Department of State and the Department of Homeland Security to grant it and other companies an exemption to the Trump administration’s executive order that restricts entry or re-entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries. […]

Policy, State & Local

Judge rejects Uber’s settlement with drivers over employee classification

August 19, 2016

Via: CIO

A federal judge in California has rejected a proposed settlement between Uber Technologies and drivers in Massachusetts and California, in lawsuits that claimed that they should be classified as employees with full benefits rather than as independent contractors. The ride-hailing […]

Federal, Policy

Twitter is not liable for ISIS activity on its service, judge rules

August 11, 2016

Via: CIO

Twitter is not liable for providing material support to the Islamic State group, also referred to as the ISIS, by allowing its members to sign up and use accounts on its site, a federal judge in California ruled Wednesday. The […]

Federal, Policy

For the first time, federal judge tosses evidence obtained via stingray

July 13, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

On Thursday, a US federal judge in New York delivered a crucial rebuke to the government’s warrantless use of stingrays. In a 14-page opinion, the judge ruled that the government could not use its stingray to locate a drug suspect, […]

Policy, State & Local

Federal judge set to decide legal battle over online posting of Georgia’s laws

May 19, 2016

Via: StateScoop

A federal judge is set to decide a legal battle pitting a group of open government advocates against Georgia’s Legislature. The General Assembly’s Code Revision Commission sued Carl Malamud and his nonprofit last summer after the group posted a […]


Senator: let’s fix third-party doctrine that enabled NSA mass snooping

April 4, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

SAN FRANCISCO—The past week hundreds of lawyers, technologists, journalists, activists, and others from around the globe descended upon a university conference center to try to figure out the state of digital rights in 2016. The conference, appropriately dubbed “RightsCon,” featured […]