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Student Commentary
3 Feb 2016
by Veronica Reyes of St. John's University School of Law
edited by Cassandra Baubie

JURIST Guest Columnist Veronica Reyes of St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2016, is the tenth author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Reyes discusses why warrantless searches of cell phones by the police may not be the best … [read more]


Legal News
22 Nov 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] President Obama, on Sunday, ordered an assessment of whether intelligence reports from US Central Command (Centcom) [official website] were changed by supervisory military personnel before formal submission to present a more optimistic picture of the American military campaign against the Islamic State (IS). Over the last few weeks, the … [read more]


Legal News
11 Oct 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] California Governor Jerry Brown [official website] on Thursday night signed [press release] into law the California Electronic Communications Act (CECA) [text], a law that many are touting as a substantial step forward for digital privacy and protecting users' rights. The law, which was approved alongside more than ten other … [read more]


Academic Commentary
28 Sep 2015
by Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law discusses the latest cyber security agreement between China and the US... It is a longstanding fiction that the Chinese word for "crisis" is composed of elements that signify "danger" and "opportunity." Nevertheless, in the realm of science fiction writing, … [read more]


Legal News
13 Sep 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The US Attorney's Office [official website] on Friday dismissed all charges against the former chairman of Temple University's physics department, Xi Xiaoxing [University profile], for allegedly sharing American-made schematics of a device used in superconductor research to Chinese scientists. The charges were based on emails of technological specifications of … [read more]


Legal News
7 Sep 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Thursday announced [press release] a new department-wide policy [text] that increases the number of instances in which US law enforcement must obtain a search warrant to use cell-site technology. Law enforcement agents use cell-site technology to locate cellular devices by … [read more]


Legal News
25 Aug 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] A new Municipal Court judge in Ferguson, Missouri, on Tuesday ordered [press release] sweeping reforms of courtroom practices following a damning federal report of racial bias. Judge Donald McCullin handed down an order to withdraw all arrest warrants issued before December 31, 2014, as well as modifications to the … [read more]


Legal News
19 Aug 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] Chinese police announced Tuesday that they have arrested approximately 15,000 people in connection with alleged cyber crimes. Over 7,400 cyber crime related cases have been investigated across the country and they include online fraud, illegal sale of personal data, and hacking. The arrests [Reuters report] follow a special six-month … [read more]


Legal News
15 Aug 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] The US Securities and Exchange Commission [official website] on Wednesday announced [press release] that a former software executive at SAP SE (SAP) [website], Vincente E. Garcia, agreed to settle charges filed against him for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) [legislative materials] by bribing Panamanian government officials to … [read more]


Legal News
4 Aug 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida [official website] on Monday sentenced Christopher R. Glenn 120 months in jail and three years of supervised release for willful retention of classified national defense information [DOJ press release] under the Espionage Act [text]. Glenn was … [read more]


Legal News
16 Jul 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] and FBI [official website] on Wednesday announced [press release] that a joint effort between law enforcement agencies across 20 countries has led to the seizure and shutdown of the online forum Darkode which provided a marketplace where cybercriminals could buy and … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jun 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Wednesday unsealed the indictment [document, PDF] of a Turkish man for allegedly organizing three cyber-attacks that led to an estimated $55 million in global losses. Ercan Findikoglu, after being extradited [Reuters report] to the US from Germany on Tuesday, plead … [read more]


Academic Commentary
9 Jun 2015
by Sarah Lamdan of CUNY School of Law
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Sarah Lamdan of the CUNY School of Law discusses the urgent need for federal agencies to reform their records management and data preservation and search functions so that they are not crippled by FOIA requests for email account data and other types of Internet generated electronic records … [read more]


Legal News
10 May 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] A former US government employee with the Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission was charged [indictment, PDF; press release] with a four count violation of federal law in connection with an attempted phishing scheme involving Department of Energy employee emails. Charles Harvey Eccleston, aged 62, was charged two … [read more]


Legal News
23 Apr 2015
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] The parents of Michael Brown [JURIST news archive] filed a civil lawsuit [complaint] Thursday under Missouri's wrongful death statute against the city of Ferguson, Missouri [official website]. In addition to the city of Ferguson, the complaint also names former police chief Thomas Jackson, and former police officer Darren Wilson … [read more]


Legal News
6 Mar 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Ferguson, Missouri Mayor James Knowles reportedly fired [Reuters report] three city employees on Thursday after an investigation by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] exposed racist e-mails and racially disparate police practices in the city. One of the employees was a former City Court Clerk [AP report], … [read more]


Student Commentary
19 Dec 2014
by Gregory Fouladi of Valparaiso University Law School
edited by Cassandra Baubie

JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory Fouladi, Valparaiso University School of Law Class of 2016, discusses the Constitutional ambiguity surrounding Federal Agency phishing techniques ... Imagine a scenario where you are sitting in a private area of your home browsing on your personal computer. You may have be doing research, reading the … [read more]


Professional Commentary
15 Aug 2014
by Alex Sinha of Human Rights Watch
edited by Jason Kellam

JURIST Guest Columnist G. Alex Sinha of Human Rights Watch discusses US government surveillance and the attorney-client privilege American lawyers have been concerned for some time that the legally protected space for attorney-client communications is shrinking. But recent reports detailing massive electronic surveillance by the US government suggest truly confidential … [read more]


Professional Commentary
6 Aug 2014
by Adam Banner of The Oklahoma Legal Group
edited by Jason Kellam

JURIST Columnist Adam Banner of the Oklahoma Legal Group discusses the Fourth Amendment implications of warrantless cell phone searches in the context of two recent Supreme Court decisions on the issue... Two cases recently decided by the US Supreme Court will likely have a tremendous impact on our Fourth Amendment … [read more]


Legal News
1 Aug 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Thursday upheld a magistrate judge's ruling [opinion, pdf] requiring Microsoft [official website] to turn over customers' emails and other account information. Microsoft had objected to the application of US search warrants to information stored in … [read more]

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