On 14 January, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decided Verizon v. FCC, vacating aspects of an FCC regulation imposing anti-blocking and anti-discrimination requirements on broadband providers. College students hold these principles of net neutrality or Internet openness dear, but notwithstanding Stephen Colbert’s always illuminating soliloquy on the topic, the decision’s true consequences are harder […]

The implications of the Snowden disclosures continued to permeate the federal judiciary Wednesday with the filing of a motion in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado to suppress evidence obtained or derived from surveillance conducted pursuant to the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 (“FAA”). §702 of FISA essentially legalized and subjected to FISA […]

Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Kaley v. United States, a somewhat complicated but deeply consequential case on the scope of pretrial criminal defendants’ Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights. Specifically, in 2005 petitioners Kerri and Brian Kaley each retained attorneys upon learning they were targets over a federal grand jury investigation. When the […]

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