Category: Court

PA Supreme Court Sides with Dems: Mail-In Ballot Deadline 3 Days After Election
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PA Supreme Court Sides with Dems: Mail-In Ballot Deadline 3 Days After Election

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court gave the Democratic Party a series of victories Thursday, including one allowing repairs to glitches and gray areas in the battleground state’s fledgling mail-in voting law and another that kicked the Green Party’s presidential candidate off the November ballot. The state Supreme Court, which has a 5-2 Democratic…

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Court dismisses Genius lawsuit over lyrics-scraping by Google
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Court dismisses Genius lawsuit over lyrics-scraping by Google

A state court has dismissed a high-profile case showing unsportsmanlike conduct by Google, which was caught red-handed using lyrics obviously scraped from Genius. Unfortunately for the latter, the complaints amount to a copyright violation — which wasn’t what the plaintiffs alleged, sinking the case. The lawsuit, filed in December, accused Google of violating Genius’s terms…

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Federal court rules WhatsApp and Facebook’s malware exploit case against NSO Group can proceed
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Federal court rules WhatsApp and Facebook’s malware exploit case against NSO Group can proceed

A U.S. federal court judge ruled on Thursday that WhatsApp and parent company Facebook’s lawsuit against Israeli mobile surveillance software company NSO Group can go forward. Phyllis Hamilton, Chief Judge of the United Stated District Court of the Northern District of California, denied most of the arguments NSO Group made when it filed a motion…

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Europe’s top court strikes down flagship EU-US data transfer mechanism
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Europe’s top court strikes down flagship EU-US data transfer mechanism

A highly anticipated ruling by Europe’s top court has just landed — striking down a flagship EU-US data flows arrangement called Privacy Shield. “The Court of Justice invalidates Decision 2016/1250 on the adequacy of the protection provided by the EU-US Data Protection Shield,” it writes in a press release. The CJEU’s finding is that “the…

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Supreme Court, 7-2: House Cannot Force Trump to Provide Tax Returns
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Supreme Court, 7-2: House Cannot Force Trump to Provide Tax Returns

Win McNamee/Getty Images The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 on Thursday in Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP that the House of Representatives cannot demand that the president hand over his tax returns — the opposite of the result it reached in Trump v. Vance, a separate decision on the same day, in which it said New York…

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Supreme Court Emerges as Deciding Issue in 2020 Campaign as Several Potential Vacancies Loom
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Supreme Court Emerges as Deciding Issue in 2020 Campaign as Several Potential Vacancies Loom

President Donald Trump, the incumbent Republican seeking re-election, or presumptive Democrat nominee former Vice President Joe Biden could appoint as many as four Supreme Court Justices in the next four years, making the issue yet again a major deciding factor as voters determine which one to back ahead of November’s electoral contest. Rumors swirled this…

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