Category: Court

Supreme Court to Take Up Dispute over Trump Financial Records
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Supreme Court to Take Up Dispute over Trump Financial Records

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump’s pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major tussle between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign. The justices are poised to issue decisions in June, amid Trump’s bid for a second…

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Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords
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Another US court says police cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords

The highest court in Pennsylvania has ruled that the state’s law enforcement cannot force suspects to turn over their passwords that would unlock their devices. The state’s Supreme Court said compelling a password from a suspect is a violation of the Fifth Amendment, a constitutional protection that protects suspects from self-incrimination. It’s not an surprising…

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A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal
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A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal

A federal court in Boston has ruled that the government is not allowed to search travelers’ phones or other electronic devices at the U.S. border without first having reasonable suspicion of a crime. That’s a significant victory for civil liberties advocates, who say the government’s own rules allowing its border agents to search electronic devices…

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Kangaroo Court: Democrat Impeachment Inquiry Becomes ‘Clown Show’
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Kangaroo Court: Democrat Impeachment Inquiry Becomes ‘Clown Show’

The impeachment inquiry process so far is akin to a “kangaroo court” led by Democrats already convinced President Donald Trump is guilty of wrongdoing, Republicans said Tuesday. House Democrat leaders pursuing the investigation are intent on pushing Trump out of office by any means necessary, Republican lawmakers and the White House argued. House Democrats have…

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Court says FCC’s ‘unhinged’ net neutrality repeal can’t stop state laws
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Court says FCC’s ‘unhinged’ net neutrality repeal can’t stop state laws

The FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules has been significantly weakened by a federal appeals court, which ruled that the Commission could not preempt state laws like those pending in California. And although the repeal largely survived otherwise, one judge called the logic on which it is based “unhinged from the realities of modern broadband…

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Court Slams Facebook, Allows Privacy Class Action Worth Billions
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Court Slams Facebook, Allows Privacy Class Action Worth Billions

Facebook’s privacy woes isn’t doing the company any favors. | Source: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, FileFacebook and Mark Zuckerberg just had their ears boxed by the 9th US circuit Court of Appeals regarding privacy concerns related to Facebook’s facial recognition technology. The decision by the court opens the possibility of a massive Facebook class action…

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Court Slams Facebook, Allows Privacy Class Action Worth Billions
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Court Slams Facebook, Allows Privacy Class Action Worth Billions

Facebook’s privacy woes isn’t doing the company any favors. | Source: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, FileFacebook and Mark Zuckerberg just had their ears boxed by the 9th US circuit Court of Appeals regarding privacy concerns related to Facebook’s facial recognition technology. The decision by the court opens the possibility of a massive Facebook class action…

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Supreme Court Lets Trump Build the Wall; Lifts Injunction
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Supreme Court Lets Trump Build the Wall; Lifts Injunction

The U.S. Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump to begin building the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border using emergency funds, lifting an injunction Friday that had been imposed by a district court in California and upheld by the Ninth Circuit. After Congress refused to appropriate enough funding to build a barrier along the border earlier…

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