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Litigation

Supremes say “Make War Not Love to Children” in Ruling Ban On Sale, Rental of Violent Video Games To Children Unconstitutional

The Supremes decided that exposure to sex is more dangerous to kids than violence ruling that while States may limit sale/rental of games with sexual content, it may place the same limit on games with extreme violence. The Supreme Court refused to let California regulate the sale or rental of violent video games to children, […]

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Litigation

Supremes Cause Trouble for DWI Trials

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court today ruled that the Sixth Amendment’s Confrontation Clause requires prosecutors to call the actual lab technician who did a DWI lab test on a defendant’s blood rather than just use another qualified technician to read the report prepared by the lab tech. In Bullcoming v. New Mexico the […]

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Copyright Law

Florida Case May Test Limits of Protecting Jewelry Designs

Last month, Florida jewelry designer Coralia Leets filed a Federal trademark infringement and unfair competition lawsuit in the Southern District of Florida alleging that defendant Gab-Cos, Inc. stole her design for pendants and earrings that featured a teardrop look surrounded by a ring of hammered gold. Leets also alleged that others sold imitations of her […]