Judicial

Music industry stifled by old law

In three words — "federal consent decree"--an antiquated legal ruling from 1941 is destroying the music business and will continue to have a chilling effect on one of America's most creative and beloved industries.

It really should be...

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Constitutional protections for staff investigating CIA

Does the Constitution protect congressional staff caught in the crossfire when Congress investigates the Executive Branch?  The short answer is yes − depending on the circumstances. 

Here are the background facts. ...

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The consumer interest in patent pools

Aggressive litigation by patent trolls earned them notoriety over the past few years.  At last, bills with a chance of protecting consumers and the economy from unrestrained patent trolling are moving through Congress (...

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