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SCOTUS hears 6 this week

supremeleft.jpgThis week, the Supreme Court hears arguments in six cases. The week tilts toward criminal law, with discussions of probable cause, absolute immunity, and the confrontation clause. A FOIA case is thrown in for variety. As always, you can read full analyses of the issues by clicking on the casenames below.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Supreme Court hears 4 this week

supremeleft.jpgIt’s a short week at the Court (Monday was the President’s Day holiday).  There will be oral arguments in 4 cases; topics include the 10th Amendment, speedy trial, sentencing guidelines, and a patent-infringement case involving a deep-fryer.  Click on the links below for the LIIBULLETIN writeups.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

VoxPop: Steve Schultze on PACER and RECAP

Today in VoxPopuLII, Steve Schultze of Princeton’s Center for Information Technology Policy talks about the history of the RECAP project.  Billed as an attempt to “turn PACER around” (hence RECAP), RECAP is a crowdsourced effort to take legal information from behind the paywalls imposed by the Federal judiciary and make it available to the public for free.  It’s not the only thriller we know of that mentions free legal information (or the LII), but it’s the only one we know of in which free legal information is the central theme.  It’s a lively read and it clarifies a truly important issue.  Highly recommended.