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Legal Researchers Rejoice! Google Scholar Provides Access to U.S. Case Law

by Sean McGilvray November 17, 2009 Legal

It’s official: All you budding legal scholars out there have a powerful new research tool, and it comes from Google. In a move that probably takes it off the Christmas card mailing list of Lexis-Nexis and Westlaw, Google has given its research portal Google Scholar the capability to search through American case law. The official [...]

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Glenn Beck, Parody, and Trademark

by Sean McGilvray September 16, 2009 Legal

When did you stop beating your wife? When will conservative media pundit Glenn Beck deny that he raped and murdered a young girl in 1990? There is no right answer to either question, but a satirical website dedicated to taking the Fox News commentator down a peg or two now finds itself on the wrong [...]

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Pirate Radio, the FCC, and Your Wifi

by Christopher Wright June 9, 2009 Geekery

Welcome Legal Geekery readers I am Christopher Wright (@ckwright) your newest LG blogger.  My biography isn’t up yet, but if it was you would know that back in my college days I used to work at my college’s radio station which began it’s life as a pirate radio station in the 70s (though I promise [...]

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First Amendment CAN Trump Anonymous Libel After All

by Joshua Auriemma March 2, 2009 Legal Decisions

Ars Technica published a story today exploring a recent Maryland Court of Appeals decision calling for a First Amendment inquiry before compelling websites to turn over the information of anonymous posters accused of libel. Apparently, the anonymous posters won on a minor technicality (they didn’t actually make the posts that they were acused of making).  [...]

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News From An Elderly Gentleman

by Joshua Auriemma August 1, 2008 News

Sometimes it dawns on me that I am getting older.  Preferences change over time, you fall into patterns and life slows down a little.  So it’s late Friday night in a collegetown–I’m sipping a beer on my couch next to my girlfriend, and we’re ignoring a movie in favor of our computers.  The twin 12″ [...]

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