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  • Apple's Trade Secrets
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    Apple has two lawsuits pending that involve rumor-tracking Web sites. In Apple Computer vs. Doe No. 1, et al. (or Apple vs. Does for short), the company is suing up to 25 unnamed individuals for misappropriation of trade secrets-specifically, leaking Apple's confidential information about an unreleased audio product code-named "Asteroid" to Think Secret, Apple Insider, and Jason O'Grady's Power Page. As part of the discovery process, Apple obtained subpoenas for all three sites for any and all i...
  • U.S. Courts And Canadian Courts
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    NORTH vs. SOUTH A comparison of legal systems Many Canadians believe that Canadian law and American law are one in the same, (aside from major discrepancies i.e. Death Penalty) or at least very similar. But what most people do not know is that, in fact they are very different. Even though both systems evolved over hundreds of years from The English Common Law system, they have since taken different routes. Canada has kept mostly to the British formalities such as discipline and even the black go...
  • Information The Court
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    The case of Branzburg vs. Hayes all began in 1969, when a Louisville Kentucky reporter by the name of Branzburg wrote a story, in the Courier-Journal, which described how two local residences made hashish marijuana. The article went into great detail and revealed many facts, including the amount of money the two made on selling the hashish to the public. The article also featured pictures of the two individual's hands working with a plant like substance and was identified for readers as hashish ...
  • Criminal Court Records
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    Communications Law In San Francisco, two of Alameda County's six municipal courts have limited public access to criminal court records after a Legal Aid Society lawyer requested it; others are waiting an opinion from the county counsel about its constitutionality. The question is, can the courts in Alameda County withhold criminal records from the public Does this violate the constitution The article says that the courts did this to protect the witnesses and the victims. However, this protection...
  • Police To The Court
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    I am Nancy Cohen, wife of Ivan Cohen, who was charged and convicted of possession and distribution of Child Pornography. Last week, Radio, TV and the newspapers stated the court of Appeal decision to uphold the conviction, but, to reduce the sentence from 14 months in jail, to 14 months of house arrest. After 4 years of silence, I, my husband and our children want our side of the story told. This won't change what has happened, but, as a family, we want the community to know the facts that were ...
  • Gag Order
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    Gag Order – A judge's order prohibiting the attorneys and the parties to a pending lawsuit or criminal prosecution from talking to the media or the public about the case. The supposed intent is to prevent prejudice due to pre-trial publicity which would influence potential jurors. A gag order has the secondary purpose of preventing the lawyers from trying the case in the press and on television, and thus creating a public mood (which could get ugly) in favor of one party or the other. Base...

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