MSBA Legal News Digest

National Legal News | Wednesday, January 28, 2015


  • Spy postmortem one of most 'dangerous' ever undertaken. The postmortem examination of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko was "one of the most dangerous ever undertaken in the western world", a pathologist has told the public inquiry into his death. Go to Irish Times Header

  • Waze to police: App can't 'track' officers' movements. Real-time traffic app Waze's police spotting feature is a deterrent for dangerous driving, not a tool that can "track" police officers, company officials said in response to concerns from the Los Angeles police chief. Go to Los Angeles Times Header

  • After a Deal, British Chocolates Won't Cross the Pond. As a result of a settlement with the Hershey's Company, Let's Buy British Imports, or L.B.B., agreed this week to stop importing all Cadbury's chocolate made overseas. Go to New York Times Header

  • New police radars can 'see' inside homes. At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies quietly deployed radars that let them effectively see inside homes, with little notice to the courts or the public. Go to USA Today Header

  • Judge Vetoes Parents' Baby Name. There's no question that Nutella is delicious — but would you name your child after it? Go to Yahoo Header

  • Millions of cars tracked across US in 'massive' real-time DEA spy program. The United States government is tracking the movement of vehicles around the country in a clandestine intelligence-gathering programme that has been condemned as a further official exercise to build a database on people's lives. Go to The Guardian Header

  • Baker faces complaint for refusing anti-gay message on cake. A dispute over a cake in Colorado raises a new question about gay rights and religious freedom: If bakers can be fined for refusing to serve married gay couples, can they also be punished for declining to make a cake with anti-gay statements? Go to Associated Press Header

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