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Court: Clicking ‘Like’ on Facebook is free speech

RICHMOND, Va. — Clicking “Like” on Facebook is constitutionally protected free speech and can be considered the 21st century-equivalent of a campaign yard sign, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond reversed ...

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Top court hears BJ’s bid to stop suit over play-area injury (access required)

Attorneys for an injured boy’s parents and a national chain battled Tuesday at Maryland’s highest court over whether parents can sign away their children’s right to recover for injuries they might sustain in a store’s play area.

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Google loses appeal in Street View snooping case

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Attorneys suing Google for enabling its camera-carrying vehicles to collect emails and Internet passwords while photographing neighborhoods for the search giant’s popular “Street View” maps look forward to resuming their case now that a federal appeals ...

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4th Circuit revives, narrows race bias lawsuit

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court has revived but narrowed the scope of a lawsuit by a Salvadoran woman who was arrested in Maryland on an immigration warrant. Roxana Santos claimed her 2008 arrest violated the constitutional prohibition against ...

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4th Circuit affirms $1M robocall judgment against Henson (access required)

Julius Henson

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday affirmed a $1 million judgment against Universal Elections and its owner, Julius Henson, for violating federal law by sending recorded telephone messages to more than 112,000 Democrats in Baltimore city and Prince George’s County on Election Day 2010, saying they should “relax” because the Democrats had already “taken it back.”

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