24
Mar

At least one Seattle restaurant has already forbidden diners to use Google Glass, citing privacy concerns.  A technology blogger in San Francisco was recently assaulted when she refused to remove her Google Glass, which was making bar patrons uncomfortable.  And a Californian recently became the first person ticketed for driving while wearing the device. Google Glass, a wearable computer with an optical head-mounted display, is expected to launch commercially by the end of this year.  Google has already ...

04
Oct

On August 29, 2013, the U.S. Attorney General informed the Governor of Washington that the Justice Department would take a “trust, but verify” approach to Washington’s recently enacted regime legalizing and regulating the use of marijuana by adults.  The same day, the Deputy Attorney General issued a memo defining the contours of this approach.  Rather than filing a preemption lawsuit against Washington, the Justice Department has carved out eight priorities for federal prosecutors enforcing marijuana laws in the state, ...

12
Aug

The Supreme Court’s Examination of Standing in United States v. Windsor[1] The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent invalidation of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) overshadowed a fascinating procedural law holding. Typically, when a citizen questions the constitutionality of an act of Congress, the U.S. Government—through the Justice Department—defends the law.  In Windsor, however, the Justice Department notified Congress that it would no longer defend DOMA, although it would continue to enforce it.  Instead, the Bipartisan Legal Advisory ...