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Wait A Second!: 2d Circuit upholds arbitration agreement in Uber cellphone app
Can a "click through" agreement in a mobile app enforce an agreement to engage in binding arbitration? Yes.
law  via:WaitASecond  personal_net  arbitration  shrinkwrap 
january 2018 by mcherm
Wait A Second!: Plaintiff unlawfully fired for signing unlawful confidentiality document
A court case that illustrates when firing someone on a pretext (who recently committed a protected act) won't work.
law  hiring  via:WaitASecond  personal_net 
january 2018 by mcherm
Wait A Second!: Supremes rule for plaintiff in Fourth Amendment seizure case
Holding someone for a month-and-a-half based on police officer's lies is a violation of unreasonable seizures, not due process.
law  personal_net  via:WaitASecond 
april 2017 by mcherm
Wait A Second!: How far does New York's anti-felony retaliation statute reach?
A case involving NY's law against firing someone for having a felony record.
via:WaitASecond  law  hiring  prison 
october 2016 by mcherm
Wait A Second!: Don't make flippant comments about bombs at the airport
Yes, the TSA can detain you for saying the word "bomb". And you can't sue the airline officials for reporting it to the TSA either.
TSA  securitystupidity  securitytheater  law  via:WaitASecond 
august 2015 by mcherm
Wait A Second!: The police blotter will follow you around forever
CN law says if you're found not guilty then you were never arrested and can state so under oath. The plaintiff sued a newspaper because their (accurate at the time) article said that she had been arrested. Free speech wins.
law  freespeech  via:WaitASecond 
february 2015 by mcherm
Wait A Second!: Police lies can support Section 1983 lawsuit
Interesting! I didn't know that it's explicitly *OK* for the police to lie under oath in a grand jury proceeding.
law  personal_net  via:WaitASecond 
january 2015 by mcherm
Wait A Second!: Presidential protest too close for comfort
Supreme court says: presidential security trumps the rights of groups not to be discriminated against based on their political beliefs. So the Secret Service CAN move away all opposing party protesters in the name of security.
law  security  freespeech  scotus  via:WaitASecond 
may 2014 by mcherm
Wait A Second!: Court strikes down intrusive genital examination
Court says no, they can't require you to watch porn while they measure your penis size just because you took topless pictures of your daughter years ago.
sexoffenders  via:WaitASecond  law 
october 2013 by mcherm
Wait A Second!: New York's concealed handgun law does not violate Second Amendment
Interpretation of the second amendment: it's OK to demand they give some reason for the gun before you let them carry it.
law  guns  via:WaitASecond 
december 2012 by mcherm
Wait A Second!: Court of Appeals upholds discipline in student speech case
Kid was asked to write about missiles and joked about blowing up the school. Got suspended, and court upholds the school's right to do this.
kidsrights  freespeech  freerangekids  personal_net  via:WaitASecond 
march 2012 by mcherm

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