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Jun
16

As many as 600 operating power plants in the United States are between thirty and fifty years old and are up to ten times dirtier than new power plants built today. Many of the technologies that remove pollution and increase operating efficiencies have been available for decades, but power plants have been slow to adapt.

Jun
16

Ah ha, hush that fuss Everybody move to the back of the bus Do you wanna bump slump with us We the type of people make the club get crunk In September 1998, the Atlanta-based musical group OutKast released a song titled Rosa Parks which contained the above lyrics in the chorus. In Parks v.

Jun
16

Recently several states have launched investigations of certain MCI telephone call routings based on competitors’ claims that the company eliminated or reduced payments it should have made. The MCI investigations may uncover instances of unlawful practices designed to shore up revenues, reduce payments to local exchange carriers for call delivery, avoid tax liability and shift

Jun
16

Librarians and library associations have been outspoken critics of the expanded surveillance powers granted law enforcement with passage of the USA PATRIOT Act in 2001. Librarians’ organized protests have given impetus to community and legislative efforts to curtail the expanded power, and librarians have also had a small role in lawsuits challenging the Act. The

Jun
16

We are in the Wild West of privacy and security today. As was the case with consumers of food and drugs one hundred years ago, today’s consumers know little about the actual practices of companies that have their personal information. There is skyrocketing identity theft, stalking made possible through the sale of personal information, and

Jun
16

This Recent Development focuses on a specific type of surveillance: private employers’ monitoring of their employees’ personal webmail accounts, such as Yahoo or Hotmail. First, this Recent Development reviews two recent district court decisions that involve employee use of web-based e-mail accounts at work. The Recent Development then argues that given the unsettled state of

Jun
16

Since the adoption of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) in 1998, the courts have failed to fully define the scope of which copyrighted works are protected by the anticircumvention provisions. Courts have struggled to define this scope because Congress promulgated the DMCA in the context of promoting commerce over the Internet. Congress, however, drafted

Jun
16

Competing visions of a Medicare prescription drug benefit often differ dramatically in their treatment of low-income groups. The profound implications of this treatment spread far beyond access to medical care, even reaching the process of technological innovation through which new drugs are produced. Low-income subsidies3 under proposed versions of the Medicare prescription drug benefit will

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