criminal justice
The criminal justice system in the United States today is broken. The system and the public perception of it bears little relationship to what the Founding Fathers contemplated, what movies and television portray, or what the average American believes. There are generally two different public perceptions of the system based […]

“Criminal” Justice System

There is not much clarity about how “cybersecurity law” is actually defined. There are laws governing steps that potential or actual victims of Internet intrusions can take in response to potential or actual intrusions. The Wiretap Act, the Stored Communications Act, the Pen Register statute, and their state equivalents, relate […]

Cybersecurity Law Review

If use of the Patriot Act by NSA to justify domestic spying and mass data collection is illegal then mass data collection by local law enforcement agencies using the Stingray and other similar devices is also unconstitutional, unauthorized and illegal. A federal appeals court in New York ruled in May […]

Illegal Spying By Local Police

“The sun began to set – suddenly the sky turned blood red,” he wrote. “I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an endless scream passing through nature.” Edvard Munch Throughout history, numerous artists have battled mental illness, leading scientists to examine the link between creativity and mental […]

The dark side of creativity

gps tracting
The Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act seeks to establish a legal framework that gives government agencies, commercial entities, and private citizens clear guidelines for when and how geolocation information can be accessed and used. The bill would create a process whereby government agencies can get a probable cause warrant to […]

GPS Surveillance Act Overview

baby tourism
Federal arrest warrants were issued for eleven Chinese nationals last week, targeting clients of so-called “maternity tourism” businesses who had fled back to China after being ordered to stay in the U.S. as material witnesses. None of the the owners of the three maternity tourism operations raided in early March […]

Maternity tourists charged

People are irrational. Understanding and accepting emotion and chemistry is essential to improving your problem solving skills. When you are engaged in negotiations it’s essential to take the time to reflect on how you as well as the other stakeholders “feel” about the issues, the process and the people. When […]

Negotiating “feelings”