Tough federal aviation rules and public backlash against drones have raised worries that the U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle industry will be left behind foreign competitors. Developers say the U.S. light drone industry is being overtaken by manufacturers in Israel and Australia.
This website has a great listing of federal websites on the subject.
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The U.S. News & World Report 2013 Law School Rankings can be found here.
Interesting article at Wired.com about how the general public and social media work together to create a vigilante system of justice. The article puts it this way – Instead of a sideshow to actual legal proceedings, the court of public opinion is turning into an alternative system of dispute resolution and justice.
Read the full article here.
Here’s a piece of legal research and writing advice for law students an attorneys alike: Don’t copy stuff willy-nilly and submit it to the Court as part of a memorandum of law. Oh, and Shepardize (or KeyCite, or whatever Bloomberg uses as a verb for their citator) your cases. The ABA Journal reports on a case where Lindsey Lohan sued a rapper for using her name in a song. She claimed it violated her rights of publicity. The trial court found that using a name in an artwork was protected speech under the First Amendment. The defendants, however, asked for sanctions because significant portions of the memorandum in opposition was taken from another brief in an unrelated case (and not really on point) along with uncited portions of web content and articles.
Read the rest of this Law Librarian Blog post here.