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  • Apr 16, 2015

    Source: KUOW

    Ross Reynolds speaks with Kellye Testy, dean of the University of Washington Law School, about their Gregoire Fellows program. The program aims to boost diversity in the law school and the legal profession. (4/16/15)
  • Apr 09, 2015

    Source: KUOW

    The Washington State Senate thinks even more regulating laws are necessary. On Wednesday senators voted unanimously to outlaw ticket bot computer software that buys up to 40 percent of the tickets for a concert before the public gets a stab at them. This is only the latest effort to regulate robots and robotic software. (4/9/15)
  • Mar 25, 2015

    Source: The Washington Post

    The Supreme Court sided with black challengers Wednesday and told a lower court to reconsider whether a redistricting plan drawn by Alabama’s Republican-led legislature packed minority voters into districts in order to dilute their influence. (3/25/15)
  • Mar 21, 2015

    Source: C-SPAN

    Authors Jamin Raskin and Ronald Collins participated in a panel discussion on money and politics. Jamin Raskin is the author of Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court versus The American People and Ronald Collins is the co-author of When Money Speaks: The McCutcheon Decision, Campaign Finance Laws, and the First Amendment. (3/21/15)
  • Mar 21, 2015

    Source: The Daily News

    The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs placed 152 acres of property between Ridgefield and La Center into a “trust” for the tribe, in effect creating a reservation where the Cowlitz plan to build a $510 million Las Vegas style casino/resort. Wilson sees it as recompense for lands seized from the tribe 160 years ago.
    (3/21/15)
  • Mar 19, 2015

    Source: The Economist

    UNMANNED aircraft, otherwise known as drones, are becoming common. Many are familiar with America’s use of armed drones in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere, but drones are increasingly being used by other parts of the government, as well as by companies and individuals. Drones can be far cheaper to operate than anything that requires an on-board pilot, and they are handy for making maps and taking pictures and videos. The FBI uses a small fleet of drones for law-enforcement surveillance. Customs and Border Patrol uses them to monitor the American border with Mexico (though the programme was recently found to be ineffective and expensive). Commercial drones are now regularly used for real-estate photography and to monitor oil and gas pipelines, among many other applications. (3/19/15)
  • Mar 19, 2015

    Source: The Huffington Post

    With every iPhone, iPad and iPod comes a set of densely worded documents informing you that by using these gadgets you're giving up a ton of highly sensitive information. It's perfectly legal for Apple to gobble up all this personal data because you've basically said it's allowed to do so. Worse, you might not even realize that you have. (3/19/15)
  • Mar 13, 2015

    Source: Popular Science

    There is clear momentum behind the concept of AI safety. When the non-profit Future of Life Institute released an open letter on AI safety in January, a great many people who have no professional involvement with AI signed on. But it wasn't an entirely amateur-hour affair. The signatories included computer scientists, roboticists, and legal experts. One of the latter was Ryan Calo, a law professor at the University of Washington who specializes in robotics. (3/13/15)
  • Mar 12, 2015

    Source: ColorLines

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) conducted a five-day raid called Cross Check that resulted in the apprehension of 2,059 immigrants. Over at CNN, Department of Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is quoted as saying that Cross Check aimed to round up “the worst of the worst criminals.” But almost half of those people taken in the operation have never been convicted of a felony. (3/12/15)
  • Mar 12, 2015

    Source: KUOW

    The Federal Aviation Administration sent a cease and desist letter postmarked March 9 to Jayson Hanes, a YouTube user who regularly uploads drone videos. The note warned him that he was violating drone regulations by using them for commercial purposes without the proper authorization. Hanes claims that he uses drones purely as a hobby. (3/12/15)
  • Mar 05, 2015

    Source: Bloomberg

    Last month at JPMorgan Chase’s 2015 investor day—where executives discuss results for the previous year in front of analysts and shareholders—the bank displayed impressive numbers for the performance of its mutual funds.
    (3/5/15)
  • Mar 02, 2015

    Source: KUOW

    Jeannie Yandel talks with Bob Anderson, director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington, about a dispute over fishing rights which went to the federal court in Seattle Monday. (3/2/15)
  • Feb 24, 2015

    Source: The Bellingham Herald

    Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Monday applauded an attempt by a coalition of gun-regulation groups to intervene against a lawsuit seeking to roll back the new law expanding background checks on gun buyers. (2/24/15)
  • Feb 24, 2015

    Source: Verdict Justia

    Parents are busy and have to often juggle work and taking kids to different activities—soccer games, dance lessons, doctors’ appointments and to their friends’ houses for play dates. It’s not always easy to pay someone else to drive; nannies may be too expensive, college-age sitters may come and go, so whom are you going to call? (2/24/15)
  • Feb 19, 2015

    Source: CBC News

    There’s a revolution happening and it’s overhead. The drones are coming. From Amazon to Google, the government and your neighbours, everyone is embracing the drone. The big question is: who gets to use them, and how? (2/19/15)
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