Legal experts say Congress and the states need to step in to protect Americans’ privacy rights from the proliferation of voice-activated personal assistant devices such as Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home, after a murder case in Arkansas raised questions about how much the devices are hearing — and whether the government can demand access to its recordings.
An influential group of law professors has once again declined to recommend that state governments enact policies favoring accusers in sexual assault cases, changes that already have been adopted by many colleges and universities.
It had been expected by many that, after seven years of arduous work, The American Law Institute’s (ALI) “Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance” would be approved on Tuesday, May 23 at the Institute’s Annual Meeting at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. But, despite expectations, no white smoke bellowed from the luxury hotel’s chimney.
At ALI’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 24, members voted to approve The Model Penal Code: Sentencing project. This completes these three portions of the project.
Approval of the Draft marks the completion of this Principles project.
At ALI’s Annual Meeting on Monday, May 22, members voted to approve the drafts for the Jurisdiction, Sovereign Immunity, and Treaties portions of the Foreign Relations Law Restatement. This completes these three portions of the project.