2019 Report of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Task Force on Eyewitness Identifications

The Third Circuit Task Force on Eyewitness Identifications (Task Force) was created, in part, in response to the scientific developments in the field of eyewitness identification and the recognition that courts had begun to apply these developments in criminal cases.

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Making Drunk Sex a Crime: Why a New Push to ‘Close a Loophole’ Would Actually Establish a Troubling New Legal Regime

As part of this year’s state of the state agenda, Gov. Cuomo announced sweeping changes to the criminal laws governing intoxicated sex. He has not characterized these reforms as radical but as merely “closing a loophole” in the rape laws, to make it so that not only involuntarily but voluntarily intoxicated people are unable to consent to sexual activity.

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Zoning for Families

Is a group of eight unrelated adults and three children living together and sharing meals, household expenses, and responsibilities—and holding themselves out to the world to have long-term commitments to each other—a family? Not according to most zoning codes—including that of Hartford, Connecticut, where the preceding scenario presented itself a few years ago.

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What the Last Year of Cyber Enforcement Tells Us About the FTC’s Compliance Expectations


With 2019 coming to a close, we wanted to take a look at what can be learned from the FTC’s cybersecurity enforcement actions this year. As we have previously noted, the FTC came under criticism last year in the LabMD decision for not providing companies with sufficient clarity as to what it expects in terms of their cybersecurity measures.

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DOJ Announces Revised Export Control and Sanctions Enforcement Policy for Companies, Including Financial Institutions

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On December 13, the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division announced a new policy designed to encourage business organizations to make voluntary self-disclosures to the DOJ in connection with potentially willful export control and economic sanctions violations.

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