Religious Exemptions from Mandatory Vaccinations

All states require children to be immunized or to be in the process of receiving immunizations against certain contagious diseases before a child care facility or a school may admit them. For each state, the immunization schedule may be found in the state code or its administrative regulations, usually in the sections governing education (for schools) or public health (for

Google and the Right to Be Forgotten

Last month, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a preliminary ruling on the right of natural persons to privacy with respect to the processing of personal data. In the case, Mr. Costeja González, a Spanish national, had lodged a complaint with the Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD), the Spanish Data Protection Agency, concerning a then

10 Shocking Cases That Will Change Your Understanding of American History

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. In his proclamation, President Obama cited the accomplishments of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders and acknowledged the difficulties that members of this community have faced both historically and in the present. Let’s take a short trip through our nation’s case law to look at some of these difficulties. Your lessons in school

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Governor Jerry Brown at the Computer History Museum

This morning, Governor Jerry Brown and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stopped at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA to sign a business agreement. As expected, some people came to exercise their First Amendment right to free speech and peaceable assembly. But, the crowds were no where close to when President Obama visited in 2011.

Lawsuit: Plane of Amelia Earhart Has Been Found

A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming alleged that the plane of Amelia Earhart had been located. Plaintiff Timothy Mellon stated in his Complaint that during its NIKU VI expedition around Nikumaroro from May 18, 2010, through June 14, 2010, Defendant The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) had obtained “footage of the

The Color of St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a day when we celebrate the Irish in all (or at least 35 million) of us. We honor our Irish ancestors, relatives and friends by dressing in green, visiting an Irish pub, or participating in a festive parade. Food manufacturers also observe St. Patrick’s Day through the creative use of food coloring, which is regulated by

Google Sued for Patent Infringement Over Touchscreen Gestures

Yesterday, Touchscreen Gestures, LLC filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Google Inc. in the Eastern District of Texas. In its complaint, Touchscreen Gestures, LLC alleged that Google products, including the Nexus One, Galaxy Nexus smartphones and Nexus 7 tablet, infringed the following patents: Drag Gesture. U.S. Patent No. 7,184,031 entitled “Method and Controller for Identifying a Drag Gesture.” Single Tap