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Archive August 2018

31
Aug
Does Being a ‘Facebook...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

What constitutes a conflict of interest in the digital age? That is the question currently before the Florida Supreme Court in a case where a social media connection raises a concern over how much weight a ‘Facebook friend’ has in relation to a ‘real life friend’. From the National...

28
Aug
23 Attorneys General Peti...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

The Attorneys General of New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia have all asked a U.S. appeals court to reinstate Net Neutrality. Net Neutrality...

24
Aug
North Carolina Appeals Co...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled that tracking sex offenders for indefinite time periods via GPS ankle monitors amounts to an unreasonable search and is a violation of the Fourth Amendment. From WSPA.COM : “A 2015 United States Supreme Court ruling in Grady v. North Carolina considered the question...

22
Aug
New Tool Allows the Asses...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

The National Center for State Courts recently made available their “Judicial Salary Tracker”, which allows the public to find out the salaries of their Local and State justices: “The Survey of Judicial Salaries, published for over 40 years by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) with the support...

16
Aug
First-Of-Its-Kind Human T...
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by CourtTrax Webmaster

The 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida’s Juvenile Court has created the GRACE Court (Growth Renewed through Acceptance, Change and Empowerment) to address the needs of young survivors of human-trafficking. From 2007 – 2017 there were 2,940 cases of human trafficking reported in Florida. Human-trafficking is described by the National...