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Todd Janzen
FAA Issues $1.9 Million Fine to Drone Operator

On October 6, 2015 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an enforcement letter to SkyPan International, Inc. assessing a $1.9 million dollar civil penalty for flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) without permission. The FAA has fined drone...

State Net
State Net Capitol Journal: Will California Prompt More States to Endorse Aid-In-Dying Measures?

by Rich Ehisen California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed legislation last week making the Golden State the fifth to allow doctors to legally prescribe terminally ill patients drugs to help them end their own life. The signing of ABx2 15 ended –...

Foley & Lardner LLP
Judicial Internet Research: Dr. Posner Faces Peer Review

Last month, we wrote about the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Rowe v. Gibson , [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], No. 14-3316, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 14573 (Aug. 19, 2015), a decision written by...

State Net
State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight – Voter ID Controversies Cloud 2016 Elections

While media attention focuses on the presidential campaign, courts are making changes in voting laws in ways that could impact election outcomes in 2016 and beyond. Under the banner of combating voter fraud, Republican-run legislatures have in the...

Foley & Lardner LLP
Dr. Posner Will See You Now: 7th Circuit Judges Reignite a Spirited Debate over Judicial Internet Research

The fat was really thrown into the fire in the Seventh Circuit recently on the long-mooted subject of the propriety of internet factual research by appellate courts. Judge Richard Posner, who often chafes (both in opinions and extra-judicially) at...

Keller and Heckman LLP
Unauthorized Drone Operations

Last month the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that there has been an increase of reports from pilots concerning drones operated near airplanes and helicopters. According to the FAA, there have been more than 650 sightings of drones by...