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A dozen federal courts have been selected to participate in a pilot program in which the federal judiciary and theGovernment Printing Office are partnering to provide free public access to court opinions through the GPO's FDSys system.
The one-year pilot project was approved by the Judicial Conference in March 2010, and the GPO received approval from the Joint Committee on Printing - often referred to as the oldest joint committee of the Congress - in February 2011.
When fully implemented later this year, the pilot will include two courts of appeals, seven district courts, and three bankruptcy courts. In March, the Judicial Conference approved expansion of the pilot to include up to 30 additional courts.
The judiciary continually has sought ways to enhance public access to court opinions. Free access to opinions in all federal courts is currently available via the judiciary's Public Access to Court Electronic Records service (PACER).
Building on that success, staff from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts met with GPO management to explore making opinions even more accessible. Fdsys can provide the public with a robust search engine that can search common threads across opinions and courts.
The initial 12 participating courts are the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Eighth Circuits; the U.S. district courts for the Districts of Minnesota, Rhode Island, Maryland, Idaho, and Kansas, the Northern District of New York, and the Northern District of Alabama; and the U.S. bankruptcy courts for the District of Maine, the Southern District of Florida, and the Southern District of New York.
San Francisco has put sensors into 7,000 metered parking spots and 12,250 spots in city garages. If spaces in an area open up, the sensors communicate wirelessly with computers that in turn make the information available to app users within a minute, said Mr. Ford, of the transportation agency. On the app, a map shows which blocks have lots of places (blue) and which are full (red).
San Francisco's is by far the most widespread approach that several cities, universities and private parking garages are experimenting with.
Last December, Los Angeles worked with a company called Streetline to introduce a system covering spaces in West Hollywood, and it is expanding the program elsewhere. Streetline has since set up smaller projects on Roosevelt Island in New York City's East River, as well as at the University of Maryland and in Forth Worth, Tex. (Emphasis added)
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But in fact, its very ordinariness is what makes this decision worth pondering. It's worth stopping to consider the assumptions about human nature that underlie not only this ruling but much of the court's Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. It's worth wondering what planet the justices -- most of them, anyway, and not just the incumbents, but many of their predecessors -- have been living on when it comes to encounters between the police and the rest of us.
What the court held, in an opinion by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., is that warrantless entry to prevent the destruction of evidence is justified as long as the police "did not create the exigency by engaging or threatening to engage in conduct that violates the Fourth Amendment."
"...Following the suggestions of proposed changes to the Model Rules and comments to the Rules, the Committee provided an explanatory report that outlined the basis for its proposed revisions. In that report, the Committee described the rationale behind the proposed changes to the Comment regarding Rule 5.3:
"The last sentence of Comment  emphasizes that lawyers have an obligation to give appropriate instructions to nonlawyers outside the firm when retaining or directing those nonlawyers. For example, a lawyer who instructs an investigative service may not be in a position to directly supervise how a particular investigator completes a particular assignment, but the lawyer's instructions must be reasonable under the circumstances..." (Emphasis added).
Given my previously expressed concerns, I was happy to note that the Commission limited the scope of an attorney's duty to oversee the activities of non-lawyers retained to provide services on behalf of the firm. The italicized section is particularly important since it acknowledges that lawyers may not always have the necessary expertise to supervise non-lawyers, depending on the services provided..."
The first option on the main menu of the app is the most useful option, the option to get information about your trips including your current trip. There is a direct link to get your boarding pass. A few months ago, I described how you can use your iPhone as a boarding pass by having an airline send you an e-mail with a link to a webpage containing an electronic boarding pass. It is every more handy to use the Fly Delta app because you don't have to find that old e-mail containing your boarding pass. Note that electronic boarding passes cannot be used at every airport yet. For a list of the 60+ airports that currently support Delta mobile boarding passes, look on this page. It includes all of the Delta hubs and lots of other airports. It is nice to not have to worry about a paper boarding pass, especially when you are away from home and don't have easy access to a printer. You can just launch the app when you are standing in the TSA security line and access your boarding pass in a few seconds, and then do the same thing when it is time to board the plane.
As one of his final acts in office, on December 22, 2010, Governor David Paterson signed a significant law regarding exemptions for personal and real property, Chapter 568 of the Laws of New York 2010. The law amends and adds certain exemptions relating to the satisfaction of money judgments under Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR) § 5205(a) for exemption of personal property, and under CPLR § 5206 for the exemption of real property. The law also amends N.Y. Debtor and Creditor Law (DCD.) §§ 282(1), 283, and adds § 285 specifically regarding exemptions for debtors in bankruptcy. The amendments update and modernize several exemptions, some of which had not been altered for decades.