Jessica Jackson When Officer Ornelas pulled over Malaika Brooks, seven months pregnant at the time, for speeding in November of 2004, neither of them had any idea that the next hour of their lives would eventually be scrutinized by half the judges of the Ninth Circuit. Ms. Brooks, who denied having sped and believed that Ornelas had clocked the car in front of her, declined to … [Read more...] about Ninth Circuit stretches objective reasonableness standard
Archives for October 24, 2011
Peter Dunne On October 18, 2011, the European Court of Justice (the European Union’s court of final instance on Treaty matters) handed down a ruling which prohibits the granting of patents, in all twenty-seven member states, for research involving the destruction of an embryo. The case arose out of an attempt by German scientist Oliver Brüstle to file a national patent for his … [Read more...] about Ruling on Patents For Stem Cell Reseach: Europe’s Loss, America’s Gain?