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Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Case of the Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Bikini Top v. the (More) Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Pastie Posted on Jun 5

In the Texas case of 35 Bar and Grille, LLC, et al., v. The City of San Antonio, Judge Fred Biery, denied a preliminary injunction to certain establishments who argued that a San Antonio ordinance violated their First Amendment Rights by requiring their dancers to wear a little bit   …Continue Reading The Case of the Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Bikini Top v. the (More) Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Pastie

What is the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET)? Posted on Jun 5

The Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET) is a state organization that provides grants for projects that protect and restore the water and related resources of the Commonwealth. The MET does not use any tax dollars to operate. It is entirely funded by the sale of specialty environmental   …Continue Reading What is the Massachusetts Environmental Trust (MET)?

The Snail Darter and the Dam Posted on Jun 2

Thirty years ago, Zygmunt J.B. Plater, now Professor of Law at Boston College Law School, worked with his students to fight and win the case known as Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill in the Supreme Court of the United States. His new book, The Snail Darter and   …Continue Reading The Snail Darter and the Dam

Wiretapping and Eavesdropping in Massachusetts Posted on Jun 1

Do you know what the wiretapping laws are in Massachusetts? What are the laws about subpoenas in Massachusetts and what exactly is a national security letter? And when did the use of national security letters increase? It seems that in 2001 section 505 of the Patriot   …Continue Reading Wiretapping and Eavesdropping in Massachusetts