How ‘the Forrest Gump of Republican politics’ Brett Kavanaugh became the Supreme Court’s most embattled justice in decades, after controversy over sexual misconduct allegations

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Senate voted 50-48 on Saturday to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh’s nomination appeared to be in jeopardy for weeks, after multiple women came forward to publicly accuse him of sexual misconduct in high school and college. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations in statements and […]

We’re in crisis, our courts are worse than in the Third World

William Clegg, QC, a leading defence lawyer who has worked on high profile cases for half a century and whose clients have included Prince Andrew, said the profession is under attack from cutbacks and revealed he worried about the fairness of trials in the future. He said morale in the judiciary was at “an all-time […]

What happens when climate change meets the courts?

Enlarge / The courts have become another frontline in the battle against climate change. (credit: Patrick Feller / Flickr) In 2015, a group of children filed a climate change lawsuit against the US government on the grounds that “through the government’s affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights […]

Why the Supreme Court’s software patent ban didn’t last

Enlarge / Under the Federal Circuit appeals court, patent law swung from software patent skepticism in the 1970s to extreme permissiveness in the 1990s, then started to swing back toward skepticism with stricter Supreme Court oversight. (credit: Federal Circuit Historical Society / Aurich Lawson) Forty years ago this week, in the case of Parker v. Flook, […]

Barnier: No Brexit transition deal unless UK accepts EU courts

Thomson Reuters EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the UK must accept the European Court of Justice’s authority during any transition deal. Comments follow several days of talks between EU and British negotiators, after which a senior EU official called the UK’s position a “fantasy.” BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned Britain […]

Why Costco food courts have charged $1.50 for hot dogs since 1985, according to employees

Hollis Johnson Costco‘s food court is famous for its tasty hot dogs. You’ll be out $ 1.50 if you order the Costco menu staple with a soda. That price hasn’t changed since 1985, and there’s a reason why not. Costco food courts have a famous — and delicious — north star. That’d be the hot […]

D.C.-based Lavrock Ventures courts cybersecurity startups with $25 million fund

EXCLUSIVE: Silicon Valley is home to an abundance of VC firms, all of them competing to get in on the next big deal. But VCs also exist (and succeed) outside of the Bay Area. While Washington, D.C. may not be an obvious location to establish a venture capital firm, Lavrock Ventures set its sights on the […]

Snapchat courts influencers with analytics tool (SNAP)

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “Digital Media Briefing” subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Snapchat released an in-app tool that provides popular creators with detailed viewership analytics on their Stories, Marketing Land reports.See the rest of the story at Business Insider See Also: […]

Kodi Box BLOW – Add-on BAN ordered by courts in major illegal streaming crackdown

Kodi add-on fans could have seen a huge piracy precedent set, with a judge recently siding with major Hollywood players Netflix and Amazon in court. The Kodi surge continues without any sign of stopping, as users continue to ditch paid TV services for the online player. Research has suggested Kodi – which offers access to […]