“Law enforcement needs the ability to identify those folks that are either intentionally or unintentionally accessing prescription drugs or drugs in general. By the same token, we have to always be concerned about the people’s right to privacy, so it’s a balance,” Horn said. … [Read more...] about Had a painkiller prescription in the past decade? NC police might soon be able to see it.
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in June that a sunset clause that limits the agreement to just five years is also a sticking point. Mexico also did not want that to be part of the deal, but on Saturday, the country's incoming trade negotiator said the sunset clause will come out. … [Read more...] about Kevin Hassett: Trump Admin. ‘Hopeful’ Canada Will Join Trade Pact
Still, he warned her that if she is released that living in society again will not be easy. He noted parole officials have heard from “tens of thousands” of people who don’t want her released. But others, he added, including many who have known her since childhood, spoke up for her, saying they’ve seen her mature in prison and become a different person. … [Read more...] about Ex-Manson Disciple Must Get Past Governor to See Freedom
Noonan’s article encouraged me to re-read Breyer’s dissent from the Court’s refusal to decide whether or not the diagnostic claim at issue in Laboratory Corp. of Amer. Holdings v. Metabolite Labs., Inc. was patent-eligible under s. 101. (Breyer’s “Metabolite Labs. Dissent.”) (A copy can be found at the end of this post.) This remand occurred in 2006. The Fed. Cir. was still using the “useful, concrete and tangible result” test of State Street Bank, which morphed into the machine or transformation test by the time Bilski was decided. Both “tests” were urged to be applicable to the diagnostic claim at issue, but Breyer found no transformation recited in the claims and no precedent in the u-c-t test. … [Read more...] about Justice Breyer to Diagnostic Test Patentees – “Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here.”
I have sent a few demand letters in the past 15 years. None of them have ever wound up online, and I'm OK with that. There are only two ways to become famous for a demand letter, and most of the time it is because the letter is awful and the author is a jerk. … [Read more...] about A Virus That I Hope Will Spread