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Supreme Court Rules Against Lower Court on Travel Ban

Posted Sep 14, 2017

Possibly signaling an intent to maintain status quo until the travel ban can be heard by the Supreme Court, Justice Anthony Kennedy signed a temporary order  blocking a Ninth Circuit order allowing in refugees covered by a formal assurance. This is the third order related to the travel ban issued by the US Supreme Court. See also Washington Post, Bloomberg.

Use of Kaspersky Software Suspect Because of Russian Ties

Posted Sep 14, 2017

The U.S. government has moved to ban the use of Kaspersky security software, giving agencies 90 days to remove the software because of concerns about close ties between Kaspersky and Russian intelligence. US retailer, Best Buy has removed the software from its shelves as well. See CNBC, PC Magazine.

Cakeshop Case to Be Heard this Term Raises Comparison to Hobby Lobby Case

Posted Sep 14, 2017

The Supreme Court in Burwell v Hobby Lobby held that sincerely held religious beliefs in closely held corporations must be respected by the government. The Court will soon hear Masterpiece Cakeshop, where it will decide whether Masterpiece’s refusal to create a wedding cake for a gay wedding is legal, causing much legal controversy. See ACLU, QZ, NPR.