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AFA Gets the Last Laugh on Whether There Was Porn on the Sears Website (There Was)

Last year, I wrote here about an ongoing campaign by the "American Family Association" to get Sears to stop selling what it characterized as "graphic" and "pornographic" posters on the Sears website. As the AFA agenda also included condemning homosexuals and seeking a complete ban on the construction of mosques, I was skeptical and conducted my own review of the posters in question here. Sears basically blew off the AFA's complaints about the posters, but now, the AFA seems to have gotten the last laugh, after discovering that, over in the DVD section of the Sears website, consumers could actually...

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From the Bad Idea File: ’10 Hottest’ Lists for State Sex Offenders

There's not anything funny or "hot" about people who sexually assault others or who commit indecent acts with children. I thought we were all in agreement about that, right? Until this week, that is, when the Houston Press decided to publish its "10 Hottest Women on the Texas Sex Offenders List." Ugggghhh. The article states that, while most of the people on the state sex offender list are male and "not good-looking," there are some females on there as well. And while most of those females aren't good-looking either, the article states, We combed through 15 of the biggest counties...

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PDF/A-Whaaaat? Preparing for the Mandatory Change in Electronic Case Filing

Last year, the federal judiciary announced that it was planning to "change the technical standard for filing documents in the Case Management and Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system from PDF to PDF/A." At the time, no target date for the change was provided, but it appears that the change may be coming soon in some jurisdictions. Each federal court is responsible for setting its own deadline for requiring documents to be filed in the PDF/A format. In the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, for example, the court will start posting documents in PDF/A format beginning June...

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