The Observer 02/24/02
Mickey Mouse threatens to block all ideas in future
John Naughton
The US Supreme Court announced last week that it would hear
Eldred v. Ashcroft - an obscure case of which I guess most people
are blissfully unaware. Yet the outcome of the court's deliberations
will determine how our cultural and intellectual life evolves over the
rest of this century. What's at stake is nothing less than the future of

AP 02/24/02
Trust Fund Suit Alleges Problems
Sun Feb 24, 1:43 PM ET
By ROBERT GEHRKE, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Elouise Cobell fields about five calls a day from fellow 
American Indians who are frustrated, angry and afraid.
They last were paid three months ago for oil and gas drilling on their land. 
Many rely on that money and blame Cobell for the hang-up — the computer 
shutdown that stopped the payments is a byproduct of her lawsuit against the 
federal government.

New York Times 02/25/02
CD-Protection Complaint Is Settled
The makers of the first known copy-protected CD released in the United 
States, a recording by the country singer Charley Pride, have agreed to warn 
consumers that the CD is not designed to work in computer CD-ROM drives or 
DVD players.

Las Vegas Review-Journal 02/25/02
Reid to pursue energy panel records
WASHINGTON - Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is preparing to get involved in the 
legal fight between the White House and the congressional agency trying to 
gain access to records of the Bush administration's energy task force.

Houston Chronicle 02/26/02
DA says Enron may owe back tax
Inquiry targets property listing
Harris County prosecutors are investigating whether state law was broken when 
one of Enron Corp.'s failed business ventures failed to properly account for 
at least $15 million in telecommunications equipment. District Attorney Chuck 
Rosenthal said his office served Enron officials with subpoenas for records 
on Monday and investigators were awaiting a response from the company later 
in the day.

New YOrk Times 02/26/02
U.S. Agency's Computers Didn't Protect Indian Fund
Instructed by a federal district judge to determine whether the computer 
network at
the Bureau of Indian Affairs was secure from malicious intruders, Alan 
Balaran decided to infiltrate it.
He did this not once, but three times, and determined among other things that 
hackers would be able to bilk Indian funds in trust at the bureau by having 
checks sent to themselves.

Houston Business Journal 02/22/02
Shredding: Spoliation in Electronic Age presents new challenges
Janis H. Detloff Special To Houston Business Journal
In these days following the high-profile collapse of Enron, litigation 
involving the
company is a hot topic. Allegations of document shredding against Enron and 
accountants have made the destruction of evidence a central issue.
Although the Texas Supreme Court has not defined "spoliation," it broadly 
refers to
the intentional or reckless destruction, loss, material alteration or 
obstruction of
evidence that is relevant to litigation.

Business 2.0 2/28/02
Your Data Is Gone, but It's Not Forgotten
By: Dylan Tweney
Deleted e-mail and computer files have a nasty habit of coming back at the
most awkward times -- like in the middle of a lawsuit. What can you do
about it?,1650,38330,FF.html

Washington Post 02/28/02
Energy Dept. Ordered To Release Documents
7,500 Pages Involve Work of Cheney Panel
By Dana Milbank and Ellen Nakashima
Washington Post Staff Writers

Mountain Democrat 2/28/02
Quarry owner's wife arrested during search
By MEGAN MARSHACK Staff writer
El Dorado County sheriff's deputies arrested 76-year-old Thelma Brunius 
Tuesday morning at the main office of the Sierra Rock mining operation on 
suspicion of resisting arrest and violation of a court order.

PRNewswire 03/01/02
SPJ Joins Legal Action Against Executive Order to Withhold Presidential 
INDIANAPOLIS, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Professional Journalists 
is urging a U.S. District Court to quash President George W. Bush's 
unprecedented, self-imposed veto power over the use of presidential records.

Wall Street Journal 03/01/02
'Dawn Raids' Spark Controversy
For Europe's Antitrust Regulators
BRUSSELS -- European Union antitrust investigators showed up unannounced at 
Coca-Cola Co.'s London offices early one morning in 1999.
They were looking for evidence that Coke and its bottlers had shut out rival 
soft-drink makers by offering questionable discounts to retailers. Even 
though they didn't have a search warrant, the investigators scoured desktop 
computers and searched e-mail servers. They sifted through hundreds of 
messages and left with copies of those that contained such key words as 
"confidential," "competition" and "discount." They also took copies of 
confidential legal documents prepared by Coke's in-house lawyers.,4286,SB1014932433687516200,00.html?mod=Page%20


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