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Responding to a Search Warrant

Aug 1, 2018 08:09 PM

Responding to a Search Warrant By Gregory W. Marcum, managing attorney Marcum PC Introduction to Search Warrants in Simple Terms A search warrant is a legal document signed by a state or federal judge to compel a landowner to allow law enforcement officials to enter and search certain property of a citizen or corporate entity.  Normally warrants are supported by an affidavit sworn to by an investigator or agency official listing the facts and information…

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Bitcoins and the Law: Bitcoin Regulation

Jul 11, 2018 07:06 PM

Bitcoins and the Law, Part IV “Bitcoin Regulation” By: Raphael Qiu There are a number of different statutes that regulate virtual currencies like Bitcoin. At the federal level, Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution grants the federal government the power to “coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign Coin…” This could be applied to Bitcoin since it could be considered “foreign Coin” as it originated in Japan. In addition, US counterfeiting statutes…

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Bitcoins and the Law: Bitcoin Legitimacy

Jul 3, 2018 07:58 PM

Bitcoins and the Law, Part III “Bitcoin Legitimacy” By: Raphael Qiu Are bitcoins legal? The answer is generally yes as long as you are using it for legal purposes though a few countries have banned it outright. In the US, bitcoins are currently regulated by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and at the state level. Here in Texas, the general trend has been to apply existing financial law to bitcoins as opposed to New York…

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Bitcoins and the Law: Bitcoin Advantages and Disadvantages

Jun 26, 2018 05:46 PM

Bitcoins and the Law, Part II “Bitcoin Advantages and Disadvantages” By: Raphael Qiu There are a number of key advantages to Bitcoin that are intrinsic to its decentralized and versatile nature. Although Bitcoins are not attached to fiat currencies, they can be purchased through Bitcoin currency exchanges using fiat currencies. In addition, Bitcoins can be generated by “mining” in which users provide CPU power to log bitcoin transactions (since there is no central bank) and…

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Bitcoins and the Law: Introduction to Virtual Currencies

Jun 18, 2018 02:37 PM

Bitcoins and the Law, Part I “Introduction to Virtual Currencies” By: Raphael Qiu You may have heard that Bitcoin reached an all-time high of $19,783.06 on December 17, 2017. This peak was caused by increasing popularity among Asian consumers, but the value has significantly dropped in recent weeks.  This drop occurred due to formal investigations of a number of bitcoin exchanges. In spite of the uncertainty resulting from these investigations, more companies, online sites, and marketplaces are…

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AM Roundup: Rolling Stone Defamation Trial to Get Underway

Nov 1, 2016 11:50 PM

Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news: Rolling Stone defamation trial: Attorneys for Rolling Stone, its publisher and author Sabrina Rubin Erdely are squaring off in federal court in Charlottesville on Monday against a former University of Virginia dean suing the magazine for defamation. Sabrina Rubin Erdely are squaring off in federal court in Charlottesville on Monday against a former University of Virginia dean suing the magazine… Law Blog rounds up the morning’s Law…

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As Cadwalader Retrenches, an Alumnus Returns

Oct 25, 2016 12:58 AM

More than 200 years after its founding, Wall Street law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP says it’s going back to its roots: representing financial institutions, large corporations, and private equity and hedge funds. To achieve that, the firm said it is closing offices in Beijing and Hong Kong that don’t fit with its new vision, and…More than 200 years after its founding, Wall Street law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP says it’s going……

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