3 W.Va. Supreme Court justices cleared of ethics complaints

“We are taking the unusual step of making our findings public in these cases because Supreme Court Justices are the highest judicial officers in West Virginia,” said Commission Chairman Ronald Wilson, a judge in the First Judicial Circuit. “It is important for the public to know that allegations against them have been thoroughly investigated, and they have been cleared of wrongdoing.”

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Court victory legalizes 3D-printable gun blueprints | TechCrunch

A multi-year legal battle over the ability to distribute computer models of gun parts and replicate them in 3D printers has ended in defeat for government authorities who sought to prevent the practice. Cody Wilson, the gunmaker and free speech advocate behind the lawsuit, now intends to expand his operations, providing printable gun blueprints to all who desire them.

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Supreme Court Will Decide If Civil Forfeiture Is Unconstitutional, Violates The Eighth Amendment

For the first time in over 20 years, the U.S. Supreme Court will have the opportunity to review the constitutionality of civil forfeiture laws, which allow the government to confiscate cash, cars, and even homes. On Monday, the court granted a cert petition from Tyson Timbs, who was forced to forfeit his $40,000 Land Rover in civil court to the State of Indiana, after he pled guilty to selling less than $200 worth of drugs.

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Driver’s Licenses Go Digital – IEEE Spectrum

Will you have to have an ID to sit in an autonomous vehicle?

Digital driver’s licenses are coming to the United States, harnessing biometrics like facial recognition, fingerprints, and iris scanning for security. Iowa in 2019 plans to begin doling out the licenses state-wide, and Delaware, Virginia, Wyoming, and several other states have conducted small pilot studies of the technology.Photo: IdemiaRob Mikell

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