European Union Developments : Javier Solana to Step Down as Lisbon Treaty Enters Force : British Catherine Ashton to Become EU Foreign Minister

Javier Solana is going into retirement on the day, December 1, 2009, that the Lisbon Treaty is to go into forcee and the British Catherine Ashton will become the “first” EU Foreign Minister.

See the article by Andrew Rettman:
EUobserver / EU's quiet diplomat steps aside after 10 years

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The European Union EU Lisbon Treaty enters into force December 1, 2009

The European Union EU Lisbon Treaty enters into force December 1, 2009.

See e.g.
Grahnlaw.

Privacy Law and Social Networking : Mind Your Tweets: The CIA Social Networking Surveillance System

Mind Your Tweets: The CIA Social Networking Surveillance System

“a ubiquitous surveillance infrastructure”

Why Big Media’s Anti-Google Counter-Revolution Will Fail – Umair Haque – HarvardBusiness.org

Seth’s Blog: How to lose an argument online

Law and Robots : Personal Robotics : Stanford University Experts Consider the Legal Challenges to Torts and Criminal and Civil Rights

Adam Gorlick has a Stanford University News report dated November 23, 2009 and titled

As robots become more common, Stanford experts consider the legal challenges

in which the abstract writes:

Stanford scholars are among the first in the country to ponder the potential legal questions facing the emerging field of personal robotics. The issues go beyond claims of personal injury and property damage, touching on criminal and civil rights laws as well.

Court Libraries Closing : Law Technology News

Court libraries are closing.

See Law Technology News