Latest Richard J. Leon Stories

NSA Phone Snooping Ruled Unconstitutional
2013-12-17 03:55:10

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, a Federal District Court judge ruled the National Security Agency (NSA) program that has been systemically keeping records on the phone calls of nearly all Americans is unconstitutional. US District Judge Richard J. Leon, who was appointed to the federal district court in Washington by President George W. Bush, struck down the NSA’s exposed policy of collecting the dialing records of all phone calls in the country. Leon,...

Court Blocks New FDA Anti-Smoking Cigarette Labels
2011-11-08 06:19:14

A U.S. federal court judge has blocked the government's attempts to force tobacco companies to begin posting graphic images, including those of dead or deathly ill smokers, on their packages, various media outlets reported on Monday. In a 29-page decision, District Court Judge Richard J. Leon approved the preliminary injunction sought by five tobacco companies who were seeking to prevent implementation of the forthcoming Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulation, according to Rob Stein...

2010-01-21 15:59:00

HALLANDALE, Fla., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vapor Corp., formerly Miller Diversified Corporation (OTC: MILR), a leading marketer and distributor of electronic cigarettes is celebrating U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon's recent ruling: that the United States Food and Drug Administration does not have the authority to seize electronic cigarettes because these products do not qualify as devices subject to the agency's regulation. "This case appears to be yet another example of...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'