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2009-02-27 16:16:51

Maine has no claim to an early copy of the Declaration of Independence because it is not an official document, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Friday. The decision leaves the ownership of the copy with Richard Adams, a Virginia collector. The copy was one of those made by order of the Massachusetts Executive Council in 1776. The council ordered that the copies be delivered to ministers throughout Massachusetts -- Massachusetts then included the future state of Maine -- to be read to their...

2008-09-22 15:00:23

By ASHER MEIR No one knows when the first junk mail was sent, but presumably it was as soon as the cost of postage dropped below the price people were willing to pay to advertise. The amount of junk mail depends on the relationship between the benefit of the ad to the sender and the cost of delivery. The low expense of e-mail revolutionized this cost structure, making it possible to send millions of messages at negligible cost, whereas similar content sent as a mailing would have...

2008-09-17 03:00:14

According to the Virginia Supreme Court, if spam comes from a preacher or a politician, it is not actually spam. Last week, the court tossed the commonwealth's anti-spam law because it bans anonymous religious and political junk e-mail. Attorney General Bob McDonnell quickly promised to appeal the ruling. The nation's top court should hear the case. Like anti-spam laws in other states, the commonwealth's law forbids spammers from sending Viagra, software and porn advertisements using...

2008-09-15 21:00:07

By Larry O'Dell RICHMOND, Va. - The Virginia Supreme Court declared the state's anti-spam law unconstitutional Friday and reversed the conviction of a man once considered one of the world's most prolific spammers. The court unanimously agreed with Jeremy Jaynes' argument that the law violates the free-speech protections of the First Amendment because it does not just restrict commercial e-mails - it restricts other unsolicited messages as well. Most other states also have anti- spam laws,...

2008-09-13 09:00:12

By LARRY O'DELL By Larry O'Dell The Associated Press RICHMOND The Virginia Supreme Court declared the state's anti-spam law unconstitutional Friday and reversed the conviction of a North Carolina man once considered one of the world's most prolific spammers. The court unanimously agreed with Jeremy Jaynes' argument that the law violates the free-speech protections of the First Amendment because it does not just restrict commercial e-mails - it restricts other unsolicited messages as...

2008-09-12 21:00:07

The Virginia Supreme Court on Friday struck down the state's anti-spam law, ruling that it violates free speech rights. The high court's decision reversed its earlier ruling in a similar case, The Washington Post reported. The most recent case came from the prosecution of Jeremy Jaynes of Raleigh, N.C., who was convicted in 2004 of sending tens of thousands of e-mails through America Online servers. Virginia's anti-spam law made it a misdemeanor to send unsolicited bulk e-mail by using...

2008-09-12 15:00:26

GeoMet, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMET) ("GeoMet" or the "Company") announced today that the Virginia Supreme Court unanimously ruled in its favor in the pipeline right of way dispute between the Company and CNX Gas Company LLC ("CNX"). The opinion issued this morning reversed the interlocutory order issued May 23, 2007 by the Circuit Court of Buchanan County, Virginia and held that a lease between CNX and Pocahontas Mining Limited Liability Company ("PMC") did not grant CNX an exclusive right to...

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2008-09-12 14:05:00

The conviction of a man once considered one of the world's most prolific spammers was reversed on Friday as the Virginia Supreme Court declared the state's anti-spam law unconstitutional. Jeremy Jaynes' argument was that the law violates the free-speech protections of the First Amendment because it does not just restrict commercial e-mails and the court unanimously agreed. Most other states also have anti-spam laws, and there is a federal CAN-SPAM Act as well. Justice G. Steven Agee...


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