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The Daily Memo - 9/15/08

check.jpgUrban juries are softer on crime than suburban juries because they don’t trust the police. In other breaking news, the sky is blue. (Above the Law)

check.jpgA Bed, Bath and Beyond manager has been charged by local police for refusing to allow a couple to use the store’s phone to call 911 to report that a young kid was locked in a van (the charge is for failure to report dependency, neglect and abuse). (The Consumerist)

check.jpgTurns out the Fifth Circuit doesn’t look kindly on federal judges soliciting and receiving cash from lawyers who are on cases before him. And lying about it just makes things worse. (Law.com)

check.jpgVirginia’s anti-spam law has been tossed out. (WSJ Law Blog)

check.jpgThe Senate Judiciary Committee has approved an IP Enforcement Act which critics calls an “enormous gift” to the content industry. (Ars Technica)