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Assembly passes bill barring GPS tracking

Husband or wives who are on the verge of getting a divorce and install a global-positioning device on a car to track a spouse’s movements would be guilty of a misdemeanor under a bill passed by the state Assembly on Thursday.

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DOJ never launched GPS program (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Department of Justice officials have refused to launch a pilot program that would have paid for GPS tracking for people under restraining orders, saying the technical language enacting the plan didn't actually give judges the authority to order such monitoring.

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GPS tracking case has left unsettled questions

Judges around the country are grappling with the ripple effects of a 2-year-old U.S. Supreme Court ruling on GPS tracking, reaching conflicting conclusions on the case's broader meaning and tackling unresolved questions that flare in a world where privacy and technology increasingly collide.

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Public transit agencies deride ‘patent trolls’

Public transit agencies nationwide are being targeted with questionable lawsuits by so-called patent trolls squeezing settlements out of financially strapped public entities unable to mount legal defenses against claims they are infringing on intellectual property protections, industry representatives said Thursday.

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Supreme Court treads carefully in patent ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court’s surgically narrow ruling prohibiting a farmer from using seeds harvested from patented herbicide-resistant soybeans has left lawyers with more questions than answers about the extent of patent owners’ rights in other emerging, self-replicating technologies.

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Walker proposes expanding DNA collection (UPDATE)

Gov. Scott Walker wants to spend $6 million on expanding DNA collection efforts to include anyone arrested on a felony charge and anyone convicted of a crime, a move the Republican has argued will help police solve more crimes.

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