Are states taking cybersecurity seriously enough? They should be, says Rose Law Group litigator Evan Bolick

Only one has a cabinet-level official dedicated to the issue By Katherine Barrett & Richard Greene | Governing magazine A spike in cyberattacks in recent months has left state and local governments reeling. Baltimore faces more than $18 million in losses following a May ransomware attack. Several Florida cities were hit in June. And Los Angeles police data was hacked …

Rose Law Group litigator Evan Bolick talks website privacy policies in wake of FTC’s record fine against Facebook

Information from CNBC Key findings The fine represents the largest ever imposed by the FTC against a tech company. The FTC began probing Facebook in March 2018 following reports that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly accessed the data of 87 million Facebook users. Facebook to pay $5 billion FTC fine, but Gene Munster says resolution is months away …

azfamily reports Chandler Twitter user poses as teen to catch alleged pedophiles; Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group litigator, comments on the legal ramification of ‘catfishing’

By Brittni Thompson | azfamily A 20-year-old man said he’s on a mission to catch what he calls “child predators.” “I just go online, pretend to be a 15-year-old boy and get weirdos to come meet me,” said Kerrick Bryant of Chandler. “They think they’re going to meet with a little kid and do things. Nasty things.” Bryant said he …

Rose Law Group litigator Evan Bolick comments on SCOTUS’ reversal allowing property rights plaintiffs to go directly to federal court

NAHBNow In a huge victory for NAHB and its members, the U.S. Supreme Court today reversed a long-standing land use decision that made it nearly impossible for property owners to bring a Fifth Amendment takings claim in federal court. In 1985, the Supreme Court issued a decision, referred to as the Williamson County decision, that forced land use plaintiffs to …

Rose Law Group litigator Evan Bolick on Arizona’s new bill banning cellphone use while driving

By Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group litigator Legislation often struggles to keep pace with new technology. Typically, Arizona has been at the forefront of embracing innovation as the State is amongst the leaders of the country in allowing future-tech such as self-driving vehicles and drones to test and operate. However, in passing the new “hands free” cell phone law, Arizona …

Attorney General concludes state law does not override Tempe ‘dark money’ ordinance; issue could go to court, says Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group litigator

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times Tempe can enforce its voter-approved ordinance aimed at shedding light on “dark money” spending in local elections despite a state law that appears to be to the contrary, the Attorney General’s Office has concluded. But whether city residents can get some of the information they want on the political …

The end of YouTube?

By Evan Bolick | Rose Law Group litigator The European Union (EU) just passed a law holding Google, which owns YouTube, directly responsible for the upload of any material infringing copyrights to YouTube. The potential consequences are alarming and jeopardize the very existence of YouTube, or at least YouTube as we know it. Initially, this law completely inverts traditional legal …

With women in combat roles, a federal court rules the male-only draft unconstitutional; Rose Law Group litigator Evan Bolick weighs in

By Gregory Korte | USA TODAY A federal judge in Texas has declared that an all-male military draft is unconstitutional, ruling that “the time has passed” for a debate on whether women belong in the military. The decision deals the biggest legal blow to the Selective Service System since the Supreme Court upheld the draft registration process in 1981. In Rostker v. Goldberg, the court ruled …

[OPINION] 2018 Arizona ballot measures in review

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) By Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group Litigator My favorite part of election season is seeing how ballot propositions fare. I find that ballot votes provide much greater insight into the future of politics than can be gleaned from candidate races. For example, despite losing his race against Texas Senator Ted …

Phoenix looks to tax medical-marijuana industry $50 million per year to fund public safety; city singling out industry, says Evan Bolick, Rose Law Group Litigator

By Jessica Boehm | Arizona Republic Phoenix is considering a massive tax on the medical-marijuana industry that could generate $40-50 million per year for the police and fire departments. The tax, which would be charged to companies based on the size of each of their dispensary and cultivation sites, could cost some medical-marijuana distributors more than $1 million per year. It would be …