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Space Law
An Asteroid Impact Will Someday Be Mistaken for an Act of War – Motherboard

NEOSSat Not Up to the Job; Government Report Blames Contractor – Commercial Space Blog

Space junk damages ISS US segment – Space Travel

The New Asia Space Dream – Space News

Editorial | Another Continuing Resolution Looms for NASA – Space News

ULA Asks Court To Dismiss SpaceX’s Block-buy Protest – Space News

Launius: Public-Private Partnerships Neither Panacea Nor Pandora's Box – Space Policy Online

NASA OIG: SOFIA: NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy – SpaceRef

Options for Assuring Domestic Space Access – USSCCST

Space Florida: Cape Risks Irrelevance – Space News

ULA joins call for dismissal of SpaceX suit – Space Politics

Ruling on sharper satellite images poses a privacy problem we can no longer ignore – Directions Magazine

Would a Liberal Government Reform the Canadian Space Program? – SpaceRef Canada

FAA environmental decision clears the way for SpaceX Texas spaceport – NewSpace Journal

Indian Space Budget Slated To Rise by 6.5 Percent – Space News

SpaceX Just Got Permission to Build a Spaceport in Texas – Motherboard

FAA Ruling Clears Path for SpaceX Launch site in Texas – Space News

Preparing for the 65th International Astronautical Congress; September 29th – October 3rd in Toronto, ON – Commercial Space Blog

Hidden Benefits of NRO “Spy” Technology Revealed in Hill Briefing – Space Policy Online

SpaceX moves a step closer to Air Force certification – NewSpace Journal

SpaceX One Step Closer to AF EELV Contracts & Gets FAA OK for Texas Launch Site – Space Policy Online

SpaceX Receives FAA Approval for Proposed Spaceport in Texas –

If Neil Armstrong stubbed his toe on a moon rock, who's liable? – Texas Lawyer

SpaceX Texas Spaceport One Step Closer – NASA Watch

Two Perspectives on U.S.-China Space Cooperation – Space News

EU Courts Support for Space Code of Conduct – Space News

Inspector General: NASA Needs New Plan if Congress Saves Airborne Observatory – Space News

Office of Commercial Space Transportation Notice of Approval on a Record of Decision for SpaceX Texas Launch Site, Cameron County, TX – SpaceRef

U.S. Air Force Seeks Bids for NRO Launch – Space News

On the legality of commercial asteroid mining and the purposefulness of related domestic legislation – Flight Laws

Posey, Kilmer Introduce ASTEROIDS Act To Grant Property Rights to Asteroid Resources – UPDATE – Space Policy Online

SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 Flights Deemed Successful = SpaceRef

DOD official defends EELV block buy, endorses launch competition – Space Politics

U.K. Government Green Lights Next Phase in Spaceport Development – NASA Watch

U.S. LAUNCH ENTERPRISE: Acquisition Best Practices Can Benefit Future Efforts. GAO-14-776T

House members press NASA for information on “epidemic of anomalies” with SpaceX missions – Space Politics

House Members Press NASA for Information on “Epidemic of Anomalies” with SpaceX Missions – Space News

UAE sets up agency to send first Arab mission to Mars by 2021 – Emirates 24/7

NASA, members of Congress make case for Europa mission – Space Politics

News from the Farnborough International Airshow | U.S. Government Officials Tout Benefit of Space Technology Export Reforms – Space News

US Too Dependent on Russian Rocket Engines, Experts Tell Lawmakers –

Senators Wants Quick RD-180 Replacement, SpaceX Certification – Space Policy Online

Aviation Law
TSA Travel Tips: Enhanced Security Measures for Electronic Devices at Certain Airports Overseas – TSA Blog

UAV Pilot Gets Warning From FAA For 'High-Altitude' Flight – ANN

FAA Proposes $295,750 Civil Penalty Against Skywest Airlines – ANN

Will they eventually ask us to fly naked? – Homeland Security Watch

NTSB denies reconsideration of flight TWA 800 investigation – Flight Laws

FAA Proposes to Increase its Authority Over Off-Airport Development – Aviation and Airport Development Law Blog

NOAA AIRCRAFT: Aging Fleet and Future Challenges Underscore the Need for a Capital Asset Plan. GAO-14-566

New Court Orders Signal More Drone Documents Are on the Way – Just Security

Federal, State Authorities Suspend Alaskan Helicopter Flights

The Air Navigation (Restriction of Flying) (Watnall) (Revocation) Regulations 2014

Amazon marches forward on drones, asks FAA for permission to test Prime Air – Salon

New York City Wants to Ban Drones That 'Endanger the Lives' of Its Citizens – Motherboard

FAA Continues Wildlife Strike Reporting Outreach for GA Airports – FAA

UK Parliament Transport Committee Publishes Offshore Helo Safety Report – ANN

NTSB Gives Partial Blame To FAA In 2011 Accident – ANN

Single European Sky or Single European Snail? EU Commission sends letters of formal notice to 18 States to accelerate implementation of common airspace management – Flight Laws

US, others complain to ICAO over North Korean missile launches – North Korea Tech

Geospatial Law
A Network of Recycled Phones Is Listening for Illegal Logging in the Rainforest – Motherboard

The differences between Google Earth and Google Maps – Google Earth Blog

Using Google Earth for crime analysis – Google Earth Blog

The Ex-Google Hacker Taking on the World’s Spy Agencies – Threat Level

Edward Snowden: Civil Liberties Violator – Lawfare

Republishing Litigation Brief Is Fair Use–White v. Westlaw – Technology & Marketing Law Blog

TPP Negotiations Go Further Underground with Unprecedented Secrecy Around Meetings in Canada – EFF





Net Neutrality and Transparency Principles Must Extend to Mobile Internet Access Too – EFF



Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #27: An Interview with David Heyman – Lawfare

Latest Snowden Leaks: FBI Targeted Muslim-American Lawyers – Threat Level

Rights That Are Being Forgotten: Google, the ECJ, and Free Expression – EFF

Programme for Media & Communications Law at SLS 2014 – Lex Ferenda

Glenn Greenwald on Why the Latest Snowden Leak Matters – Threat Level

Snowden and Civil Liberties: A Brief Follow-Up – Lawfare

Joint Statement by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice on Court-ordered Legal Surveillance of U.S. Persons – IC on the Record

On Glenn Greenwald’s Latest – Lawfare

CISPA's Privacy-Killing Successor Just Cleared Its First Hurdle – Motherboard

New Greenwald bombshell: NSA spied on 5 politically active Muslim-Americans – Salon

The UK Is Rushing Emergency Surveillance Laws to Keep Its Grip on Citizens' Data – Motherboard

Cyber Attacks – MIT Technology Review

First Amendment Precludes Disorderly Conduct Conviction for Ranting on Police Department Facebook Page – Technology and Marketing Law Blog

The Vocabulary of Cyber War – Public Intelligence

The People Suing Tor Don't Actually Know What Tor Is – Motherboard

“Loopholes for Circumventing the Constitution”, the NSA Statement, and Our Response – Freedom to Tinker

NSA Retaining “Useless” and Highly Personal Information of Ordinary Internet Users, Spying on Prominent American Muslims, CBP’s Internal Affairs Division Under Investigation Yet Again, and Much More: FRINFORMSUM 7/10/2014 – Unredacted

Ninth Circuit Doubles Down in Garcia v. Google – EFF

Document shows that it was not NSA, but FBI that monitored 5 Americans – Top Level COmmunications

British Government’s “Fast-Track” Surveillance Legislation Proposals – Just Security

New Commerce Report Explores the Value of Government Data – Directions Magazine

Barton Gellman on the Washington Post’s NSA Story – Lawfare

Open letter from UK legal academics on surveillance – Lex Ferenda

Legal Attacks Against Tor – Schneier on Security

Thune Bipartisan Bill to Permanently Block Taxes on Internet Access Overwhelmingly Passes House – USSCCST

Net Neutrality Regulation is Bad for Consumers and Probably Illegal – Tech Freedom

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #28: An Interview with David Medine – Lawfare

INCOMING! Commission's Net Neutrality Comment Conundrum – CommLawBlog

Taking Bitcoin for Payment in California is Now Legal – IEEE Spectrum

Why All the Snowden Docs Should Be Public: An Interview with Cryptome – Motherboard