In the blog “APPEALS FROM THE GRAVE,” I recounted how a federal court of appeals rejected Louisiana’s attempts to regulate the sale of coffins within the state. Louisiana has now asked the Supreme Court to take the case, something we anticipated. Stay tuned to find out whether the Justices with acquiesce and hear the case.
In “NO SNOOPING,” I should have added an important detail for residents of Florida and a dozen other states. While most states allow you to tape a conversation that you are a part of, even if your interlocutor does not know you are doing so, Florida has taken an approach more protective of the unwary. The Sunshine State and a few of its sisters require all persons in the conversation to consent to it being taped. If you don’t ask permission from the person across the desk or across the room from you, you are breaking the law.
(Other “all-consent” states are California, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Washington, according to a survey by the Digital Media Law Project.)