At common law, there were six major felonies: Burglary, Arson, Rape, Robbery, Kidnapping, and Sodomy.
In Centre county, we have a seventh: Animal Cruelty.
I tell it as a joke, but it is the one type of case I will not defend.
It is also the one area where the elected District Attorney and I see eye-to-eye.
Prompted by this story from Monument, a town that looks so downtrodden only because it is outshone by the nearby metropolis of Orviston.
Apple also included a condition in its contracts, called the most-favored nation clause, requiring the publishers to allow Apple to sell e-books at the same price as the books would be sold in any other store.
The Justice Department said that the publishers used their relationship with Apple, combined with the most-favored nation clause, to threaten Amazon to switch to the agency model so they could raise prices. If Amazon did not agree to those terms, the government said, the publishers intended to withhold their e-books from the retailer until the more expensive hardcover books had been on the market for awhile.
I still can’t figure out why the DOJ is doing Amazon.com’s dirty work.