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US Supreme Court finds citizens lack right to have non-citizen spouses allowed into country

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The US Supreme Court ruled on Friday that citizens do not have a right to have their non-citizen spouses allowed into the country. Justice Amy Coney Barrett wrote for a 6-3 majority that “a citizen does not have a fundamental liberty interest in her noncitizen spouse being admitted to the country” after a US citizen was unable to secure an immigrant visa for her Salvadoran husband.

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Supreme Court Waking Up To Its Bruen Hangover, Rules Domestic Abusers Probably Shouldn’t Have Guns

Above The Law

Clarence Thomas is the only one who really believes his own Second Amendment precedent. The post Supreme Court Waking Up To Its <em>Bruen</em> Hangover, Rules Domestic Abusers Probably Shouldn’t Have Guns appeared first on Above the Law.

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Louisiana requires Ten Commandments to be displayed in public school classrooms

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Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry signed a bill into law Wednesday making Louisiana the first state to require public school classrooms to display the Ten Commandments. Schools will also be authorized, but not required, to display the Mayflower Compact , the Declaration of Independence , and the Northwest Ordinance. In creating the bill, HB 71 , the Louisiana House relied heavily on the 2019 US Supreme Court case, American Legion v.

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Every Lawyer In Texas Now Has Free Access to Smokeball’s Trust Accounting and Billing Software

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Every lawyer in Texas is now eligible for free access to trust accounting and billing software, thanks to an exclusive partnership announced today between the State Bar of Texas and the law practice management company Smokeball.

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Empower Your Firm: The Modern Guide To Litigation Financing

Litigation is expensive. Expert witnesses, depositions, staffing, and a long list of other expenses can limit your firm’s options. They strain cash flow, limit taking on new clients, and can even impact case strategy. This guide simplifies the complex world of litigation financing and compares different models and how they can impact the access to justice your firm provides to clients.

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Announcement of opinions for Thursday, June 20

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Share On Thursday, June 20, we will be live blogging as the court releases opinions in one or more argued cases from the current term. Click here for a list of FAQs about opinion announcements. The post Announcement of opinions for Thursday, June 20 appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

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Human rights groups join in statement calling Tunisia government to end crackdown on free speech

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A group of human rights organizations in a joint statement released on Tuesday called on the government of Tunisia to end its recent crackdown on free speech and free association and to uphold respect for human rights as attacks on journalists, lawyers and human rights groups have “significantly escalated” in the last month. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and MENA Rights Group are among the twelve organizations that are signatories to the statement.

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Supreme Court Slaps Down Fifth Circuit. Again. This Time It’s Their First Amendment Jurisprudence Under Fire.

Above The Law

Yes, this means James Ho was correct. The post Supreme Court Slaps Down Fifth Circuit. Again. This Time It’s Their First Amendment Jurisprudence Under Fire. appeared first on Above the Law.

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Is Gen AI Creating A Divide Among Law Firms Of Haves and Have Nots?

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On Friday, I spoke to a group of trial lawyers on the use of generative AI in litigation. Many in the room were that increasingly rare breed of lawyer who actually go into court and try cases.

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Announcement of opinions for Friday, June 21

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Share On Friday, June 21, we will be live blogging as the court releases opinions in one or more argued cases from the current term. Click here for a list of FAQs about opinion announcements. The post Announcement of opinions for Friday, June 21 appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

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Transforming eDiscovery: Document Summarization, Sentiment Analysis, And Chatbots Take Center Stage

A Synergistic Approach to eDiscovery In the space of eDiscovery, the convergence of document summarization, sentiment analysis, and chatbots represents a significant change in how legal professionals navigate and manage electronic information. These technologies not only expedite the review process but also empower legal teams with deeper insights into the emotional context and key information within electronic documents.

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Qualcomm Investors Ink $75M Deal Over Licensing Practices

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Qualcomm Inc. investors asked a California federal judge to greenlight a $75 million settlement that would resolve their claims that the chipmaker misled the market by stating it kept its licensing and chip-supply businesses separate when it regularly bundled the two in negotiations and agreements.

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Sweden armed forces call Russia aggression over Baltic Sea ‘unacceptable’ following largest-ever NATO naval exercise

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The Swedish Armed Forces on Saturday issued a statement after a Russian military aircraft violated their airspace the previous day. Commander of the Swedish Air Force, Jonas Wikman, called Russia’s act ‘unacceptable’ and said that the aggravated act showed a lack of respect for Sweden’s territorial integrity. The Russian SU-24 fighter plane violated Swedish airspace just east of the island of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea, approximately 150 miles south of the capita

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Lawyer Suspended For Pooping In Pringles Can Gets His Law License Reinstated

Above The Law

A very serious ethical shituation for this lawyer turned out to have an ending happier than the poop emoji. The post Lawyer Suspended For Pooping In Pringles Can Gets His Law License Reinstated appeared first on Above the Law.

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These 5 Phrases Make You Sound Out of Touch

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Words that may seem harmless can sow dissonance and create tension. Here are some alternatives. The post These 5 Phrases Make You Sound Out of Touch appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms and Lawyers.

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Recipe for a Failed CLM Implementation

Selecting and implementing CLM technology can be daunting, leading to underutilization or abandonment. Factors like provider differentiation, inadequate planning, and lack of user training contribute to these failures. Recognizing these pitfalls is crucial for successful adoption, ensuring organizations harness the full potential of CLM for streamlined contract management.

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Supreme Court upholds bar on guns under domestic-violence restraining orders

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Share The Supreme Court on Friday upheld a federal law that bars anyone subject to a domestic-violence restraining order from possessing a gun. By a vote of 8-1, the court ruled that the law does not violate the Constitution’s Second Amendment, which protects the “right of the people to keep and bear Arms.” The ruling in United States v. Rahimi was the court’s first Second Amendment case since it threw out New York’s handgun-licensing scheme nearly two years ago.

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5 Steps To Navigating State Laws On Healthcare Transactions

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As more states pass legislation requiring healthcare-transaction notice, private equity investors and other deal parties should evaluate the new laws and consider ways to mitigate their effects, say Carol Loepere and Nicole Aiken-Shaban at Reed Smith.

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Maryland governor pardons 175,000 cannabis convictions

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Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed an executive order Monday pardoning 175,000 convictions related to possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia, becoming one of the first states in the U.S. to issue a mass pardon on cannabis. The order is set to include more than 150,000 misdemeanor convictions for possession of marijuana and more than 18,000 misdemeanor convictions for use of drug paraphernalia.

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What About Joe Biden And Barack Obama For A Ticket?

Above The Law

At the very least, it would get the constitutional scholars more time on the news programs. The post What About Joe Biden And Barack Obama For A Ticket? appeared first on Above the Law.

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Contract Lifecycle Management: A Business Enabler Exploring On-Ground Challenges

CLM tools have always strived to push contract management into the digital age for almost 30 years. But the complexities of digitising a legal document are numerous. The current scenarios in business development have shown that having a fully automated CLM has become a mandate for every law firm and in-house legal department. To determine if you need a CLM system, it's essential to clearly identify the on-ground business challenges you aim to solve.

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Mortgage Brokers Sent People’s Estimated Credit, Address, and Veteran Status to Facebook

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When someone applies for a mortgage, they trust a home loan lender or mortgage broker with some of the most sensitive information they have: information about their credit, their home, and the personal details of their lives. Unbeknownst to those prospective homeowners, they may also be sharing that information with Facebook. The Markup tested more than 700 websites that offer loans for people looking to purchase or refinance a home, from major online brokers to lesser-known regional lenders, an

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Announcement of opinions for Friday, June 14

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Share On Friday, June 14, we will be live blogging as the court releases opinions in one or more argued cases from the current term. Click here for a list of FAQs about opinion announcements. The post Announcement of opinions for Friday, June 14 appeared first on SCOTUSblog.

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Goodell Takes Stand To Deny Sunday Ticket Price Controls

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell testified Monday in front of a California federal jury considering multibillion-dollar antitrust claims against the league that the NFL does not control the price of DirecTV's Sunday Ticket with any secret deals, insisting instead that the broadcast strategy is shouted "from the mountaintops.

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US appeals court allows oil pipeline in New York and Pennsylvania to proceed despite environmental concerns

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The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit ruled on Friday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) adequately evaluated emission impacts when it approved a gas pipeline expansion in Pennsylvania and New York, allowing the project to move forward. The environmental group Food & Water Watch argued that the FERC did not properly assess the pipeline’s impact on ozone pollution.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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Clarence Thomas Rejects Bump Stock Ban After Praising Skill Involved In Mass Shooting

Above The Law

Somehow, Thomas penning a love letter to the 'balancing act' involved in drawing automatic performance from a rifle wasn't the weirdest part. The post Clarence Thomas Rejects Bump Stock Ban After Praising Skill Involved In Mass Shooting appeared first on Above the Law.

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Sabin Center Files Amicus Brief Supporting New York City’s Motion to Appeal in Local Law 97 Case

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On June 20 th , 2024, the Sabin Center filed an amicus brief in support of the City of New York’s Motion for Leave to Appeal to the New York State Court of Appeals in Glen Oaks Village Owners, Inc., et al. v. City of New York. Glen Oaks – a 2022 lawsuit brought by a group of cooperative apartment owners – sought to invalidate Local Law 97 of 2019 , New York City’s building performance standard aimed at reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the City’s largest buildings.

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The morning read for Tuesday, June 18

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Share Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. Here’s the Tuesday morning read: How the Supreme Court could decide Trump’s blockbuster fight for immunity (John Fritze, CNN) US Supreme Court declines to hear Florida sports betting case (Alexandra Glorioso, Tampa Bay Times) Immigrants who missed hearing lose deportation battle at Supreme Court (Lauren Villagran, USA Today) Texas court favored by conservatives to pau

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9th Circ. Says Facebook 'Face Signatures' Not Subject To BIPA

Law 360

The Ninth Circuit sided with Meta Platforms on Monday by declining to revive an Illinois resident's proposed class action accusing Facebook of breaking the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act, ruling that the "face signature" at issue isn't protected by the law because it cannot be used to identify someone.

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Dangers of Digital "Reporting": Legal Risks and Unreliable Transcripts

In the world of legal proceedings, the choice between a certified stenographer and digital "reporting" holds significant implications. Certified stenographers go through rigorous training and testing and stand as the gold standard for accuracy in capturing every word. Their expertise ensures a reliable record, a crucial foundation for legal cases.