Wed.Jun 16, 2021

Four most asked questions about probate

LDA PRO

Probate involves locating a decedent’s assets, determining its value, paying the dues through the estate funds, and distributing the remaining property among the rightful beneficiaries. The procedure might seem easy and effortless, but in reality, it is both complex and time-taking.

Chile’s New Constitution: An Opportunity for Cannabis?

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This past May 15 and 16, Chile elected a constitutional convention, tasked with drafting a new basic law for the South American country. Cannabis observers should take note, as the resulting document could have positive implications for cannabis.

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Senate unanimously approves bill to make Juneteenth federal holiday

JURIST

The US Senate unanimously passed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act Tuesday to commemorate the end of slavery in the US by establishing Juneteenth as a legal public holiday.

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Guest Post by Prof. Contreras: Shepardizing Patents

PatentlyO

Shepardizing Patents , a guest post by Professor Jorge L. Contreras. A Patent Information Experiment. On Saturday, June 12, I did a little experiment to see what information I could find about patents that I knew to have been challenged. I first searched for U.S. Patent No.

Building a 5-Star Online Reputation for Your Business

Speaker: Brent Werbeck, GetMoreReviews Co-Founder

Trying to figure out how to turn your happy customer’s comments into 5 star reviews may seem like a daunting task. From internal feedback to Google reviews, what is "really" the way to go? Join Brent Werbeck, Co-Founder of Get More Reviews, in this discussion of how to foster and grow your business's 5-star online reputation.

Canada authorities lay terror charges on suspected killer of Muslim family

JURIST

The London, Ontario, Police Service, in conjunction with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), announced Monday that the suspected killer of a family of four Muslims, 20-year-old Nathaniel Veltman, is charged with terrorism in addition to murder charges.

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HRW: UN shared Rohingya data without informed consent

JURIST

Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Tuesday for an investigation into the UN for improperly collecting data and sharing personal information from the Rohingya refugees with Bangladesh, which shared the information with Myanmar, their country of origin.

“A National Injunction Setback for the Biden Administration”

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“A National Injunction Setback for the Biden Administration”: Samuel Bray has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy ”

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More than One Million Cybercrimes Reported During Pandemic

The Crime Report

Internet crime is a “rising threat” to U.S. households and businesses, as attacks ranging from ransomware to cybersabotage continue to evolve in sophistication and scope, according to an Atlas VPN analysis.

“Colorado court rules against Jack Phillips, Christian baker refusing to make gender-transition cake”

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“Colorado court rules against Jack Phillips, Christian baker refusing to make gender-transition cake”: Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has an article that begins, “Jack Phillips, a Christian baker in Colorado who has been caught up in lawsuits for nearly a decade, will appeal a court ruling this week that his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition is in violation of state law.”

Process Serving Made Easy: Serve in All 50 States Using One Platform

Speaker: PROOF

PROOF has revolutionized service of process. Using our online platform, create serve requests nationwide and receive live updates with mapped verification of each attempt. PROOF’s technology provides users with complete transparency from start to finish.

Human Trafficking Poses ‘Strategic Threat’ to U.S. National Security: Report

The Crime Report

Human trafficking poses a growing threat to U.S. national security, says the Council on Foreign Relations.

“Conservative Judges Keep Doing This Thing They Say They Hate; Republican opposition to nationwide injunctions seems to have evaporated upon Joe Biden’s inauguration”

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“Conservative Judges Keep Doing This Thing They Say They Hate; Republican opposition to nationwide injunctions seems to have evaporated upon Joe Biden’s inauguration”: Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate

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Unanimous ruling on crack-cocaine disparity is heavy on text, light on history

SCOTUSBlog

Share Sometimes, deep, conflicting social currents clash in titanic movements and romantic prose. Other times, they are submerged under rather drier land; underground rivers in a desert of language.

“Jack B. Weinstein, U.S. Judge With an Activist Streak, Is Dead at 99; In 53 years on the bench and nearly a decade as the chief judge of the Eastern District of New York, he was known for his bold jurisprudence and his outsize personality”

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“Jack B. Weinstein, U.S. Judge With an Activist Streak, Is Dead at 99; In 53 years on the bench and nearly a decade as the chief judge of the Eastern District of New York, he was known for his bold jurisprudence and his outsize personality”: This obituary written by Laura Mansnerus appears in today’s edition of The New York Times.

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Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials of Wealth Management

Speaker: Vi Pham, Attorney at Law

Wealth management is a guaranteed practice: as paralegals, it's essential that you know the complexities of wealth management in order to ensure that your client's rights are protected to their fullest extent. Join Vi Pham, Attorney and educator, in this exclusive webinar that will leave you feeling brushed up and ready. This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

What Must You Consider When Hiring the Best Bankruptcy Attorney?

LegalReader

It might sound obvious, but it won't work out for you to pick a lawyer with whom you're not happy or who you feel doesn't care. Lawsuits & Litigation bankruptcy bankruptcy and covid-19 bankruptcy filing bankruptcy settlement chapter 11 bankruptcy chapter 13 bankruptcy chapter 7 bankruptcy

“Bathroom battle begun by trans teen is back at Supreme Court, years after he finished high school”

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“Bathroom battle begun by trans teen is back at Supreme Court, years after he finished high school”: John Fritze of USA Today has this report

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Indianapolis Police Officer Sues NFL For Defamation in Anti-Racism Campaign

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“For immigrants with protected status in Texas, U.S. Supreme Court ruling about green card ineligibility sent a ‘shockwave’; The high court ruled that immigrants granted protection from deportation due to conditions in their homeland are not eligible for green cards if they entered the country illegally”

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“For immigrants with protected status in Texas, U.S. Supreme Court ruling about green card ineligibility sent a ‘shockwave’; The high court ruled that immigrants granted protection from deportation due to conditions in their homeland are not eligible for green cards if they entered the country illegally”: Colleen DeGuzman of The Texas Tribune has this report

Announcement of opinions for Thursday, June 17

SCOTUSBlog

Share We will be live blogging on Thursday, June 17, as the court releases one or more opinions in argued cases from the current term. Click here for a list of FAQs about opinion announcements. ?. The post Announcement of opinions for Thursday, June 17 appeared first on SCOTUSblog. Featured Live

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“Getting Back to Original Meaning: Had justices faithfully interpreted the Establishment Clause in light of its original public meaning, Lemon’s absurdities could have been avoided.”

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“Getting Back to Original Meaning: Had justices faithfully interpreted the Establishment Clause in light of its original public meaning, Lemon ‘s absurdities could have been avoided.” ” Mark David Hall has this post at the “Law & Liberty” blog

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What is a Topic an Attorney Can Blog about to Land More Cases?

LegalReader

One concern a potential client might have when hiring a lawyer is how a law firm stays organized. Adam Korbl, iFax. Business blog outreach blogging clients finding clients markitors

“Nothing Justice Stephen Breyer has said publicly suggests he’s ready to quit”

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“Nothing Justice Stephen Breyer has said publicly suggests he’s ready to quit”: Joan Biskupic of CNN has this report

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The morning read for Wednesday, June 16

SCOTUSBlog

Share Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at roundup@scotusblog.com.

“Appeals court refuses to reinstate N Carolina abortion ban”

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“Appeals court refuses to reinstate N Carolina abortion ban”: Gary D. Robertson of The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued today

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Cravath Breaks Silence On Associate Raises

AboveTheLaw

But what did the traditional compensation leader have to say? Biglaw 2021 Associate Salary Increase Bonuses Cravath Money Salary Increase

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“Appeals court: No birthright citizenship for American Samoa.”

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“Appeals court: No birthright citizenship for American Samoa.” ” Steve Limtiaco of The Pacific Daily News of Guam has this report. Jennifer Sinco Kelleher of The Associated Press reports that “ American Samoa culture plays role in US citizenship ruling.”

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Federal Jury Set to Decide Whether GEO Group Must Pay Immigrant Detainees Minimum Wage

LegalReader

In their closing arguments, attorneys for The GEO Group alleged that Washington does not even pay its own prisoners minimum wage--and therefore should not expect a private operator to do the same.

The ‘Jan. 6’ Effect Sends Tremors Through State Capitols

The Crime Report

State governments across the country are balancing the need for public access to capital buildings and security in the wake of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Pew Charitable Trusts reports. . The state of Oregon has already experienced some of the spin-off effects.

Brutalized Black Man Accepts Settlement Offer from City of Valdosta

LegalReader

Believing he was a wanted man, Valdosta officers slammed Antonio Arnelo Smith on the ground--only to quickly realize he was neither named nor implicated in their warrant. Verdicts & Settlements antonio arnelo smith black lives matter haugabrook police-brutality smith valdosta

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