Tue.Oct 19, 2021

Federal appeals court upholds Florida law requiring felons to pay debts before voting


The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Monday upheld a 2019 Florida law that prevents felons from voting until they pay their legal financial obligations of fines, fees, and restitution.

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High Court of Japan to host Intellectual Property Symposium


The Intellectual Property High Court of Japan (IPHC) , together with several other legal organizations, annually holds their Judicial Symposium on Intellectual Property (JSIP). This year, JSIP 2021 will be held online from October 20 through 22(JST). More below… Read more ».

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DoJ, DoL: Facebook settlement agreement resolves claims of foreign hiring discrimination


The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday that they had reached settlement agreements with Facebook over claims that the tech giant had misused the Department of Labor’s Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM) in its recruitment and hiring practices.

Planting a Life—and a Future—After Prison

The Crime Report

In February 2017, when Keia Blount was preparing to be released after serving a five-year prison term at the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women, she had no idea where to go. Family was not an option to go back to,” she says. There was nowhere for me to go except for a shelter.”.

A Master's Guide to B2B: How Listening to Your Customers Can Grow Your Business

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate

Improved marketing conversion, happy customers, and faster growth - that’s only three things that can be accomplished by just listening to your customers. Customer feedback is an extremely invaluable tool to keeping retention high, attracting new business, and improving the general operations of your business. The question is - how do you capture all this? Join Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation & Michele Bettinazzi, Customer Experience Manager at PeakMade Real Estate, for this essential discussion on the ins and outs of brokering the optimal customer interaction.

India digital rights organization claims YouTube content strikes misuse copyright laws


Indian digital liberties organization Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) on Monday made a representation to Google India asserting that recent content takedowns and blocking of YouTube channels belonging to independent news outlets, citizen journalists and satirists result from incorrectly applied copyright rules.

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Afghanistan dispatches: ‘no public university is resumed since the Taliban came to power’


JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a lawyer in Kabul offers his observations and perspective on recent developments in Taliban university policy.

AI-Powered Tax Research Platform Blue J Launches First-of-its-Kind Entity and Relationship Diagramming


For tax lawyers and accountants, a major pain point is the time they spend drawing complex entity and relationship diagrams — diagrams that map the major players involved in a client’s tax scenario and the relationships among them.

US lawmakers accuse Amazon of misleading subcommittee


Five members of Congress sent a letter Monday accusing Amazon of misleading the House of Representatives antitrust subcommittee. The members of Congress, both Republican and Democrat, seek “exculpatory evidence” to “corroborate prior testimony” given on behalf of Amazon to the committee.

Progressive Prosecutors Refuse to Prosecute GOP Laws

The Crime Report

In a new escalation of the grassroots struggle between justice reformers and traditional law-and-order proponents, progressive prosecutors around the nation have balked at prosecuting some GOP-led laws.

Negative Reviews & Online Feedback Happens - But Where Do You Go From Here?

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Head of Product Growth at Reputation and Jeremy Shubitz, Director of Marketing at Bosley

Responding to online negative feedback can be challenging. What should you say? What should you not say? Should you even respond? In today's, your customers will be not only your biggest advocates but also your biggest critics. However, negative feedback can offer actionable insights to build a stronger product and customer experience.

Europe rights court: Turkey liable for freedom of expression right violation


The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday ruled that the Turkey government violated Article 10 freedom of expression of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) by imposing law on citizens which prosecuted them for insulting the president.

Keeping Clients While Managing Extraordinary Change

Attorney at Work

Keeping clients when your firm is changing is a tricky business and involves a lot of reassurance — not just for them, but for you. I vividly remember interviewing a client about his relationship with his law firm, my client.

Afghanistan dispatches: ‘The Taliban are proud of the suicide bombers and they will not easily get rid of them.’


JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban.

New York City Police Watchdog Recommends 65 NYPD Officers for Discipline 

The Crime Report

After receiving 750 complaints “relating to the behavior of NYPD officers at the Black Lives Matter protests over the summer,” the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board has suggested discipline for 65 officers with the New York Police Department accused of misconduct, reports Insider.


Dominate Your Local Market With These 4 Reputation Management Strategies

Speaker: Adam Dorfman, Lindsay Harrison, and Erin O'Brien

Did you know that 4 out of 5 consumers use local search and 88% use smartphones for those searches? With that in mind, I think it's safe to say your online presence is the silver bullet of your business. Think about the revenue you could be missing by not prioritizing local search optimization. Fortunately, there are a handful of steps you can take right now that will immediately impact your business's pace in local search, and we're happy to share them.

Sri Lanka Cabinet approves proposals for drafting cybersecurity bills


The Sri Lanka Cabinet of Ministers has approved the drafting of two bills to promote cybersecurity as proposed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in his capacity as the Minister of Defense and the Minister of Technology.

The morning read for Tuesday, Oct. 19


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.

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China proposes regulation curtailing activity of privately funded media outlets


China’s Ministry of Commerce and the National Development and Reform Commission have introduced a proposed regulation seeking to restrict the activities that privately funded media sources can undertake.

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Kering’s Other Brands Stand Out in Q3, as Group Reports $4.88 Billion in Sales

The Fashion Law

Gucci owner Kering reported that it generated sales of 4.19 billion euros ($4.88 billion) for the first nine months of the year were up 36.6 percent compared to the same period last year and a smaller 9 percent versus the same period in 2019.

A CHRO’s Perspective on Substance Use in the Workplace: Supportive Strategies to Help Your Workforce Thrive

Speaker: Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director, Psychiatry and Naj Wright, MBA, C-Suite HR Executive

Through advances in technology and access to care, managers can be empowered to serve as the front line of defense to help identify employee AUD and SUD concerns before they escalate. Understanding AUD and SUD, and providing tools for your workforce to overcome the challenges that they pose, is key to fostering strong mental health at work. Join us for this important how-to discussion.

UK court grants leave to trafficking victims to stay in country


The High Court of England and Wales ruled last week that victims of trafficking should be allowed to stay in the UK and not be forced to return to their home countries. The complainant was a 33-year-old Vietnamese woman referred to as “KTT.”

If Americans Don’t Want to Defund the Police, What Do They Want?

The Crime Report

When people are asked what they really think about criminal justice, the answers are complicated, with many white people open to police reform, and many Black people wary of curtailing law enforcement, reports Slate.

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SEC releases report on ‘gamification’ of trading apps


The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday released a report stating that new stock-trading apps that operate like games may lead investors to trade more than they would have if the trading was in a traditional format. As such, the SEC stated that the apps require further examination.

Portland Homicides Reach Record Numbers

The Crime Report

Portland, Oregon has experienced 67 homicides as of September 2021, only one away from breaking its previous record of slayings in 1987, reports the Associated Press.


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.

Handbag Brand Edie Parker Prevails in Right of Publicity Case Waged by the Estate of Edith Kerouac Parker

The Fashion Law

Edie Parker – the brand whose colorful and often customized acrylic box bags have garnered a very long list of famous fans and graced red carpets from the Oscars to the Met Gala – has prevailed in a legal battle that it has been fighting over its name.

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FBI Aids Effort to Rescue Missionaries Held Hostage in Haiti

The Crime Report

The FBI and State Department are working toward gaining release of the seventeen hostages – seven women, five men, five children, all Americans except one Canadian – were seized Saturday in the community of Ganthier east of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, reports USA Today.

‘Black Lawyers Matter,’ And It’s Time For Law Schools And Law Firms To Realize That


Black law students are getting the short end of the stick when it comes to their post-graduate employment. Biglaw Law Schools Black Lawyers Matter Employment Statistics Job Searches National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Quote of the Day Racism

Supreme Court Decisions Uphold Police Qualified Immunity 

The Crime Report

In two unsigned decisions without noted dissents, the Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of police officers accused of using excessive force, signaling the court’s continued support of the doctrine of qualified immunity, reports the New York Times.

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.

New Biglaw Ranking Alert: Presenting The Industry Pulse Top 50 Law Firms


Did your law firm make the cut? Let's find out! Biglaw BigLawBoiz Boutique Law Firms Industry Pulse Top 50 Law Firms Instagram NonEquityPartner Rankings Social Media

New Mexico Supreme Court Establishes Definition of ‘Use’ of a Deadly Weapon

The Crime Report

The New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that a person does not necessarily have to brandish a weapon or physically attack someone with it to be found to have committed aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, reports the Courthouse News Service.

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“Another abortion challenge for John Roberts and the Supreme Court”


“Another abortion challenge for John Roberts and the Supreme Court”: Joan Biskupic of CNN has this news analysis

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