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Supreme Court Decision Raises Big Questions About SEC’s Authority

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Have you heard about the big Supreme Court decision that came down a couple weeks ago? No, not the one about Presidential immunity. We’re talking about the one with the power to upend the regulatory system and the balance of power between the executive and judicial branches of the federal government. For roughly 40 years, administrative law in the United States has adhered to the Chevron doctrine, so named for the Supreme Court’s ruling in Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v.

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Amnesty International urges Egypt to lift travel bans imposed on humans rights lawyers

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Amnesty International urged Egypt to lift travel bans recently imposed on human rights lawyers Nasser Amin and Hoda Abdelwahab in a press statement issued Tuesday. The travel bans are associated with the controversial and long-drawn Case 713/2011 (more popularly known as the “foreign funding case”), in which a number of NGOs and individuals were put under investigation for receiving foreign funding.

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Senators Beg Merrick Garland To Do His Job And Investigate Clarence Thomas

Above The Law

He hasn't done anything so far, why would he start now? The post Senators Beg Merrick Garland To Do His Job And Investigate Clarence Thomas appeared first on Above the Law.

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Louisiana families seek to block law requiring display of Ten Commandments in classrooms

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A group of Louisiana families filed a motion for an injunction Monday to stop officials from implementing a law requiring the display of the Ten Commandments in every public school classroom in the state. Louisiana is set to become the first state to impose such a requirement, though the action has been debated in other jurisdictions. The law in question, House Bill No. 71 , mandates that the full text of the Ten Commandments be prominently displayed with a “context statement” in eac

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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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“States and Creditors for Purdue Pharma Threaten Sacklers With Gush of Lawsuits; Legal maneuverings followed a Supreme Court ruling last month that denied the Sackler family immunity from liability over its role in the opioid crisis”

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“States and Creditors for Purdue Pharma Threaten Sacklers With Gush of Lawsuits; Legal maneuverings followed a Supreme Court ruling last month that denied the Sackler family immunity from liability over its role in the opioid crisis”: Jan Hoffman of The New York Times has this report.

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“97-Year-Old Judge Newman to Appeal Loss in Suspension Suit; US’s oldest active jurist is taking on judicial conduct law; DC court ruled her constitutional challenge fell short”

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“97-Year-Old Judge Newman to Appeal Loss in Suspension Suit; US’s oldest active jurist is taking on judicial conduct law; DC court ruled her constitutional challenge fell short”: Michael Shapiro and Jorja Siemons of Bloomberg Law have this report. And Blake Brittain of Reuters reports that “ US judge, 97, loses lawsuit seeking reinstatement.” You can access today’s decision of the U.S.

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Gambia lawmakers support FGM ban ahead of decriminalization vote

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Gambian lawmakers endorsed recommendations presented by the Joint Committee on Health and Gender on Monday to maintain the country’s ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) in anticipation of an upcoming vote later this month on the potential decriminalization of the practice. The recommendations were adopted with 35 members voting in favor, 17 voting against and two abstaining.

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“Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s security detail shoots man during attempted carjacking, authorities say”

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“Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s security detail shoots man during attempted carjacking, authorities say”: Lindsay Whitehurst of The Associated Press has this report. And Josh Boswell and Peter Semler of The Daily Mail (UK) have an article headlined “ Sonia Sotomayor saved from danger: Supreme Court Justice’s bodyguard shoots gun-wielding suspect who tried to steal his car outside her DC home; Kentrell Flowers, 18, of DC, was arrested and charged in the July 5 incident; Attempt

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Tunisia insurance company federation announces agency to combat insurance fraud

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The Tunisian Federation of Insurance Companies (TFIC) announced to the local media Monday the creation of the Agency to Combat Fraud and Scams (ALFA) in the insurance sector. This decision was shared with the public via a social media post. The ALFA’s aim is to tackle the increasing issues of fraud and scams within the insurance sector. Such fraudulent activities not only harm the insurance companies who have to bear significant financial losses but also clients who are consequently forced

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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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“A conservative Warren court; The Roberts Supreme Court faces the same critiques from its critics as Warren’s”

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“A conservative Warren court; The Roberts Supreme Court faces the same critiques from its critics as Warren’s”: Law professor Richard M. Re has this essay online at The Washington Post.

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Russia issues arrest warrant for Navalny widow Yulia Navalnaya

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Russia’s Basmanyy District Court issued an arrest warrant for the late opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s widow, Yulia Navalnaya, on Tuesday, accusing her of being part of an “extremist” group. Navalnaya, who is currently residing outside Russia, would face immediate arrest should she decide to return. Navalnaya was charged under part 2 of Article 282.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which punishes participation in an extremist community with up to six ye

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“Is ‘Text, History, and Tradition’ Alive and Well?”

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“Is ‘Text, History, and Tradition’ Alive and Well?” You can access today’s new episode of the “Advisory Opinions” podcast via this link.

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Russia court sentences prominent playwright and theater director for 6 years over play ‘justifying terrorism’

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A Russian military court on Monday convicted a playwright and a director to 6 years in jail over a play that allegedly justifies terrorism. The judge found director Yevgeniya Berkovich and writer Svetlana Petriychuk, who had been in pre-trial detention since May 2023, guilty under Part 2 of Article 205.2 of the Russian Criminal Code. This provision makes the offense of “justifying terrorism” punishable by up to seven years in prison.

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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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Health Leaders Applaud HHS’ Action Giving Some Incarcerated Individuals Medicaid Coverage Before Release

Above The Law

Illinois, Kentucky, Oregon, Utah and Vermont have been authorized by HHS to provide Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program coverage to those transitioning out of incarceration up to 90 days before they’re released. Several healthcare leaders called the action a necessary step. The post Health Leaders Applaud HHS’ Action Giving Some Incarcerated Individuals Medicaid Coverage Before Release appeared first on MedCity News.

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South Korea will not suspend licences for striking trainee doctors

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South Korea withdrew from its plan to suspend licenses for striking trainee doctors on Monday. The government’s Medical Action Central Accident Management Department issued a press release regarding the decision, which was made to combat the country’s current shortage of doctors. Only a small number of medical trainees returned to work last Friday and only eight percent of thousands of trainees were working at 210 teaching hospitals.

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Guest Post by Profs. Lemley & Ouellette: Fixing Double Patenting

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Guest post by Professors Mark A. Lemley and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette of Stanford Law School. Two of the most controversial patent law changes of the past year have involved obviousness-type double patenting, which allows applicants to patent obvious variants of their earlier patents by disclaiming the extra term of the later-expiring patent. First, the Federal Circuit held in In re Cellect that patents tied by double patenting must expire on the same day even if one of the patents has received a

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China accuses Philippines of harming ecosystems in shoal dispute

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China’s government released a report on Monday that claims a grounded Philippines warship at Second Thomas Shoal caused extensive damage to the shoal’s coral reef ecosystem. China claims a significant portion of the exclusive economic zone of the Philippines, including the Second Thomas Shoal. The report, authored by China’s Ministry of Natural Resources, claims that a grounded warship contaminated the reef with heavy metals, oils and active phosphates, resulting in the death o

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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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Trying To Carjack The US Marshals Guarding Sonia Sotomayor Was A Bad Choice

Above The Law

If you're going to get into carjacking, maybe don't start with US Marshal vehicles. The post Trying To Carjack The US Marshals Guarding Sonia Sotomayor Was A Bad Choice appeared first on Above the Law.

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HRW and Amnesty International among group of NGOs urging EU to safeguard the right to asylum in Europe

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International plus other NGOs signed a joint statement Monday urging the European Union (EU) and its member states to “safeguard the right to territorial asylum in Europe.” The statement refers to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and emphasizes EU member states’ responsibility under Article 18 , which guarantees the right to asylum.

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In A First for Law Practice Management Platforms, Clio Rolls Out An Integrated E-Filing Service in Texas

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Last October, during its annual Clio Cloud Conference, the law practice management company Clio announced its plan to roll out an e-filing service, called Clio File, during 2024, starting with Texas, which would make it the first law practice management platform with built-in e-filing. Today, it delivered on that promise, launching Clio File for e-filing in Texas courts.

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Biglaw Firm Says Blanket Mandated Office Policies Are A Mistake, Launches Remote Recruiting Effort

Above The Law

Enjoy living in Cali but want to work in Phoenix? This is the firm for you! The post Biglaw Firm Says Blanket Mandated Office Policies Are A Mistake, Launches Remote Recruiting Effort appeared first on Above the Law.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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“Trump’s Next Supreme Court Picks Would Break the Mold”

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“Trump’s Next Supreme Court Picks Would Break the Mold”: Jay Willis has this guest essay online at The New York Times.

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Fixing Double Patenting: The Procrustean Solution?

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by Dennis Crouch I recently provided a set of interesting data on the large number of patents that are “at risk” of being invalidated based on the Federal Circuit’s Cellect decision. This post follows up with a discussion of a recent article titled “ Fixing Double Patenting ” released in draft form by Stanford Professors Mark Lemley and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette.

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Rudy Giuliani Pulls An ‘Alex Jones’ In Bankruptcy

Above The Law

Except stupider. The post Rudy Giuliani Pulls An ‘Alex Jones’ In Bankruptcy appeared first on Above the Law.

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The Specificity Funnel: From Ambition to Action

Attorney at Work

Jay Harrington | When it comes to building your practice, specificity is your roadmap, and action is your vehicle. The Specificity Funnel gives you both. The post The Specificity Funnel: From Ambition to Action appeared first on Articles, Tips and Tech for Law Firms and Lawyers.

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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.

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Alston & Bird Brings In Sidley Trio To Launch New Offices

Law 360

Alston & Bird LLP announced on Tuesday that it has opened two new offices in Chicago and Century City with the addition of three lateral partners from Sidley Austin LLP, a move the firm said will strengthen its corporate, healthcare and real estate practices.

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Generative AI… What If This Is As Good As It Gets?

Above The Law

As Good As It Gets is not as good as its Oscar haul would suggest, but as a haunting precautionary warning, its titular line ranks up there with “all glory is fleeting” or “never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.” It can be read as a call to forfeit your […] The post Generative AI… What If This Is As Good As It Gets?

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Top DOJ Litigator Says Competition Issues Are 'Everywhere'

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The senior official leading the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust litigation efforts said Tuesday she sees a "competition problem" in nearly every American industry, as she discussed the growth in federal antitrust enforcement at an event in Denver.