Wed.Oct 20, 2021

Civil rights groups sue over Oklahoma law banning critical race theory


A group of civil rights organizations filed suit on Tuesday challenging Oklahoma HB 1775 , which prevents public schools from requiring students to learn about critical race theory and gender discrimination.

More Than Merely a Buzzy Hue, Bottega Veneta Green May Be the Brand’s Biggest New Asset

The Fashion Law

In February 2019, Daniel Lee sent his first main season collection down the runway in Milan. Among leather shift dresses, quilted leather puffer jackets, moto leather trousers, and a mix of vibrant knitwear, a wavey-shaped handbag in a green hue was tucked under the arm of a catwalker.


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Afghanistan dispatches: ‘There was a bomb blast today in Kabul in which two Taliban soldiers and four to six school students were injured.’


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 the chaotic security situation in the country.

As Police Violence Increases, Civilians Less Likely to Call 911: Study

The Crime Report

Examining detailed data from eight major American cities, a new research study from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government found that police violence reduces civilian trust and engagement with law enforcement.

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.

Brazil senators accuse Bolsonaro of exacerbating COVID-19 outbreak


Brazilian senators investigating the handling of the country’s COVID-19 outbreak filed their final report Wednesday on whether President Jair Bolsonaro is responsible for more than 300,000 COVID-19-related deaths in Brazil.

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Norway communications regulator fines media service Telenor 15M NOK


The Norwegian National Communications Authority (Nkom) on Tuesday fined media service Telenor for breaching non-discrimination obligations, creating a disadvantage to access buyers. The announcement, which was first made in March 2021, fined Telenor 15 million NOK for the breach.

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Number of Female State Police Has Not Risen Since 2000

The Crime Report

Despite proof that female officers use less force and avoid more complaints, State police departments often do not do enough to change the perception that state policing isn’t for women.

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Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to 17 counts of murder


Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty on Wednesday to 17 counts of murder in relation to the 2018 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. The 2018 shooting was the deadliest school shooting in US history.

Berkeley Physicist Resigns After Colleagues Block UChicago Professor from Speaking at Science Event


We recently discussed the cancelling of Dorian Abbot , an associate professor of geophysical sciences at the University of Chicago, who was prevented from speaking at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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.

Dublin Circuit Court confirms €450,000 fine for Twitter delay in reporting data breach


The Dublin Circuit Court (DCC) on Monday confirmed the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) decision to fine Twitter € 450,000 for its delay in reporting a data breach.

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Parkland Killer Pleads Guilty, May Still Face Death Penalty

The Crime Report

The former student who murdered his classmates and teachers in Parkland, Florida in 2018 pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the premeditated murder of 17 people and the attempted murder of 17 others, leaving his fate in the hands of a jury.

HRW: Cuba government systematically detained and abused protestors


Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Tuesday that the Cuban government “systematically engaged in arbitrary detention, ill-treatment of detainees, and abuse-ridden criminal prosecutions in response to peaceful anti-government protests in July 2021.”.

Border Arrests Reach New High, as Biden Pick Pledges ‘Humane’ Policies

The Crime Report

authorities detained more than 1.7 million migrants along the Mexico border during the 2021 fiscal year that ended in September, and arrests by the Border Patrol soared to the highest levels since 1986, reports the Washington Post.

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.

Costa Rica legislature votes to legalize medical marijuana


Costa Rica’s legislative assembly on Tuesday passed the Cannabis and Hemp Production for Medical Purposes Law. The marijuana law is now pending Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado’s approval.

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Few Standards for Police Use of Force Against Children: Investigation

The Crime Report

An Associated Press investigation has found that children as young as 6 have been treated harshly — even brutally — by officers of the law. They have been handcuffed, felled by stun guns, taken down and pinned to the ground by officers often far larger than they were.

Federal appeals court grants CDC request to end eviction moratorium appeal


The Fifth Circuit granted on Tuesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) request to voluntarily dismiss an appeal without determining whether the case was moot. Terkel v.

Baltimore No-Prosecution Policy for Drug Possession Wins Kudos

The Crime Report

In a 14-month study, researchers at the Johns Hopkins University measured Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s policy to quit prosecuting drug possession and prostitution, finding no increase in citizen complaints or greater threat to public safety, reports the Baltimore Sun.

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.

Syrian Constitutional Committee to begin drafting new constitution this week


UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pederson told the press on Sunday that the co-chairs nominated by the government and the opposition have agreed to commence the constitutional reform process.

Second Amendment Backers Want San Diego Ban on Ghost Guns Reversed

The Crime Report

District Judge Cynthia Bashant has been asked by several gun owners to issue a temporary restraining order blocking a novel ban on non-serialized, unfinished, untraceable firearms — known as ghost guns — signed into law by San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria law, which is set to go into effect Oct.

“A politicized Supreme Court? That was the point.”


“A politicized Supreme Court? That was the point.” ” Law professor Steven Lubet has this essay online at The Hill

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Embracing the new AI regulations – Setting the wheel in motion


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as an indisputable force in every industrial sector that strives to stay aligned with ever-changing business dynamics. The market size of AI in 2020 was $62.35 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 40.2% between 2021 and 2028.

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.

Want to change a veteran’s life through pro bono? There’s a manual for that


Since World War II, more than 2 million service members have been discharged from U.S. military service with a status other than "honorable discharge." Having…


Texting, Emailing, And Talking: Which Is Best When Communicating With Clients?


It depends, in part, on your client. Small Law Firms Technology Client Communications Steven Chung

Supreme Court seems to be ‘reshaping itself in Justice Thomas’ image,’ op-ed says


We may be seeing the emergence of the “Thomas Court,” as the 6-3 conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court considers cases involving abortion, religious…

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Pope Francis: Holy Father… Until Catholic Anti-Vaxxers Need A Free Exercise Suit


Honestly, Your Holiness, it's time to start excommunicating people trying to pull this. Courts First Amendment Football Free Exercise Nick Rolovich Religion Vaccines

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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.

From the depths of addiction to helping attorneys overcome their own, lawyer and author Brian Cuban has made his mark


In 2006, the Dallas Mavericks were in the NBA finals. The team’s owner, Mark Cuban, gave two tickets for the opening game to his brother…

If You Want To Hate On Merrick Garland’s DOJ, There Are So Many Better Reasons


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“Federal court deals another blow to Maine workers challenging vaccine mandate; The U.S. Supreme Court could still weigh in”


“Federal court deals another blow to Maine workers challenging vaccine mandate; The U.S. Supreme Court could still weigh in”: Megan Gray of The Portland Press Herald has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued yesterday evening

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