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Supreme Court likely to block EPA ozone regulation

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared sympathetic to a group of states, companies, and trade associations seeking to temporarily block a rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce air pollution from power plants and other industrial facilities in 23 states that do not want to adjust their emissions policies. During approximately 90 minutes of oral arguments, the court’s conservative justices voiced skepticism about the process that the EPA followed in implementing the r

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Peru dispatch: corruption allegations made by arrested ex-advisor to dismissed Prosecutor throw new light on an old issue

JURIST

Peruvian law students from the Facultad de Derecho y Ciencias Políticas , Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco are reporting for JURIST on law-related events in and affecting Perú. All of them are from CIED ( Centro de Investigación de los Estudiantes de Derecho , a student research center in UNSAAC’s faculty of law dedicated to spreading legal information and improving legal culture through study and research, promoting critical and reflective debate to contribute to the dev

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“Supreme Court Rules for Georgia Man on Double Jeopardy Claim”

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“Supreme Court Rules for Georgia Man on Double Jeopardy Claim”: Lydia Wheeler of Bloomberg Law has this report. Ryan Knappenberger and Kelsey Reichmann of Courthouse News Service report that “ Supreme Court says Georgia can’t retry mentally ill man who killed his mother; The high court said that despite an unusual split verdict, Georgia could not bring another trial against Damian McElrath because doing so would violate the double jeopardy clause.” At “SCOTUSblog,&#

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Myanmar dispatch: military junta’s activation of new conscription law spreads fear among draft-age young women

JURIST

Myanmar law students are reporting for JURIST on challenges to the rule of law in their country under the military junta that deposed the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi in February 2021. The 10th of February 2024 was a particularly dark day for the citizens of Myanmar. At 8:00 PM, the Ministry of Information under the ruling State Administration Council (SAC) issued a significant notification regarding the People’s Military Service Law, a compulsory military service statute origin

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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 Law Clerk’s Memories of the Late Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg; In 2008, Justice O’Connor invited Isaac Lidsky to be one of her law clerks, and Justice Ginsburg gave him a clerkship, too.;He had an experience that year he will never forget”

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“A Law Clerk’s Memories of the Late Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg; In 2008, Justice O’Connor invited Isaac Lidsky to be one of her law clerks, and Justice Ginsburg gave him a clerkship, too.;He had an experience that year he will never forget”: Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal has this post at his “The Marble Palace Blog.” The post “A Law Clerk’s Memories of the Late Justices O’Connor and Ginsburg; In 2008, Justice O’Connor invited Isaac Lidsky to be one of h

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“Justices order vigorous enforcement of choice-of-law clauses in maritime insurance contracts”

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“Justices order vigorous enforcement of choice-of-law clauses in maritime insurance contracts”: Ronald Mann has this post at “SCOTUSblog.” And Ryan Knappenberger and Kelsey Reichmann of Courthouse News Service report that “ Justices uphold federal maritime law’s primacy for insurer in boat accident debacle; A Supreme Court insurance fight allows maritime contract choices to prevail over state public policies.” The post “Justices order vigorous enfo

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UN urges Papua New Guinea to address heightened tribal violence

JURIST

The UN called for measures to address the tribal violence in Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, urging the country to adequately address the heightened violence between tribes in its Highland region. The organization called on the nation’s government to engage with local leaders to establish peace and promote human rights. UN Human Rights Office spokesperson Jeremy Laurence stated, “[t]he Government must take immediate measures to address the root causes of the violence, and work toward tr

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“Justices Side With Insurers in Rare Fight Over Yacht Policy; Case revolves around federal maritime vs state insurance law; Key maritime players have been closely watching case”

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“Justices Side With Insurers in Rare Fight Over Yacht Policy; Case revolves around federal maritime vs state insurance law; Key maritime players have been closely watching case”: Daphne Zhang of Bloomberg Law has this report. The post “Justices Side With Insurers in Rare Fight Over Yacht Policy; Case revolves around federal maritime vs state insurance law; Key maritime players have been closely watching case” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Belarus dispatch: property confiscation has become another tool of political repression

JURIST

Belarusian law students enrolled at European Humanities University are filing reports with JURIST on current circumstances in Belarus under the constitutionally-disputed presidency of Alexander Lukashenka. Ulyana Belaya and Katsiaryna Vasilionak file this dispatch from Vilnius, Lithuania. Back in 2020 presidential elections happened in Belarus, followed by massive protests and even more massive waves of repressions.

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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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“Justice Alito’s Hypocritical and Question-Begging Dissent in the Fairfax County Magnet School Case”

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“Justice Alito’s Hypocritical and Question-Begging Dissent in the Fairfax County Magnet School Case”: Michael C. Dorf has this post at his blog, “Dorf on Law.” The post “Justice Alito’s Hypocritical and Question-Begging Dissent in the Fairfax County Magnet School Case” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Florida legislature advances bills to compensate school abuse victims

JURIST

Bills advanced in both the Florida House of Representatives and Senate on Wednesday that would allow compensation for the victims of the Dozier School for Boys that attended the school between 1940 and 1975. The Dozier School for Boys was a reform school located in Mariana, Florida, originally opened in 1900. In 1955, the school opened a second campus, known as the Okeechobee campus.

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“A Perpetual Monopoly”

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“A Perpetual Monopoly”: At the “Balkinization” blog, Jill Lepore has a guest post that begins, “In May 1923, weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Adkins v. Children’s Hospital , the nation’s leading labor reformer, the lawyer Florence Kelley, called for an overhaul of the federal judiciary. She wanted to put women on the bench.” Also at that blog, Thomas P.

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Mother of Alexei Navalny files complaint demanding Russian officials release son’s body

JURIST

Alexei Navalny’s mother, Lyudmila Navalnaya, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in a Salekhard city court against Russian officials, contesting their refusal to release her son’s body. This complaint followed previous attempts from Lyudmila Navalnaya and Navalny’s team of lawyers to retrieve the deceased activist’s body. After Navalny died Friday in an Arctic prison colony, his body was transferred to Salekhard so investigators could determine the cause of his death.

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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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Access today’s rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases

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Access today’s rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: Justice Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court in McElrath v. Georgia , No. 22-721. You can access the oral argument via this link. And Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh delivered the opinion of the Court in Great Lakes Ins. SE v. Raiders Retreat Realty Co. , No. 22-500.

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Central District of California Finds Habit Evidence Admissible in Clam Chowder Slip & Fall Action Against Costco

EvidenceProf Blog

Federal Rule of Evidence 406 provides that Evidence of a person’s habit or an organization’s routine practice may be admitted to prove that on a particular occasion the person or organization acted in accordance with the habit or routine practice.

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More Lawyers Working In Public Service Are Starting To See Their Student Loans Vanish Thanks To The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Above The Law

Prospects for loan forgiveness have been improving. The post More Lawyers Working In Public Service Are Starting To See Their Student Loans Vanish Thanks To The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program appeared first on Above the Law.

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Justices Squabble Over Emergency Review Of EPA Smog Plan

Law 360

The U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing denounced during oral argument Wednesday their colleagues' decision to consider the merits of four related emergency requests to prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from implementing a plan to reduce cross-state pollution without first getting lower court input.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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Judge Orders Pillow Pumper To Pay Up In Election Fraud Contest

Above The Law

No, you can't overturn and arbitration ruling based on vibes. That is not a thing. The post Judge Orders Pillow Pumper To Pay Up In Election Fraud Contest appeared first on Above the Law.

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Double jeopardy clause bars Georgia from retrying man acquitted by reason of insanity

SCOTUSBlog

Share So what would you expect if a state supreme court wrote an opinion directly inconsistent with “perhaps the most fundamental rule” of the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence in the area, an opinion that would get a failing grade in any law school course on criminal law? Well, your first guess would be that the Supreme Court would unanimously reverse, and if you were bold you’d predict a short opinion assigned because of its triviality to the most junior justice.

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Airline Said It’s Not Responsible For Terrible Advice From Its Own Customer Service AI Bot. The Court… Disagreed.

Above The Law

Not even ChatGPT could invent a case to make this stick. The post Airline Said It’s Not Responsible For Terrible Advice From Its Own Customer Service AI Bot. The Court… Disagreed. appeared first on Above the Law.

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Law prof who wrote about ‘the law school scam’ settles discrimination suit for $160K

ABA Journal

The ABA Journal is read by half of the nation's 1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.

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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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Material Non-Public Information About One Company Is Material Non-Public Information About All Companies

Above The Law

At least, all publicly-traded companies in the same sector, according to the SEC. The post Material Non-Public Information About One Company Is Material Non-Public Information About All Companies appeared first on Above the Law.

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ABA law school accreditation not necessarily needed to take Indiana bar exam, top state court decides

ABA Journal

The ABA Journal is read by half of the nation's 1 million lawyers every month. It covers the trends, people and finances of the legal profession from Wall Street to Main Street to Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Irish Pub Chain's Ex-CFO Gets 1.5 Years For $1M Tax Fraud

Law 360

The former chief financial officer of a pub chain with more than a dozen Irish-themed restaurants was sentenced to one and a half years in prison Wednesday by an Ohio federal court for his role in a bookkeeping scheme that defrauded eight states of $1 million in sales taxes.

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Hard To Say Where Arrested Lawyer Went Wrong But Posting About Selling Drugs Probably Didn’t Help

Above The Law

This week's podcast! The post Hard To Say Where Arrested Lawyer Went Wrong But Posting About Selling Drugs Probably Didn’t Help appeared first on Above the Law.

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Optimizing Contract Management and Enhancing Team Collaboration: Insights from a Legal Operations Perspective

Speaker: Adina Marta Newman

Learn about a world of effective contract management and seamless teamwork across departments in this upcoming webinar from Cobblestone Software. You'll discover practical strategies and tips that legal professionals can use to streamline contract processes and enhance collaboration, making significant impact across legal and corporate departments. Join us as we show how you can supercharge contract processes, improve team communication, and take your contributions to the next level.