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DOJ Indicts Dark Web User Selling Insider Stock Information


Investigators close in on Greece native selling unpublished stock information. Investigations charges companies dark dark web illegal indictment information insider stock insider trading IRS IRS agent sell stock Trade undercover agent unpublished reports web


California and Psychedelics: Getting Closer


Over the last few months, I’ve written a few posts about SB-519 , a bill introduced by California State Senator Scott Wiener earlier this year that is intended to decriminalize a host of psychedelics – from psilocybin to ketamine to LSD (you can read those posts here , here , and here ).

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Grammar Giggle – Interesting Entree Choice


A friend sent this one to me and it recently appeared on Reddit, but I thought it was interesting to show that even if everything is spelled correctly, sometimes placement is an issue. You need to try to look at your writing as a whole to make sure that all the parts of it are correct. Follow.

Netherlands court convicts Syrian refugee of war crimes


The District Court of The Hague convicted Friday Ahmad al Kehdr, a Syrian refugee and former member of the Syrian military, of war crimes and sentenced him to 20 years in prison. The court possessed video evidence of Al Khedr participating in the execution of a Syrian government official in 2012.

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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.

The Shadow State: Embracing Corporations As Surrogates For Government Action


Below is my column on the expanding role of corporations as surrogates for the federal government. The White House is openly calling for greater corporate action to address censorship, health care, and other issues.

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‘Serious Gaps’ in Support for Neurodivergent People in UK Prisons

The Crime Report

In the United Kingdom, it’s estimated that half the people entering the prison system could have some form of neurodivergent condition, like autism, a brain injury or learning difficulties — all which impact their ability to engage with others and behave in a traditionally accepted way.


Belarus authorities raids homes and offices of human rights activists and journalists


Belarus authorities raided the homes and offices of independent news outlets, journalists, and human rights activists for a third consecutive day on Friday, widening the nation’s crackdown on President Alexander Lukashenko ‘s political opponents.

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Congratulations to Judge Tiffany Cunningham


The Senate has confirmed Tiffany Cunningham, President Biden’s first pick for the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Judge Cunningham is expected to be sworn in this week and immediately step into her new role (although the court typically slows down during August).

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ACLU sues Chicago Police for release of social media monitoring records


The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois sued the Chicago Police Department (CPD) Thursday to turn over records related to the department’s social media monitoring task force that was formed last summer.

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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.

Versace, Fashion Nova Settle Case Days Before the Start of Trial Over Copycat Wares

The Fashion Law

Days ahead of the start of trial, Versace and Fashion Nova have settled the copyright and trademark infringement lawsuit that the high fashion brand filed against its fast fashion counterpart. In an order on July 15, Magistrate Judge Rozella Oliver of the U.S.

Russia human rights organization liquidates over foreign agent law fears


Russian human rights organization Team 29 (Komada 29) whose members include journalists and lawyers announced Sunday it is liquidating. The move comes amidst fears about the country’s foreign agents law. Russian authorities have recently taken a number of actions targeting Team 29.

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Tackling ‘The Thin Blue Lie’

The Crime Report

In Los Angeles on March 3, 1991, four police officers brutally beat Rodney King with Tasers, batons, their own feet, and fists.

Media companies investigating data leak uncover global abuse of cyber-surveillance technology


Journalists, lawyers, business executives, and human rights activists across the world appear to have been targeted by government actors using the Pegasus software sold by Israeli security company NSO Group according to an investigation revealed Sunday.

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.

Illinois Police Can Lie to Kids Until 2022


Illinois and Oregon are the first states to ban law enforcement from deceiving minors during interrogation, but police can lie to the rest of us everywhere else in the U.S.

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Hungary Prime Minister attacks European Commission’s action on anti-LGBTQ+ legislation


Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban told the state radio Friday that the European Commission’s infringement proceeding concerning the passage of Bill T/16365 was “ legalized hooliganism.”

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“Telephone Pole Cameras and Long-Term Government Surveillance”


“Telephone Pole Cameras and Long-Term Government Surveillance”: Matthew Tokson has this post at “Dorf on Law ”

France justice minister charged in conflict of interest investigation


French Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti was indicted Friday in a conflict of interest investigation after a six-hour hearing. He has been charged with using his office to serve personal interests.

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Does a Crackdown on Right-Wing Domestic Terror Threaten Everyone’s Civil Liberties?

The Crime Report

Following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S.

Bosnian top court releases intelligence chief accused of fraud


The top Bosnian court released Friday Osman Mehmedagi?, the country’s chief of intelligence, following his detention stemming from charges of money laundering and abusing his position. Mehmedagi?,

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Ermenegildo Zegna Group Announces Plans to Go Public By Way of $3.2 Billion SPAC

The Fashion Law

Ermenegildo Zegna Group will go public on the New York Stock Exchange later this year by way of a merger with Investindustrial Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition corporation – or SPAC, the privately-held Italian fashion company announced on Monday.

“Confirmed: Cunningham Will Be Federal Circuit’s First Black Judge; A 63-33 vote to confirm Perkins Coie partner also brings gender parity to the D.C.-based appellate court; It’s ‘phenomenal news’ for lawyers seeking more diversity on the federal appellate bench and the patent bar.”


“Confirmed: Cunningham Will Be Federal Circuit’s First Black Judge; A 63-33 vote to confirm Perkins Coie partner also brings gender parity to the D.C.-based based appellate court; It’s ‘phenomenal news’ for lawyers seeking more diversity on the federal appellate bench and the patent bar.” ” Scott Graham has this report online at The National Law Journal. This evening, the U.S. Senate confirmed Tiffany P. Cunningham to serve on the U.S.

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5 Tips to Use Google Workspace and Gmail for Effective Collaboration


In the new normal, business success relies heavily on effective and efficient collaboration and communication within remote teams.


“High school football coach takes prayer case to Supreme Court”


“High school football coach takes prayer case to Supreme Court”: Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report. And Ariane de Vogue of CNN reports that “ Washington high school football coach to take appeal over prayer to Supreme Court.” ” You can access today’s order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denying rehearing en banc, and the opinions concurring therein and dissenting therefrom, at this link

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Court ends COVID-related extension of filing deadline


Share In a sign that the Supreme Court is slowly returning to normal business, the court on Monday rescinded COVID-related orders that relaxed certain procedural requirements during the pandemic.

“Merrick Garland Needs to Show He Knows What Jan. 6 Was Really About”


“Merrick Garland Needs to Show He Knows What Jan. 6 Was Really About”: Donald Ayer, Danielle Brian, and Norman Eisen have this essay online at The New York Times


PTAB Generally Affirms Eligibility Rejections


by Dennis Crouch. If affirmances by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) are any guide, patent examiners appear to now have a good handle on applying the PTAB eligibility examination guidance.

“Biden Legal Team Decides Inmates Must Return to Prison After Covid Emergency; When the pandemic ends, thousands in home confinement will be recalled unless Congress acts or Biden issues mass commutations”


“Biden Legal Team Decides Inmates Must Return to Prison After Covid Emergency; When the pandemic ends, thousands in home confinement will be recalled unless Congress acts or Biden issues mass commutations”: Charlie Savage and Zolan Kanno-Youngs will have this article in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times

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RIDOC 2021: Call for Applications

Conflict of Laws

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law is announcing this year’s call for applications to the Rijeka Doctoral Conference: RIDOC 2021. Open to any legal or related topic od doctoral research, the conference traditionally hosts at least one session in private international law.

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