Tue.Jun 08, 2021

How to Choose Legal Software for Your Law Firm That Will Ensure Business Continuity

MyCase

As we begin to emerge from the pandemic, one thing is indisputable: the past year was both unpredictable and unprecedented.

New York Real Estate and Cannabis – Part 2

HarrisBricken

So you’re interested in applying for an adult-use cannabis license once the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) issues the license application. One of the first decisions an applicant needs to make is where they intend to operate.

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AG Garland proposes new gun control measures

JURIST

US Attorney General Merrick Garland unveiled two new gun safety measures Monday.

Court of Appeals of Maryland Finds Defense Attorneys Couldn't Have Discovered Baltimore Ballistics Expert's Lies Before 2007

EvidenceProf Blog

According to a newspaper article headlined, “Police expert lied about credentials,” by Jennifer McMenamin, published 9 March 2007, in the Baltimore Sun, Kopera claimed in court to have degrees that he had not earned in fact. Kopera testified frequently that

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.

US Supreme Court turns away challenge to male-only draft, grants review in second state secrets case

JURIST

The US Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a second case involving the scope of the government’s ability to invoke state secret privilege and declined to hear a case challenging the male-only military draft on the basis of gender discrimination.

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Louisiana senate reduces penalties for recreational marijuana use

JURIST

The Louisiana Senate voted 20-17 Monday to lift certain penalties for people charged with possessing small amounts of marijuana for recreational use, specifically noting that they should not be jailed. Originally introduced by Rep.

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Changes to the Rules of Ethics for Patent Law Practitioners

PatentlyO

by Dennis Crouch. The professional conduct of US patent attorneys and agents are governed by the rules regarding “ Representation of Others before the United States Patent and Trademark Office ” found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 37, Part 11. 37 CFR 11.1 – 11.901.

UN rights experts demand release of Belarus dissident, independent journalists

JURIST

UN human rights experts on Monday demanded the release of Belarusian dissident Roman Protasevich and an end to the imprisonment and mistreatment of all independent journalists and activists in Belarus, declaring that “media freedom … has entered a black hole with no end in sight.”

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‘Sense of Urgency’ in Decarceration Lost as Nation Emerges From Pandemic

The Crime Report

Decarceration efforts “appears to have stalled” since June 2020 after a steep drop in incarceration rates caused by the pandemic, according to the Vera Institute of Justice.

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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.

“The Supreme Court Justice Who Made History By Voting No on Racial Segregation”

HowAppealing

“The Supreme Court Justice Who Made History By Voting No on Racial Segregation”: On today’s broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition,” Steve Inskeep had this interview with Peter Canellos, author of “ The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero.”

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‘Algorithmic Bias’: The Next Challenge for Justice Reform

The Crime Report

As technology increasingly becomes an inseparable part of justice institutions, researchers have begun to address inequality and racial bias within the algorithmic designs that are being deployed to strengthen courts, policing and other components of the system.

“The Importance of Teaching Dred Scott: By limiting discussion of the infamous Supreme Court decision, law-school professors risk minimizing the role of racism in American history.”

HowAppealing

“The Importance of Teaching Dred Scott: By limiting discussion of the infamous Supreme Court decision, law-school professors risk minimizing the role of racism in American history.” ” Law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen has this post online at The New Yorker

NJ Cops Can’t Hide from Past Misconduct, State Supreme Court Rules

The Crime Report

The New Jersey Supreme Court has partially approved a groundbreaking plan to identify the “many police officers disciplined for misconduct” like drinking on the job, abusing family members, or giving false testimony.

“Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case on Limiting Military Draft to Men; The justices had been asked to decide whether one of the last sex-based distinctions in federal law should survive now that women can serve in combat”

HowAppealing

“Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case on Limiting Military Draft to Men; The justices had been asked to decide whether one of the last sex-based distinctions in federal law should survive now that women can serve in combat”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report. Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “ Supreme Court won’t review male-only registration for the military draft.”

Five Essential Tips for Labeling Hemp Products

Hoban Law Group

If you manufacture, distribute, or sell hemp products in the U.S., you must ensure your products comply with all applicable federal and state labeling regulations. These requirements are mandated by various laws and regulations and can be challenging to navigate.

“Senators ask Marshals Service for information on past Supreme Court justice travel”

HowAppealing

“Senators ask Marshals Service for information on past Supreme Court justice travel”: John Fritze of USA Today has this report on a letter dated last Friday

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‘Red Flag’ Laws to Prevent Gun Violence Lack Public Awareness: California Study

The Crime Report

California’s gun violence restraining orders (GVROs) can help prevent firearm violence, but many Californians are largely unaware of how to obtain them?or or even that they exist, according to the Violence Prevention Research Program at UC Davis Health.

“The truly worrying aspect of a federal judge’s ruling on assault weapons”

HowAppealing

“The truly worrying aspect of a federal judge’s ruling on assault weapons”: Columnist Ruth Marcus has this op-ed in today’s edition of The Washington Post

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When is a habeas petition “second or successive”?

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. The Supreme Court cleared out both of last week’s new relists with dispatch.

“Detrimental Reliance and Stare Decisis; Insightful thoughts from Dean Vik Amar relevant to Ramos v. Louisiana”

HowAppealing

“Detrimental Reliance and Stare Decisis; Insightful thoughts from Dean Vik Amar relevant to Ramos v. Louisiana”: Will Baude has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy ”

SEC Hands Proxy Advisory Firms a Big Win

Intelligize Blog

If you asked the boards of directors of public companies what they have against proxy advisory firms, they might come back with a question of their own: How much time do you have?

“Conversations with the Sixth Circuit: An Interview with Judge Danny Boggs.”

HowAppealing

“Conversations with the Sixth Circuit: An Interview with Judge Danny Boggs.” ” The Federalist Society has posted this video on YouTube

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The morning read for Tuesday, June 8

SCOTUSBlog

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.

“California Gun Decision Opens Another Front in the Culture Wars”

HowAppealing

“California Gun Decision Opens Another Front in the Culture Wars”: Professor Austin Sarat has this essay online at Justia’s Verdict. And online at Slate, Mark Joseph Stern has a jurisprudence essay titled “ Federal Judge Claims the COVID Vaccine Kills More People Than Mass Shootings Do; Judge Roger Benitez took inspiration from Tucker Carlson and Ho Chi Minh in his bizarre Second Amendment decision ”

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Judge is suspended for rude treatment of public defenders; he will also have to hire a counselor or life coach

ABAJournal

The Arkansas Supreme Court has suspended a judge and ordered him to hire a counselor or a life coach for rude and intimidating treatment of…

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Programming note

HowAppealing

Programming note: This morning, I will be presenting an appellate oral argument via remote video to a three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. As a result, additional posts will not appear here until this afternoon

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“Either You Are Anti-Racist or Racist”: California Professor Put On Administrative Leave After Commenting On The Japanese Internment Camps

JonathanTurley

Last November, the Santa Barbara City College announced the selection of Joyce Coleman as the new vice president of the School of Extended Learning.

State-Specific Hemp & Marijuana Product Labeling Requirements

Hoban Law Group

Recently, on the Hoban Law Group blog, we covered five tips for product labeling. As mentioned, complying with various state-specific labeling requirements is essential for ensuring products follow all applicable labeling regulations governing the category of product being sold or distributed.

Do I Need a Lawyer to Create a Valid Will?

LegalReader

Although you may not be immortal, you can live forever in the eyes of those you love when you leave them something to remember you by. Business estate planning estate planning attorneys estate planning lawyers trust will