Sun.Sep 12, 2021

New York’s Cannabis Control Board: Two More Appointments

HarrisBricken

The forward progress keeps on coming! This week, New York’s legislature made its two appointments to the Cannabis Control Board (CCB), leaving us just two appointments shy of a full board.

Texas governor signs bill banning social media ‘censorship’ amid industry concerns of hate speech proliferation

JURIST

The Governor of Texas, Greg Abbot, Thursday signed into law a bil l prohibiting social media platforms from censoring users’ digital expression based on viewpoints or geographic location.

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Flagging Free Speech: Washington University Student Triggers Free Speech Debate by Removing 9/11 Memorial

JonathanTurley

As we discussed yesterday , there are different views of what occurred on 9/11 that are expressed (appropriately) on our campuses. Indeed, while some have criticized the holding of critical forums on the anniversary, it is precisely the type of diversity of viewpoints that sustains higher education.

US announces COVID-19 vaccine mandates

JURIST

US President Joe Biden announced a six-pronged plan on Thursday to combat COVID-19 at a time when the Delta variant is rapidly spreading throughout the country. The first part of the plan is to vaccinate as many of the 80 million unvaccinated Americans as possible.

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.

“What Goes Around Comes Around”: Justice Breyer Again Warns Against Court Packing

JonathanTurley

Justice Stephen Breyer has been a target of liberal groups for months as billboards and commentators call for his immediate resignation. It has backfired with Breyer pushing back on such pressure and reaffirming that he will stay on the Court so long as he is capable of carrying out his duties.

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“Repugnant Precedents and the Court of History”

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“Repugnant Precedents and the Court of History”: Law professor Daniel B. Rice has posted this article at SSRN

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EU top court clarifies ‘champagne’ has broad protection under EU laws

JURIST

The Court of Justice of the European Union clarified Thursday that the protected designation of origin (PDO) “champagne” and similar designations are protected “vis-à-vis prohibited conduct in respect of both products and services.”

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“Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s headstone revealed ahead of one-year anniversary of death”

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“Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s headstone revealed ahead of one-year anniversary of death”: Jackie Salo of The New York Post has this report

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DOJ to review Columbus Police Department after fatal shootings

JURIST

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will review the conduct of the Columbus, Ohio police department in response to a series of fatal police shootings of Black people, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced Thursday. The DOJ Office of Community Orientated Policing Services (COPS) will conduct the review.

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.

“Justice Breyer opposes politics surrounding Supreme Court, supports one possible reform; Breyer, 83, plans to retire from the court, but he has not said when that will happen”

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“Justice Breyer opposes politics surrounding Supreme Court, supports one possible reform; Breyer, 83, plans to retire from the court, but he has not said when that will happen”: Ronn Blitzer of Fox News has this report. Fox News has posted on YouTube the video of Justice Stephen G. Breyer’s interview on today’s episode of “Fox News Sunday” titled “ Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on calls for his retirement ”

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Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Patently-O

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Janhavi Mohite: Stealth BioTherapeutics Strengthens IP Portfolio with Issuance of U.S. Patents Covering Elamipretide for Barth Syndrome (Source: Yahoo Finance). Jonathan M Block: Arbutus rises 15% on Apparent Patent Fight Win with Moderna (Source: Seeking Alpha).

“The federal suit against Texas’s abortion law may fail. It’s still worthwhile. The Biden administration is showing it will act to protect abortion rights.”

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“The federal suit against Texas’s abortion law may fail. It’s still worthwhile. The Biden administration is showing it will act to protect abortion rights.” ” Law professors Mary Ziegler and Rachel Rebouché have this essay online at The Washington Post

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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 12, 2021

LLRX

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few.

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.

“As Abortion Rights Expand, the U.S. Joins a Handful of Telling Exceptions; Recent shifts on access to abortion suggest democracy and women’s rights go hand in hand — and that the inverse might be true as well”

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“As Abortion Rights Expand, the U.S. Joins a Handful of Telling Exceptions; Recent shifts on access to abortion suggest democracy and women’s rights go hand in hand — and that the inverse might be true as well”: Max Fisher had this article in Friday’s edition of The New York Times

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Two Developments in Efforts to Stem Climate Change

OilandGasLawyer

Two recent articles caught my eye: “ The world’s biggest plant to capture CO2 from the air just opened in Iceland ,” from the Washington Post. “ Utilities eye mini nuclear reactors as climate concerns grow ,” from the Wall Street Journal. Continue reading ?.

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“‘Lifelong consequences’: What happens to people who can’t get abortions; One study found that people who were denied an abortion had almost four times greater odds of being below the federal poverty level.”

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“‘Lifelong consequences’: What happens to people who can’t get abortions; One study found that people who were denied an abortion had almost four times greater odds of being below the federal poverty level.” ” Chloe Atkins of NBC News has this report

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First North Dakota Quarterly Drug Price Transparency Reports Due in October

FDA Law Blog

By Serra J. Schlanger — Earlier this year, North Dakota enacted a prescription drug price transparency reporting law, HB 1032 , that became effective on August 1, 2021. See our summary here.)

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.

“Please Stay Chatty, Justice Thomas; As the Supreme Court quits virtual arguments, we hope he speaks up”

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“Please Stay Chatty, Justice Thomas; As the Supreme Court quits virtual arguments, we hope he speaks up”: The Wall Street Journal has published this editorial

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This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters:  September 4, 2021 to September 10, 2021

Broadcast Law Blog

Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations.

“The Texas Abortion Law Is Unconventional Because It Had to Be; After Roe v. Wade, many people think abortion is off limits to democracy; It isn’t”

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“The Texas Abortion Law Is Unconventional Because It Had to Be; After Roe v. Wade , many people think abortion is off limits to democracy; It isn’t”: Texas State Senator Bryan Hughes (R-Dist. 1) will have this op-ed in Monday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal

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Australia: Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999 (NSW) – Checklist for claimants (payment claims) - Bartier Perry

Mondaq

This Act provides options to recover outstanding money for those who undertake work under a construction contract

“9/11 Made the Media Whitewash What Really Happened in Bush v. Gore”

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“9/11 Made the Media Whitewash What Really Happened in Bush v. Gore “: Jonathan Chait has this post at the “Intelligencer” blog of New York magazine

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China: Expense reimbursement fraud — What companies can learn from unsuccessful lawsuits - R&P China Lawyers

Mondaq

The employees may have committed fraud, but their conduct may not constitute a material breach of the corporate policy

FROM UNDER THE BRIDGE

NewmanFerraraLLP

It’s an evil that often flies “under the radar.” ” But “bullying” -- a form of “youth violence” -- is frequently given short shrift.

Nigeria: Collection Societies In Nigeria's Music Industry: The Case For Change - Olajide Oyewole

Mondaq

This chapter critically examines the value of and the business of music around the world with particular attention on Nigeria

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Afghanistan dispatches: ‘we are here affected by immoral, selfish and weakling decision-makers’

JURIST

JURIST EXCLUSIVE – Law students in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. Here, a law student in Kabul offers his latest observations and perspective.

Australia: Tribunal finds youth worker suffered lower back injury while setting up for karaoke event - HBA Legal

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The Tribunal considered liability for a back injury sustained by a youth worker while carrying chairs at a school

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“Trump’s Judges Are Playing A Huge Role In Upholding Anti-Abortion Laws Across The Country; Judges nominated by Donald Trump have staked out strong anti-abortion stances in their short time on the bench”

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“Trump’s Judges Are Playing A Huge Role In Upholding Anti-Abortion Laws Across The Country; Judges nominated by Donald Trump have staked out strong anti-abortion stances in their short time on the bench”: Zoe Tillman of BuzzFeed News has this report

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Australia: Tribunal finds a fall in the course of employment did not cause or aggravate a rotator cuff injury - HBA Legal

Mondaq

The Tribunal was asked to determine liability for a shoulder injury suffered when an officer fell over in a carpark

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