Sat.Mar 18, 2023

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“Senators relaunch bill seeking to force Supreme Court to televise sessions”

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“Senators relaunch bill seeking to force Supreme Court to televise sessions”: Dan Mangan of CNBC has this report. The post “Senators relaunch bill seeking to force Supreme Court to televise sessions” appeared first on How Appealing.

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More than 300 protestors arrested in France after Macron forces pension reform bill

JURIST

Protests across France Friday escalated after French President Emmanuel Macron “forced” through a pension reform bill without a parliamentary vote. French authorities arrested more than 300 people during spontaneous protests in opposition to the bill to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 in an attempt to preserve the nation’s budget.

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“US asks Supreme Court to uphold domestic violence gun law”

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“US asks Supreme Court to uphold domestic violence gun law”: Gram Slattery and Nate Raymond of Reuters have a report that begins, “The U.S. Justice Department has asked the Supreme Court to allow a federal law stand that makes it a crime for people under domestic violence restraining orders to own firearms.” You can access the federal government’s petition for writ of certiorari at this link.

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A $3.75MM TRAILER?

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THERE’S NO TRASHING THIS … The Hamptons, which consist of exclusive beach-side communities located on Long Island’s East End, are known for their opulent real estate. In recent news, a trailer in Montauk has sold for a record-breaking $3.75 million, signaling the ever skyrocketing demand for property in that area. The 200-square-foot mobile home is located in the Montauk Shores community, which offers beautiful beaches and scenic landscapes.

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Empower Your Firm: The Modern Guide To Litigation Financing

Litigation is expensive. Expert witnesses, depositions, staffing, and a long list of other expenses can limit your firm’s options. They strain cash flow, limit taking on new clients, and can even impact case strategy. This guide simplifies the complex world of litigation financing and compares different models and how they can impact the access to justice your firm provides to clients.

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“What Janet Protasiewicz says about her abortion views, growing up in a Catholic family and why she discusses her values”

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“What Janet Protasiewicz says about her abortion views, growing up in a Catholic family and why she discusses her values”: Corrinne Hess and Daniel Bice of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have an article that begins, “In her run for Wisconsin Supreme Court, liberal Judge Janet Protasiewicz says she is putting her values front and center, hitting hard on the issue of abortion.” The post “What Janet Protasiewicz says about her abortion views, growing up in a Catholic f

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Stats on Davidson County, Tennessee Tort Trials and Verdicts

Day on Torts

Information is now available on the number of tort trials and jury verdicts in Davidson County, Tennessee for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022. There were 1883 tort cases filed in Davidson County (not including health care liability act cases) and 41 tort trials. Here is how that compares with prior years: Note that barely 2% of all filed cases are tried to judgment, a number which is generally consistent with past years.

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User Feedback: 3 Methods We Tested to Better Understand Our Users

The Process Street

I’ve written before about how we collect feedback on our marketing material and how that helps us write useful posts for our subscribers, but the other reason we gather user feedback focuses on expanding and improving the Process Street app. With user feedback data, we can: Choose which features to build based on the frequency they’re requested Get data on bug reports which helps our engineering team build fixes See the most common industries and use cases for our product, which guid

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THERE ARE MANY PARTS TO TWOFOLD

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THE DUALITY OF TWOFOLD. In TWOFOLD, a new film written by Toto Bruin, and directed by Ella Greenwood, our protagonists meet at a New Year’s Eve party. While things start out pleasant enough, as memories are refreshed, and the duo rehashes what happened between them a decade prior, we witness a gradual, and emotionally charged, escalation of their exchange. ▫️ Phoebe Campbell, known for her role as “Rhaena Targaryen” in “House of the Dragon” (HBO), stars with Rebecca

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Stanford Students Demand Journalist Remove Their Names from Stories … After Targeting Other Students By Name

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There is an interesting development in the controversy at Stanford Law School where U.S. Circuit Court Judge Kyle Duncan was shouted down by law students and condemned by a law school dean for discussing his conservative judicial views. Student protesters reportedly published the names of students in the Federalist Society online as part of their cancel campaign.

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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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RENTS SURGE, EVICTIONS RISE…

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SOARING RENTS & EVICTIONS TRIGGER CONCERNS A recent Douglas Elliman and Miller Samue l report has dire news for New York City renters. The January 2023 report revealed a 25% median rental price increase in Brooklyn, (a whopping 17.1% higher than pre-pandemic levels), with Manhattan prices trailing slightly behind at 15.4%, (a 14% increase from pre-pandemic levels).

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Former Chief Justice to discuss her old and new careers at San Francisco program on Tuesday

At the Lectern

Retired Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye will be in San Francisco on Tuesday evening to discuss “the transition from her role as [California’s] chief justice to being a leader in research and polling, and what are her vision and priorities for [the Public Policy Institute of California] and California.” Cantil-Sakauye became PPIC’s president when her term expired as head of the state’s judiciary.

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“Solicitor General recommends Supreme Court keep Boulder climate lawsuit in state court”

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“Solicitor General recommends Supreme Court keep Boulder climate lawsuit in state court”: Amy Bounds of The Daily Camera of Boulder, Colorado has this report. And Clark Mindock of Reuters reports that “ Biden administration tells Supreme Court Big Oil climate cases belong in state court.” You can access at this link the U.S. Solicitor General’s invitation brief filed Thursday.

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ESG & Retirement Funds: Considering Non-Pecuniary Factors by ERISA Plan Fiduciaries

Fordham Law News

In late 2022, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) lifted the prohibition against the consideration of non-pecuniary factors by retirement plan fiduciaries when making investment and proxy voting decisions for certain pensions and employee contribution plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). [1] Shortly thereafter, the 2022 rule gave rise to litigation that was led by 25 Republican attorney generals. [2] In announcing the lawsuit, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stated th

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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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EU dispatch: Lithuania parliament designates Russian mercenary group fighting in Ukraine a ‘terrorist organization’

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Oksana Bidnenko is a staff correspondent for JURIST. She is a Ukrainian law student at the Riga Graduate School of Law in Riga, Latvia, and is currently an exchange student at the University of Oslo, Norway. On March 14, the Lithuanian Parliament unanimously voted in favor of designating the Russian private military company (PMC) “Wagner” as a “terrorist organization,” accusing it of committing “systematic major acts of aggression” in Ukraine.

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Amid mounting legal woes, US ex-president Trump says he will be arrested Tuesday

JURIST

Former US President Donald Trump expects to face arrest on Tuesday of next week, he said Saturday in a social media post in which he urged supporters to take to the streets in protest. In a rambling message to supporters, the former US leader accused the Manhattan District Attorney’s office of corruption and of having facilitated an increase in violent crime in their jurisdiction, before asserting that the office is “funded by George Soros” — a famously antisemitic rallying cry

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