Thu.Jun 10, 2021

A day in the life at a legal technology firm

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Stephan Werthauer is a Senior Consultant/Trainee Solicitor at D2 Legal Technology, a global legal data consulting firm.

Breaking News! Brazil Moves Toward Cannabis Legalization

HarrisBricken

On Tuesday, June 8, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies’ Special Commission very narrowly approved a bill authorizing cannabis cultivation for medicinal, veterinary, scientific, and industrial use.

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5 Non-Legal Podcasts For Paralegals

PARALEGALBOOTCAMP

A New Spin on Your Typical List of Paralegal Podcasts. There are already enough lists out there for the top podcasts for paralegals. That’s because there are not very many active podcasts for paralegals out there to choose from.

Ghana court denies bail to 21 gay rights activists

JURIST

The Ho Circuit Court in Ghana on Tuesday denied bail to 21 LGBTQ rights activists who have been detained since May 20. The 21 individuals, comprising 16 women and five men, will reappear in court on June 16 for their next hearing.

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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.

Retail Woes: A Running List of Fashion & Retail Bankruptcies

The Fashion Law

On the heels of an array of retail bankruptcy filings that began to unfold over the course of the year in 2016, New York-based designer Bibhu Mohapatra and retailers The Limited, Wet Seal, and Payless all made headlines when they filed for Chapter 11 protection in early 2017.

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‘Invest in Communities’: A Gun Violence Researcher Finds Reason for Hope

The Crime Report

In 2019, The New York Times discovered a new trend: “Gun Research Is Suddenly Hot,” the paper of record declared. One of the up-and-coming gun researchers featured in the story was Shani Buggs, an assistant professor at the University of California, Davis. Shani Buggs.

US rights groups urge end to solitary confinement

JURIST

The Federal Anti-Solitary Taskforce (FAST) released its Blueprint for Ending Solitary Confinement on Monday, detailing how the government can end solitary confinement of inmates in federal custody through executive, administrative and legislative action.

The Youngest Traffickers: How Drug Cartels Exploit Children

The Crime Report

A 15-year-old child boards a train alone at a major transit hub in England and approaches a ticket collector to ask directions. The child is alone and appears lost, but has a wad of cash which they flash to buy food.

L’autorité française de la concurrence a imposé à Google une amende de 220 millions d’euros pour ses pratiques anticoncurrentielles

JURIST

L’Autorité française de la concurrence a infligé à Google une sanction pécuniaire de 220 millions d’euros (268 millions de dollars) ce lundi pour avoir abusé de sa position dominante sur le marché des serveurs publicitaires pour éditeurs de sites en ligne et applications mobiles, en violation des articles L.

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.

“QI In Context”

HowAppealing

“QI In Context”: Adam Feldman has this post at The Juris Lab

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Court limits definition of “violent felony” in federal gun-possession penalty

SCOTUSBlog

Share A fractured Supreme Court on Thursday narrowed the scope of a key phrase in the Armed Career Criminal Act, ruling that crimes involving recklessness do not count as “violent felonies” for the purpose of triggering a key sentencing enhancement.

“Supreme Court Limits Sweep of Law on Mandatory Minimum Sentences; Violent felonies committed recklessly do not count in deciding whether 15-year terms are required under the Armed Career Criminal Act, the justices ruled”

HowAppealing

“Supreme Court Limits Sweep of Law on Mandatory Minimum Sentences; Violent felonies committed recklessly do not count in deciding whether 15-year terms are required under the Armed Career Criminal Act, the justices ruled”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report. Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “ Supreme Court limits federal law requiring enhanced sentences for repeat offenders.”

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Authors Facing Increasing Pressure To Retroactively Edit Their Work To Appease Critics

JonathanTurley

We have been discussing writers , editors , commentators , and academics who have embraced rising calls for censorship and speech controls, including book banning and blacklisting. That movement has now become retroactive.

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“Biden’s pick for appeals court, Ketanji Brown Jackson, clears Senate hurdle despite GOP opposition”

HowAppealing

“Biden’s pick for appeals court, Ketanji Brown Jackson, clears Senate hurdle despite GOP opposition”: John Fritze of USA Today has this report

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Beech-Nut Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Certain Rice Cereals Over Arsenic Concerns

LegalReader

Beech-Nut Nutrition is recalling certain packages of rice cereal over elevated arsenic levels. Business Recalls & Safety Alerts arsenic Beech-Nut Beech-Nut Nutrition recall alert Rice Cereal Safety Notice

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“Indiana Supreme Court rules for man who spent years battling state for his Land Rover”

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“Indiana Supreme Court rules for man who spent years battling state for his Land Rover”: Johnny Magdaleno of The Indianapolis Star has this report. And Tom Davies of The Associated Press reports that “ Indiana court nixes Land Rover seizure over $400 drug deal.” ” You can access today’s ruling of the Supreme Court of Indiana at this link

Big Oil: Running on Fumes?

Intelligize Blog

Since the first well was drilled, Big Oil has been able to draw from a deep well of political and economic clout. Lately, however, some of the sector’s biggest players have received signals that their reservoir of power isn’t infinite. Take Exxon Mobil Corp.

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“Robert Katzmann, Former Chief Judge of 2nd Circuit, Dies at 68; Katzmann, who led the court through the unparalleled COVID-19 crisis, died after battling a long illness”

HowAppealing

“Robert Katzmann, Former Chief Judge of 2nd Circuit, Dies at 68; Katzmann, who led the court through the unparalleled COVID-19 crisis, died after battling a long illness”: Tom McParland of New York Law Journal has this report. And Tiana Headley of Bloomberg Law reports that “ Robert Katzmann, Second Circuit Judge, Legal Scholar, Dies.” ” Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued this announcement

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Depop Sale: Fashion Retailers Must Move Faster on the Sustainability Front

The Fashion Law

The news that Depop – one of Gen-Z’s favorite apps for buying and selling used clothing – had been sold to Etsy for $1.6 billion is a warning shot for fashion retailers. For years, traditional retailers and “fast fashion” companies have moved too slowly on the sustainability front.

“Robert Katzmann, Judge and Civics Advocate, Dies at 68”

HowAppealing

“Robert Katzmann, Judge and Civics Advocate, Dies at 68”: The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts issued this news release today

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The morning read for Thursday, June 10

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.

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“We’re Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic, and We’re Braced for the Worst”

HowAppealing

“We’re Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic, and We’re Braced for the Worst”: Shannon Brewer has this guest essay in today’s edition of The New York Times

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Patent Law

PatentlyO

We all might be working too hard. Patent law is supposed to be easy. See Black’s Law Dictionary (11th ed. 2019) (defining “ patent ” to mean obvious or apparent). Patent

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“‘It Is a Sordid Thing, This Divvying Us Up by Race’; Government racial preferences are far from the only source of our divisions, but they may be the one most amenable to legal abolition”

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“‘It Is a Sordid Thing, This Divvying Us Up by Race’; Government racial preferences are far from the only source of our divisions, but they may be the one most amenable to legal abolition”: John O. McGinnis has this post at the “Law & Liberty” blog

Milbank Announces Associate Salary Increases!

AboveTheLaw

Milbank is leading the way on compensation! Biglaw 2021 Associate Salary Increase Associate Compensation Bonuses Milbank Money Salary Raises Unprecedented

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“Jeffrey Toobin is back at CNN eight months after exposing himself on Zoom”

HowAppealing

“Jeffrey Toobin is back at CNN eight months after exposing himself on Zoom”: Brian Stelter and Oliver Darcy of CNN have this report

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Symphony of Joliet Hit with Lawsuit Alleging Pregnancy, Disability Discrimination

LegalReader

Symphony of Joliet, a nursing home in Joliet, Illinois, is in the middle of a lawsuit alleging pregnancy and disability discrimination. Lawsuits & Litigation Disability Discrimination lawsuit Nursing Home pregnancy discrimination Symphony of Joliet

Programming note

HowAppealing

Programming note: Beginning at 10 a.m. eastern time today, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to issue one or more rulings in argued cases. You can access the opinions via this link as they are posted online. A client-related matter will have me away from the computer until this afternoon, so I will post about the decisions later today

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Biden Administration Threatens to Sue Texas Over Unaccompanied Minors Policy

LegalReader

The Health and Human Services claims that Texas's new policy--which would close down a number of state-licensed facilities--violates the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution.