Thu.Jun 17, 2021

“Just Blind Chance”: The Rising Call For “Random Selection” For College Admissions

JonathanTurley

Random selection is not generally an approach that most people opt for in the selection of doctors or even restaurants or a movie. However, it appears to be the new model for some in higher education.

The Mexican Senate Disappointed Us By Refusing to Consider Recreational Cannabis Legislation: Here’s What Cannabis Businesses Should Do Now

HarrisBricken

In my last post I reported the Mexican Senate’s refusal in its just-ended legislative session to address the Supreme Court’s 2018 directive to pass reforms legalizing recreational use of cannabis.

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Federal appeals court upholds decision striking down North Carolina abortion restrictions

JURIST

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday upheld a lower court’s decision to strike down North Carolina’s statewide abortion restrictions. For the past 140 years, North Carolina has criminalized the “procurement or administration of abortion as a felony.”

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“The Truth Teller of the Supreme Court”

HowAppealing

“The Truth Teller of the Supreme Court”: Columnist Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times

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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.

Climate activists challenge Norway’s Arctic oil plans in Europe rights court

JURIST

A group of Norwegian climate activists on Tuesday formally requested that the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) review Norway’s plans for expanded Arctic oil and gas extraction, arguing that their “rights to life and private and family life are directly affected by climate change.”

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Federal judge blocks Biden administration’s pause on oil and gas leases

JURIST

A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana ruled Tuesday that the Biden administration does not have the constitutional right to temporarily pause issuing new oil and natural gas leases for offshore and public lands.

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“Federal appeals court sharply questions legality of Maryland’s ‘broadcast ban’ on court proceedings”

HowAppealing

“Federal appeals court sharply questions legality of Maryland’s ‘broadcast ban’ on court proceedings”: Justin Fenton of The Baltimore Sun has this report. Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has a post titled “ Journalists win as 4th Circuit orders redo in challenge to Md. trial-tape ban.”

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Louisiana governor signs bill eliminating jail time for possession of marijuana

JURIST

Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards signed a new law on Tuesday that eliminates prison time for the possession of modest amounts of marijuana. The new law is the latest move away from Louisiana’s traditionally strict stance on the drug.

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“Activists, academics step up pressure on Justice Breyer to retire”

HowAppealing

“Activists, academics step up pressure on Justice Breyer to retire”: Robert Barnes has this article in today’s edition of The Washington Post

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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.

Texas governor signs bill prohibiting teaching critical race theory in public schools

JURIST

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB 3979 into law Wednesday, banning Texas public schools from being able to teach students critical race theory.

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“‘Pure insanity’: How Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to help overturn the election; New documents and emails reveal how far the president and his supporters were willing to go to try to keep Donald Trump in office in a frenzied three-week stretch that tested Justice Department leaders.”

HowAppealing

“‘Pure insanity’: How Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to help overturn the election; New documents and emails reveal how far the president and his supporters were willing to go to try to keep Donald Trump in office in a frenzied three-week stretch that tested Justice Department leaders.” ” Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind S. Helderman, Amy Gardner, and Karoun Demirjian have this front page article in today’s edition of The Washington Post

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Racial Disparities Persist in Youth Justice System: Panel

The Crime Report

While juvenile incarcerated populations have dropped by about 60 percent in the past 20 years, racial disparities persist in the youth justice system, says a panel of scholars and experts.

Registration is now open for the 2021 Appellate Judges Education Institute Summit in Austin, Texas

HowAppealing

Registration is now open for the 2021 Appellate Judges Education Institute Summit in Austin, Texas: The event will occur from November 11 to 14, 2021. I am planning to attend, and I hope to see you there! You can learn more about the event and register to attend via this link

Paper License Plates? The NYPD Has Your Number

The Crime Report

An upsurge in counterfeit license plates has coincided with an increase in car crashes, as well as a rise in criminal behavior involving motor vehicles in New York City.

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“Obamacare, LGBTQ rights, voting laws in play during Supreme Court’s final weeks”

HowAppealing

“Obamacare, LGBTQ rights, voting laws in play during Supreme Court’s final weeks”: Ariane de Vogue of CNN has this report. The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to issue one or more rulings in argued cases starting at 10 a.m. eastern time today

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Seniors Lost $1 Billion to Cybercrime in 2020: FBI

The Crime Report

People over 60 were the special targets of COVID-19-related Internet schemes and financial fraud in 2020, with 28 percent of the total fraud losses sustained by seniors, according to the FBI.

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Access today’s rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases

HowAppealing

Access today’s rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court issued rulings in three argued cases. Justice Stephen G. Breyer delivered the opinion of the Court in California v. Texas , No. 19-840. Justice Clarence Thomas issued a concurring opinion. And Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. issued a dissenting opinion, in which Justice Neil M. Gorsuch joined. You can access the oral argument via this link.

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Fashion Brand’s Use of Bella Hadid Photo on Instagram is Not Fair Use, Says SDNY

The Fashion Law

A photo of Bella Hadid was at the center of a fashion brand’s recent bid to escape copyright infringement liability.

Identifying Info in Medical Treatment May Encourage Racial Bias

LegalReader

Racial disparities persist in patient treatment planning. Health & Medicine bias clinicians documents Health care irrelevant data medical community medical profession provider race racial bias racial disparities research studies treatment decisions treatment plan treatment planning

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The morning read for Thursday, June 17

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.

Quarles & Brady Expands Automotive & Motor Vehicle Team by Adding Seasoned Litigation Partners George Mykulak and Nolan Mitchell

LegalReader

In addition to their motor vehicle and franchise practice, Mykulak and Mitchell serve as national litigation counsel for the world’s largest on-line marketplace for family care in connection with its Section 230 immunities and safety issues.

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Court again leaves Affordable Care Act in place

SCOTUSBlog

Share In a much-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected another effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law often regarded as the signature legislative achievement of former President Barack Obama.

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How a Real Estate Lawyer Can Help with Your Investments

LegalReader

A real estate lawyer is not a luxury. They’re a necessity. If you’re starting out, they will show you the ropes and guarantee you are investment-safe.

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Court holds that city’s refusal to make referrals to faith-based agency violates Constitution

SCOTUSBlog

Share In a clash between religious freedom and public policies that protect LGBTQ people, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Philadelphia violated the First Amendment’s free exercise clause when the city stopped working with a Catholic organization that refused to certify same-sex couples as potential foster parents.

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Is Online Therapy Really Confidential?

LegalReader

Regardless of how you start the journey of finding a therapist, you deserve to get the support that you need, so don't hesitate to take the first step and get started today. .

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Justices scuttle lawsuit against Nestlé, Cargill for allegedly aiding child slavery abroad

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lawsuit alleging that two U.S.-based based companies, Nestlé and Cargill, facilitated human-rights abuses on cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast.

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Lawsuit Against California Water Polo Coach Ends with $14M Settlement

LegalReader

USA Water Polo, International Water Polo Club, and a former coach recently agreed to a $14 million settlement, ending a lawsuit alleging sexual assault.

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New York Court News 6-17-2021

American Legal Net

New York Court News & Updates from American LegalNet New York State Unified Court System: Tested Positive for Covid19 , updated June 16, 2021. Latest News , updated June 17, 2021. The post New York Court News 6-17-2021 appeared first on American Legal Net.

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$15.5 Million Worth of Authentic Luxury Goods Seized in Hong Kong, as Price Gaps Prompt Smuggling

The Fashion Law

Customs agents in Hong Kong and Mainland China confiscated HK$120 million ($15.5 million) worth of luxury goods in a headline-making raid last week.

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