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New report highlights need for improved criminal justice data and means thereto

I was very pleased to see that Arnold Ventures has produced focused on the need for, and means to, better criminal justice data infrastructure. At this webpage, Stuart Buck describes the effort this way: One of the most notorious process problems with America’s criminal justice system is the lack of data. For an institution charged with administering justice and responsible for decisions that profoundly impact people’s lives, it is frighteningly antiquated when it comes to collecting and anal...
Tags: Law, America, Biden, Harvard Kennedy School, Douglas A Berman, Arnold Ventures, Jane Wiseman


I Wonder If Your Desk Plant Is Still Alive? — See Also

Back To The Salt Mines: What's up with office reopenings? Bonuses: Jenner's have some fine print attached. Apparently Donald Trump Isn't Detail Oriented: Roger Stone's pardon may have missed his tax case. Graduation: Please let us know who's speaking. Copyright Trolling: Lamar Jackson faces RICO suit because intellectual property holders are truly out of control.
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Jenner, Roger Stone, Lamar Jackson, See Also


Direct-to-Consumers Captivates Legal Publishing

Until the last ten or fifteen years, legal publishing has been the exclusive domain of large traditional publishers. WestLaw (later Thomson Reuters), Reed Elsevier (owner of LexisNexis), Wolters Kluwer, Bloomberg/BNA, ALM (f/k/a American Lawyer Media) and many others. In addition to fulltime writers and editors, such publishers considered niche focused contributions from practicing lawyers and academics. Such contributors did not own their content, the publisher to which the submissi...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Law, Uncategorized, Disney, New York Times, Ben Smith, Zuck, Westlaw, Peloton, American Lawyer Media, Thomson Reuters Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Wolters Kluwer Bloomberg BNA


Mike Lindell's company, MyPillow, is suing Dominion for $1.6 billion

Mike Lindell with then-President Donald Trump at the White House in March 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Mike Lindell's company, MyPillow, is suing Dominion for $1.6 billion. Dominion had filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Lindell over his voter-fraud conspiracy theories. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow is suing Dominion Voting Systems for $1.6 billion, the pillow company's CEO Mike Lindell announced Monday.The suit appears to be a counterattack ...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Law, Washington Post, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Retail, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sam, Costco, Wall Street Journal, Rudy Giuliani


Sua Sponte Claim Construction

Olaf Sööt Design, LLC v. Daktronics, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2021) Sööt’s patent covers a winch system used for major theatre productions.  A jury found Daktronics Vortek product infringed under the doctrine of equivalents and awarded $1 million in damages. On appeal, the Federal Circuit reversed, holding that “Under the proper construction, the Vortek product does not infringe claim 27 either literally or under the doctrine of equivalents.” The problem with this decision is that neither party appealed ...
Tags: Law, Patent, Federal Circuit, Markman, Soot, Olaf Sööt Design LLC, Sua Sponte Claim Construction, Daktronics Inc Fed, Daktronics Vortek


Former Legal Tech Founder Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Fraud, Forgery

He was sentenced for wire fraud, money laundering, obstruction of a federal investigation, and making false statements.
Tags: Technology, Law


Firm Ignores Biglaw Special Bonus Trend, Gives Associates The Gift Of Takeout Food

A nice gesture, but not what everyone was hoping for.
Tags: Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Quarles & Brady




Law School Commencement Time Again! Who’s Speaking?

Let us know who will attend your ceremony.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Commencement, Graduation speakers


Previewing how SCOTUS will sort through Rehaif reverberations

Writing over at SCOTUSblog here, Evan Lee effectively previews the pair of criminal cases that the SUpreme Cout will hear Tuesday morning. The post is titled "Pondering the aftermath of a landmark ruling in felon-in-possession cases," and here is how it starts and concludes: On June 21, 2019, the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Rehaif v. United States, holding that a conviction under the federal statute penalizing felons in possession of a firearm requires not only the defendant’s know...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, Gary, Sonia Sotomayor, Greer, Stephen Breyer, Douglas A Berman, Evan Lee, United States and United States, Rehaif, Rehaif Elena Kagan


Learning And Leverage: Modern Must-Haves

With the advent of online learning platforms like Skillshare, Udemy, and Brilliant, upskilling has never been easier.
Tags: Technology, Law, Biglaw, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack


Is The Problem With The Writer Or The Reader?

If you, or someone else, doesn't understand what's trying to be communicated in a written document, then it's not your fault.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel


The Great Law Firm Reopening Tracker: Back To Work, But Still Working From Home

The latest updates on how law firms are adjusting to the new normal.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Law Firm Reopenings, Unprecedented, Law Firm Reopening Tracker, Work From Home Policies


Despite The Plain Language Of Federal Law, Police Accountability Can Only Happen At The State Level

Here is the thing about conservative rhetoric of following the law as written and about not making policy: in practice conservative judges do the exact opposite.
Tags: Law, Police, Constitutional Law, Tyler Broker


Justices add confrontation-clause case to next term’s docket

The Sixth Amendment gives a defendant in a criminal prosecution the right “to be confronted with the witnesses against him.” On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to take up the case of Darrell Hemphill, who was convicted for the 2006 shooting death of a child, who was a passenger in a car that drove by a fight on a street in the Bronx. The question that the justices agreed to decide is whether Hemphill “opened the door” at his trial to the use of evidence that would normally be barred by the Con...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Circuit, Bronx, District Of Columbia, Sonia Sotomayor, Morris, Brown, U S Supreme Court, McDonald, Dobbs, Howe, U S Court of Appeals


Lamar Jackson Sued For Using Multiple Pictures From His Time At Louisville

Jackson finds himself as a defendant in a federal lawsuit.
Tags: Law, Football, Sports, Jackson, Louisville, Rico, Lamar Jackson, Darren Heitner


Tens of thousands in UK avoided universal credit during Covid over stigma

Fear of being seen as a “scrounger” meant those entitled didn’t sign on during early stage of pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTens of thousands of people did not claim universal credit during the early part of the pandemic because they felt too ashamed to sign on benefits, often despite struggling to pay rent and bills, a study has found.The perceived stigma around benefits – with some people feeling, for example, that they were for “dole scroungers” and “free...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Benefits, Society, UK News, Family finances, Poverty, Unemployment, Welfare, Universal credit, Inequality, Coronavirus, COVID




Revitalize Your Career In 3 Steps

Revitalize your career – there is no better time than now when the world is beginning to adjust to a New Normal. There is no reason that you cannot use this opportunity to hit a big reset button on your career if you feel it is needed, and even if you only want to make changes in certain aspects of it. There are many tips to help you better manage where you are and where you are going, from the power of saying “No” to jumpstarting your legal job search. “Carson Tate of Working Simply says: “Ther...
Tags: Law, Careers, Being a Lawyer, Carson Tate, Career Tips for Lawyers


Mike Lindell says his company MyPillow is suing Dominion for $1.6 billion

Mike Lindell with then-President Donald Trump at the White House in March 2020. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Mike Lindell said his company MyPillow is suing Dominion for $1.6 billion. Dominion had filed an earlier $1.3 billion lawsuit against Lindell over his voter-fraud conspiracy theories. See more stories on Insider's business page. MyPillow is suing Dominion Voting Systems for $1.6 billion, its CEO Mike Lindell said Monday.The suit appears to be a counterattack after Dominion f...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Law, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Gop, Retail, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sam, Costco, Wall Street Journal, Rudy Giuliani


Pondering the aftermath of a landmark ruling in felon-in-possession cases

On June 21, 2019, the Supreme Court handed down its opinion in Rehaif v. United States, holding that a conviction under the federal statute penalizing felons in possession of a firearm requires not only the defendant’s knowledge that he possessed a gun, but also that he knew he had the legal status of a convicted felon. The 7-2 decision overruled precedent in every circuit that had considered the issue. Rehaif applies to every federal felon-in-possession conviction not yet final as of the date ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, South Carolina, Gary, Jacksonville Florida, Sonia Sotomayor, Greer, U S Court of Appeals, Stephen Breyer, 11th Circuit, 4th Circuit, Lockhart, Merits Cases, United States and United States, Rehaif


Associates Miffed Over Fine Print On Special Bonuses

With enough client billable hours, you too can get the money your peers are making.
Tags: Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Spring Bonuses, Jenner & Block, Special Bonuses, Associate Bonus Watch 2021


Alan raises $220 million for its health insurance and healthcare super app

French startup Alan has raised a $220 million funding round at a $1.67 billion valuation (€185 million and €1.4 billion respectively). Coatue is leading the round with Dragoneer, Exor, and existing investors Index Ventures, Ribbit Capital and Temasek also participating. Alan has been building health insurance products from scratch. When I first covered the company back in 2016, the startup had just managed to get approval from regulators to become an official health insurance company. Since then...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Europe, France, Insurance, Tech, Spain, Healthcare, Alan, Temasek, France Belgium, Coatue, Insurtech, Index Ventures Ribbit Capital, Jean Charles Samuelian Werve


Steward Health v. Aya Healthcare: 4 Things To Know

The Texas-based health system first sued the staffing firm for 'price gouging' amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as wages for nurses shot up from $75 to $160. But the firm countersued, claiming that Steward — which owes Aya over $40 million — previously did not raise objections to its prices.
Tags: Texas, Law, AYA, Steward, Health Care / Medicine, Aya Healthcare, Healthcare Docket, Steward Health


Above The Law’s 12th Annual Law Revue Video Contest

Send us your submissions by FRIDAY, APRIL 30, at 5:00 P.M. (Eastern time).
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Law Revue Video Contest, Law Revue


Actually, Lynn Tilton Can Mess With The Zohar(s)

There is no meaningful alternative to the dominatrix of debt, legally speaking.
Tags: Law, Finance, Zohar, Lynn Tilton, ATL Finance, Finance Docket


Closing Arguments in George Floyd Murder Trial

Both sides gave their closing arguments in the case of Derek Chauvin, who is charged with the murder of George Floyd. Was it murder? The prosecutor reminded jurors that Floyd said "I can't breathe" 27 times in the first 4 minutes and 45... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Floyd, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin


Campaigners call for global response to ‘unprecedented’ oppression in Xinjiang

Human Rights Watch urges more coordination by governments to tackle China’s treatment of Turkic MuslimsThe Chinese government is committing crimes against humanity in Xinjiang, where it has escalated its oppression of Turkic Muslims to unprecedented levels, Human Rights Watch has said, as the NGO called on governments to take direct action against officials and companies that profit from labour in the region.HRW also recommended the EU delay ratifying its recent trade agreement with China until ...
Tags: Human Rights, Law, China, Religion, Eu, World news, Asia Pacific, Islam, Xinjiang, Human Rights Watch, NGO, Uyghurs



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