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Coronavirus Update 6–29–2020: Judge hands McDonald’s a whopper of a rebuke for its COVID-19 response

A month ago I reported on a novel lawsuit filed against McDonald's Corporation in which the plaintiffs sought to have the fast-food conglomerate's alleged failure to comply with health guidance and provide PPE to its employees declared a public nuisance. Last week, the judge , concluding that they were likely to succeed on the merits of their claims. In so ruling, he concluded that the company fell short in its obligation to keep safe its employees and its customers. At issue in the cas...
Tags: Law, Cdc, Executive Order, Rudy, Illinois, McDonald, McDonald s Corporation, Jon Hyman, Pixabay, Peter Skitterians


FCC Commissioner disparages Trump’s social media order: ‘The decision is ours alone’

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks has examined the President’s Executive Order that attempts to spur the FCC into action against social media companies and found it wanting. “There are good reasons for the FCC to stay out of this debate,” he said. “The decision is ours alone.” The Order targets Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which ensures that platforms like Facebook and YouTube aren’t liable for illegal content posted to them, as long as they are making efforts to take them do...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Fcc, Congress, Youtube, Government, White House, Censorship, Tech, Policy, Commission, Executive Order, Justice Department, Trump, Carr


A Definitive Rundown Of Unrelated Tangents Trump Raised During His Police Reform Event

President Trump’s signing of an executive order on police reform at the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday quickly veered into an event where he aired his grievances on a number of non-related topics. Shortly after announcing his police reform executive order — which he said includes banning chokeholds “unless an officer’s life is at risk” — the President went off script to jab Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and tout the stock market’s performance amid an economy hard hit by the COV...
Tags: News, Obama, White House, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Police Brutality, Executive Order, Biden, Trump, Josh Marshall, Rose Garden, White House Rose Garden, Police Reform, Summer Concepcion, George Floyd


Trump finally gets the war with Big Tech he’s always wanted

Even if his executive order is thrown out, the damage will have been done
Tags: News, Trends, Social Media, Executive Order, Trump


Pelosi Slams Trump’s ‘Outrageous’ Executive Order On Social Media

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) criticized President Trump over his executive order “pertaining to social media,” which he is expected to sign on Thursday. When asked about Trump’s executive order — which comes after he threatened to shut down social media giants after Twitter used a new fact-checking label to correct his false vote by mail claims — Pelosi responded that it’s “an outrageous situation.” Pelosi then called out Twitter for failing to remove the President’s tweets that baselessl...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, News, White House, Social Media, House, Nancy Pelosi, Executive Order, Msnbc, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Pelosi, Trump Tweets, Summer Concepcion, Pelosi Slams Trump


Zuckerberg: Facebook wouldn’t have fact-checked Trump

'Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter the truth'
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, News, Trends, Social Media, Executive Order, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Section 230


Pastors, Churches Sue Governors For COVID Orders They Say Violate Their Religious Liberty

Churches and their leaders in states across the country are suing governors for COVID-19-inspired orders that they say are infringing on their right to worship freely.  In Kentucky, the Maryville Baptist Church and its pastor sued Gov. Andy Beshear (D) in federal court for the “unconstitutional application of the gathering orders,” claiming he “targeted” churchgoers who gathered on Easter Sunday for the only in-person service in the state. A few of those churchgoers filed their own lawsu...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Cdc, Kentucky, Church, Kansas, Executive Order, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Mat Staver, Kelly, Houston Chronicle, Ken Paxton, Harris County, Laura Kelly


Governor Brown’s executive order on climate change has transportation impacts

Governor Kate Brown holds up the signed executive order at a signing ceremony held today.(Photo from Oregon Legislative Information System livestream.) Fed up with repeated walk-outs by Republican lawmakers over their objections to climate change legislation, today Oregon Governor Kate Brown took the matter into her own hands. Brown signed Executive Order 20-04 (PDF below) at her desk in Salem this morning surrounded by young students from around the state. At the signing, Brown said, “I think ...
Tags: Politics, Climate Change, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Salem, Executive Order, Republican, Brown, Legislature, Kate Brown, ODOT, Oregon Transportation Commission, Jonathan Maus, Oregon Department of Transportation ODOT


Governor Brown’s executive order on climate change could have impacts on transportation

Governor Kate Brown holds up the signed executive order at a signing ceremony held today.(Photo from Oregon Legislative Information System livestream.) Fed up with repeated walk-outs by Republican lawmakers over their objections to climate change legislation, today Oregon Governor Kate Brown took the matter into her own hands. Brown signed Executive Order 20-04 (PDF below) at her desk in Salem this morning surrounded by young students from around the state. At the signing, Brown said, “I think ...
Tags: Politics, Climate Change, Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Salem, Executive Order, Republican, Brown, Legislature, Kate Brown, ODOT, Oregon Transportation Commission, Jonathan Maus, Oregon Department of Transportation ODOT


Notable judicial hand-wringing from California Supreme Court justices about "expensive and dysfunctional [capital] system that does not deliver justice or closure"

A helpful colleague made sure I did not miss the notable short concurring opinion at the end of this long decision by the Supreme Court of California affirming a death sentence. The concurring opinion was authored by Justice Goodwin Liu and joined by Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar. Here is how it gets started: Today’s decision is our first to affirm a death judgment since Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-09-19 effecting a moratorium on capital punishment in California. Neither defen...
Tags: Law, California, Executive Order, California Supreme Court, Liu, Supreme Court of California, Dolan, Goodwin Liu, Newsom, Mariano Florentino Cuellar, Douglas A Berman


What To Know About The Cybersecurity Executive Order

In response to current risks that face data in federal agencies, the Presidential Executive Order 13636 was signed. This Executive Order contains guidelines covering how cybersecurity compliance should be followed in Federal Agencies. It was signed on May 11, 2017, and it primarily covers the strengthening of Cybersecurity standards in Federal Networks and other critical infrastructure. Executive Order 13636 will impact more than just federal agencies. While non-governmental companies aren’t leg...
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President Trump Signs Executive Order Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses After Conservative Outcry

Colleges would need to agree to protect free speech or risk losing federal research funding
Tags: News, Uncategorized, The White House, Executive Order, Onetime


Trump Revokes Obama-Era Rule For Reporting Civilians Killed In Intel Ops

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday revoked an Obama-era requirement for reporting civilian casualties that resulted from U.S. intelligence operations in non-combat areas across the globe. Trump struck a section of an executive order issued by former President Barack Obama, which required both the Pentagon and the intelligence agencies to report on civilian casualties that occurred during their operations. There are other provisions that still require the Pentagon to report o...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Barack Obama, Ap, Pentagon, Cia, Executive Order, Donald Trump, Trump, Steven Aftergood, White House National Security Council, Intel Ops, Civilian Casualties, Summer Concepcion, AP story


Qualcomm’s Ends Two-Year, $44B Bid for NXP After No Word from China

Qualcomm finally ended its almost two-year bid to acquire Dutch semiconductor maker NXP for as much as $44 billion last night, after it didn’t receive word from Chinese regulators about whether the deal, which was subject to global regulations, would gain approval. Instead, San Diego-based Qualcomm said it plans to repurchase $30 billion of shareholder stock.The lack of approval from the Chinese government was not taken well in the U.S., with speculation that it was related to the escalating tr...
Tags: Deals, Mobile, Internet Of Things, Internet, White House, China, Connected Devices, Trends, Web, It, Smartphone, Car, Innovation, San Diego, Wireless, Mergers & Acquisitions


President Trump Prohibits Broadcom from Acquiring Qualcomm

In a surprising statement late today from the White House, President Donald Trump unilaterally prohibited Broadcom’s proposed takeover of Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), the world’s biggest maker of chips for smartphones. Citing a recommendation from a national security panel and other factors set forth under federal law, the statement also proclaims that all candidates that Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO) nominated for Qualcomm’s board “are hereby disqualified from standing for election.” The two compa...
Tags: Deals, Mobile, Internet, White House, Singapore, Trends, Web, It, Innovation, San Diego, Wireless, Mergers & Acquisitions, Executive Order, Donald Trump, Qualcomm, Broadcom


New York won’t do business with ISPs not adhering to net neutrality principles

The governor of New York signed an executive order preventing local government entities from conducting business with internet service providers that don't abide by net neutrality principles. The ban covers schools and more. The post New York won’t do business with ISPs not adhering to net neutrality principles appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Business, New York, Net Neutrality, Trends, Web, Computing, Executive Order, Andrew Cuomo, Governor


N.C. Governor Roy Cooper Signs Executive Order Expanding LGBT Rights

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed an executive order aimed at protecting the state’s LGBT residents from discrimination. In part a response to earlier controversy, the action restricts the state government and government-affiliated businesses from discriminating against a variety of groups. The order specifically makes it illegal to discriminate against persons on basis of their The post N.C. Governor Roy Cooper Signs Executive Order Expanding LGBT Rights appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: LGBT rights, Civil Rights, Executive Order, North Carolina, News & Politics, Transgender Rights, Roy Cooper, HB2


Analysts Say Supreme Court Could Avoid Reaching Verdict on Travel Ban

Some political analysts have begun wondering whether the U.S. Supreme Court will wiggle its way out of rendering any sort of decision on President Trump’s controversial travel ban. An article recently published in The Associated Press – and reprinted in The New York Times – speculated that the nation’s most prestigious court may not want The post Analysts Say Supreme Court Could Avoid Reaching Verdict on Travel Ban appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: Justice, Supreme Court, New York Times, Associated Press, Executive Order, Donald Trump, Verdict, Kennedy, News & Politics, Trump, Muslim Ban, U S Supreme Court, Travel Ban, Analysts Say Supreme Court


United Nations Criticizes U.S., Trump Administration for ‘Arbitrarily’ Jailing Would-Be Immigrants

A report compiled by experts from the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention criticized the Trump administration for ‘arbitrarily’ jailing would-be immigrants, including asylum-seekers. The panel handed over its 23-page finding to the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday, saying the widespread detention of immigrants has ‘grown exponentially.’ The report claims that holding migrants The post United Nations Criticizes U.S., Trump Administration for ‘Arbitrarily’ Jailing Would-Be Immi...
Tags: Mexico, White House, United Nations, Civil Rights, Illegal Immigrants, Executive Order, Donald Trump, Arrests, Department Of Homeland Security, News & Politics, Trump, Illegal Immigration, United Nations Human Rights Council, U N Human Rights Council, Arbitrary Detention, U.S.-Mexico border


Hawaii Judge Says Grandparents, Grandchildren Can Circumvent Trump Travel Ban

A Hawaii judge chipped away at Donald Trump’s signature travel ban on Thursday, ruling that overseas relatives of American citizens and residents would be allowed to circumvent the president’s signature immigration action. Midway through June, the Supreme Court allowed part of the contentious executive order to take effect, limiting migration from six Muslim-majority countries to The post Hawaii Judge Says Grandparents, Grandchildren Can Circumvent Trump Travel Ban appeared first on Legal Reade...
Tags: Supreme Court, Hawaii, Muslim, Executive Order, Judge, Donald Trump, News & Politics, Muslim Ban, Justices, Travel Ban, Derrick Watson


NASA Statement on National Space Council

Statement from acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot about Friday’s Executive Order creating the National Space Council.
Tags: Nasa, Executive Order, Robert Lightfoot, National Space Council


Trump Scores as Supreme Court Reinstates Part of Controversial Travel Ban

The Trump administration scored a partial victory Monday, with the Supreme Court agreeing to implement part of the president’s controversial travel ban. In its unsigned opinion, the justices lifted an injunction on part of the order, while committing to resolve the rest in autumn. Under the new Supreme Court dictate, the United States will be The post Trump Scores as Supreme Court Reinstates Part of Controversial Travel Ban appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: Supreme Court, United States, Executive Order, News & Politics, Trump, Muslim Ban, District Court, Gorsuch, Travel Ban, Reinstate, Trump Scores as Supreme Court


Donald Trump Publicly Berates 9th Circuit Court for Rejecting Travel Ban (Again)

Donald Trump is livid at the 9th Circuit Court for refusing to lift an injunction against his travel ban. In the latest chapter of an epic struggle that’s hardly subsided since Trump was elected president, the court stood by earlier decision to block the controversial executive order. Frequently derided as a would-be blanket ban on The post Donald Trump Publicly Berates 9th Circuit Court for Rejecting Travel Ban (Again) appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: Civil Rights, Executive Order, Donald Trump, News & Politics, Trump, Muslim Ban, 9th Circuit Court, 4th Circuit Court, Travel Ban, Derrick Watson, Executive Order On Travel, Muslim immigration, Donald Trump Publicly Berates 9th Circuit Court


Trump Administration Asks SCOTUS to Lift Injunction on Executive Order Restricting Muslim Immigration

Earlier in the week, President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court of the United States to weigh in on a controversial executive order which has been derided by many as a ban on Muslim immigration. Filed Thursday night, the Justice Department is requesting the high court’s justices to lift an injunction which stops the executive The post Trump Administration Asks SCOTUS to Lift Injunction on Executive Order Restricting Muslim Immigration appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: Supreme Court, Scotus, United States, Civil Rights, Executive Order, Donald Trump, Justice Department, News & Politics, Lawsuits & Litigation, Muslim Ban, Travel Ban, Trump Administration Asks SCOTUS


CounterTack Nabs $20M, Predicts More Demand After Trump Cyber Order

[Updated 5/30/17, 9:39 am. See below.] Cybersecurity firm CounterTack announced today it has expanded its coffers with a new $20 million funding round from investors. It could be good timing for the Waltham, MA-based company. The recent WannaCry ransomware cyber attack and President Donald Trump’s executive order laying out federal cybersecurity priorities could spell new opportunities for cybersecurity companies to sell their products and services. CounterTack plays into both of those th...
Tags: Startups, Boston, Singapore, Trends, It, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Vc, Software, Venture Capital, Executive Order, Donald Trump, Sap, Crowdstrike, Trump, Singtel


4th Circuit Court of Appeals Continues Halt on Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

The Trump administration suffered another embarrassing legal defeat on Thursday, after a panel of judges upheld a halt on the President’s revised travel ban. The controversial executive order – widely regarded and derided as a ‘Muslim ban’ – was indefinitely halted by a district court in March. Judge Derrick Watson, of Hawaii, had blocked the The post 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Continues Halt on Trump’s Revised Travel Ban appeared first on Legal Reader.
Tags: Hawaii, Civil Rights, Executive Order, Donald Trump, Justice Department, News & Politics, Lawsuits & Litigation, Trump, Muslim Ban, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Travel Ban, Derrick Watson, Muslim-majority countries


DOJ Admits It Can't Actually Take Away Federal Grants From Most 'Sanctuary' Cities

WASHINGTON ― After months of bluster about taking away federal law enforcement grants from jurisdictions that don’t fully cooperate with deportation efforts, the U.S. Department of Justice acknowledged on Monday what legal experts have said for months: In most cases, the department can’t do that. Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a memo explaining how the department will carry out President Donald Trump’s executive order meant to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities,” defining the...
Tags: News, Washington, Williams, Department Of Justice, Executive Order, Donald Trump, Doj, Huffington Post, Justice Department, Trump, Cristian Farias, Elise Foley, U S Department of Justice, Department, Customs Enforcement, Jeff Sessions


Trump’s cybersecurity executive order is a good first step

 A significant piece of cybersecurity news erupted last week, although it was nearly drowned out by the growing flap over President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. There are two overriding points regarding President Trump’s executive order (EO) outlining plans to improve data security for federal agencies and to better protect critical U.S. infrastructure. No. 1,… Read More
Tags: Column, Tech, Cybersecurity, Fbi, United States, President, Executive Order, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cybersecurity Laws, James Comey, Trump


Immigration Law Update: Trump’s Executive Orders

Answers some of our burning questions about the status of immigration law today.
Tags: Law, Immigration, Ice, Executive Order, Donald Trump, Trump, Sponsored Content, Immigration Law, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Lawline


Judges Question Religious ‘Neutrality’ of Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

President Trump's executive order banning travelers from certain countries from entering the U.S. met with stiff questioning in federal court.
Tags: News, Immigration, Executive Order, Muslims, Trump, Political News, Trump Administration, Travel Ban, Muslim Travel Ban