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  • Alphabet CLO Resigns After Investigation

    David Drummond, a two decade-long employee of Google who helped it go public and became chief legal officer of its parent company, Alphabet, has resigned. He leaves after a board investigation into how Alphabet handles sexual harassment...

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  • Big Law Firms “Pay-To-Play” In Oregon

    A report from Oregon Public Broadcasting finds that several national law firms are contributing big bucks to the political campaigns of Oregon public officials who hire outside counsel for the state’s class action lawsuits targeting corporations. Since...

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  • The Unlikely Resume Of Jay Sekulow

    To mark the start of President Trump’s impeachment trial, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reprints its 2017 profile of attorney Jay Sekulow, now co-lead counsel of the President’s legal defense team. Self-described as “the grandson of a fruit...

    • Posted 3 days ago
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  • Harvard Law Prof Sues Over “Clickbait”

    Read on at your peril. “The use of a shocking headline and/or lede to entice readers to click on a particular article, irrespective of the truth of the headline,” writes Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, “is part...

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  • Right to Repair Will Be Big Anti-Tech, Antitrust Issue This Year

    Consumers outrage over barriers to repair of devices as various as tractors and laptops is a rare issue upon which there is bipartisan consensus. Farmers are wondering why they have to call the dealer to send someone...

    • Posted 4 days ago
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  • Chicago Art Institute Trustee Bilked Out Of Millions

    Chicago accountant Sultan Issa admits to stealing $65 million, but according to prosecutors the total could be higher. Issa was the personal accountant for banker/philanthropist Roger Weston, a life trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago. A...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • 12 Years For Possessing Cell Phone In Jail

    The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed the 12-year sentence for a black man who brought a cell phone into jail after being booked for a misdemeanor. Authorities discovered he had the phone when he asked a jailer...

    • Posted 7 days ago
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  • Supreme Court Set To End Abortion Rights and Avoid Political Repercussions

    A brief filed by the Trump administration provides a guide for U.S. Supreme Court Justices who want to end abortion without creating a political backlash. The brief addresses consolidated cases — June Medical Services v. Gee and...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • Weinstein Conviction No Slam-Dunk, Says Top Hollywood Lawyer

    Veteran criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos says jury selection is where the case against Harvey Weinstein will be won or lost, and what appears to be an overwhelming case for guilt may well fall apart once witnesses...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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  • MeToo Suit Can Proceed Against Prestigious Art Magazine, Not Alleged Perp

    A former intern and later employee of Artforum, the distinguished contemporary art magazine, accused its former publisher of persistent sexual harassment. Her claim was echoed by many employees and artists who’d come into contact with the accused,...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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