• Clerk Gives Judge a History Lesson

    U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Laurence Silberman sent an email to scores of Court staff and judges lambasting Sen. Elizabeth Warren for her amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act requiring the military to take the names...

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  • Conservative Groups Challenge State AG Privilege Claims In Climate Cases

    Two right-leaning groups are challenging privilege claims by state attorneys general in climate matters, including regulation of CO2 emissions. The state AGs in Michigan, Vermont and Washington are applying “the common interest doctrine,” says an analysis in...

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  • Blowback Against Harvard Law’s Decision to Hold Classes Online

    After announcing that it will provide online instruction for the 2020 fall semester, Harvard Law held webinars and posted online responses to questions on topics such as tuition, grading, and leave of absence considerations. The responses drew...

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  • Zero Trust Security Eases Compliance Jitters

    Management angst about compliance standards grows in tandem with the adoption of new regulations, which means it is approaching exponential growth. Developing policies and technologies to support burgeoning compliance requirements is an endless chore. What to do,...

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  • More Groups Support Adding Justices to the Supreme Court

    The movement on the left to pack the Supreme Court is gaining momentum. Some evidence that the Court has taken notice came in the form of its June 15 refusal to take up new cases for next...

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  • Ranchers Fear Animal Rights Drones

    Ranchers and others in the animal agriculture sector are concerned over a detailed aerial map that has been produced and posted by animal rights activists. The map, which uses publicly available satellite data, shows what the activists...

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  • Is the Party Over For Whistleblowers?

    Three SEC awards to whistleblowers this year are among the top ten ever, including the recent $50 million to a former BNY Mellon currency trader. In all, there has been $114 million awarded to whistleblowers so far...

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  • Nest Of Legal Issues Will Confront Higher Ed This Fall

    Uppermost is likely to be liability for students, staff or employees who contract the Covid-19 virus. In those cases the expert prognosis – as it has been for public-facing businesses in general – is that plaintiffs will...

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  • Sadly, Google Must Sue Sonos

    In January, Sonos sued Google alleging infringement of five patents covering multiroom network speaker systems. Sonos claimed the technology was stolen after Google worked with Sonos to integrate Google Play Music. The suit also claims that Google...

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  • Smartphones Increasingly Targeted As Entry Into Company Networks

    An analysis by cybersecurity company Lookout found that there has been a 37 percent increase in mobile phishing attacks worldwide between the last three months of 2019 and the first few months of 2020. The attacks target...

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