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Fastcase CEO Explains Why He Acquired A Dormant Legal News Site

Media Law

On the surface, the Fastcase acquisition of legal news site Law Street , reported here yesterday , may seem puzzling, given that the site has been dormant for more than a year. But Ed Walters, Fastcase CEO, says there were good reasons for the acquisition. Speaking by phone last night, Walters said that expanding into legal news is consistent with Fastcase’s ongoing mission to become as robust a legal research platform as LexisNexis and Westlaw.

Clarke and Piper on A Legal Framework to Govern Online Political Expression by Public Servants @Carleton_U

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Amanda Clarke, Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration, and Benjamin Pipe, National Judicial Institute, have published A Legal Framework to Govern Online Political Expression by Public Servants at 21 Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal 1 (2018).

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Save the Date! NYC Music Business & Law Conference November 16

Music Technology Policy

I’m honored to be included in a panel at the New York State Bar Association’s annual Music Business & Law Conference on November 16 with truly awesome panelists. 11:50am-12:50 pm Music Modernization Act (US) / International Developments. The Music Modernization Act could be the most consequential copyright legislation in a generation.

Opinion | ‘It’s an Exodus’ - The New York Times

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"CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico — The long line of men and women waded into the muddy waters of the Suchiate River. Holding onto a rope, they pulled themselves over the invisible line dividing Guatemala and Mexico.

LawNext Episode 16: Lawmatics Founder Matt Spiegel on Automating Legal Marketing

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?. They say you can’t go home again, but Matt Spiegel came back to legal technology after selling the first company he founded, MyCase , and then moving to other verticals. Earlier this year, Spiegel launched his second legal technology startup, Lawmatics , a cloud-based platform designed to automate legal marketing, CRM and client intake. Spiegel had been a criminal defense lawyer when, in 2009, he founded MyCase, the legal practice management platform.

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Lakier on Imagining an Antisubordinating First Amendment @UChicagoLaw

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Genevieve, Lakier, University Lakier, University of Chicago Law School, is publishing Imagining an Antisubordinating First Amendment in volume 119 of the Columbia Law Review (2018). Here is the abstract. Over the past forty years, the political economy of the First

Save the Date: Music Publishing After the MMA: Valuations, Payments and Collections, Texas Entertainment Law Institute November 8-9 Austin

Music Technology Policy

I’m looking forward to linking up with my friend and veteran music publisher Richard Perna (Lone Wolf, Evergreen) to review the effect of the Music Modernization Act on publishing catalog valuations, payments and collections at the Entertainment Law Institute in Austin on November 8 & 9. The ELI is one of the best entertainment law programs in the country, sponsored by the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Entertainment and Sports Law section.

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Fastcase Acquires Legal News Site ‘Law Street’; Will Retool and Relaunch in 2019

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Legal research company Fastcase has acquired Law Street Media , a company that operates a free legal news site “written by and for Millennials,” particularly law students and young legal professionals.

FCC Adopts Change in Rules Eliminating Broadcasters’ Obligations to File Certain Contracts

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday adopted an Order eliminating the requirement that broadcasters file with the Commission copies of certain contracts, agreements and other documents relating to ownership and control – instead relying on the obligations to either upload the documents to a station’s online public file, or to place a list of the documents in the public file (with information listing the parties involved, and the dates of execution and of expiration).

Internet Brands to Rebrand Its Legal Group As ‘Martindale-Avvo’

Media Law

Internet Brands , the company that acquired Avvo in January and that already owned several legal sites including Martindale-Hubbell and Lawyers.com, will announce tomorrow that it is rebranding its group of legal sites under the umbrella and Martindale-Avvo, I’ve been told by two people who work for the company. Internet Brands is one of the world’s largest operators of websites that serve targeted vertical markets, including automotive, home and travel and health.

DLA Piper Uses Tech to Restructure Support Services Across All U.S. Offices

Media Law

It is no small feat for a law firm to restructure its entire system of back-office support services, but that is what DLA Piper , a top-five Global 100 law firm, is announcing today that it has done across all 28 of its U.S. offices, using technology to better delegate support tasks and manage support workflows.

All the Times Trump Has Called for Violence at His Rallies

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Why Andrew Gillum’s Viral Debate Moment Is Resonating | Deadline | MSNBC

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Voter Suppression & The GOP’s Indirect Racism - Between the Scenes | The.

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How Trump targeted his biggest critics before they were sent pipe bombs | US news | The Guardian

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"The president has blamed the media for the ‘bad and hateful’ atmosphere – but has failed to acknowledge his own rhetoric Amanda HolpuchLast modified on Thu 25 Oct 2018 16.55

Greg Palast Sues Georgia’s Brian Kemp for Purging 340,000 from Voter Rol.

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New Farm Bill may undercut chemical safety measures inspired by West explosion - HoustonChronicle.com

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"WASHINGTON — A little-known provision tucked into the Farm Bill could exempt the entire chemical manufacturing industry from key workplace safety rules and jeopardize workers’ health, according to one of the government agencies charged with overseeing safety in the chemical industry.

Latino Voter Suppression in Kansas: Dodge City’s Only Polling Site Is Mo.

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Vote, Vote, Vote, The Midterms Are Coming!

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Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi journalist's body parts found, say Sky sources

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The writer had been "cut up" and "disfigured" and his remains were found in the garden of the Saudi consul's house, say sources. Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi journalist's body parts found, say Sky sources

670 ballots in a precinct with 276 voters, and other tales from Georgia's primary

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670 ballots in a precinct with 276 voters, and other tales from Georgia's primary

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Alexa, be afraid - CNET

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"Commentary: Think Alexa is the voice assistant to beat? Think again. Ry Crist October 23, 2018 "What was your favorite thing today?"

Some white Northerners want to redefine a flag rooted in racism as a symbol of patriotism - The Washington Post

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This is pure evil. ResistanceIsNotFutile "A short walk from where President-elect Abraham Lincoln made the last train stop in his home state before leaving for Washington on the verge of the Civil War, a Confederate battle flag flies from a home garage.

Rula Jebreal: My “Secret Interview” with Jamal Khashoggi Before His Brut.

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Erdogan Says Saudis Planned Khashoggi’s Killing, and Demands Answers - The New York Times

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" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey laid out on Tuesday the Saudi planning of what he called the “premeditated murder” of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the country’s consulate in Istanbul, and demanded that the Saudi suspects face justice in Turkey.

Indigenous Writers & Activists on Indian Child Welfare Act & Ongoing Str.

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Opinion | Where the Streets Have No Names, the People Have No Vote - The New York Times

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"The Enlightenment gave us street addresses and ushered in democracy. The Age of Un-Enlightenment is using addresses to usher it out.

Before Jailing a Young Woman, a Judge Puts Her Mother’s Racist Views on the Stand - The New York Times

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"A group of 10 white teenagers in Mississippi went to Jackson, the state capital, from a neighboring county in June 2011 on a drunken mission to terrorize black residents. James Craig Anderson, who worked at a local Nissan plant, became their target.

Megyn Kelly Out At NBC's 'Today' Show, Source Says : NPR. Megyn Kelly Out At NBC's 'Today' Show, Source Says : NPR. MSNBC should have not hired this ignorant racist in the first place. "Over the past two days, Kelly has unsuccessfully sought to contain the damage from several statements she made on her hour on Today defending the desire of white people to dress up in blackface costume for Halloween."

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Megyn Kelly Out At NBC's 'Today' Show, Source Says : NPR

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Similar Package Sent to Top Democrats Sent to Robert De Niro's NYC Office: Sources - NBC New York

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"The NYPD said there is no need for an evacuation as the building was unoccupied at the time By Jonathan Dienst, Marc Santia, Jennifer Millman and Benjamin Carroll Published 4 hours ago | Updated 6 minutes ago Similar Package Sent to Top Democrats Sent to Robert De Niro's NYC Office: Sources - NBC New York

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FCC Seeks Comments on Reimbursable Repacking Expenses for LPTV, TV Translators, and FM Radio

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC yesterday released a Public Notice asking for comments on a “ Catalog of Expenses ” that would be reimbursed to licensees of LPTV and TV translator stations, as well as FM broadcasters, who are impacted by the repacking of the TV spectrum following the TV incentive auction. We wrote here about the FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking looking to establish rules for that reimbursement process (note that reply comments in that proceeding are due October 26).