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Happy Thanksgiving, giving thanks.

Gordon P. Firemark

I want to take a few moments to wish all of my readers, listeners, colleagues, clients and friends, a very happy Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving holiday is a good time to consider all that we are thankful for, and to express that gratitude. Personally, I am blessed with a marvelous family.

Steely Dan Singer Sues Bandmate's Estate

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Donald Fagen says he became the sole officer of Steely Dan upon Walter Becker's Sept. 3, 2017 death. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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The UnitedMasters, the Latest Tone-deaf Artist Exploitation Scam from Silicon Valley

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Yes, they really did brand it the “United Masters”, and no, that’s not a subplot out of Game of Thrones and no, it’s not the MIC Coalition price fixing cartel.

Abramson on Full Court Press: Drawing in Media Defenses in Libel and Privacy Cases @UTAustin

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Jeffrey Abramson, University of Texas, Austin, is publishing Full Court Press: Drawing in Media Defenses in Libel and Privacy Cases, in the Oregon Law Review. Here is the abstract. Recent jury verdicts against Rolling Stone Magazine and Gawker Media raise

NYC Times Square lights up with Trump’s face and a message to the world: IMPEACH. There is no place like home.

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NYC Times Square lights up with Trump’s face and a message to the world: IMPEACH

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If Trump doesn’t deal on DACA, some Democrats threaten a government shutdown - The Washington Post

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), seen here in a file photo, said President Trump’s immigration proposals are “a complete non-starter.” (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) #UnitedWeStand ".Some

Janice Dickinson Scores Huge Appellate Wins in Bill Cosby Defamation Case

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The former model is being allowed to sue both Cosby and Marty Singer over legal threats to news publications that a California appeals court sees as no more than a "bluff." read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online

The Fallacy of the True Ad Hominum

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It bears repeating that a statement capable of truth value cannot be fallacious. All too frequently truthful statements about a person are defended by resort to the ad hominem fallacy. The ad hominem fallacy is intended to defend against a string of qualitative statements, e.g., “he’s so evil you can’t believe anything he says” or the “so-called representative.”

Lee on Monetizing Shame: Mugshots, Privacy, and the Right to Access @uhastingslaw

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Eumi Lee, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, is publishing Monetizing Shame: Mugshots, Privacy, and the Right to Access in volume 70 of the Rutgers Law Review. Here is the abstract. Created for the purpose of criminal identification

North Korea defector's escape caught on camera

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Roy Orbison Hologram at Center of New Legal Fight

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The singer's sons say their former business partner is interfering with their new deal for an Orbison hologram tour. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music THR Online

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HBO Hack Results in Criminal Charges Against Iranian Man

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Prosecutors say Behzad Mesri stole unreleased episodes of popular television shows and then sought to extort HBO. read more. THR, Esq. Business Television Business THR Online International

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Dan Abrams' Mediaite Sues Sharon Waxman's TheWrap Over Poaching of Editor

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According to the complaint, TheWrap knew about Jon Levine's non-compete, but hired him anyway. He then allegedly began posting stories "nearly indistinguishable" from those appearing at his former employer's. read more. THR, Esq. Business Business THR Online

Fox News Establishes Workplace Council to Address Sexual Harassment

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The move is part of a settlement agreement with shareholders who believed the company's board and executives failed to prevent sexual harassment and racial discrimination. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Fox News Channel

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Rosie O'Donnell Beats Slander Lawsuit After Blaming 'View' Producer for Media Leaks

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A New York judge decides O'Donnell was offering an opinion rather than implying an undisclosed fact. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

Kirley on Whether Digital Speech Can Loosen the Gordian Knot of Reputation Law @kirleez

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Elizabeth A. Kirley, Deakin University School of Law, has published Can Digital Speech Loosen the Gordian Knot of Reputation Law? at 32 Santa Clara High Tech. 171 (2016). Here is the abstract. This paper likens the current state of

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U.S. Court: Australian Order To Remove EFF's "Stupid Patent Of the Month" Post Unenforceable In U.S.

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A U.S. District Court has ruled that an Australian court's order that the Electronic Frontier Foundation remove its blog post describing Global Equity Management (SA) Pty Ltd (GEMSA)'s patent for "virtual storage cabinets" as a "stupid patent of the month

Appeals Court Rules 'NBA 2K' Players Lack Standing to Sue Over Face-Scanning

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The privacy battle isn't quite over, but suing gamers experience a setback at the 2nd Circuit. read more. THR, Esq. Business Tech Business THR Online

What a difference a President makes! Obama family serves Thanksgiving dinner to homeless and vets.

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Fighting Gay Rights and Abortion With the First Amendment - The New York Times - The right's strategy to limit LBGT rights.

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"Only after an outcry over such secrecy — and the anti-gay rights positions of its sponsor — did a transcript of Mr. Sessions’s remarks emerge on a conservative website.

Former ethics director: Kellyanne Conway violated Hatch Act - CNNPolitics

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"Walter Shaub, who served as ethics director under the Obama administration, said Conway likely violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits White House officials from advocating for or against candidates, even in media interviews.

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A President Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 16 Women Endorses a Senate Candidate Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 9 | The Nation

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A President Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 16 Women Endorses a Senate Candidate Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 9 | The Nation

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How Trump is building a border wall that no one can see - The Washington Post

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"President Trump’s vision of a “big, beautiful” wall along the Mexican border may never be realized, and almost certainly not as a 2,000-mile physical structure spanning sea to sea.

Harassment on the Hill: How to Avoid Being a Congressional Predator: The.

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Robert Mugabe addressing crowd at State Office Building in Harlem. What a disappointment. We had so much hope on this day in 1980.

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DHS inspector general: Travel-ban confusion led agents to violate court order

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"The Trump administration’s botched rollout of its first travel ban led federal agents to violate court orders by telling airlines not to let certain passengers board U.S.-bound bound flights, according to an internal watchdog.

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A civil rights 'emergency': justice, clean air and water in the age of Trump | US news | The Guardian

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"The Trump administration’s dismantling of environmental regulations has intensified a growing civil rights battle over the deadly burden of pollution on minorities and low-income people.

This Is a Man Problem - The New York Times

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By Charles M. Blow Nov. 19, 2017, www.nytimes.comView OriginalNovember 20th, 2017 "It is impossible to say too often or loudly how important a moment this is, when many women feel brave and empowered enough to speak up about being sexually assaulted or harassed by powerful men.

Behind Mugabe’s Rapid Fall: A Firing, a Feud and a First Lady - The New York Times - Mugabe was the biggest disappointment of the African Liberation movement that so many of us worked and marched for. I will never forget the joy of his visit and speech in Harlem in front of the State Office building before he addressed the UN after the successful negotiations at the Lancaster House conference which led to majority rule Zimbabwe. He turned into a ruthless dictator.

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"HARARE, Zimbabwe — The rapid fall of Zimbabwe’s president, whose legendary guile and ruthlessness helped him outmaneuver countless adversaries over nearly four decades, probably has surprised no one more than Robert Mugabe himself.

This Is a Man Problem - The New York Times

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"By Charles M. Blow Nov. 19, 2017, Participants in the #MeToo March against sexual harassment and assault, held in Los Angeles on Nov.

Baltimore police detective fatally shot in head with own gun, died clutching radio - Washington Post

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"A Baltimore police detective was shot in the head with his own gun at close range while struggling with a man and died with his radio still clutched in his left hand, the city’s top law enforcement official said Wednesday. Detective Sean Suiter’s death came a day before he was set to testify before a grand jury in an ongoing federal investigation of police corruption and drug shakedowns by an elite gun recovery unit.

Rep. Newhouse says Congress has 'one shot' at giving dreamers legal status - The Washington Post

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Newhouse says Congress has 'one shot' at giving dreamers legal status - The Washington Post

‘Keep coming at me guys!!!’: Donald Trump Jr. meets Russia scrutiny with defiance - The Washington Post

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‘Keep coming at me guys!!!’: Donald Trump Jr. meets Russia scrutiny with defiance - The Washington Post

Texas sheriff threatens charges over anti-Trump sticker Woman with anti-Trump truck decal hits back at Texas Sheriff: "He messed with the wrong person." - All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC Has this Sheriff heard of the First Amendment

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