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E-Discovery Company Casepoint Enhances Its CaseAssist Active Learning Technology

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E-discovery company Casepoint is today introducing enhancements to CaseAssist, its AI-based active review technology, and to its analytics and classification tools, that it says give users more insight and control over the review process, including enhanced visualization capabilities and configuration templates.

Francis on Freedom of Thought in the United States: The First Amendment, Marketplaces of Ideas, and the Internet @sjquinney

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Leslie P. Francis, University of Utah College of Law, is publishing Freedom of Thought in the United States: The First Amendment, Marketplaces of Ideas, and the Internet in the European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance. Here is the abstract

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Webcasting Royalties Going Up – Copyright Royalty Board Releases Rates and Terms for 2021-2025

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The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) on Friday released the rates and terms for webcasting royalties for 2021-2025 , and the rates are going up.

The Copyright Royalty Board Gets It Right: New Increased Inflation-Adjusted Royalty Rates for Webcasting

Music Technology Policy

The Copyright Royalty Board has announced its decision on webcasting rates under §114 for 2021-25 and its good news for non-featured artists, featured artists and sound recording copyright owners. The rates are set for 2021, paid retroactively to January 1.

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Pandemic Accelerated Tech’s Importance, But Firms Remain Poorly Prepared for Tech Future, Survey Says

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Legal professionals agree that the pandemic accelerated the critical role of technology in the future success of their law firms and legal departments, but only a third believe their organizations are well prepared for addressing technology’s increasing importance.

Wiersma on The "Disobedience" of Journalists at Public Assemblies: An Analytical Critique of the ECtHr's Case Law From a Media Freedom Perspective @chris__wiersma

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Chris Wiersma, Milieu Law & Policy Consulting, has published The 'Disobedience' of Journalists at Public Assemblies: An Analytical Critique of the ECtHR's Case Law from a Media Freedom Perspective at 38 Nordic Journal of Human Rights 261 (2021). Here is

This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters: June 5, 2021 to June 11, 2021

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Here are some of the regulatory developments of significance to broadcasters from the last week, with links to where you can go to find more information as to how these actions may affect your operations.

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AI CLM Platform Lexion Raises $11M; Targeting Smaller Corporations

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Positioning itself as offering a simpler and more affordable AI-driven contract management system for mid-market corporate enterprises, startup Lexion has raised $11 million in an oversubscribed Series A round. When combined with its seed round of $4.2

Republican tries to embarrass Stacey Abrams. She shuts him down brilliantly

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Nationwide EAS Test Scheduled for August 11, 2021 – Verification of EAS Information Due by July 6 in ETRS

Broadcast Law Blog

Last week, the FCC issued a Public Notice announcing an August 11, 2021 nationwide EAS test , with a backup date of August 25 if there are conditions that prevent the test from occurring on the initial date. The test is scheduled for 2:20 PM EDT.

A $20 million Arena Ticket for Frozen Mechanicals: The 1% Rumor vs. the Crucible of Cross Examination

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MTP readers following the “frozen mechanicals” topic over on The Trichordist will have seen the rather touchy response to the discussion by three songwriter members of the Nashville Songwriters Association International who apparently are actually participating in the offending Copyright Royalty Board rate-setting proceeding. . What Would TR Do?

Legal Tech Startup Anü Shuts Down; Used AI To Connect Startups To Lawyers

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Just a year after its founding the legal tech startup Anü has shut down, having struggled to find customers and develop the right business model.

High Hopes for Johnson & Johnson’s Covid Vaccine Have Fizzled in the U.S. - The New York Times

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High Hopes for Johnson & Johnson’s Covid Vaccine Have Fizzled in the U.S. Production problems and a brief pause on its use kept the one-dose vaccine from becoming the game changer that health officials across the country believed it would be. June 18, 2021, 5:00 a.m.

A US oil company cut nearly 2,000 jobs – and reaped $2.1bn in pandemic benefits | Louisiana | The Guardian

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A US oil company cut nearly 2,000 jobs – and reaped $2.1bn in pandemic benefits Marathon Petroleum received more tax benefits than any other US oil company while also cutting about 9% of its workforce A Marathon Petroleum banner in El Paso, Texas.

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Chinese Firm Accused of Slavery, World’s 3rd Largest Diamond Found, Ethi.

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Louima Cop Back on Public Payroll as a NYCHA Carpenter - THE CITY

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Louima Cop Back on Public Payroll as a NYCHA Carpenter Greg B. Smith Dec 4, 2019, 4:05am EST Charles Schwarz walks into Brooklyn federal court in 2002. Photo: Robert Mecea/?AP/?Shutterstock

‘Propagandists’: Hayes Rips Right-Wing Media’s Jan. 6 Conspiracy Theories

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How It Works: LAWCLERK, Where Attorneys Hire Freelance Lawyers

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In today’s episode of How It Works , we learn about LAWCLERK , where attorneys go to hire freelance lawyers and virtual associates.

Senegal's Cheerful Reawakening From Colonialism | African Renaissance |.

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Cashier Killed Over Face Mask Argument Identified: Police

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Cashier Killed Over Face Mask Argument Identified: Police “Laquitta Willis, 41, was working her shift at Big Bear Supermarket on Monday. A man shot and killed her after an argument over face masks.

U.S. Police Departments Brace For Deadly Summer | MSNBC

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Many Post-Covid Patients Are Experiencing New Medical Problems, Study Finds

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Many Post-Covid Patients Are Experiencing New Medical Problems, Study Finds “An analysis of health insurance records of almost 2 million coronavirus patients found new issues in nearly a quarter — including those whose Covid infection was mild or asymptomatic. June 15, 2021, 5:00 a.m.

How Concerned Should We Be About The Delta Covid Variant?

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Moral Monday March To Manchin's Office

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Prison Heat: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Crazy A$$ 'Karen' Catches A Beat Down After Tossing The N-Word At A Blac.

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Why Did Europeans Enslave Africans?

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Ruthless German Genocide in Africa they Never Wanted you to Know Happened

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King Leopold II & the Congo Free State Genocide | African Biographics

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Opinion | What the Rich Don’t Want to Admit About the Poor - The New York Times

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What the Rich Don’t Want to Admit About the Poor June 13, 2021 Peter van Agtmael/Magnum Photos I’m not going to pretend that I know how to interpret the jobs and inflation data of the past few months.

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Let's talk about cutting the mic on Memorial Day's history.

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6Yr-Old Boy Shot While Retrieving Bike, Alleged Attacker Back In Custody.

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In Class with Carr, Ep. 66: Critical Race Theory and the Cold Civil War

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Black and Latino communities are left behind in Covid-19 vaccination efforts | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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"" You haven’t highlighted anything yet When you select text while you’re reading, it'll appear here. Black and Latino communities are left behind in Covid-19 vaccination efforts By Gloria Oladipo The Guardian Stanisha Land receives a Covid-19 vaccine in Chicago. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczy?ski/Reuters

Black professors push a major university to diversify and confront racism Concerns aired by Penn State’s Black faculty members are part of a broader racial reckoning in higher education

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Black professors push a major university to diversify and confront racism “Concerns aired by Penn State’s Black faculty members are part of a broader racial reckoning in higher education Nick Anderson June 16, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EDT Gary King, a professor of biobehavioral health at Pennsylvania State University, leads a group of Black faculty members who co-authored a report on racism at the school. Doug Kapustin for The Washington Post ) STATE COLLEGE, Pa.

The delta variant adds a speed bump to the pandemic escape route

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The delta variant adds a speed bump to the pandemic escape route Adam Taylor A mother writes a message on the covid-19 memorial wall in London on June 16. Andy Rain/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) “The coronavirus has the habit of upending the best-laid plans. And right now, the delta variant, the fast-spreading version of the virus first detected in India last year, is changing the rules of the game as the world tries to exit the pandemic.

Opinion | Should It Be This Hard to Sue the Police and Win? - The New York Times

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June 16, 2021, 5:00 a.m. ET Produced by ‘The Argument’ One of the strongest calls for police reform is to end a legal doctrine called qualified immunity. Advocates for change argue it would be one of the most immediate ways to hold officers more accountable for their actions. But critics say it would leave police vulnerable when they’re faced with life-threatening situations.

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