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Fidler on The New Editors: Refining First Amendment Protections for Internet Platforms @mailynfidler

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Mailyn Fidler, Harvard University Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, is publishing The New Editors: Refining First Amendment Protections for Internet Platforms in the Notre Dame Law School Journal on Emerging Technology (2021). Here is the abstract. Forthcoming) This

Above the Law Founder David Lat On His Move from Blogging to Substack

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In a post here last month, The Lawyers of Substack , I wrote about lawyers who are publishing newsletters on Substack , a platform that has drawn big-name writers for its model that makes it easy to publish and monetize newsletters.

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With Faith in Their Hearts

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The Final Formation: U.S. Forces Cemetary, Normandy, France. “And what sort of soldiers are those you are to lead? Are they reliable? Are they brave? Are they capable of victory? Their story is known to all of you. It is the story of the American man at arms.

Germany Acknowledges Genocide in Namibia but Stops Short of Reparations | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

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Germany Acknowledges Genocide in Namibia but Stops Short of Reparations "Between 1904 and 1908, colonial forces murdered tens of thousands of Herero and Nama people Two protesters hold a sign reading "Reparations to descendants instead of 'development aid' to Namibia" at a demonstration in Berlin on May 28.

Pogácsás on András Koltay: New Media and Freedom of Expression: Rethinking the Constitutional Foundations of the Public Sphere (Book Review)

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Anett Pogácsás, Peter Pazmany Catholic University, has published András Koltay: New Media and Freedom of Expression: Rethinking the Constitutional Foundations of the Public Sphere (Book Review) at 8 Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law 425 (2020). Here is

Thomson Reuters Launches AI-Powered Contract Analysis Tool in HighQ

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Thomson Reuters is getting into the game of AI-powered contract analysis with the launch today of HighQ Contract Analysis , a contract review tool that uses machine learning to find answers to specific legal questions.

Folie à deux: Will the Copyright Royalty Board Share the Madness of Pretending That Songwriters Aren’t Affected by Economic Inflation?

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It is difficult to understand the reasons why, but the current proposal for mechanical royalty rates before the Copyright Royalty Board do not include an index for inflation.

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Reports that Facebook Will End Policy of Not Censoring Politician’s Posts – How Other Communications Platforms are Regulated on Political Speech

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According to press reports (see this story in Verge and this one in the Washington Post), Facebook will end its policy of not subjecting posts by elected officials to the same level of scrutiny by its Oversight Board that it applies to other users of its platform.

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New Westlaw Feature Flags Weaknesses In Opponent’s Cases and Arguments

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A feature launched this week in Westlaw Edge is designed to help legal professionals more easily identify law that is contrary o their opponents’ arguments.

Aquiline Capital Partners Takes Majority Stake In Financial and Practice Management Company SurePoint

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The cloud practice management company SurePoint Technologies today announced a strategic investment from the private investment firm Aquiline Capital Partners by which Aquiline will acquire a majority ownership stake in the company.

Mass. High Court Committee Urges Firms To Maintain Flexible Work As the Norm

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As law firms begin to reopen offices, a committee of Massachusetts’ highest court today issued a statement recommending that they permanently adopt flexible working options as their standard, rather than as the exception.

LawNext: The Unlikely Story of How An Insolvency Lawyer Built A Global Trademarks Company

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?. There is an element of serendipity in the story of Nehal Madhani and his company Alt Legal.

How to FINALLY take down Mitch McConnell

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'Disgraceful': Officer who defended the Capitol on January 6 slams McCon.

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Dr. Fauci Reacts To The Release of Thousands Of His Work Emails

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PracticePanther Now Has Native E-Signatures

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The practice management platform PracticePanther today introduced native e-signatures , enabling law firms to send and obtain signatures on documents from directly within the platform, a feature that could both save time for users and streamline tasks such as client intake.

CLE Tomorrow: Legal Tech and Where It’s Going

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A panel tomorrow will feature a line-up of legal tech experts to survey what’s happening in the field now and what to expect in the years to come.

Confused GA Governer Brian Kemp & Covid 19

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Obama says ‘institutional constraints’ kept him from talking about certain killings while president He said he was “wildly enthusiastic” about resurgent activism but felt he couldn’t get in the way of investigations, including the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.

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Obama says ‘institutional constraints’ kept him from talking about certain killings while president “He said he was “wildly enthusiastic” about resurgent activism but felt he couldn’t get in the way of investigations, including the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.

White Fear Of Retribution Grips Nation: Jane Elliott Explains Why US Is.

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Texas Democrats pull BRILLIANT last minute move to crush GOP voter suppr.

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Anti-Mask Cop Dies From COVID-19

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Acosta shares his fear for after the Memorial Day weekend

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Most Ga. COVID restrictions end soon; no outright ban on school mask mandates. (The countries most ignorant Governor, put down the Budweiser, you have had to many already)

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Most Ga. COVID restrictions end soon; no outright ban on school mask mandates Greg Bluestein Credit: Alyssa Pointer / Alyssa.Pointer@ajc.com Most of Georgia’s remaining coronavirus restrictions will end Memorial Day under an executive order signed by Gov. Brian Kemp.

What Is Replacement Theory?

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Low Power FM Back In Front of FCC – Another Proposal to Raise Power and Word of a New Filing Window

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Low Power FM is back in the news this week. As we noted a week ago in our summary of FCC regulatory actions, a Petition for Rulemaking has been filed by REC Networks asking that the maximum authorized power for LPFM stations be raised from 100 to 250 watts. The hope among LPFM advocates is that an increase in power will allow such stations to increase service in their communities. REC asks that this proposal be adopted based entirely on mileage separation rules (i.e.,

This Week in Regulation for Broadcasters:  May 22, 2021 to May 28, 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. New rules went into effect on May 24 that are designed to give broadcast TV stations greater flexibility in the placement of transmitters in Distributed Transmission Systems (DTS, also known as Single Frequency Networks). DTS is seen as important as many stations convert to the ATSC 3.0

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky talks with Chris Hayes about getting more Americans vaccinated, following President Biden’s goal to vaccinate 70% of Americans by the Fourth of July.

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NFL says it will end ‘race-norming’ in concussion settlement - The Washington Post

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NFL says it will end controversial ‘race-norming’ in concussion settlement with players Will Hobson June 3, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. EDT Former Pittsburgh Steeler Najeh Davenport is among the former players demanding the end to the controversial use of “race-norming” to determine which players are eligible for payouts in the NFL's $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims. Gene J. Puskar/AP) I do not watch the NFL in over a dozen years. it is a racist institution.

Pence Says He And Trump May Never See 'Eye To Eye' On Jan. 6

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Laurence Tribe: Trump Acting Like A Dictator With ‘Absolute Immunity’ De.

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Trump Org Was ‘Rotten To Its Core’ Says Deputy Assistant AG

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Trump's Finances To Be Examined By Special Grand Jury

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Jim Crow Killed Voting Rights for Generations. Now the GOP Is Repeating History. More than a century later, another generation of Black lawmakers is battling a familiar enemy.

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Jim Crow Killed Voting Rights for Generations. Now the GOP Is Repeating History. More than a century later, another generation of Black lawmakers is battling a familiar enemy. Ari Berman 14 hours ago Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. On September 3, 1868, Henry McNeal Turner rose to speak in the Georgia House of Representatives to fight for his political survival.