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Controlled Compositions Clauses and Frozen Mechanicals

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BMG announced they will be rolling back at least some aspects of what’s called “controlled compositions” clauses in (presumably) their record deals. This is good, and is another example of how BMG is setting the gold standard for courageously defending their writers. .

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A website launching today aims to be the most complete global directory of commercial legal technology, listing legaltech tools, consultants, jobs, events, awards, resources and more from throughout the world in a single, unified resource.

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Driver on Freedom of Expression within the Schoolhouse Gate @YaleLawSch

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Justin Driver, Yale Law School, is publishing Freedom of Expression within the Schoolhouse Gate in volume 75 of the Arkansas Law Review. Here is the abstract. This Article examines the history of student speech, with a focus on threats facing

Vote Republicans Out Of Office

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On LawNext: Rocket Lawyer Founder Charley Moore

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In September, Rocket Lawyer became the first national company approved to participate in Utah’s regulatory sandbox, a pilot program for licensing new and alternative forms of legal providers and services.

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Clio’s Latest Legal Trends Report Finds A Landscape Forever Changed By COVID

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Join Our Journalists’ Roundtable to Discuss the Week’s Top Legaltech Stories, Today at 3 ET

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Join us today at 3 p.m. ET for our weekly Legaltech Week journalists’ roundtable, where we discuss and dissect the top news stories of the last week. It’s on Zoom and all free, but registration is required. Register once and you’re registered for every subsequent week.

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Discovery Company DISCO Raises $60M, Aiming To Become the Salesforce Of Law

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The Austin, Tex., based discovery company DISCO said today that it has raised a $60 million equity financing, at a valuation for the company of $785 million, and bringing total investment in the company to $195 million.

Lawmatics, CRM Platform for Law Firms, Raises $2.5 Million in Seed Funding

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Lawmatics , a cloud-based client intake and marketing automation platform for law firms, said today that it has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. The company, based in San Diego, Calif., was founded in 2017 by Matt Spiegel, the original founder in 2009 of law practice management platform MyCase.

U.S. Virus Cases Climb Toward a Third Peak - The New York Times

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Virus Cases Climb Toward a Third Peak - The New York Times

Watch what happened when Harris asked Barrett about climate crisis

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BlackBoiler Raises $3.2M To Further Develop Its Automated Contract Review Technology

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BlackBoiler , a company whose AI-based technology automatically marks up draft contract language, said today that it has secured $3.2 million in funding from a group of strategic investors that includes agreement cloud company DocuSign and a lead investor whose identity was not disclosed.

Harris quizzes Amy Coney Barrett. Kamala Harris at her best dissecting Barrett's pretense of objectivity and neutrality.

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WATCH: Sen. Amy Klobuchar questions Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. Sen. Amy Klobuchar dialects Barrett and exposes her hypocrisy and phoniness.

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Clio Announces Multiple New Features During Its Clio Cloud Conference

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During his keynote address opening his company’s Clio Cloud Conference today, cofounder and CEO Jack Newton announced a number of new products and features tied to its core law practice management products Clio Manage and Clio Grow. Google My Business integration.

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What to Say When People Tell You Their Coronavirus Fears - The New York Times

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" The coronavirus won’t be going anywhere for a long time — and neither will our fears about it. Some states have begun to roll back plans to reopen their economies , and as infections increase, the United States is consistently setting daily records for confirmed cases.

Keilar: This response from Pence would've embarrassed Pinocchio

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‘People Innovate, Technology Facilitates’ – A Conversation About Innovation At K&L Gates

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Earlier this month, the law firm K&L Gates , one of the world’s largest firms, was honored as Law Firm of the Year in this year’s The Changing Lawyer Awards presented by the legal technology company Litera. The award is presented to the law firm that has most successfully reimagined the way it serves its clients. The firm says that it sees innovation not just as deploying the latest technology, but as a deeper cultural tenet.

Gates: ‘Politicians will show what their value system is’ over next steps in covid fight

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Gates: ‘Politicians will show what their value system is’ over next steps in covid fight

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Invoking George Floyd, Va. prosecutor rebukes police over violent stop of Black driver

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Invoking George Floyd, Va. prosecutor rebukes police over violent stop of Black driver Jouvenal The routine stop for suspected speeding began calmly but suddenly escalated after a White Leesburg police officer told a Black driver he spotted flakes of marijuana in his SUV and ordered him out to perform a search, video shows. Michael Wyche denied he had drugs, refused the search and tried to roll up his window.

A Very Stable Genius? No, a narcissist and a racist – a portrait of Trump from a vast library of books | US news | The Guardian

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A Very Stable Genius? No, a narcissist and a racist – a portrait of Trump from a vast library of books | US news | The Guardian

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As Coronavirus Spread, Reports of Trump Administration’s Private Briefings Fueled Stock Sell-Off - The New York Times

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As Virus Spread, Reports of Trump Administration’s Private Briefings Fueled Sell-Off "A hedge fund consultant’s summary of private presentations by White House economic advisers fanned investor worries. By Kate Kelly and Mark Mazzetti Oct.

Dr. Fauci reacts to Trump ad: It's clear I'm not a political person

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Trump Fans Will Never Wear Masks, Horrified COVID Task Force Admits

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Trump Fans Will Never Wear Masks, Horrified COVID Task Force Admits

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Twitter flags, limits sharing on Trump tweet about being ‘immune’ to coronavirus

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Twitter flags, limits sharing on Trump tweet about being ‘immune’ to coronavirus

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Justice Dept. Eases Election Fraud Inquiry Constraints as Trump Promotes False Narrative - The New York Times

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"The move comes as President Trump promotes a false narrative of widespread voter fraud ahead of the election. Federal prosecutors can investigate suspicions of election fraud before votes are tabulated, a Justice Department lawyer said in a memo.

Trump’s COVID-19 experience doesn’t prove anything - The Verge

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"Trump’s COVID-19 experience doesn’t prove anything Nicole Wetsman Oct 10, 2020, 10:00am EDT Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge President Donald Trump says he’s recovered from COVID-19.

Trump holds his first rally since coronavirus diagnosis

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Trump holds his first rally since coronavirus diagnosis

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Supreme Court Hearing Presents a Big Stage, and Big Risks, for Harris

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" Though a junior member of the panel, the vice-presidential contender will draw heightened scrutiny as the Senate Judiciary Committee takes up Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination. By Carl Hulse Oct. 11, 2020 Updated 1:54 p.m. ET Senator Kamala Harris at a campaign event in Phoenix on Thursday.

Opinion | Stop Othering Latinos - The New York Times

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Stop Othering Latinos Candidates need to adjust their strategies to appeal to the wide spectrum of American Hispanics. By Geraldo L. Cadava Oct. 14, 2020 A Biden-Harris rally in San Antonio last month.