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This year, giving thanks is even more important!

Gordon P. Firemark

Each year at this time, we give thanks for the people and experiences that have enriched our lives. But this year, with all that 2020 has dumped on us, I feel it's even more important to take time out to get in touch with gratitude and appreciation for the good things in our lives.

@jack the Racketeer Gets a Tillisgram From @SenThomTillis–Now What?

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Regardless of your politics, one message should ring out loud and clear from the election regarding Big Tech: Politicians are learning what artists have known for well over a decade. They do not care. They don’t care about Congress, they don’t care about the nation state, they don’t care about artists, songwriters, photographers, authors, none of it. In a litter full of sick puppies, the sickest puppy of all is Jack Dorsey.

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The DLC Finally Confirms (Sort of) How Much is in the MMA Black Box–Bigger than a bread box

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We’ve all heard rumors about how much is in the “inception to date” black box at the digital music services. The main reason that nobody knows is another example of the dismal drafting of the Music Modernization Act.

Bell on John Stuart Mill's Harm Principle and Free Speech: Expanding the Notion of Harm

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Melina Bell, Washington & Lee University, has published John Stuart Mill's Harm Principle and Free Speech: Expanding the Notion of Harm at 2020 Utilitas 1. Here is the abstract. This article advocates employing John Stuart Mill's harm principle to set

John Tredennick On His New Company Merlin and the Magic of Open Source

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After Catalyst, the pioneering cloud-based e-discovery company he founded and spent 19 years building, sold last year to OpenText for $75 million, John Tredennick was not ready to sit back and rest on his laurels.

Rudy Giuliani Vows To Continue His Legal Failures On Behalf Of The Presi.

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UK Parliament’s Inquiry into the Economics of Streaming

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Thanks to the #BrokenRecord campaign and especially Tom Gray of Gomez, the UK Parliament’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport select committee is conducing an inquiry into the economics of streaming. Attention Lindsay Graham and Jerry Nadler). You can read about it here and consider giving evidence. If you're interested in artist rights and the streaming corrosion, this will be must-see TV. link] — Editor Baker (@MusicTechPolicy) November 23, 2020.

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LawSites Blog Marks 18 Years

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Today marks the 18th anniversary of the launch of LawSites blog. My first post was on Nov. 19, 2002. My initial focus was on tracking web sites of interest to legal professionals.

Pro Bono Portal Connects Wisconsin Lawyers With Clients In Need

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Low-income individuals in Wisconsin have a new resource for finding legal help today, as the State Bar of Wisconsin and legal technology company Paladin join forces to launch the statewide Pro Bono Opportunity Portal.

GDPR Compliance in Light of Heavier Sanctions to Come—at Least in Theory @wgvoss @BouthinonH

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Reprinted with permission from the Oxford Business Law Blog and with permission of the authors: GDPR Compliance in Light of Heavier Sanctions to Come—at Least in Theory Gregory Voss and Hugues Bouthinon-Dumas Ridiculously low ceilings on administrative fines hindered the

TIME Names Two Legaltech Startups As Among The 100 Best Inventions Of 2020

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TIME has named two legal technology startups as among the 100 Best Inventions of 2020 : the bankruptcy startup Upsolve and the consumer arbitration platform FairShake. Regarding Upsolve , the publication cited its free nonprofit tool for helping people avoid the high cost of personal bankruptcy.

Thanksgiving myths: 4 things that just aren't true about the Pilgrims

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"Don't believe everything you learned in school about the Pilgrims and the Native people who met them. From the landing on Plymouth Rock to the harmonious feast with the native Wampanoags, the story about the Pilgrims — and by extension, the story of Thanksgiving — is rife with myth and inaccuracy.

Niki Black on Legal Ethics and #WFH Tech in the Time of COVID-19

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I was fortunate to have Nicole Black join me earlier this week for my Law Insights show on Litera.TV , where we discussed recent legal ethics opinions relating to COVID-19 and also talked about the essential tech every lawyer should have for working remotely. Niki is a Rochester, N.Y.,

David Perdue profited from a Navy contractor’s stock while overseeing the Naval fleet.

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David Perdue profited from a Navy contractor’s stock while overseeing the Naval fleet. By Stephanie Saul and Andy Newman Nov. 19, 2020, 2:42 p.m. ET Nov. 19, 2020 Senator David Perdue, Republican of Georgia, is a millionaire and formerly prolific trader of individual stocks.

All Of A Sudden, Legal Tech Marketplaces Are Proliferating

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Over the past month or so, three separate resources have launched, all devoted to serving as a marketplace directory for legal technology products.

In First for Contracts AI, Kira Creates Algorithm to Protect ‘Inferential’ Confidentiality of Training Data

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In what it says is a first for artificial intelligence contract-analysis platforms in the legal industry, Kira has developed a differential privacy algorithm that protects the confidentiality of text in model training data when a user shares a machine-learning model with other firms or organizations.

Renowned artist Esther Mahlangu urges Africans to hold on to their traditions | World news | The Guardian

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Renowned artist Esther Mahlangu urges Africans to hold on to their traditions Jason Burke Esther Mahlangu has found huge international success using the crafts of her Ndebele people.

Opinion | America Is Letting the Coronavirus Rage Through Prisons

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America Is Letting the Coronavirus Rage Through Prisons It’s both a moral failure and a public health one. By The Editorial Board Nov.

AOC castigates McConnell for sending the Senate home for the holidays

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Obama 'Troubled' By Attempts To Upend Election From Republicans, Right-W.

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Thanksgiving: CDC says avoiding travel and gatherings is safest - The Washington Post

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"With Thanksgiving a week away and coronavirus cases exploding nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday recommended against traveling or gathering for the holiday, urging Americans to consider celebrating in their own households instead.

The Legaltech Week Journalists’ Roundtable Returns Tomorrow

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The Legaltech Week journalists’ roundtable returns tomorrow, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. ET for our weekly discussion of 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.

Michigan Republicans Disgrace The GOP With Failed Attempt To Block Certi.

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Joe Scarborough: It Is Time For GOP To Start Moving Forward | Morning Jo.

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Now You Can Automatically Draft Litigation Briefs in Product Liability Cases

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Legal research company Casetext is further extending Compose , its first-of-its-kind automated brief-drafting product, to cover a new practice area, products liability involving pharmaceuticals and medical device.

Biden Transition Live Updates: Michigan Certifies Election Results, Making Biden’s Win There Official

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Michigan Certifies Election Results, Making Biden’s Win There Official "President-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce his choices for key roles in his cabinet and administration. Some would make history, including the first women to serve as Treasury secretary and director of national intelligence and the first Latino to serve as secretary of homeland security." Biden Transition Live Updates: Michigan Certifies Election Results, Making Biden’s Win There Official

Eddie Glaude says America’s illiberal tendencies show ‘when it comes to Black voters’

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The psychology of Covid-19 stubbornness: why some American’s refuse to follow the rules

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The psychology of Covid-19 stubbornness: why some American’s refuse to follow the rules

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Rudy Giuliani press conference ‘an SNL skit of sorts:’ Chuck Todd

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Rudy Giuliani press conference ‘an SNL skit of sorts:’ Chuck Todd

Obama 'troubled' by attempts to upend election from Republicans, right-wing media

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Obama 'troubled' by attempts to upend election from Republicans, right-wing media

Kenosha shooting: How Kyle Rittenhouse and Joseph Rosenbaum’s fatal encounter unfolded - The Washington Post

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Kenosha shooting: How Kyle Rittenhouse and Joseph Rosenbaum’s fatal encounter unfolded - The Washington Post

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The real story about the 'first Thanksgiving' and the fateful encounter between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag

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"The traditional story of Thanksgiving, and by extension the Pilgrims — the one repeated in school history books and given the Peanuts treatment in "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" — doesn’t start in 1620, with the cold and seasick Pilgrims stepping off the Mayflower onto Plymouth Rock.

Trump Disavows Sidney Powell as His Legal Team Embarrasses Itself: A Clo.

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Opinion | Guess Whose Votes Trump Doesn’t Want Counted - The New York Times

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" Donald Trump is exiting political life much the same way he entered it, pushing conspiracy theories for personal gain. Now, as then, these aren’t just any old conspiracy theories, but ones that hinge on the fundamental illegitimacy of a whole class of Americans.

Breaking: Trump Folds On Biden Transition, Stacey Abrams Says 'It's Abou.

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Joe Biden calls for shared sacrifice to fight the pandemic as Trump rails about baseless election accusations

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Joe Biden calls for shared sacrifice to fight the pandemic as Trump rails about baseless election accusations Josh Dawsey President-elect Joe Biden urged Americans on the eve of Thanksgiving to recommit to fighting the coronavirus , not one another — even as President Trump continued to ignore the pandemic while he spent another day venting over baseless claims of election fraud.