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Saturday, June 12, 2021

CORPORATE COUNSEL

Old Models, New Practices
Splunk GC Scott Morgan says the Wild West mentality of the technology sector presents a challenge to thoughtful attorneys to provide calibrated advice.

Small Businesses

CompTIA and Maher & Maher, partners in a new national apprenticeship initiative designed to diversify and expand the technology workforce across America, announced today that ARIZONA@WORK and the Arizona Department of Economic Security have joined the skills and career building effort.

judges

A self-described introvert, U.S. Magistrate Judge Steve Kim reluctantly made international headlines for a 5-minute bail review hearing.
News
Hot, dry forecast offers little hope for relief as wildfires rage
A half-dozen wildfires were burning close to 140,000 acres across Arizona Tuesday and growing, as heat, wind and drought conditions complicated firefighting efforts, officials said.
Tucson halts operations at water plant threatened by toxic chemical
Tucson officials said they will indefinitely suspend operations at one of the city’s water treatment plants to keep it from being overwhelmed by an underground toxic chemical plume.
Arizona plans to use gas chamber again, sparking revulsion, disbelief
Reports that Arizona is preparing to execute death row inmates with gas similar to what was used in the Holocaust have brought responses ranging from “concerned” to “horrified,” but the most common reaction was disbelief.
A Dutch approach to climate change liability in Shell case
“Going Dutch” now may mean increased corporate liability for climate change impacts after a Dutch court found that Royal Dutch Shell has a duty of care to affirmatively and swiftly address the impacts of climate change.
guest column
Congress sets sights on insider trading legislation

The House of Representatives recently passed the Insider Trading Prohibition Act, a bill that, if passed by the Senate, would amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prohibit insider trading.
CLE Calendar
State and valley continuing legal educational events.

GUEST COLUMNS

Guest Column
Deep historical review suggests no unfettered constitutional right to open carry

In a case that may well go to the U.S. Supreme Court, the en banc 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held on March 24 that there is no unfettered constitutional right to carry small firearms openly in public.
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Ducey, Hoffman pledge flexibility, but say school doors will open Aug. 17
Arizona schools must open their doors to at least some of their students on Aug. 17, state officials said Thursday, but districts will have the flexibility to offer alternative schooling to students who want to stay home.
The rise and of fall of the EU-US Privacy Shield
On July 16, the Court of Justice of the European Union announced its much awaited decision in the Schrems II case. The court declared that the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework invalid. Finding that the United States cannot provide the requisite level of protection to EU residents’ personal data will undoubtedly significantly affect businesses here in the U.S.
Two Confederate monuments removed, veterans and activists push for more
As activists nationwide vandalize, topple and demand the removal of Confederate statues and memorials, the United Daughters of the Confederacy on Wednesday removed two monuments from the Capitol complex and along U.S. 60 near Gold Canyon.
COVID-19 in Arizona: Ducey extends bar, gym closures; passes on mask mandate
Gyms, bars, nightclubs and more will remain closed past next week as the state continues to fight a disease that is “highly contagious and in every part of the state,” Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday.