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Sunday, April 21, 2024


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

Reproductions, Inc. was founded May, 1956 by Warren Edminston.


California’s new Democratic senator, Laphonza Butler, will take over for the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein on the Senate Judiciary Committee, making it possible for confirmations of President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees to move forward.
Government claims veteran plaintiff class lacks commonality
Lawyers defending the U.S. government against claims they neglected their duty to provide adequate care and housing to homeless veterans, especially those with mental and behavioral impairments, argued in a court filing that the National Veterans Foundation’s proposed plaintiff class was overbroad and insufficiently defined.
Arizona Criminal Justice Commission announces the passage of HB2716 adding new voices to the commission
The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission applauds Governor Hobbs for signing HB2716 into law and Representative Stacey Travers (D) for shepherding HB2716 which allows for a public defender and a victims advocate to be added to the Commission.
Joliet Junior College partners with Canyon GBS™ for Advanced enterprise AI with Advising App™
Canyon GBS™ marks a significant milestone as Joliet Junior College (JJC) signs up for Advising App™ ( to launch a higher education-specific, enterprise AI assistant at scale for staff
On The Move
Hires and promotions in Arizona
Don’t get caught behind the Section 8 ball
Section 8 of the Clayton Act, one of the key US antitrust laws, prohibits certain interlocking directorates between competing corporations.
Why China cannot stop its citizens from leaving
In the latter part of March, Chinese social media platforms spread news of a new four-point passport control measure implemented by the Chinese Immigration Bureau.
9th Circuit treats trademark applications as registrations; cancels same
The Lanham Act is the federal law encompassing infringement of registered and unregistered trademarks. It also regulates the requirements and process of applying for trademark registrations.


A holiday present for all of us… no more Confederate names of military bases
On Oct. 7, Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin ordered implementation of the findings of the Naming Commission, established by Congress last year. Austin’s order will be held up by a 90-day waiting period, and the renaming process should be in place by 2024 at the latest.
Voting rights litigation may become a contradiction in terms
The scope and strength of the Voting Rights Act, 52 U.S.C. § 10101, et seq., is again at issue this Supreme Court term.
Courtroom displays of bias assault the Justice System
Once a wealthy, manicured business scion, the defendant sits slumped and disheveled on her wheelchair.
Guest Column
Privately enforceable rights under spending clause on Supreme Court docket

On November 8, when it hears oral argument for Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County, et al., v. Talevski, 6 F.4th 713 (7th Cir. 2021), review granted (May 2, 2022), the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether: (1) it should reexamine its holding that the spending clause may allow for privately enforceable rights under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (“Section 1983”); and (2) assuming it does, whether the Federal Nursing Home Amendments Act of 1987 (FNHRA) provisions on transfer of residents and medication warrant such private enforcement.
Guest Column
Platform immunity in the crosshairs

“Section 230 should be revoked, immediately should be revoked, number one. For Zuckerberg and other platforms.” Transcript of Dec. 16, 2019, editorial board interview of presidential candidate Joe Biden, The New York Times, Jan. 17, 2020.