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Thursday, May 23, 2024

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

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judges

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.
News
Appeals court panel appears puzzled by arguments in asylum seeker case
A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Monday seemed confused by arguments by attorneys for Al Otro Lado Inc. and the federal government concerning whether to enforce a Biden administration rule turning back asylum seekers who sought to cross the border without making an appointment on a smartphone app.
Social media companies argue against public nuisance claims
Counsel for social media companies including Meta, Snapchat and YouTube argued against public nuisance claims brought by multiple school districts who say their products are damaging to students’ mental health at a hearing on Monday.
A plumbing issue at Lake Powell dam could mean big trouble for Western water
Conservation groups are calling for changes to the management of Lake Powell, the nation’s second largest reservoir, after the discovery of damaged plumbing within the dam that holds it back.

Judge Judy sues tabloid publisher over false claim she supports Menendez brothers
Judith Sheindlin, who presided over televised small claims cases for 25 years as “Judge Judy,” sued the publisher of supermarket tabloids for writing that she was working to get a new trial for Erik and Lyle Menendez, the brothers who killed their parents in 1989 in Beverly Hills.
Border sheriffs see more ‘load car’ drivers, teens paid to smuggle migrants
It’s a “scary” trend that border county officials say is getting scarier: Mexican cartels paying teenagers from throughout the country to smuggle illegal migrants across the state as “load car” drivers.
ERWIN ON THE CONSTITUTION
9th Circuit ignored the law and common sense

The Ninth Circuit’s decision on Thurs., May 9, in United States v. Duarte, striking down a federal law keeping convicted felons from having guns, ignored both the law and common sense.
Apple defends iCloud service against antitrust claims
Attorneys for Apple Inc. asked a federal judge in San Jose to toss a putative antitrust class action against its iCloud service, saying consumers are not required to sign up for cloud storage with the tech giant to use other Apple products.

GUEST COLUMNS

DOJ whistleblower immunity: A troubling expansion of protection for corporate wrongdoers
The new Department of Justice (DOJ) Whistleblower Immunity program is a potential game-changer for corporate compliance and accountability.
A different degree of genocide
In protests roiling college campuses across America, students are stridently charging Israel with genocide in Gaza. This should have the lawyers among us wondering about the legal case for that charge.
Bissonnette: The Supreme Court grabs the wheel on the ‘transportation worker’ exemption
In recent years, courts, employment counsel, employers, and employees have all been vexed to answer the question: what is the scope of the “transportation worker” exemption under Section 1 of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)?
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.