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Friday, June 21, 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
Arizona troopers warn Congress that lifting weight limit on trucks will make highways more dangerous
Law enforcement from Arizona and other states descended on Congress on Wednesday, lobbying against a proposal to allow much heavier trucks on the nation’s highways.
ACLU files challenge to Biden’s directive on asylees
Legal groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union sued the Biden Administration in federal court in the District of Columbia on Wednesday, claiming that the President’s executive order cracking down on asylum seekers entering the United States was in breach of federal statute and seeking to have it struck down.
J&J finalizes $700M talc litigation settlement
Johnson & Johnson will pay $700 million over three years to settle claims by 43 state attorneys general, including California, that the pharmaceutical giant’s baby powder and other talc-based products are carcinogenic, the company announced.
Biden nominates judge for seat on Northern District
Alameda County Superior Court Judge Noel Wise was nominated Wednesday by President Joe Biden to become a federal judge in the Northern District of California.

9th Circuit set to decide selective prosecution dispute
A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel next week will consider prosecutors’ bid to revive criminal charges against white supremacists accused of using interstate commerce with intent to riot at rallies in three California cities, a rare but not extraordinary example of a judge dismissing criminal charges due to selective prosecution.
Disney relies on actress’ speech claims to have suit tossed
A dispute over whether former Star Wars actress Gina Carano affirmatively alleged the reasoning behind her firing from the Disney+ series “The Mandalorian” ensued before a Los Angeles federal judge Wednesday.
Pennsylvania court to review ‘Death-By-Incarceration’
Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro, the former state attorney general, has called for the end of the state’s death penalty.

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.