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Thursday, September 16, 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
Biden nominates 3 to 9th Circuit, 2 to district court in LA
President Joe Biden nominated three California judges to vacancies on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday, including a federal district judge and two state court judges.
Plaintiffs’ attorneys seek $30M in fees for App Store litigation
Plaintiffs’ attorneys will ask a federal judge in October for $30 million in attorney fees after reaching a $100 million settlement with Apple Inc. last month to end antitrust litigation with app developers.
Using AI for legal reconnaissance
Discretion is a rather important word in the law.
Kimberly Yee divests state funds from Ben & Jerry’s for boycotting Israel
Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced today that the state will divest all public funds from Ben & Jerry’s for violating Arizona law by boycotting Israel.
Solari Crisis & Human Services partners with Mercy Care for Arizona
Solari Crisis & Human Services (formerly Crisis Response Network) is proud to announce a partnership with Mercy Care on Arizona’s first open-to-the public texting service for crisis assistance in Central Arizona.
National preparedness month: disasters are larger, more frequent get ready now
Across the country disasters grow larger and occur more often. To be ready for these intense weather events, the American Red Cross is urging families to make readiness a priority this September during National Preparedness Month.
Holmes portrayed as idealistic visionary or liar in trial opening
A defense attorney representing former Theranos founder Elizabeth A. Holmes portrayed her Wednesday as an idealistic visionary who believed in her blood testing technology and whose mistakes do not make her a criminal.

GUEST COLUMNS

Guest Column
The Men’s Liberation Movement

I truly appreciate and definitely benefited from the Women’s Liberation Movement.
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.
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.