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Tuesday, March 21, 2023


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 ...


When 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld moved to Alaska with his wife in 1969 after graduating from Harvard Law School, the decision was part of his long-term plan to work in politics, ideally as a U.S. senator.
Arizona Republican legislators announce formal opposition to ranked choice voting
The Arizona Freedom Caucus wants to preemptively prohibit any use of ranked choice voting to decide city, state, county or federal elections, Republican lawmakers in the caucus said Wednesday morning at a news conference in the state Senate building.
Dementia’s dangerous rise leads legislators to ask up to $500,000 for Alzheimer’s
State legislators are pushing a bill to build a state dementia plan and put up to $500,000 toward new jobs focused on Alzheimer’s disease, a common type of dementia that is rising especially fast in Arizona.
FTC faces criticism of Non-Compete Clause Rule, prepares for legal challenges
It is not surprising that the FTC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for a Non-Compete Clause Rule, a sweeping ban on nearly all U.S. employer-worker non-compete agreements, has faced criticism since its issuance on January 5.
Plaintiffs pared, expertise argued in Juul trial preparation
Both sides are paring hundreds of cases as the first bellwether trial approaches for the multidistrict litigation against Altria Group Inc. for allegedly being major contributors to the underage vaping epidemic.
APS, Friendly House partner to offer utility lineworker scholarships
Arizona Public Service (APS) and Friendly House will award scholarships for an electrical lineworker program at Yavapai Community College starting in Fall 2023. Each scholarship offers tuition assistance for the Electric Utility Lineworker Certificate program that readies graduates for a pre-apprentice position with utility companies, like APS.
On The Move
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Guest Column
Shareholders demanding that PAC contributions align with corporate values

Public companies and their shareholders already anticipating a contentious 2023 proxy season are facing new storm clouds: corporate political contributions.


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.