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An appeals court on Tuesday rejected the federal government’s approval of a natural gas pipeline project in the southeastern U.S., citing concerns about its impact on climate change.In a 2-1 ruling, the Court of Appeals for the District of C…
08.22 / 20:25
thehill.com
Oregon legalized recreational marijuana back in 2015. But what about other Schedule 1 narcotics like cocaine, meth, or LSD? While the Beaver State isn't planning on legalizing those any time soon, it is rolling back the penalties for their possession. A new state law will downgrade first-time drug possession…
08.22 / 20:11
findlaw.com
We all hate robocalls -- those pre-recorded telemarketing calls that always seem to interrupt dinner, which, in my house, is really the third hour of binging "Cake Boss." But most of us don't hate them enough to file a lawsuit about it. Lucky for us lazy litigants, there's a…
08.22 / 20:11
findlaw.com
Following the revelations that multiple Uber policies failed to track employee access to customer data -- including its so-called "God view" that let employees spy on the rideshare app's users in real time -- the company has agreed to implement a comprehensive privacy program in order to settle Federal…
08.22 / 20:11
findlaw.com
Amid controversies over sexual harassment, data security, and an ousted CEO, Uber scored one legal victory last week. The Second Court of Appeals for the Southern District of New York ruled that clicking Uber's "Register" button means consenting to a forced arbitration clause in its terms of service, meaning…
08.22 / 20:11
findlaw.com
Much was made of the 'enhanced interrogation techniques' employed by the U.S. military and contractors in terrorism investigations. Often considered torture, the interrogation program was at the center of an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit filed against the alleged architects of that program, on behalf two men subjected to…
08.22 / 20:11
findlaw.com
On the heels of deadly protests and counterprotests in Charlottesville, Virginia, the American Civil Liberties Union has stated it will no longer defend the First... Read More The post ACLU Goes Soft on First Amendment Rights of Gun Carriers appeared first on The Daily…
08.22 / 20:08
dailysignal.com
Here’s some information to help you keep your ethical duties to your c…
08.22 / 20:06
abovethelaw.com
A recent study asserts that doctors are not following safety guidelines when prescribing anticoagulant medications like Xarelto and Eliquis. Both of these drugs are the subject of personal injury lawsuits that have been filed around the country. The study was…
08.22 / 19:12
legalexaminer.com
Did your law firm make the cut for this important…
08.22 / 19:06
abovethelaw.com
Some Biglaw firms kept it real, but others kept it real…
08.22 / 19:06
abovethelaw.com
An emailed photo and negative evidence about witnesses supporting Johnson & Johnson’s safety claims may have influenced jurors who awarded $417 million to a w…
08.22 / 19:04
abajournal.com
  So…  what exactly is a crash dummy? A crash test dummy is an anthropomorphic testing device (ATD). This is a fancy way to say that a crash dummy is a mannequin that closely imitates the size, shape, mass, stiffness and energy absorption of [...]…
08.22 / 18:14
legalexaminer.com
Machine learning may be a path to unlock the value of a law firm's document management…
08.22 / 18:06
abovethelaw.com
Lawyers love to form committees but surprisingly, many law firms don't have a well-being…
08.22 / 18:06
abovethelaw.com
For The Yarn Mission--a group of knitters in Ferguson, Missouri, brought together in 2014 by the city's egregious police brutality and subsequent protests--practicing their craft in public is an opportunity to engage the community in their unique form of activism, bound by yarn, needles, and a desire for radical social…
08.22 / 17:42
artofchange.is
Actor and activist Jesse Williams was presented with the Humanitarian Award at last night's BET awards, and proceeded to give a potent, rousing, unflinching speech about racial realities and responsibilities, about those who have had their lives taken and those who can continue to commit theirs to black liberation and true freedom. A must-watch for…
08.22 / 17:42
artofchange.is
In May, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted to stop placing incarcerated youth in solitary confinement (except in extreme cases). Now, the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network is working to transform those special housing units--or SHUs--into cultural hubs, "cooling down" areas, and "hope centers." At Camp Joseph Scott juvenile detention center in Santa Clarita, a new mural project has given a new outlet to the 25 girls in…
08.22 / 17:42
artofchange.is
Photographer Devin Allen was "just a kid from the hood with a camera" documenting his hometown, until his powerful images of protests following Freddie Gray's death--culminating in a black-and-white Time Magazine cover--thrust him into the spotlight. Now, he's using his influence to give the city's youth an opportunity to capture what they see, introduce the world at large to his world, and his vision--and live out his own dreams in the…
08.22 / 17:42
artofchange.is
Fandango Fronterizo is an annual musical event bringing Mexican and American citizens together, in spite of the thick border fence that separates Tijuana from San Diego. For nine years now, the sonic fiesta has become a time to unite nations through song and celebration, while recognizing the sadness and pain inherent in the…
08.22 / 17:42
artofchange.is