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Monday round-up

Posted Mon, June 29th, 2020 6:42 am by Edith Roberts Amy Howe reports for this blog that on Friday the court denied a request that it revive a lower court ruling allowing any Texas voter to vote by absentee ballot without an excuse for the 2020 election cycle; her post originally appeared at Howe on […]

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This week at the court

Posted Sun, June 28th, 2020 12:00 pm by Kalvis Golde On Monday, the court will release orders from the June 25 conference at 9:30 a.m., followed by opinions at 10 a.m. On Tuesday, the court will release opinions at 10 a.m. On Wednesday, the justices have scheduled an additional conference. The court will release orders […]

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Another Law School Closes — See Also

Flatten the Research Curve Flatten the Research Curve Navigate the latest changes to federal and state laws, regulations, and executive orders; ranging from Banking & Finance to Tax, Securities, Labor & Employment / HR & Benefits, and more. Navigate the latest changes to federal and state laws, regulations, and executive orders; ranging from Banking & […]

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Court Upholds New Price Transparency Rules. What’s Next?

A Washington D.C. district judge upheld new price transparency rules that would require hospitals to disclose negotiated rates with insurers, in addition to other price information. Could this be the first step toward patients getting more upfront information on healthcare costs? “I don’t think this is going to revolutionize the industry overnight, but it’s a […]

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Author Of Section 230 Chris Cox Says All The Critics Are Wrong About The History And Intent Of 230

A few weeks ago we highlighted Ron Wyden’s explanation of the intent of Section 230, which was useful since he was one-half of the team that wrote the law. Now, the other half of the team, Chris Cox has written a long and detailed article highlighting how nearly every attempt at reform of 230 misunderstands both the intent […]

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Justices reject effort to allow mail-in voting for all in Texas

Posted Fri, June 26th, 2020 5:48 pm by Amy Howe The Supreme Court today refused to reinstate a ruling by a federal trial court that would have allowed all eligible voters in Texas to vote by mail for the 2020 election cycle. In a brief order without any noted dissents, the justices turned down a […]

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The Grass Is NOT Always Greener In-House

[embedded content] Olga V. Mack is the CEO of Parley Pro, a next-generation contract management company that has pioneered online negotiation technology. Olga embraces legal innovation and had dedicated her career to improving and shaping the future of law. She is convinced that the legal profession will emerge even stronger, more resilient, and more inclusive than […]

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The Legal Profession Turns The Corner

Jack Newton, founder and CEO of Clio, joins us to discuss findings compiled by the practice management platform and brings some welcome news: law firms have seen an uptick in new matters. While the industry is still suffering from the pandemic, there are signs that things are getting back on track and clients are recognizing […]

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Montana Voters Will Decide on Recreational Marijuana

Several states may legalize recreational marijuana in the coming years as the coronavirus pandemic has left many state budgets in disarray and policymakers looking for new revenue sources. Combined with a desire to decriminalize, the zeitgeist is ideal for marijuana legalization. Montana is one state that could legalize sooner rather than later as campaigners for […]

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Event announcement: Supreme Court in Review: View from the Press Gallery

Posted Fri, June 26th, 2020 1:00 pm by Kalvis Golde On June 30, 2020, from 3-4:30 p.m. ET, the Washington Council of Lawyers will host a discussion on the 2019-2020 Supreme Court term and the court’s future under COVID-19, led by a panel of veteran court reporters: Robert Barnes of the Washington Post, Joan Biskupic […]