Last month, I joined a panel discussion on blogging during a PLI program on social media led by LexBlog‘s Kevin O’Keefe. I explained how important following blogs through an RSS Reader is to keeping up to speed in a world where information moves more quickly than ever. I recalled that comment this week while thinking about the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Elgin v. Department of Treasury.
Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will make one of the biggest decisions in American legal history as it weighs the constitutionality of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act for short). This means that the Court will decide whether or not the Act as a whole, or in part, can legally be put into effect according to the U.S. Constitution. To many people, what the Supreme Court does is a huge mystery.
As part of the strategic rollout of its new App Center, Facebook wrote a letter (the “Letter”) [See the full letter from Facebook’s Chief Privacy Officer] to California’s Attorney General Kamala D. Harris (“CA Attorney General”) agreeing to become a signatory to, and implement the privacy protections detailed under, the CA Attorney General’s Joint Statement of Principles (“Joint Statement”).
That signature yoga routine you coined, taking your students from cobra to downward dog to warrior pose—all in one fluid movement? No longer will you be able to prevent other studios from adopting your method. The Copyright Office announced on Friday that it made an error when it issued previous registration certificates for yoga sequences as “compilation authorship” as a result of the “selections and arrangement of exercises.”
SCOTUS Rules On Arizona’s Immigration Law: What’s in, What’s Out and What It Means for Other States—Daniel Burnick
In one of a series of big rulings coming down this week, the Supreme Court ruled Monday on Arizona’s controversial Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act. While the Court struck down three of the four provisions it was examining, it left what may be the most controversial part of the law. To explain exactly what was left in, what’s been struck down and what it means for other states with strict immigration laws, we bring in Sirote & Permutt lawyer Daniel Burnick, author on the Alabama Employment Law Report.
The ability to deliver accurate and technically sound legal advice has been the foundation of in-house legal departments ever since lawyers joined company ranks. While legal know- how continues to represent a primary deliverable for in-house counsel, the growing opportunities for in-house lawyers to demonstrate strategic insight and commercial thinking means that the legal team is now evaluated across a much wider skill set.
Last week, I attended the LMANJ city group’s session on “Teachable Moments from Dewey,” a presentation taking place in New York that we were remotely accessing. Our speakers were Bruce MacEwen, founder and President of Adam Smith, Esq and Sara Randazzo, a reporter with American Lawyer. While I’ve been watching the Dewey coverage with interest, I haven’t gotten as involved as some in the details, so it was a fascinating presentation. Bruce said that it’s been a topic of near obsession among his readers for the last few months – he started writing an analysis of this in March.
If you’re anything like me (and for your sake, let’s hope you’re not), you’ve spent a bit too much time watching soccer over the last few weeks as Europe’s best teams have competed for the European championship, in a tournament most offered referred to simply as the Euros. For many diehards, this tournament surpasses the World Cup because of the level of play — there aren’t any Saudi Arabias, North Koreas, or South Africas to water down the competition.
The Supreme Court’s Immigration Decision May Give Clues On the Upcoming Decision On the Affordable Care Act’s Individual Mandate
Casey Stengel once advised that it is best not to make predictions, particularly about the future. So we will step into ill-advised territory with caution. Nevertheless, the Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona v. United States on Monday June 25th may give clues about its thinking in the decision on the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), now expected to be issued on Thursday, June 28th.
It may be the NFL’s offseason, but there has still been plenty of action surrounding “the League” in the legal arena: lawsuits alleging everything from the NFL’s failure to warn players concerning the risks of concussions to defamation resulting from the Commissioner’s public statements about the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal. The NFL will now have to defend itself in another forum – before the National Labor Relations Board.