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140Law: Legal Headlines for the week of July 24, 2017

17 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Wise Law Blog

Here are our leading legal headlines for the week of July 24, 2017 from Wise Law on Twitter: OJ Simpson faces good chance at parole in Nevada robbery Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert leaves prison after 13 months Government of Canada...Show More Summary

The Most Common (Hidden) Managerial Error

36 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

What's the one error that people being managed don't notice and many managers don't even realize is a mistake?

Verizon Throttles Netflix Subscribers In 'Test' It Doesn't Inform Customers About

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

So for years Verizon Wireless refused to compete on price, insisting that the company's network was just so incredible, it didn't have to. Then came increased competition from T-Mobile, which forced the company to not only start competing...Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 07.24.17

Can the president be indicted? You betcha! "It is proper, constitutional, and legal for a federal grand jury to indict a sitting president for serious criminal acts that are not part of, and are contrary to, the president’s official duties. Show More Summary

FBI Informant Helped Out In Terrorism Stings While Running A 'Stranded Traveler' Scam

4 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's well known many confidential informants are criminals. Acting as informants is supposed to keep their criminal acts to a minimum while providing access to bigger criminal fish. The same goes for undercover officers and agents. Some...Show More Summary

Campus speech wars: the law school advantage

4 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

By demanding that students “imaginatively and sympathetically reconstruct the best argument on the other side,” a good legal education can help inoculate you against blinkered self-righteousness, which may be one reason why relatively few of the recent campus shout-downs and brawls have taken place at law schools. Show More Summary

Land use and development roundup

9 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“Expanding housing and job opportunities by cutting back on zoning” [Ilya Somin on Ed Glaeser Brookings essay] Always hold back and let the government do it. That way the $550 stairs can be built for $65,000-$150,000 [CTV, CBC, sequel:...Show More Summary

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

19 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

This week, our first place winner on the insightful side is a simple anonymous comment, saying something that shouldn't need to be repeated so often but for the weird anti-regulation absolutists who need to be reminded over and over: Regulation isn't bad. Show More Summary

Individual liberty and the Israel Anti-Boycott Act

22 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

A bill sponsored by roughly half the members of Congress would — so we are warned by New York magazine, at least — “make it a felony for Americans to support the international boycott against Israel” and “make avoiding the purchase of...Show More Summary

“To: brandenforcements@… Mr. Forcements — may I call you Branden?”

California blogger Vincent “Vino” Malone, who writes about his visits to the Olive Garden, penned this retort to a (possibly robotic) takedown notice/infringement-gram from the restaurant chain. [AllOfGarden via Cyrus Farivar, ArsTechnica] Tags: bloggers and the law, nastygrams, restaurants, trademarks “To: brandenforcements@… Mr. Show More Summary

This Week In Techdirt History: July 16th - 22nd

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Five Years Ago This week in 2012, we saw some copyright insanity when BMG issued a YouTube takedown on a Mitt Romney campaign ad for including a clip of Obama singing an Al Green song, and then the next day went on to take down the original clip, because even the President was a pirate in the eyes of the entertainment industry. Show More Summary

Minnesota high court upholds administrative searches of tenants’ homes

Over strong dissents from two of its justices, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday “that cities do not need to provide evidence of a suspected housing code violation in order to obtain an administrative search warrant to inspect...Show More Summary

San Diego Comic Con Gets Gag Order On Salt Lake Comic Con

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you may know, San Diego Comic Con is going on right now. And, like many techie/geeky people, while I've never attended the show, I always look forward to what comes out of the event. However, SDCC is increasingly looking like a massive censorial bully. Show More Summary

MLB Mulls Over Opposing Trademark For New Overwatch League Logo

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's no secret that Major League Baseball has proven themselves to be happy bullies regarding its trademarks. Between thinking it owns the letter 'W', forgetting that fair use exists, and its decision to bully amateur baseball leagues,...Show More Summary

Criminal Pardon

The Washington Post reported on Thursday that President Donald Trump has been asking advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members, and even himself. It’s fair to say that such efforts by the president would lead to a full-scale constitutional crisis and potentially mass protests in the streets. Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 07.21.17

Akie Abe, first lady of Japan, played Donald Trump so hard. She, evidently, pretended she didn't know how to speak English to avoid having to talk to our boor of a president. I'm telling you guys: World War III: this time the Axis powers are the good guys. Show More Summary

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