“The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life. If it be true that optimism compels the world forward, and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to propagate a pessimistic philosophy.” – Helen Keller
Good morning all you Law Buffs and Calves,
“The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life. If it be true that optimism compels the world forward, and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to propagate a pessimistic philosophy.” (Helen Keller).
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For those of you studying for the bar exam, good luck!
The following are 10 interesting articles from the previous week. These articles were pulled from either the: ABA Newsletter, AALL Newsletter, vLex Newsletter, Law360, Law Practice Magazine Newsletter, LexisNexis’ Practical Guidance Newsletter, Bloomberg Law Filings of Note and/or Frontiers Newsletter. Enjoy!
- 10-year-old girl should have carried pregnancy to term, says lawyer who drafted model anti-abortion law
“The Second Circuit on Friday affirmed most of a ruling that refused to enforce an annulled $2.7 billion arbitral award issued to units of ExxonMobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, while also criticizing part of the judge's analysis for being too narrow.”
“The chair of the Texas Freedom Caucus warned Sidley Austin LLP in a letter on Thursday that the firm could face criminal liability and that its attorneys would be disbarred for aiding employees that need abortions, under legislation they plan to introduce in the next session.”
“Apple told a Texas federal judge Friday that Ericsson is trying to disrupt an upcoming trial over whether the Swedish telecom company is fairly licensing standard-essential 5G technology to Apple by getting a "secret" injunction against Apple in Colombia on Thursday.”
“The Great Writ has been on a declining trajectory for several decades. With no signs that Congress will use its power to shore up the habeas process, and a Supreme Court appearing bent on limiting it, the future of habeas corpus is more uncertain than ever.”
“Over the last 50 years, prosecutor misconduct has played a role in 550 sentence reversals and exonerations of prisoners on death row, a recent study shows.”
“CoinFLEX has initiated arbitration in Hong Kong against a "large individual customer" believed to be prominent bitcoin investor Roger Ver, seeking to recover $84 million in losses that have prevented the cryptocurrency exchange from authorizing withdrawals for nearly three weeks.”
“A Miami man is suing a bong and glass pipe fabricator, Thick Ass Glass, for being an "annoyance" after it sent sales-related text messages to him, seeking at least $5 million in damages for "wasted time," according to a Florida federal lawsuit filed Monday.”
“The contractor for a $3 billion project to expand the Panama Canal told the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday it must vacate $240 million in arbitral awards favoring the canal's operator because members of the tribunal's failure to disclose potential conflicts calls their impartiality into question.”