“Forgiveness is accepting the apology you will never receive.” - Shawne Duperon

Good morning all you Law Buffs and Calves,

“Forgiveness is accepting the apology you will never receive.” (Shawne Duperon).

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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, Bloomberglaw Filings of Note and/or Frontiers Newsletter. Enjoy!

Introduction: “A group of 10 Democratic senators last week asked the Justice Department to ensure that websites and other digital services offered by state and local governments are complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The letter, sent Friday, comes a few months after the Civil Rights Division updated its web accessibility guidance for state and local governments for the first time since 2003, when most state and local governments were still new to the internet.”

Introduction: “As discussed in my forthcoming book Classified, contrary to popular belief, racial and ethnic classification in the US is not solely a matter of personal choice. The federal Office of Management and Budget created a classification scheme in 1978 to be used by all federal agencies, and barely amended since. The classifications you see on employment forms, applications for mortgages, applications for university admission, and so on, are taken from the official federal classifications. Importantly, while these forms rarely include instructions, the OMB classifications have official, legally binding definitions. With that background, let's try a series of quizzes to see how well you know how these classifications are defined.”

“Are you looking to get up to speed on bankruptcy law? The number of bankruptcy filings is rising and expected to continue to increase during 2022 and beyond. Make sure you understand the basics of Chapter 11, including all aspects of a filing a Chapter 11 proceeding, case administration procedures, and how debtors exit Chapter 11.”

“Like any area of personal or business life that involves an online element, dispute resolution processes, including arbitration, are susceptible to cyberattack. ...”

“How do young lawyers get the sleep they need to recover from occupational stresses and perform legal work at the highest professional level?”

“Texas' primary electric grid operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc., is asking the Texas Supreme Court to find it is an arm of the state entitled to governmental immunity from a lawsuit brought by a bankrupt power developer and myriad litigation related to February 2021's winter storm.”

“Although the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decisively excluded private commercial arbitrations abroad from the scope of a foreign discovery statute, some ambiguity in the justices' unanimous opinion could mean that certain types of investment treaty arbitration still qualify under the statute.”

“The European Commission launched fresh legal action against the U.K. government on Wednesday, after London published legislation that would unilaterally dismantle a key element of the treaty securing Britain's withdrawal from the EU.”

“The Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) leads the Association's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and full and equal participation by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons in the Association, the legal profession, and society.”