10 New Articles to Enjoy Heading into the Holidays

“Oh, I'll tell you all about it when I see you again. When I see you again.” – Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

Happy holidays all you cool Buffs & Calves,

This the last blog post until the new year!

Below are 10 articles that came out between December 19th and December 24th. These articles come from the AALL Newsletter, ABA Newsletter, Law360, vLex, and/or Frontiers Newsletter.

Excerpt: “In fact, mandates and laws are effectively the same thing. The only difference is how they are initiated: Mandates are created and enacted by an executive branch, such as a state governor, rather than through a lengthier legislative process that ends with the governor’s signature and new, durable law. Mandates are also usually temporary, and deal with an urgent issue.”

“U.S. lawmakers Wednesday launched an investigation into global entertainment company Live Nation Entertainment Inc. over its safety and security policies related to the Astroworld Festival in Houston in November, where a crowd surge left 10 concertgoers dead and sent dozens of others to the hospital.”

By: “Ashish Rajendra Sai, Jim Buckley, and Andrew Le Gear”

Excerpt: “The nation’s snow belt is facing a severe snowplow driver shortage: Montana is down half its temporary snowplow drivers this year. Kansas is missing nearly a third of all snowplow operators. Pennsylvania needs almost 60% more temporary drivers.”

“The two Republican co-chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Thursday decrying his administration’s silence and inaction on cannabis reform, while state lawmakers advanced efforts in Oregon, Ohio and New York.”

“This year was an eventful one for access to justice in the United States. An eviction crisis and extreme weather events engulfed the nation. Voting restrictions and gerrymandering spurred a wave of lawsuits. And a chaotic end to America's longest war created a sudden refugee crisis. Meanwhile, the legalization of cannabis in several states created new opportunities.”

Introduction: “Governor Mike DeWine has activated over 1000 members of the Ohio National Guard to assist hospitals being overwhelmed by sick and dying COVID patients. Hospitals across the state are seeing record levels of ICU admissions and COVID-19 case numbers are the highest they’ve been since a year ago.”


Excerpt: “Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not.”