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"I am putting old heads on your young shoulders... all my pupils are the crème de la crème" (Muriel Spark). 

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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! 

“It was a mere week ago when it was noted that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed, but not yet appointed. A few days later, Ed Whelan (not a fan of KBJ) noticed on the Federal Judicial Center webpage that Judge Jackson was now listed as Justice Jackson, stating that she received her commission on...”

“This article examines the federal rules against unruly passenger behavior in the aircraft cabin and aspects of the unique enforcement environment.”

“AJEI provided a sophisticated panel of judicial officers to give insight on How Judges Read in the E-Filing Era. Each judge or justice offered their own perspective ...” 

“Websites run by incendiary conspiracy theorist Alex Jones filed for Chapter 11 protection in Texas, listing the families of children and educators slain in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre who won a series of defamation cases against him as his only creditors.”

“A recent study from the University of Oxford, "Goodbye Tracking? Impact of iOS App Tracking Transparency and Privacy Labels" (link to arXiv preprint article) found that Apple's implementation of App Tracking Transparency (ATT) "made tracking more difficult by preventing the collection of the Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA), which can be used for cross-app user tracking." The study looked at 1,759 iOS apps before and after the ATT implementation last year. However, the study also shows that app makers continue to collect tracking data by baking it into apps in ways that still allow tracking of user behavior across apps and websites. The authors also critique the failed regulation of European privacy laws, such as the GDPR, when private companies such as Apple have been more effective in privacy regulation.”

Excerpt: “For something to be legal is actually a very difficult thing and - to assess. And it's difficult between jurisdictions. And so one of the problems with what Musk is describing is in the United States, for instance, to allow all legal speech technically allowed under the First Amendment onto the platform, you would have to allow all spam to stay up on the platform. You would have to allow all pornography to stay up on the platform, all forms of hate speech. That's all First Amendment-protected speech. And so, all of that would stay up, at least within the U.S. It could make the platform functionally unusable.”

“Uber can't halt a multimillion-dollar payment to the American Arbitration Association, a New York appellate panel has held, affirming a state judge's denial of preliminary injunctive relief because the company had ‘failed to establish a likelihood of success on the merits for any of its claims.’”

“On April 12, 2022, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office released “Pre-Rulemaking Considerations for the Colorado Privacy Act,” which provides a series of topics and questions for which the office seeks informal public feedback.1 Here is what you need to know: The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is currently seeking informal input to guide its future rulemaking efforts. While, at...”

“On March 31, a New York federal court dismissed a proposed securities class-action lawsuit filed against Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange. The lawsuit, one of a host of similar actions brought against cryptocurrency exchanges in 2020, was filed by token buyers who purchased cryptocurrency on Binance’s platform. The plaintiffs asserted that Binance had violated...”

“Are you passionate about sustainability and want to play a role in preserving the environment? You can follow this passion as an attorney in the Environmental Law Field.

This Earth Day, learn about the career opportunities and different career paths from practitioners in the field.”