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"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” (Kahlil Gibran).
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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!
“Grey Divorce refers to the rising rate in older adults getting divorced. The term was coined as research showed the phenomenon of the overall divorce rate going ...”
“There are five basic things 3Ls should be considering and doing to get a job as soon after the bar exam as possible. Things like, deciding on the type of job they ...”
“The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday told the U.S. Supreme Court that there was no need to take up a case weighing whether federal drug policy should preempt state laws requiring compensation for certain medical cannabis costs.”
“NetChoice LLC and the Computer and Communications Industry Association have filed an emergency appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court to block a Texas social media law that prohibits platforms such as Twitter from banning users based on their ‘viewpoints.’”
Introduction: “Here at Above the Law, we regularly cover news concerning the way Biglaw firms address their employees’ journey into parenthood, from the expansion of family-planning benefits to include fertility treatments to enhanced parental-leave for new parents and compassionate-leave plans for those who have experienced miscarriages or failed fertility treatments. It’s rare, however, that we’re able to cover programs that cater to employees who are the opposite end of the spectrum—those who are experiencing menopause. Progress is now on the horizon, as several Magic Circle firms have adopted menopause policies and support packages—and the latest to do so is making them available on a global basis.”
- Maha Hilal, "Innocent Until Proven Muslim: Islamophobia, the War on Terror, and the Muslim Experience Since 9/11" (Broadleaf Books, 2022)
Excerpt: “In our conversation today, Hilal tells us the story of the origins of the book, what its contributions are, what makes it different from other books on Islamophobia, the roles that U.S. presidents since 9/11 have played in reinforcing and exacerbating Islamophobic rhetoric in the U.S. We also talk about the many U.S. policies, domestic as well as international, that legitimate the existence of Islamophobic state violence, the ways in which the FBI uses informants to entrap Muslims, the legal and narrative strategies that allow for the U.S. to commit extreme forms of torture against Muslims. We end with a discussion on internalized Islamophobia and, among other things, its harmful impact on Muslim Americans.”
- Biden Administration Makes 8 More Free Covid Tests Available to US Households as It Calls on Congress to Pass Additional Funding
Introduction: “The Biden administration is opening CovidTests.gov for a third round of orders while reiterating its calls on Congress to act on additional Covid response funding. US households are now able to order "an additional eight free at-home tests at COVIDTests.gov—bringing the total number of free tests available to each household since the start of the program to 16," the White House said in a fact sheet on Tuesday. The tests were first made available on Monday.”
“COVID-19's death toll in the U.S. now surpasses 1 million lives, researchers said Tuesday. The fatalities have been a dark backdrop to wide-ranging litigation over failures to protect thousands of older Americans, extraordinary assertions of government power and a historic overhaul of the nation's health insurance system.”
“Texas on Thursday expanded its deceptive trade practices lawsuit against Google LLC, adding claims that the search engine's "Incognito" mode misleads users to believe the company cannot track their search history or location when using the privacy setting.”
“On May 3, 2022, the Colorado Senate passed House Bill 22-1317 which, if enacted into law, would significantly limit the enforceability of any non-compete agreements executed after the law’s effective date for employers with employees working or living in Colorado…”