Next was an excellent panel on the concept of fairness in digital regulation across the globe at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies with Giorgio Monti, Masako Wakui, @ProfFionasm, and Oles Andriychuk. Wakui's insight into the development of Japanese competition law was particularly enlightening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5V4j8-Xwdk (4/13) #law #DMA #Japan #US #UK
This Texas court order clearly violates the 14th amendment.￼ The government surely can’t ask a citizen to risk their life.
14A: No State shall…deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction equal protection of the laws.￼
Her baby will die. How can the state ask her to risk HER life and HER fertility when a medical intervention can save both those things? I say it can’t.
Vielleicht hatten Sie es schon lange vor und wussten nicht so recht, ob und wie. Oder Sie finden auch nach langer Suche keinen Job und sehen ihn als letzten Ausweg – den Schritt in die Selbstständigkeit.
Defence contractor and UK government halt arbitration process - Type 31 frigate programme dispute resolution process paused: * The programme to build five general-purpose frigates for the UK Royal Navy was intended to offer a cost-effective alternative to the more expensive Type 26 frigates.
* TDM Law Journal Special Issue on #Maritime #Law #Arbitration: Procedural and Substantive Issues - free excerpt https://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/journal-browse-issues-toc.asp?key=96 https://www.naval-technology.com/news/type-31-frigate-programme-dispute-resolution-process-paused/?cf-view&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon
I was on the TV news in The Netherlands, about the AI Act. I said that I was worried about large-scale surveillance with facial recognition technology, because of all the exceptions on the ban of such tech in the act. https://npo.nl/start/serie/nos-journaal-20-00-uur/seizoen-58/nos-journaal_90796/afspelen #aiact #ai #tech #law #eu #politics #law
Oh, dear. Democrats are going to have to go on TV and talk about this now.
"Trump's Capitol Hill allies push part of his 2025 agenda"
"The recent proposals show that even as Trump plans to remake the executive branch in a way that would give him unprecedented power as president, Trump's MAGA loyalists on Capitol Hill aim to turn many of his campaign-rally talking points into law."
Our final share of 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 for 2023.
Every weekend, we bring you some of the latest ESG, Sustainability and Business Human Rights stories from around the world.
The source materials for the stories this week are:
#Texas’ #Paxton is the first AG to issue such a clear & credible threat to #hospitals & #doctors in the wake of the #SCOTUS ruling. While drs & hospitals have feared what might happen if they provide #abortions…, no #medical professional has yet been prosecuted under the new #abortion bans.
“This is the most direct confrontation we’ve seen,” said Mary Ziegler, a #law prof UC Davis.
Next was an engaging panel on inter-platform competition fairness and the #DMA at the Robert Schuman Centre w/Giuseppe Colangelo, Loulou Kenens, Hein Hobbelen, Nicola Tosini, and Flavio Arzarello. I was again surprised at the attention devoted to the consumer price interpretation of the welfare standard, which has been pretty thoroughly debunked in economics as a primary test for competition analysis. The Q&A gets refreshingly spicy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-r-zpgM9XU (4/6) #EU #law #DMA #platforms
"Massachusetts attorney general files civil rights lawsuit against white nationalist group"
"The complaint filed against NSC-131 and two of its leaders accuses the group of engaging 'in violent, threatening, and intimidating conduct that violated state civil rights laws and unlawfully interfered with public safety.'”
#fraud #legal #law #criminal #conspiracy #ElectionInterference #Jan6 #RightWingExtremism #MAGA #Republicans
Communities are trying to chase pokies out of Australian towns. Their victories are inspiring others https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/dec/09/communities-are-trying-to-chase-pokies-out-of-australian-towns-their-victories-are-inspiring-others 'They gathered in their dozens inside an Alice Springs pub. Knowing the odds were against them, they belted out a rallying cry made famous from a song by Australian band The Whitlams: “Blow up the pokies and drag them away".' #gambling #health #law
#Petitioners argue the #AntiHomosexualityAct violates #Article92 of #Uganda’s #constitution, which prohibits #Parliament from enacting a #law that contradicts a #decision by the country’s #Judiciary. Their appeal is based on the #ConstitutionalCourt's 2014 ruling that nullified another #anti-homosexuality law."
Indeed we have confusion of care and domination.
Possession should oblige. It does not in Roman-inspired law. Here is a glimpse at how it happened: https://techhub.social/@estelle/109734897675196003
And the #Republican #candidate might be a #January6thInsurrection #rioter
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #NewYork #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #DemocraticParty #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate
Rishi Sunak claims new Rwanda asylum bill will prevent legal challenges
<< has anyone read this in detail? Presumably, it doesn't apply in NI, as passing it would seemingly directly breach a main safeguard of the #GFA
While attacking #ReidHoffman (#LinkedIn), #Trump managed to defame #EJeanCarroll again. He repeated the same lies for which a jury found him #liable both for #defamation & #SexualAssault. His continuing defamation could, according to a prior ruling, increase the #punitive #damages at her next #trial beginning 1/16.
Earlier: For the second time in three weeks, a court struck down an air #pollution permit issued by #Texas’ environmental regulator.
More #Trump #legal news: A #NY #appeals court continues the #stay of #Engoron’s order canceling Trump’s NY #business certificates, but DENIES a stay of the other relief granted to the #NYAG after its #SummaryJudgment victory on its first claim of pervasive, widespread #fraud in financial statements.
#Trump appeals #Jan6 #immunity ruling, process may #delay #justice
The notice sets in motion one of the most potentially consequential parts of Trump’s #legal saga as the 1st fmr president to be charged w/crimes. How & WHEN the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit & #SCOTUS handle his #appeal could have a huge impact on whether Trump… goes on trial before #voters go to the polls in #2024, or (were he to win) ever.
#criminal #law #obstruction
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/dec/08/us-police-agencies-idf-files-blueleaks | US police agencies took intelligence directly from IDF, leaked files show |
"Hacked police files show US law enforcement agencies for decades received analysis of incidents in the Israel-Palestine conflict directly from the Israeli Defense Forces and Israeli thinktanks, training on domestic “Muslim extremists” from pro-Israel non-profits, and surveilled social media accounts of pro-Palestine activists in the US." | #UnitedStates #Israel #Palestine #police #law
UK and US expose Russian hacking plot intended to influence UK’s 2019 elections and spread disinformation https://www.bitdefender.com/blog/hotforsecurity/uk-and-us-expose-russian-hacking-plot-intended-to-influence-uks-2019-elections-and-spread-disinformation/ #databreach #parliament #Law&order #Dataloss #Phishing #phishing #russia #FSB #UK
Just discovered that two amicus briefs in NetChoice cite to my article The First Amendment Right Against Compelled Listening. How cool!
Brief of First Amendment & Internet Law Scholars: https://james.grimmelmann.net/files/legal/amicus/netchoice-us-2023.pdf
Brief of Public Knowledge: https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/22/22-277/292528/20231207064813261_PK_Netchoice_Final.pdf
Bitcoin’s many deaths: Is crypto market past ‘point of no return?’ - Bitcoin has been declared dead more times than you’d think amid downswi... - https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-deaths-crypto-market-adoption #bitcoinregulation #proof-of-work #bitcoinprice #unitedstates #government #technology #law
A #UK #government attempt to block a Scottish Parliament #law on #gender self-identification has been upheld by #Scotland's highest court. The case might now go to the #UK #SupremeCourt. The ruling has implications for #trans rights, but also has #constitutional implications, potentially calling into question the #devolution settlement which transferred powers from the central UK government to Scotland which led to the establishment of the #ScottishParliament in 1999
My father studied law but never practised law. One thing he drilled into us (even when he disciplined us) is to never admit guilt.
Here is an interesting case demonstrating why he taught us that.
Never admit guilt even if everyone involved knows you are guilty.
Doubly so if you are innocent.
Next was an interesting panel on platform fairness in the #AIAct and the #DMA from a user perspective at the Robert Schuman Centre with Marco Botta, Thomas Kramler, Konstantina Bania, Mario Siragusa, and Lucrezio Figurelli. There's a lot of discussion of the consumer welfare standard and how applicable it still is, and I was a bit surprised at the credence still given to the primacy of this analytical approach as even economics has moved beyond it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmYPwMqS7j8 (3/7) #law #EU
First was an excellent symposium on jurisdictional challenges of the Internet at the QMUL School of Law with Julia Hörnle, Cedric Ryngaert, and Alisdair Gillespie. The discussion hits on extraterritoriality, cybercrime, double jeopardy, and more https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH6px1AWZxo (2/7) #law #internet
#HunterBiden charged w/9 counts of failing to file & pay taxes, tax evasion & filing false tax rtns by a grand jury in California; 3 felonies & 6 misdemeanors. Prosecutors accuse Biden of failing to to pay ≥$1.4M in 4yrs federal taxes 2016-2019.
The charges were expected since the plea deal failed, which would have allowed Biden to plead guilty to 2 misdemeanor tax crimes & admit to illegally possessing a gun — w/o pleading guilty to a gun offense.
#SecretaryofState #AntonyBlinken announced an #expansion of the previous #visa #restriction #policy targeting “those believed to be #responsible for, or #complicit in, #undermining the #democratic #process in #Uganda” Monday.
while Sony continues radio silence on the ban glitch, amongst other things, still leaves me salty, it’s nice to have my account restored.
Seriously though I have to reconsider buying anything Sony ever again. Pure digital distribution is ass without a guaranteed way to secure one’s copy.
consumer protection laws are woefully behind as our personal property rights are withered by #BigPlatform, corporations and billionaires assault market economies and liberty.
#DOJ #legal #law #criminal #conspiracy #Racketeering #RICO #obstruction #fraud #FaniWillis #ElectionInterference
Featured story: Judge Amber Givens was accused of having her staff pretend to be her on a #Zoom-based court hearing. But it appears she may not have broken any law...
Texas Rangers Investigation Sheds Light on #Dallas Judge’s ‘Bizarre’ Behavior
EJI - Gotta Love Amerikkka
On December 6, 1915, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision upholding the Expatriation Act of 1907, which stripped American women of their citizenship when they married a non-citizen. Under that act, women who lost their U.S. citizenship could apply to be naturalized if their husbands later became American citizens—but since virtually all Asian immigrants were legally barred from becoming U.S. citizens at the time.
Next was an important talk by Shri CS Vaidyanathan on equal opportunity and meritocracy in Indian law at the University of Delhi Campus Law Centre. Beyond the constitutional principles considered here, Vaidyanathan examines how long equal opportunity should be supported by quotas and other efforts and the need for an updated caste census https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUI6kEXmSxU (6/8) #law #India
Next was an interesting discussion with Jonathan Lipson on priority and corporate reorganization on the Business Scholarship Podcast. Lipson reviews recent findings around whether courts have discretion to alter priority in bankruptcy distributions, and points out that how shareholder consent in obtained and other reorganization efforts prior to bankruptcy should guide future work in this area https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1IGGlErjyQ (5/8) #law
First was a fantastic talk by @Sanjuktampaul on US law around platform work at the American Constitution Society. Paul covers case law and application of antitrust, labor, and contract law to gig platforms and the need to improve worker power in these legal frameworks. Highly recommend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr-_xNfhCB4 (2/8) #platforms #law #US #antitrust
Thanks to @nikhileshde at CoinDesk for letting me share my thoughts about "Analisa Torres: The Judge Who Gave Ripple and XRP Hope" 🙏
“There may be many reasons to censure the conduct of Judge Amber Givens, but as a prosecutor, I find there are no criminal reasons. No judge is above the law, but turning bad conduct into a criminal matter is not the solution.”
Last week: The #Texas Rangers just wrapped their investigation of the bizarre behavior of one arbiter of the #law ... https://www.texasobserver.org/judge-dallas-impersonation-rangers?utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=audience
"And now it’s time for fun reading a legal document.
What? You didn’t know that reading legal documents can be fun? Well, I am about to demonstrate."
And she does. Read her latest blog post explainer:
"Trump Claimed Absolute Immunity From Criminal Prosecution (and the court said ‘nope’)"
Alberta sued for discriminating against children in care by taking their child allowance benefits
What we learn from this story:
• Alleges #Alberta withheld hundreds of millions of dollars from foster children since about 1993
• Alleges federal government “had a duty to prevent provincial governments…from misappropriating the CSA benefits
• Legal action successful in a similar action against Manitoba. Compensation in 2024
‘Back in 2002, 26% of people lived in extreme poverty. That fell to 8.3% by 2022. Even though Coronavirus set progress back, it didn’t change the fact that life has continually improved for most people over the decades.’ https://www.gapminder.org/facts/extreme-poverty-rate-dropped-to-less-than-half-since-1990/ #poverty #inequality #politics #law #humanrights
@twann And it's the same for so many other contracts (insurance, banks, phone). So easy to sign up to. So hard to leave. Is it too much to ask for mandatory reciprocity: the procedure to get out of a contract should be no harder than the procedure to get out of it...Also no lock in, no minimum duration of contract!!! #contracts #law
Next was an amazing talk by Ryan Calo on robotics and the new cyber law. Calo describes the arc of cyberlaw (citing my cousin Joel Reidenberg!) and discusses the novel problems that robots may pose to how law has considered technological harms. Highly recommend https://www.youtube.com/live/qEAbmzvflLk?si=pKKTOfYyypA9gzYH&t=220 (5/7) #law #tech #robotics
“I would like to focus on the steps we must now take in order to prevent bad actors from using the digital asset ecosystem for illicit activity. I want to directly address those within the digital asset industry who believe they are above the law, those that willfully turn a blind eye to the law, and those that promote assets and services that aid criminals, terrorists, and rogue states.
“My message is simple: We will find you and hold you accountable.”
2. When asked by one of the adjunct professors (who I then had for a class on restorative justice) about her thoughts about the right for inmates to have visitation, she made it very, very clear that she lacked the basic human understanding that the right to visits from family is a basic human right.
Peaceful coal port protesters prosecuted like bikie gang on bail
"Sixteen Rising Tide protesters who were arrested in a peaceful (and approved) blockade of Newcastle Coal Port on Sunday were held in custody until they agreed to oppressive and unclear bail conditions." Wendy Bacon reports
"If our government fails in that duty to protect my generation against the greed of the coal and gas barons, we have a duty to stand up – because unionists, suffragettes, and civil rights campaigners fought and died for our right to do so."
#FossilFuels #coal #protests #law #EnvironmentalDefenders #CivilLiberties #EDO #RisingTide #activism #CivilDisobedience #ClimateEmergency
Good morning Mastodon! Here's one thing to do today...
FOLLOW her new account here: @Teri_Kanefield@mastodon.social
UNFOLLOW her current account here: @Teri_Kanefield@law-and-politics.online
For now she will be posting to the new account with links to the old account, but the old account will be going away.
Teri knows about account migration tools, but wants to start the process this way. Let's make her transition as easy as possible.
“Griffin’s statement also takes issue with the phrase “when abortion is needed to protect the pregnant female’s life or health,” claiming the meaning is “unclear.” Griffin argues that because the term “health” is not defined, it is unclear if it refers to physical or mental health.”
Yes. The answer is “yes”, “health”.
Had to threaten Arlanda airport security with a criminal complaint for harassment, discrimination, intimidation, coercion and abuse of authority today before they would allow my wife to refuse the mm wave scanner and opt for a pat down instead.
The security officer initially told her if she refused she would have to go to a special room for an “interview” and might miss her flight.
Australian populations of threatened bird species fall 60% in past 40 years
"The threatened bird index reveals largest declines in Queensland and South Australia...Since 2000 terrestrial bird species showed the greatest declines (62.5%), followed by migratory shorebirds (42.5%) and marine birds (33.8%)."
“In South Australia, a lot of the declines are in the agricultural regions...“A lot of habitat disappears and the bits left are fragments that are disconnected. And Queensland is the state where the most clearing continues.”
“First of all making sure these birds have habitat to live in – not removing any more – and removing predator species, particularly cats and foxes.”
“If we want to start turning these population trends around we need to see good, strong new laws in this term of government.”
But I want to use #Firefox for this new search input! So what's up with that!?
Next was an excellent conversation with Martin Schmalz on how common stock ownership affects product market outcomes on the All Else Equal podcast. Using data from the airline industry, Schmalz presents a compelling case that due to lax oversight from large passive asset managers airlines tend to not work as hard to compete with each other, with bad results for everyone except airline executives. Highly recommend https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s3NLGyh7JI (8/11) #economics #law #finance
Next was a nice panel on interoperability and data portability at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies with Christian Reimsbach Kounatze, Chris Jenkins, Chiara Caccinelli, Begoña Gonzalez Otero, and Steffen Hoernig. I particularly liked the discussion on the tension between these regulations and antitrust. Ironically none of the panelists are on mastodon 🤔https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB97Du7U7Xo (7/11) #data #law #EU