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25 Nov 3:11 pm
A Associação Brasileira de Imprensa (ABI) ajuizou, no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), a Ação Direta de Inconstitucionalidade (ADI) 5418, com pedido de liminar, para questionar a Lei Federal 13.188/2015, que dispõe sobre o direito de resposta ou retificação do ofendido em matéria divulgada, publicada ou transmitida por veículo de comunicação social. O ministro Dias Toffoli é o relator da ação. Segundo a entidade, lei atenta contra a liberdade de imprensa e de expressão e ofende os… [read post]
25 Nov 3:03 pm
KURT SCHLICHTER: Why the ‘Jon Stewarting’ of America’s Youth Is Awful For Political Discourse. [read post]
25 Nov 2:49 pm
The human interface – search quality evaluation guideline report by Google, November 12, 2015 – 160 pages guide – “As a Search Quality evaluator, you will work on many different types of rating projects. The General Guidelines primarily cover Page Quality (PQ) rating and Needs Met( NM) rating; however, the concepts are also important for many other types of rating tasks…” [read post]
25 Nov 2:42 pm
Someone added fake Black Friday posters to his local Target bulletin board.  (source)Filed under: misc [read post]
25 Nov 2:31 pm
Today the Kats, aided and abetted by the hospitality of law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards in their London office, held this year's IP  Publishers and Editors Meeting. A gathering of around 50 good souls assembled to hear keynote Peter Groves' opinions on various issues including accuracy in expressing oneself (he's in favour), split infinitives (he's against) and subjunctives (he's a recent convert, it seems). Peter ended with a stirring plea for clearer and more generous contracts for authors, whose remuneration -- at least when writing IP articles and case notes -- is not what… [read post]
25 Nov 2:30 pm
Proposed Extension to IFC Center Would Face Cornelia Street A rendering of the proposed IFC Center. Image credit: Kliment Halsband Architects New space would add screening rooms, lobby to film center; extension would fill in vacant lot on Cornelia Street. On October 13, 2015, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a hearing on a proposed extension of the IFC Film Center that would face 14 Cornelia Street in the Greenwich Village Historic District Extension II. The Film Center, at 323 Sixth Avenue, adjoins and owns the lot at the rear, currently vacant, on… [read post]
25 Nov 2:30 pm
The Economic Consequences of Refugee Return: Evidence from Burundi and Tanzania, Oxford, 18 Nov. 2015 [info]- Follow link for podcast."The Economics of Syrian Refugees," New Yorker, 18 Nov. 2015 [text]Fear Itself: Why Closed Borders are Bad for America and the World (Order from Chaos Blog, Nov. 2015) [text]How Uganda’s Economy Has Received a Boost from Hosting Refugees (Quartz Africa, Nov. 2015) [text]Improving the Integration of Refugees: An Early Evaluation of a Swedish Reform, Discussion Paper no. 9496 (Institute for the Study of Labor, Nov. 2015) [text]International… [read post]
25 Nov 2:29 pm
Wrongful death claims for deceased minors can include a claim for the loss of future wages.  How is this possible if the deceased child never worked a day or died while still an infant?  In fact, this is the question of doubt that defense lawyers use to sow doubt or to attempt to diminish the value of a claim in the minds of juror when discussing this portion of the wrongful death claim of a minor. However, a good wrongful death lawyer does not shy away from pursuing a future wage loss claim when representing the relatives of the deceased child when the possibility for doing… [read post]
25 Nov 2:25 pm
Legal Research Fellowship The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University invites applications for a post-graduate legal fellowship. The Furman Center, jointly housed at NYU’s School of Law and its Wagner Graduate School of Public... [read post]
25 Nov 2:19 pm
Native American corn was on the menu at the first Thanksgiving feast held in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621.  Today, 90% of the corn planted in the United States is bioengineered.  Should you be worried?  FDA doesn’t think so.  And it wants you to know that you can enjoy a plethora of “reduced sugar” cranberry preserves, too. Last week, FDA continued its efforts to modernize its regulation of food product in the United States by touching both the sweet and the savory.    First, on November 19, FDA released two draft guidance… [read post]
25 Nov 2:16 pm
A new case was just opened in the California – Central District Bankruptcy Court. The case number and the debtor’s name/adversary complaint plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) are: 9:15-bk-12332-PC Mark Allan Pierce and Corinne Fay Pierce. This is a breaking news story. More details about this bankruptcy court filing are available at [read post]
25 Nov 2:15 pm
Ari Berman on Evenwel. … Continue reading → [read post]
25 Nov 2:14 pm
TOM BROKAW TURNED INTO WILLIAM DEVANE SO SLOWLY, I HARDLY EVEN NOTICED: For actor turned precious metals pitchman Devane, it’s always a good time to buy gold, no matter how well or how poorly the stock market is performing. For newsreader turned Obama pitchman Tom Brokaw, it’s always a good time to raise the gas tax, whether the economy has just flatlined, or whether ISIS just terrorized a major European city. In January, when “4 Of 5 Top Papers [Called] For Federal Gas Tax Hike,” the Media Research Center noted that the “Washington Post’s editorial… [read post]
25 Nov 2:07 pm
STUART TAYLOR: A Little-Understood Engine of Campus Unrest: Racial Admissions Preferences. Why are some of the most privileged students in the nation plunging into a racial grievance culture and upending their campuses as though oppressed by Halloween costumes they don’t approve, imagined racial slights, portraits of Woodrow Wilson, a tiny handful of real racial epithets, and the like? The reasons are of course multifaceted. But one deserves far more attention than it has gotten: Many or most of the African-American student protesters really are victims — but not of… [read post]
25 Nov 2:06 pm
Posted By: Robert B. Lamm A week or two ago I was asked to speak at a meeting of the Small- and Mid-Cap Companies Committee of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals. That’s not unusual or even noteworthy, as I’m a long-time, active member of the Society and often speak at Society functions. What was unusual and perhaps noteworthy is the topic on which I was asked to speak and the reason I was asked to speak on it. Specifically, one of the Committee members had asked the Chair if someone could give a general primer on shareholder proposals,… [read post]
25 Nov 2:04 pm
The stakes are high as the Court’s December argument session brings yet another securities case. In an unusual twist, though, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, & Smith, Inc. v. Manning is neither a class action nor a federal case (at least initially). Rather, Greg Manning and the other respondents, disappointed by an unsuccessful investment, sued petitioner Merrill Lynch in state court, stating claims created by state law. So you might ask yourself how such a case can get to the Supreme Court? The answer is easy to understand: Merrill Lynch removed the case to federal court,… [read post]
25 Nov 2:01 pm
COVERING THE IMPORTANT NEWS: How to Talk About Star Wars at Thanksgiving With Your Ignorant, Rebellion-Backing Uncle. Related: NRO’s Katherine Timpf: “I Will Not Apologize for Making a Joke About Star Wars:” More than a month ago, I made some jokes about Star Wars on Red Eye, a satirical political comedy show that airs at 3 a.m., and it has resulted in me being verbally abused and told to die by a mob of enraged fans for the past four days now. The capital-offense comments were: “I have never had any interest in watching space nerds poke each other with their… [read post]
25 Nov 2:01 pm
A current report on Form 8-K was just filed with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) disclosing receipt of a notice of delisting, the failure to satisfy a continued listing rule or standard or the transfer of a listing. Details of the current report are: 8-K – 6D Global Technologies, Inc (0001382219) (Filer)Filed: 2015-11-25 AccNo: 0001185185-15-003173 Size: 22 KBItem 3.01: Notice of Delisting or Failure to Satisfy a Continued Listing Rule or Standard; Transfer of Listing Filing Date: 2015-11-25T17:00:24-05:00 This is a breaking news story. You can access the… [read post]
25 Nov 2:00 pm
The Tax Court has recently held in Estate of Russell Badgett, Jr. et al. v. Commissioner, that federal income tax refunds that were due to a decedent at the time of his death are to be included as a property... [read post]