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8 Mar 2:32 pm
Supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko on Friday clashed with Senegalese police when they attempted to gather to protest his arrest for “disturbing public order and participating in an unauthorized demonstration.” Sonko was charged for disturbing the public order on March 3 following his refusal to take another route to the courthouse in Dakar to make his initial appearance in an unrelated rape charge. Sonko, founder and leader of the political party Pastef-Les Patriotes, was accused last month of rape by a female beauty salon employee. Sonko has denied the… [read post]
8 Mar 2:24 pm
John Harrington joined SECU Financial Partners as an LPL financial adviser. Harrington is a seasoned professional whose financial services career has spanned more than 22 years in retail distribution. As a member of the wealth management team of SECU Financial Partners, Harrington focuses on providing a holistic approach to financial planning, which offers a partnership ... [read post]
8 Mar 2:17 pm
On February 22, 2021, New Jersey moved one step closer to the realization of legalization of recreational marijuana. While voters approved legalization of marijuana for recreational use in November, 2020, the details of how to implement the law, including changes regarding criminal penalties for possession of marijuana by individuals 21 years of age and older, and licensure of marijuana businesses were left to the legislature to resolve. On February 22, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed theNew Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization… [read post]
8 Mar 2:17 pm
U.S. House and Senate Democrats recently reintroduced the union-friendly Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021. According to its sponsors, the PRO Act “restores fairness to the economy by strengthening the federal laws that protect workers’ right to organize a union and bargain for higher wages and better benefits.” Discussing the legislation last month, House Speaker Pelosi stated that “[w]ith American workers seeing their lives and livelihoods devastated by the ongoing pandemic and economic crisis, the re-introduction of the PRO Act is more… [read post]
8 Mar 2:12 pm
Immigrant communities are undertesting and undervaccinating for COVID-19, even as the essential workers among them become eligible under state priorities. The story is at least partly one of government mistrust. Ever since the USCIS began discussing a redefinition of public... [read post]
8 Mar 2:11 pm
The idea for this blog comes from Sahara Pynes. Sahara is a member of our Labor and Employment team and presented her own Tips for New Entrepreneurs in our California Employment Law blog. Thanks to Sahara for this idea, and please check out her post! The pandemic has had a disproportionate effect on women, with nearly 3 million women having left the workforce since the start of the pandemic. However, there have been a record number of new business applications filed throughout the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In honor of International Women’s Day, we wanted to… [read post]
8 Mar 2:08 pm
Mon collègue Mat Brechtel explique (en anglais seulement) que la Cour fédérale a décidé que Hidden Bench Vineyards & Winery Inc. (Hidden Bench) ne peut pas utiliser sa marque non enregistrée LOCUST LANE afin d’empêcher l’utilisation de la même marque par Locust Lane Estate Winery Corp. (LLEW). La Cour a écrit que Hidden Bench a utilisé LOCUST LANE comme une marque de commerce, et non seulement comme une description de l’origine géographique. Néanmoins, Hidden Bench n’a pas… [read post]
8 Mar 2:03 pm
O presidente do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), ministro Luiz Fux, negou pedido de Suspensão de Tutela Provisória (STP 750) ajuizado pelo Estado do Rio Grande do Sul contra decisão do Tribunal de Justiça local (TJ-RS) que manteve suspensas as aulas presenciais nas escolas públicas e privadas do estado, enquanto vigente a decretação da bandeira preta do Sistema de Distanciamento Controlado. Em sua decisão, Fux observou que não é possível concluir que a determinação da corte estadual implique… [read post]
8 Mar 2:00 pm
In In re Trust Created By McGregor, "the Nebraska Supreme Court held that spendthrift provisions of a trust established a material purpose of the trust, and held a nonjudicial settlement agreement invalid for violating the trust’s purpose." Clifford McGregor died... [read post]
8 Mar 1:59 pm
The Arab American Civic Council in southern California is now reviving its efforts to promote an area within Anaheim, California as Little Arabia. The goal is help local businesses who have struggled during the pandemic. Arab American advocates, business owners,... [read post]
8 Mar 1:58 pm
Attorneys for a civil rights group and the Baltimore Police Department battled Monday at a federal appeals court over the constitutionality of BPD’s use of aerial surveillance to fight crime and whether the constitutional challenge ended when the pilot program was grounded in October. Brett M. Kaufman, of the American Civil Liberties Union, said BPD’s ... [read post]
8 Mar 1:56 pm
Today's DJ has an article by H&L's David Axelrad titled Errors relating to the presence of a jury, which reviews eight types of jury problems and how to preserve them for appeal, including: jury selection errors, jury instruction errors, jury verdict errors, jury room/ex parte errors; jury misconduct, attorney misconduct, and more.Law360 has: All Supreme Court Justices Have Received COVID-19 Vaccine & 2nd Circ. Retirement Will Let Biden 'Flip' The CourtDykema announces that its' national Appellate and Complex Motion Practice will be co-lead by Jimmy Azadian in… [read post]
8 Mar 1:55 pm
With its order list on March 1, the U.S. Supreme Court has now dismissed nearly all of the Presidential election cases that were pending. Dismissals are very likely in the remaining cases from Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. In non-Presidential election cases, the Supreme Court heard oral argument on March 2 in the Arizona case of Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee. At issue in the case is whether the state’s policy of not counting out-of-precinct provisional ballots violates the Voting Rights Act and whether a state law prohibiting individuals from collecting and delivering… [read post]
8 Mar 1:54 pm
 by Michael C. DorfEarlier today, in Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, the Supreme Court ruled 8-1 to permit legal standing and against the argument that the plaintiffs' claim was moot. The plaintiffs were students at a state college that allegedly violated their First Amendment rights by pretty severely restricting where they could hand out religious literature or even discuss their religious views. But the college repealed the speech-restrictive policy and the plaintiffs had not sought compensatory or punitive damages. They had, however, sought "nominal damages," meaning some token… [read post]
8 Mar 1:53 pm
Nebbia Orders When a defendant commits a crime (especially felonies involving weapons, violent crimes, and those involving drug trafficking), the bail commissioner will likely set a high bail, making it difficult for the defendant to pay the required amount to be released from pre-trial incarceration. A criminal defense attorney can work to reduce the defendant’s bail to allow them to fight their case from outside jail. However, there are times when the court places a type of restriction on bail, even where the defendant can post bail. One type of restriction often ordered in… [read post]
8 Mar 1:43 pm
In a first step toward reversing a contentious Trump administration policy, President Joe Biden on Monday ordered his administration to review federal rules guiding colleges in their handling of campus sexual assaults. [read post]
8 Mar 1:41 pm
The title of this post is the title of this short new document from The Sentencing Project, which gets started this way: In order to strengthen democracy and address significant racial disparities, states must pass reforms establishing universal voting for... [read post]
8 Mar 1:41 pm
We are approaching the one-year mark since Social Security closed its field offices and hearing offices to the public in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We now have three effective vaccines to combat the virus and the number of new cases and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 are dropping, but things are not likely to go back to normal at Social Security in the near future. As more of the population gets vaccinated it will provide an opportunity for Social Security to at least open up its offices for some kind of in-person service, but the practices Social Security has put in place… [read post]