Juro Launches NLP-Driven Contract Reader To Boost Inhouse Efficiency

Juro, the contract collaboration platform, has launched an NLP-driven contract reader to rapidly analyse uploaded contracts and extract key data from them, in a move ...

California Consumer Privacy Act And The Future Of The Health Data...

These new data privacy rules – covering the previous gaps – present an opportunity for healthcare industry organizations to enhance the trust within their data relationships.

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Symposium: Stripping church-state separation to the bone? The Supreme Court considers mandatory government funding...

Daniel Mach is Director of the ACLU Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief. In Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, the Supreme Court will address a question that would have been unthinkable even to ask until quite recently: Can a state be forced to underwrite religious education with taxpayer dollars? Although the court has…

The role of law school internships and supervisors

Today’s ABA Journal contains an op ed by a law student complaining that “law school  biases”  infringe on his right to free speech. Part of his critique involved a change in clinical policies after he wore a #BuildTheWall T-shirt to his internship. “It had been expressed that we could wear T-shirts, and that has been the norm for my one year…
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Monday round-up

At CNBC, Tucker Higgins reports that Janet Napolitano, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security under President Barack Obama and now president of the University of California system, “will head to war against President Donald Trump in a blockbuster fight at the Supreme Court,” in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of…

Turns Out Leaning In Is Awfully Difficult When You Are Nursing A Broken Ankle

Sheryl Sandberg acknowledges that women giving their all may not actually solve gender inequality.
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Oregon Cannabis: Someone Might Want to Challenge this Vape Ban

Early last week, we covered Governor Brown’s Executive Order No. 19-09 banning flavored vaping products. That ban is six months in duration, and it covers all flavored tobacco and nicotine vaping products, as well as marijuana products flavored with non-marijuana terpenes. As expected, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) quickly…

World Legal Summit Convenes Virtually + IRL

And now for something completely different….The World Legal Summit (WLS), a project to bring experts together to explore legal and regulatory issues related to new technologies, ...

Latest LexisNexis Accelerator Cohort Has Strong A2J Focus

Five out of the nine legal tech companies in the latest iteration of the LexisNexis accelerator in the US have an access to justice (A2J) aspect, ...
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Justices grant four new cases

This afternoon the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference earlier in the day. The justices granted four petitions for review, two of which will be consolidated, for a total of three additional hours of argument this term. The cases will likely be argued early next year. Among the grants today was Google…

Oregon’s New Cannabis Laws: The Definitive List

The 2019 Oregon legislative session formally concluded on June 30 and it was a doozy. With respect to cannabis, however, the session was significantly less eventful than any conference since 2014 (and that is mostly a good thing). If you’d like to track how we got here, we previewed the 2019 session in March and…
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All Hallow’s Eve Eve — See Also

BIGLAW PARTNER HERO BALL: Tries case, runs marathon, in the same week. INVOLUNTARY DONATIONS OF EMBRYOS? This... seems wrong. TAKINGS: Time for me to sound like a Republican for a bit. BLOW, THEN XANAX: Makes for difficult motion practice. FIRMS GETTING READY FOR THE NEXT RECESSION: Maybe it'll go better this time?
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Argument analysis: Justices debate, but do not resolve, pleading standard for lawsuits alleging racial discrimination in contracts

This morning the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a lawsuit filed by Entertainment Studios Network, a media company owned by African American entrepreneur and entertainer Byron Allen, against cable giant Comcast. ESN and the National Association of African American-Owned Media, an organization with which ESN is affiliated, argue that Comcast violated 42 U.S.C. Section…
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No new grants, no action on Indiana abortion case

Three days after adding another blockbuster case, involving the president’s ability to fire the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, to their docket for this term, the justices this morning issued additional orders from their private conference last week. Today’s orders were significantly less eventful. They were perhaps most noteworthy for the fact that…

Deloitte Legal Ventures Launches, Picks 14 Startups For Major Tech Programme

In a significant move that will no doubt send ripples through the market, Deloitte Legal has today launched Deloitte Legal Ventures, a large-scale tech engagement ...
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Michael Dreeben: A true public servant

Donald Verrilli is a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson. He served as Solicitor General of the United States from 2011 to 2016. If I had to choose one word to sum up Michael Dreeben, that word would be devotion. Devotion to the craft of lawyering — to rigor and clarity, analytical precision and rhetorical…

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Thursday round-up

David Savage reports for the Los Angeles Times that “Supreme Court justices, both conservative and liberal, appeared skeptical Wednesday of a Trump administration argument” in County of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund “that the federal Clean Water Act should not apply to sewage plant wastewater that flows into the ground and eventually seeps into…

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Are we all textualists now?: Amy Howe and Kevin Russell discuss...

This week on SCOTUStalk, Amy Howe sits down with Kevin Russell to discuss the oral arguments in the LGBT employment discrimination cases heard by the court last week. The pair talk about Pam Karlan’s opening argument in Bostock v. Clayton County, the two-minute rule, Justice Kagan’s interpretation of “because of sex” and Justice Gorsuch’s concern about the “massive social upheaval…

Fenwick Elliott Picks Ayfie’s Computational Linguistic Tech for Knowledge Discovery

Construction and energy law firm Fenwick Elliott is working with text analytics provider Ayfie to enhance its knowledge discovery capabilities, in what is an important client ...
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Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Illinois

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“2018 Farm Bill”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) regulatory authority over hemp…
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Post Useless Debate — See Also

CODIFYING ROE AS A STATUTE WILL PROTECTION NOTHING: If you want to strengthen women’s rights, we’re gonna need that Constitutional Amendment. JUDGE MOCKS DERSHOWITZ ARGUMENT: Republication is still a thing I guess. DLA PIPER PARTNER OUT: Partner at center of sexual misconduct investigation has parted ways with the firm. NY LAWYER GUNNED DOWN: While serving…