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Monthly Archives: October 2019

We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally

Via @Jack – Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey –  “We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons…A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet. Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages on people. We believe this decision should… Continue Reading

D.C. Nonlawyer Partner Rule Spurs Interest as States Mull Change

Via Mary Whisner – Sam Skolnik, D.C. Nonlawyer Partner Rule Spurs Interest as States Mull Change, Bloomberg Law News: “Some law firms in the nation’s capital have incorporated non-legal experts as co-owners, capitalizing on a unique District of Columbia Bar rule modification that could be instructive as changes to the same rule are considered elsewhere.… Continue Reading

16 Ways Book Lovers Can Satisfy Their Reading Addiction

Review Geek: “There are more books than you could possibly read in your entire lifetime, so finding titles you’re likely to enjoy isn’t always easy. Fortunately, there are lots of resources available that can help you discover your new favorite author…” Includes information about and links to: Libraries, Thrift Shops, and Book Clubs; E-readers; Online;… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, October 26, 2019

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, October 26, 2019 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

A History of PopMech’s Ambitious (And Sometimes Inaccurate) Internet Predictions

Popular Mechanics: “Just because you predicted the future of the internet wrong, doesn’t mean you’re hokey. It just points to unpredictability of the internet. Could we have known that WiFi would revolutionize the home and lead us to welcome voice spies into our home? Or that we’d have computers in our pockets all times of… Continue Reading

Kentucky among 9 states blocking climate action

“Flash floods have troubled Kentucky for decades. Now, extreme rainstorms are worsening with climate change, increasing the odds of more disasters like the one Bentley’s community endured. For Kentucky’s poorest residents, the people living in flood-prone hollows with surface mines nearby, that means an ever-present threat to both life and hard-won possessions.  But the state… Continue Reading

Ten facts about the economics of climate change and climate policy

A joint report from The Hamilton Project and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Ryan Nunn, Jimmy O’Donnell, Jay Shambaugh, Lawrence H. Goulder, Charles D. Kolstad, and Xianling Long, October 23, 2019. “The world’s climate has already changed measurably in response to accumulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. These changes as well as projected future… Continue Reading

Democrats unveil procedures for Trump’s impeachment inquiry rebutting GOP attacks

Washington Post – “House Democrats unveiled new procedures for the impeachment inquiry of President Trump on Tuesday, responding to Republican demands for due process by setting out rules for future public hearings delving into whether Trump should be removed from office. The resolution backed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hands the lead role to… Continue Reading

Sea-level rise could flood hundreds of millions more than expected

MIT Technology Review – Princeton researchers found that far more people are living closer to the ocean than previously believed. “By the end of this century, rising oceans will almost certainly flood the lands where tens of millions of people live as accelerating climate change warms the waters and melts ice sheets. But precise estimates… Continue Reading

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Examining Her Path to the High Court Bench and its Intersection with the ACLU

Brinkley, Jennifer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Examining Her Path to the High Court Bench and its Intersection with the ACLU (June 1, 2018). Lincoln Memorial University law Review, Vol. 6, Spring 2019, Issue 1. Available at SSRN: “This paper examines Justice Ginsburg’s history, her impassioned activism on behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union, her… Continue Reading