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Daily Archives: January 13, 2022

Climate-Washing Litigation: Legal Liability for Misleading Climate Communications

Climate Social Science Network Research Report 2022:1: Climate-Washing Litigation Legal Liability for Misleading Climate Communications. January 13, 2022: “This research report aims to enhance the legal community’s understanding of climate-related ‘greenwashing’ litigation. The report analyses this type of litigation, which can also be described as ‘climate-washing’ litigation, by examining key cases and developments, particularly cases and complaints brought against the largest emitters of greenhouse gases (predominantly non-state actors). The paper is designed to address the lack of examination of this specific type of litigation to date by:

  • Defining greenwashing in more detail, plus climate-washing and climate-washing litigation.
  • Providing an in-depth review of actual and potential climate-washing cases, classified according to the type of misleading statements upon which such cases are based.
  • Offering practical recommendations for various actors in the context of climate-washing…”
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Browsing: Russ Kick Collection

The Black Vault: “These records were provided by the family of anthologist and transparency activist Russ Kick, from his papers, facilitated by the generous assistance of Dr. Susan Maret. This is not a complete collection set of his papers, but rather, a selection of items sent to The Black Vault for digital preservation. Biography –… Continue Reading

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New Series of CRS Reports on Constitutional Analysis adds additional reports

Follow up to previous posting – New Series of CRS Reports on Constitutional Analysis, The Modes of Constitutional Analysis Parts 1-5 have expanded to include Parts 6-8. The Modes of Constitutional Analysis: Moral Reasoning and the National Ethos (Part 6), Brandon J. Murrill, Jan 13, 2022 The Modes of Constitutional Analysis: Structuralism (Part 7), Brandon… Continue Reading

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The true cost of Amazon’s low prices

Vox/Recode: “On the heels of yet another year of record sales, Amazon is dealing with a couple of unwelcome updates in the new year. The Senate Judiciary Committee has announced it will soon be marking up the American Innovation and Choice Online Act, an antitrust bill targeting Amazon and other Big Tech companies. This follows… Continue Reading

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Report – People spend a third of their waking day staring at their phones

Mashable: “Worried you’re spending too much time staring mindlessly at random apps? Well, apparently you’re not alone. In 2021, people in the world’s top 10 mobile markets for Android spent a solid 4.8 hours browsing apps, according to app analytics company App Annie’s State of Mobile 2022 report. That’s roughly a third of our waking… Continue Reading

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The Overreach of Limits on “Legal Advice”

Yale Law Journal, Vol 131, 2021-22. The Overreach of Limits on “Legal Advice” 03 Jan 2022 Lauren Sudeall: “Nonlawyers, including court personnel, are typically prohibited from providing legal advice. But definitions of “legal advice” are unnecessarily broad, creating confusion, disadvantaging self-represented litigants, and possibly raising due-process concerns. This Essay argues for a narrower, more explicit… Continue Reading

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How often can you safely reuse your KN95 or N95 mask?

Washington Post: “…Health experts say while there are no hard and fast rules, there are best practices for safely getting multiple uses out of N95s or KN95s…Some experts suggest having a few masks on hand so you can rotate between them. That way, after wearing one mask, you can set it aside for a few… Continue Reading

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Striking findings from 2021

Pew – “…here are some of Pew Research Center’s most striking research findings from the past year. These 15 findings cover subjects ranging from extreme weather to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing demographic shifts in the United States. And they represent just a small slice of the year’s full list of research publications…” Continue Reading

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‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ just entered the public domain. Here’s what that means for fans.

Washington Post – “Luke McGarry began drawing a nude Pooh Bear as soon as he heard the news. The original, nearly 100-year-old “bear of very little brain” from the Hundred Acre Wood had rung in this new year by entering the public domain. Now quite humbly, McGarry’s creative appetite felt rumbly. The Los Angeles-based artist… Continue Reading

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