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The Supply and Demand of Legal Help on the Internet

Hagan, Margaret, The Supply and Demand of Legal Help on the Internet (October 17, 2022). Margaret D. Hagan “The Supply and Demand of Legal Help on the Internet,” Legal Tech and the Future of Civil Justice, edited by David Freeman Engstrom. Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4250390 “Faith in technology as a way… Continue Reading

GovInfo Jan6th Resources

The official version of the 845-page report is available from the Government Publishing Office. It is available free on the web. GovInfo – House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol – About House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. The jurisdiction… Continue Reading

Government publications in the news during 2022

GODORT: “Throughout the year government information specialists share document mentioned in the news. One of these individuals is Ben Amata who shares many articles and whose submissions make up the majority of these. This years submission come from Ben Amata, David Durant, Patrice McDermott, Albert Chapman, Vicki Tate, Ronnie Joiner, and Toby Green. Andrew Dudash,… Continue Reading

What social media regulation could look like: Think of pipelines, not utilities

Via LLRX – What social media regulation could look like: Think of pipelines, not utilities – Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, and his controversial statements and decisions as its owner, have fueled a new wave of calls for regulating social media companies. Elected officials and policy scholars have argued for years that companies like Twitter and… Continue Reading

New York tells banks to prepare for climate change

“New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris on December 21, 2022 announced new proposed guidance for New York State-regulated banking and mortgage institutions (“Institutions”) to help them manage safety and soundness risks related to climate change. DFS is issuing the proposed guidance to support efforts by Institutions to identify, measure,… Continue Reading

Regulators warn US banks on crypto risks including ‘fraud and scams’ after FTX collapse

CNBC: “U.S. banking regulators warned financial institutions on Tuesday that dealing with cryptocurrency exposes them to an array of risks, including scams and fraud. “The events of the past year have been marked by significant volatility and the exposure of vulnerabilities in the crypto-asset sector,” the regulators said in a joint statement from the Federal… Continue Reading

Going Grey and Facing Age Discrimination: Moving Towards an International Treaty on the Rights of Older Persons

Via LLRX – Going Grey and Facing Age Discrimination: Moving Towards an International Treaty on the Rights of Older Persons – For more than two decades attorney Catherine Morris has conducted research, education, and advocacy in the field of international human rights. Her article illuminates an issue that impacts vast numbers of people regardless of… Continue Reading

FDA to permit some retail pharmacies to dispense abortion pills

Washington Post: “The Food and Drug Administration took steps on Tuesday to ease access to medication abortion in states where it is legal, allowing retail pharmacies to dispense the pills, which were previously available only at clinics, directly from doctors or by mail. The regulatory change, which was released with little fanfare or explanation Tuesday… Continue Reading

A Valuable COVID Drug Doesn’t Work against New Variants

Scientific American – “Current monoclonal antibodies fail against COVID virus variants, so drugmakers want to use a fast-track test for new ones…In an e-mail to Scientific American, an FDA spokesperson said the agency is concerned as well, and it will work with drug companies on expedited development of preventive therapies for immunosuppressed patients. But the… Continue Reading

January 6 Clearinghouse

Just Security: “Welcome to this all-source repository of information for analysts, researchers, investigators, journalists, educators, and the public at large. Check out our new addition below: A curated repository of deposition transcripts from the House Select Committee. Readers may also be interested in Major Highlights of the January 6th Report. If you think the January… Continue Reading

The History of the House – McCarthy loses speaker bid in third vote

Update, January 7, 2022 – McCarthy elected House speaker after historic battle with GOP rebels “The House has a webpage devoted to its history titled History, Art & Archives. “This site is a collaborative project between the Office of the Historian and the Clerk of the House’s Office of Art and Archives. Together, the offices… Continue Reading