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Law Day 2021: 'Advancing the Rule of Law Now'

Last week, the American Bar Association (ABA) launched its month-long Law Day 2021 celebration and adopted the theme of “Advancing the Rule of Law Now” for this year’s event.

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Reports of Asian-American Hate Crimes Target of New Legislation

Lawmakers and advocates are pushing back against hate crimes directed at Asian-American residents as new statistics indicate an alarming number of incidents stemming back to early in the lockdown.

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Washington State Law Enforcement Group Rejects 'False Dilemma' Reform

A coalition of law enforcement unions in Washington state urged lawmakers to continue crafting legislation to hold officers accountable for their actions but expressed concerns about some of the measures on the table.

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ABA to Consider 'Good Cause Exceptions' for Missed Performance Standards

As law school professors and deans called for changes in the way the American Bar Association (ABA) collects and synthesizes student performance data, the trade group has decided not to make any wholesale changes to the way it assesses academic performance standards, according to the group.

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General Counsel Role is Being Redefined by Data, Risk: Exterro

General counsels and chief legal officers are operating in an entirely new landscape as technology continues to change the way businesses interact with their customers. That's according to a new paper from Exterro.

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Coalition Urges Biden to Nix Facial Recognition Tech Over Racial Bias Issues

A coalition of human and civil rights organizations and advocates are calling on President Joe Biden to take immediate action and enact a federal moratorium on facial recognition technology as they have serious concerns about its inaccuracy with respect to certain subsets of the population, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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Legal Community Celebrates Black History Month, ABA Launches 'Challenges' Webinar

Climate change, taxes and voting rights are among some of the topics that will be covered during the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Black History Month webinar series. The events will take place throughout the month and will be scattered over the course of nine days, according to information from ABA.

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Sherman Antitrust Act At Heart of Parler Vs. Amazon

Conservative microblogging platform Parler and E-commerce giant Amazon traded barbs as the former sued the tech retailer, alleging it improperly removed the blogging platform from its offerings.

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'Fact Check' Parses Possible Sanctions for Trump Lawyers Filing Election Lawsuits

The fallout from the 2020 presidential election will likely span time, political affiliation and legal field. There is certainly no shortage of controversy surrounding the election and subsequent fight over its validity.

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DOJ's Rabbitt Points to Banner Year at Anti-Corruption Conference

During his keynote address at the American Conference Institute’s 37th annual FCPA meeting, Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt touted the Department of Justice’s “historic” efforts during 2020.

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