The law does not always keep pace with reality. In the instance of deepfakes, it’s the law’s ability to keep pace with virtual reality that’s being called into question.
Mark Denny, who was first convicted in 1987 for the rape and robbery of an 18-year-old woman, and then later wrongfully convicted for “sodomy, coercion, rape, and robbery,” will receive $9.75 million after being exonerated. So reports Vibe.
Below the Bar
“Fake lawyer” Kenneth Frank was found guilty of tricking people into believing he was an attorney in order to charge for services he was not actually allowed to provide. So reports the Sun Sentinel.
The American Bar Association has amended Rule 8.4 of its Model Rules for Professional Conduct to prohibit “harmful verbal or physical conduct that manifests bias or prejudice toward others.” Louisville attorney and columnist Bridget Bush is calling foul, expressing concerns that the new rule is a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment. So reads a column in the Courier-Journal.
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