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South Dakota Pot Advocates Join Lawsuit Challenging Ballot Measure

South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws, the advocacy group that campaigned for medical and recreational marijuana in South Dakota, will join a lawsuit filed against the recently passed legalization. So reports the Rapid City Journal.


Biden Balks At Investigating Trump While Others Call for Legal Action

Joe Biden downplayed the idea of pursing any investigations into President Donald Trump once Trump is out of office. So reports USA Today.


Murdered DNC Staffer’s Family Settles with Fox News Over 'Wikileaks' Coverage

The parents of Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee staffer who was murdered in 2016, have reached a settlement agreement in their lawsuit with Fox News. So reports The New York Post.


Law School Deans Rebuke Trump’s Election Resistance

Nearly half of the nation’s law school deans have taken issue with President Donald Trump’s barrage of lawsuits challenging the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. So reports the Charlotte Observer.


'AI Lawyer' Email Crawler Learns A New Trick

The legalese-proficient DoNotPay email crawler, used to search inboxes for ways to earn money—such as identifying class action payouts you might not have been aware of—will also help you collect tax fraud bounties. So reports The Next Web.


Racial Justice Warriors Recognized with Spirit of Excellence Awards

Law professors, politicians and legal justice advocates were among those on the receiving end of the 2021 Spirit of Excellence Award for their dedication to the promotion of racial and ethnic diversity in the industry.


Zoom Bolsters Encryption Practices After FTC Complaint

As doctors and patients increasingly turn to telehealth, Zoom’s privacy policies have come under scrutiny. So reports MedCity News.


Apple, Epic Games Exchange Another Legal Salve Over Fortnite

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers tossed two Apple counterclaims related to its legal battle with Fortnite creator Epic Games. So reports Ars Technica.


Data Model Shows Law Schools Not a Good Investment: Opinion

Higher education research from the Texas Public Policy Foundation shows a majority of law schools fail former President Barack Obama’s “gainful employment” test. So reads an op-ed from the National Review.


Trump’s Lawyers Skeptical About Representing Election Efforts: Report

Lawyers working at firms representing President Donald Trump’s efforts to challenge the results of the election are skeptical about their role in potentially undermining the democratic process. So reports the Business Standard.


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