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Daily Archives: June 1, 2022

13 Ways Overturning Roe v. Wade Affects You (even if you think it doesn’t)

Via LLRX13 Ways Overturning Roe v. Wade Affects You (even if you think it doesn’t)Kathy Biehl is a lawyer licensed in two states, as well as a prolific multidisciplinary author and writer. Roe v. Wade has been settled law during her entire career. In this article Biehl succinctly and expertly identifies how the upcoming Supreme Court decision in Dobbs V. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a draft of which was “leaked” on May 2, 2022, will impact many facets of our society as well as our democracy.

If the Democratic Party is serious about preserving America as a constitutional republic, they better act fast

Via LLRX – If the Democratic Party is serious about preserving America as a constitutional republic, they better act fast – Thom Hartmann is a podcast personality, author, former psychotherapist, businessman, and progressive political commentator. He untangles the history of the Electoral College and unequal representation in the U.S. Senate to starkly illuminate why our… Continue Reading

Plastic Recycling Doesn’t Work and Will Never Work

The Atlantic: “…The first problem is that there are thousands of different plastics, each with its own composition and characteristics. They all include different chemical additives and colorants that cannot be recycled together, making it impossible to sort the trillions of pieces of plastics into separate types for processing. For example, polyethylene terephthalate (PET#1) bottles… Continue Reading

California’s unprecedented reparations report details 150 years of anti-Black harm

NBCNews: “A new report from California’s first-in-the-country statewide reparations task force details how slavery touched nearly every aspect of Black life in America, producing “innumerable harms” that are still felt today.  California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans INTERIM REPORT [June 2022], offers a comprehensive look at the impacts of… Continue Reading

Food Contact Chemicals database (FCCdb)

Food Packaging Forum: “Food contact materials (FCMs) are used to make food contact articles (FCAs) that come into contact with food and beverages during, for example, processing, storing, packaging, or consumption. The chemicals within these FCMs and FCAs are known as food contact chemicals (FCCs), and they can contaminate food when they migrate from the… Continue Reading

Subak launches ‘Google of climate data’ portal

British Business Focus: “Global tech accelerator Subak today launches the Data Catalogue – a curated online portal connecting shared climate datasets around the world to accelerate climate impact. An extension of Subak’s core ethos of sharing data to accelerate climate impact, the Data Catalogue has been built to make climate data reliable and accessible for academics, analysts, policymakers and… Continue Reading

Wildfire Statistics

CRS In Focus – Wildfires are unplanned fires, including lightning-caused fires, unauthorized human-caused fires, and escaped prescribed fire projects. States are responsible for responding to wildfires that begin on non federal (state, local, and private) lands, except for lands protected by federal agencies under cooperative agreements. The federal government is responsible for responding to wildfires… Continue Reading

The Insurrection Bar to Holding Office: Appeals Court Issues Decision on Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment

CRS Legal Sidebar – The Insurrection Bar to Holding Office: Appeals Court Issues Decision on Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment, June 1, 2022: “On May 24, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision in Cawthorn v. Amalfi, a case involving Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment (Section 3).… Continue Reading

Using Artificial Intelligence in the Law Review Submissions Process

Simon, Brenda M., Using Artificial Intelligence in the Law Review Submissions Process (May 19, 2022). UC Davis Law Review, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4113550 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4113550 “The use of artificial intelligence to help editors examine law review submissions may provide a way to improve an overburdened system. This Article is the first to explore the… Continue Reading