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How Old Will You Be When Social Security’s Funds Run Out?

Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CFFB) – not good news for baby boomers!:  “The Social Security Trust Funds are projected to become insolvent in 2035, according to the program’s trustees. At that point, revenues coming into the program will be insufficient to cover scheduled benefits, causing all beneficiaries to suffer a 20 percent benefit cut, regardless of their age, income level, or how much they depend on the program. That cut would generally grow over time, until someone born this year would have a 25 percent cut in their lifetime benefits.”

The Antitrust Case Against Facebook

Srinivasan, Dina, The Antitrust Case Against Facebook (September 10, 2018). Berkeley Business Law Journal Vol. 16, Issue 1, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3247362 “The Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) social network, this era’s new communications service, plays an important role in the lives of 2+ billion people across the world. Though the market was highly competitive in… Continue Reading

2020’s slate of female presidential candidates is already making history

The New Republic – Women of Substance – “…Now there are six—count them, six. Klobuchar, Warren, New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand, and California’s Kamala Harris have a plausible shot, followed by Hawaii’s Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, whose qualifications and motivation remain unclear, and spiritual author Marianne Williamson, who, in her apparent quest to transmute news-cycle mentions into… Continue Reading

The Rise of Risk Management in Financial Institutions – Diminution of Legal Function

Business Law Today – The Rise of Risk Management in Financial Institutions and a Potential Unintended Consequence – The Diminution of the Legal Function By: Thomas C. Baxter, Jr.  April 2, 2019 – “After the global financial crisis, a highly respected group of financial supervisors from the industrialized world convened to consider what might have caused… Continue Reading

Report On The Investigation on Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election

U.S. Department of Justice has released the 448 redacted (searchable) report in PDF – Report On the Investigation into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election, Vols I and II March 2019. Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Submitted Pursuant to 28 C.F.R. Sec 600.8(c). Please see this link for a screen shot of text… Continue Reading

Guides to the Redacted Mueller Report – Release is April 18, 2019

Thread by @SethAbramson: “(MUELLER REPORT LIVE THREAD) This thread chronicles—in real time—the release of the Mueller Report, with news and analysis from a @Newsweek columnist and @NYTimes https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1118631217212067841.html bestselling author (Proof of Collusion)” NOTE – There are 953 redacted sections in the 448 pages of the report. Splinter – The Juiciest Bits From the Mueller… Continue Reading

Knowledge Organization Systems

Hanging Together: “That was the topic discussed recently by OCLC Research Library Partners metadata managers, initiated by Daniel Lovins of Yale and Stephen Hearn of the University of Minnesota. As controlled vocabularies and thesauri are converted into linked open data and shared publicly, they often separate from their traditional role of facilitating collection browsing and… Continue Reading

The Consumer Protection Ecosystem: Law, Norms, and Technology

Bradley, Christopher G., The Consumer Protection Ecosystem: Law, Norms, and Technology (March 8, 2019). Denver Law Review, Vol. 97, 2019. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3349190 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3349190 “Consumer law provokes fierce policy debate on issues from identity theft to online privacy, from arbitration clauses and class action lawsuits to Americans’ accumulation of debt and the unsavory… Continue Reading

The Insiders’ Guide To the Mueller Report

Politico – How experts and political operatives are gearing up to read the juiciest Washington info dump in two decades. “…The report by special counsel Robert Mueller could be the biggest oppo dump in history. It could be a fizzle. Although Mueller didn’t find enough evidence to charge President Donald Trump for conspiring with Russia… Continue Reading

Paper – The Marginalization of Black Aspiring Lawyers

Aaron N. Taylor, The Marginalization of Black Aspiring Lawyers, 13 FIU L. Rev. 489 (2019). Available at: https://ecollections.law.fiu.edu/lawreview/vol13/iss3/8 “This paper argues that Black people who aspire to be lawyers endure marginalized existences, which span the law school admission process through the matriculation process and into the law school classroom. The manner in which the Law… Continue Reading

Can the President Close the Border? Relevant Laws and Considerations

CRS Legal Sidebar via LC – Can the President Close the Border? Relevant Laws and Considerations, April 12, 2019: “Does the executive branch have authority to “close” the southern border? Recently, President Trump declared that he would order the closure of the U.S.-Mexico border or at least “large sections” of it, unless Mexico acts to… Continue Reading

GAO – Action Is Needed to Address the Federal Government’s Fiscal Future

The Nation’s Fiscal Health: Action Is Needed to Address the Federal Government’s Fiscal Future, GAO-19-314SP: Published: Apr 10, 2019. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2019. “This report provides an update on the nation’s fiscal health as of the end of FY 2018, and describes its likely fiscal future if policies don’t change. Among its findings: The… Continue Reading