Fox News personalities are now dishonestly engaging in rhetorical whataboutism in response to threats against federal law enforcement from supporters of former President Donald Trump after the FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago resort. In their fictional retelling, the Department of Justice under Attorney General Merrick Garland has taken a hard line against Trump and his supporters, yet has done nothing to protect right-wing Supreme Court justices such as Trump-nominated Justice Brett Kavanaugh who have also received violent threats. In fact, when an armed suspect was arrested outside Kavanaugh’s home in early June for allegedly threatening to kill Kavanaugh, Garland strongly condemned threats of violence against the justices and described the measures that the Justice Department has taken to protect them. “Threats of violence and actual violence against the justices of course strike at the heart of our democracy, and we will do everything we can to prevent them and to hold people who do them accountable,” Garland said on June 8. He further outlined actions he had taken the previous month to increase security at the justices’ homes “24/7,” and a meeting he had with court security and law enforcement officials “to ensure every degree of protection available as possible.”
August 16, 2022 22:37 UTC
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August 16, 2022 22:30 UTC
By Kirk Sigmon (August 16, 2022, 6:11 PM EDT) -- A recent class action by video game collectors against a video game grading service may very well be the beginning of a massive crash in the market for collecting video games. The lawsuit is not merely interesting for its facts — which involve, among other things, a $1 million Super Mario Brothers game, the TV show "Pawn Stars," and the Carolina Collection of video games — but also for the lessons it indirectly provides for intellectual property rights holders. Wata, Heritage Auctions and Super Mario Brothers on "Pawn Stars" In the last few decades, collecting and preserving video game hardware, software...Stay ahead of the curveIn the legal profession, information is the key to success. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition. Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
August 16, 2022 22:17 UTC
It isn’t true that the new subsidies for buying electric vehicles will only benefit the rich. That’s because the point of the $7,500 tax credit is to speed the transition to clean energy. One other nice thing about electric vehicles: Zero tailpipe emissions. If bashing Democrats is the true motive behind all this whining about the EV tax credit, too bad. As policy initiatives go, this incentive to move Americans into electric vehicles is unusually well crafted.
August 16, 2022 22:11 UTC
(CNN) — Nearly three years after Adam Neumann stepped down as CEO of WeWork following a failed attempt to take the company public, he is said to once again be in charge of a billion-dollar real estate startup. Representatives for Flow and Andreessen Horowitz did not immediately respond to requests for comment. He also explained his thinking for backing Flow, a residential real estate company, and Neumann despite the founder’s high-profile fall from grace at WeWork. “Adam, and the story of WeWork, have been exhaustively chronicled, analyzed, and fictionalized — sometimes accurately. WeWork’s dramatic rise and spectacular failed first attempt at going public inspired the TV miniseries “WeCrashed,” in which Jared Leto portrayed Neumann as the poster child of startup culture’s excess.
August 16, 2022 22:09 UTC
With every day that passes, the Brittney Griner situation keeps getting more complex. View this post on Instagram A post shared by BG (@brittneyyevettegriner)We Should Protect Black Women at All TimesThe truth is that many times, systems fail black women, and Griner’s case is a prime example. People try to diminish the reality that Black women do not often get prioritized in society. There are also a host of other people who are sometimes Black themselves, saying that asking people to protect Black women is ‘bogus’. These types of flippant comments are what increasingly make the case for Brittney Griner even more painful to watch unfold.
Source:New York Times
August 16, 2022 22:07 UTC
(CNN) — Almost 100 years after its extinction, the Tasmanian tiger may live once again. Scientists want to resurrect the striped carnivorous marsupial, officially known as a thylacine, which roamed the Australian bush. The ambitious project will harness advances in genetics, ancient DNA retrieval and artificial reproduction to bring back the animal. “We would strongly advocate that first and foremost we need to protect our biodiversity from further extinctions, but unfortunately we are not seeing a slowing down in species loss,” said Andrew Pask, who is leading the initiative. About the size of a coyote, the thylacine disappeared about 2,000 years ago virtually everywhere except the Australian island of Tasmania.
August 16, 2022 21:46 UTC
FILE - In this photo released by the Taiwan Legislative Yuan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, speaks during a meeting with Legislative Yuan Deputy Speaker Tsai Chi-chang in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. China announced Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, is imposing visa bans and other sanctions on a number of Taiwanese political figures including Tsai over their promotion of the self-governing island democracy's independence from Beijing. (Taiwan Presidential Office via AP, File)FILE - In this photo released by the Taiwan Legislative Yuan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, left, speaks during a meeting with Legislative Yuan Deputy Speaker Tsai Chi-chang in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. The Chinese Communist Party office that announced the sanctions says they’re designed to punish diehard supporters of Taiwanese independence. The U.S. says China is seeking to erode the status quo with its provocative response to recent congressional visits to the island.
August 16, 2022 21:40 UTC
FILE - President Joe Biden looks at his grandson Beau Biden as first lady Jill Biden waves and walks to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Aug. 10, 2022. First lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing ‘mild symptoms’ the White House announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)FILE - President Joe Biden looks at his grandson Beau Biden as first lady Jill Biden waves and walks to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Aug. 10, 2022. First lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing ‘mild symptoms’ the White House announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)(AP) — First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing “mild symptoms.” The White House announced it on Tuesday.
August 16, 2022 21:33 UTC
“After 18 months of negotiations, progress has been made in reviving the Iran nuclear deal,” said Ed Moya, analyst at online trading platform OANDA. If the Iran nuclear deal is revived, that could send oil prices down to the low $80s.”Tuesday’s plunge did not bring oil that low yet, though crude did visit fresh 6-½ month lows. It plunged to as low as $85.73 during the session, a bottom since the Jan. 26 low of $85.01. But by and large, the focus was on Iran as world powers, led by the European Union, discussed the possibility of reviving the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. On the front, the consensus is for a decline of 1.1 million barrels on top of the draw of 4.98 million barrels seen in the previous week.
August 16, 2022 21:19 UTC
With a broken nose and collarbone, Anthony Nelson continues to recover at the hospital. The 35-year-old MTA employee has had two surgeries since his attack. He's a brother, he's an uncle, he's a son, he's a father, he has has a fiancé. MTA worker Anthony Nelson Anthony NelsonThere were multiple calls for justice outside the Bronx County Courthouse on Tuesday, the day his alleged attacker, Alexander Wright, was due in front of a judge, but didn't show. "To assault on an MTA employee is a felony charge up to seven years.
August 16, 2022 21:14 UTC
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Source:Wall Street Journal
August 16, 2022 20:46 UTC
Nadler & Thompson Send Letter Requesting Information on Government Purchase of Americans’ Private Data f t # e Washington, August 16, 2022On July 19, 2022, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on government acquisition and use of Americans’ private information, entitled “Digital Dragnets: Examining the Government’s Access to Your Personal Data.” During questioning, witnesses testified that federal agencies frequently circumvent warrant requirements by purchasing data sets from companies participating in the data market. These sources can range from original sources, like social media companies and app developers, to companies that package data for sale, known as data brokers. These data sets—collected, packaged, and sold by private companies—have far ranging uses from benign microtargeting, to invasive digital profiles, to real-time location tracking. The House Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees seek greater clarity on the agency practice of purchasing commercial data to sidestep legal protections against unreasonable search and seizure. While all agency recipients have been reported to contract with data brokers, precise information regarding both the information available, as well as the frequency and nature of agency use is unknown.
August 16, 2022 20:34 UTC
State Revenue Secretary Michael Houdyshell went before the Legislature’s Ag Land Assessment Task Force on Tuesday to talk about the modernization project. Lawmakers formed the task force in 2008 as an initial step in converting South Dakota’s assessment of agriculture property from a market-based system to a production-based system. The governor chose Terwilliger to be her state finance commissioner effective April 1, 2022, and promoted Houdyshell from department legal counsel to her administration’s revenue secretary. Wendy Semmler, director for the department’s property-tax division, said about 1,800 local government bodies assess a property-tax levy. The task force chair, Representative Kirk Chaffee, R-Summerset, was prime sponsor.
August 16, 2022 20:25 UTC
Serena Williams has made it clear that she is not an avid admirer of the term 'retirement'. Naturally, many media outlets wrote stories about the legend's comments, with Forbes publishing an article titled: "Serena Williams Serves Up A New Vision Of Life And Retirement." The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion shared the article on Twitter and said that she prefers the term 'forever evolving' to 'retirement'. In her column for Vogue, Williams said that she did not like the term retirement and instead called her leaving tennis an evolution. “I have never liked the word retirement," the 40-year-old said.
August 16, 2022 19:29 UTC