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Minnesota governor signs insulin affordability bill into law
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act into law Wednesday to establish an emergency insulin program for struggling Minnesotans. Walz, who spent months advocating for and negotiating this bill, said that "espite re (More)
Diploma Privilege or Bust: Delayed Bar Exam Would Harm Graduating Law Students and Vulnerable Pennsylvanians in Light of COVID-19
Members of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable communities are at risk of losing access to essential legal services in the face of the unprecedented public health crisis, economic turmoil, and social disruption brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Graduat (More)
Why Emergency Diploma Privilege is the Right Solution for Licensure
The novel coronavirus has disrupted the lives of billions globally. In the United States, as Americans shelter in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, so too stop the “normal” functions of the country. Americans are being laid off and filing for une (More)
ABA encourages states to adopt emergency bar authorization due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
The American Bar Association (ABA) issued a resolution Tuesday encouraging state licensing officials to grant recent law school graduates emergency authorization to practice law in their states. "The American Bar Association strongly urges the highes (More)
It's Time for Universal Diploma Privilege
Sometimes, it takes a crisis to make a change. Especially for the legal profession, which is notoriously allergic to change, no matter how necessary. For decades, the legal profession has debated how and why to evaluate attorneys before admitting the (More)
Federal Reserve loosens bank lending regulations during COVID-19 outbreak
The Federal Reserve announced Friday that it would loosen bank regulations to support lending during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Reserve Board specifically modified two previous regulations: the standardized approach for measuring counterparty (More)
An Open Letter to the National Conference of Bar Examiners: We Need a Decision
Imagine you are in your third year of law school. The finish line of graduation is ahead of you and the most important test of your entire life looms on the horizon. You have gone through your law school classes for the last three years knowing that (More)
Incarcerated women receive harsher punishments than men: US report
Incarcerated women are treated more harshly than incarcerated men, according to a report from the US Commission on Civil Rights released Wednesday."Women in Prison: Seeking Justice Behind Bar" compares the treatment of women in prison by prison o (More)
France fines Apple €25 million for slowing old iPhones without warning
The French agency in charge of competition, consumer affairs, and fraud prevention (DGCCRF) has issued a 25 million euro fine against Apple for failing to warn owners of older iPhone models that updating the operating system would result in slower op (More)
Chinese gene-editing scientists convicted of illegal medical practice
The Shenzhen Nanshan District People's Court on Monday convicted and sentenced researcher He Jiankui and two collaborators, Zhang Renli and Qin Jinzhou, for carrying out human embryo gene-editing and reproductive medical activities.In a closed co (More)