NY Appeals Court Keeps Block Against Mary Trump In Book Fight, But Lifts It For Her Publisher | New York Law Journal–UPDATE

By Jane Wester      UPDATE
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Presiding Justice Alan Scheinkman in a ruling issued Wednesday modified the TRO against Mary Trump to include “any agent” of hers. While Robert Trump has alleged Simon & Schuster is Mary Trump’s agent, Scheinkman found there was insufficient evidence to determine whether Robert Trump will be successful in that argument, and lifted the block for the publisher.
 

First Amendment Advocates Protest ‘Extraordinary’ Order Blocking Publication of Mary Trump’s Book | New York Law Journal

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The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Association of American Publishers and PEN American Center submitted an amicus brief in Dutchess County Supreme Court opposing Robert Trump’s motion for a preliminary injunction.
 
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Impact of Executive Order 205 on Employee Travel–Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC

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On June 24, 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 205 (EO 205), which sets forth restricted travel areas within the U.S. for New Yorkers and those traveling to New York. If an individual arrives in New York after having spent more than 24 hours in a restricted area, the individual could be subject to a 14-day quarantine. This quarantine must be carried out in accordance with New York Department of Health (DOH) regulations for self-quarantining, and violators are subject to penalties of up to $10,000. The DOH reports that it will update the list of restricted states weekly. For more information on EO 205 and the DOH guidance, please see our earlier client alert.
 
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Trial by Zoom: A strange but true story of how one lawyer prepared for court–ABA Journal

BY DAVID A. LOWE

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The judge appeared for the practice run with a nifty Zoom virtual background that replicated his courtroom, along with the court reporter and clerk, in their respective remote locations. Opposing counsel dialed in from their conference room in Irvine, California, and my trial team assembled with appropriate distancing at our San Francisco office.
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READ: Judge rules US must release migrant children from family detention centers – CNNPolitics

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The US government must release migrant children held in government family detentioncenters by mid-July due to the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge ruled Friday.

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Michael Flynn case: Appeals court orders dismissal – CNNPolitics

By Katelyn Polantz and Marshall Cohen, CNN

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A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered Judge Emmet Sullivan to dismiss the case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, a surprise conclusion in a long-running political fight.

Despite Flynn twice pleading guilty for lying to the FBI about his conversations with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the presidential transition, the Justice Department moved last month to dismiss the case against him. Sullivan did not immediately act, instead asking for a review of the decision.

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‘People fear what they don’t know’: the battle over ‘wet’ markets, a vital part of culinary culture | Food | The Guardian

Amid the coronavirus, calls have grown to ban the diverse US markets that stock and slaughter live animals. But is that wise? 

by Kimon de Greef

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Bills currently before the New York assembly and senate have requested an immediate moratorium on all live animal markets in the city. If passed, they would see the markets closed until a proposed new taskforce investigates concerns about public health and animal welfare in the sector.

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What Will Happen to Your Digital Life When You Die? –Ride The Lightning

Sharon D. Nelson, Esq.
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From Instagram to LinkedIn (and soon, Twitter), there are ways your heirs can request access to your accounts once you’ve died, but why stress them out with those complicated procedures? Several online services allow you to designate legacy contacts or grant access after a period of inactivity. The post teaches you how to manage your digital accounts.

You can create a password manager emergency kit with the keys to all your digital accounts and pass them on to a loved one.

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In Roberts opinion, SCOTUS overturns Trump decision to rescind DACA–ABA Journal

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The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the Trump administration’s decision to phase out a program that deferred deportation for some immigrants.

The decision to rescind the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was arbitrary and capricious, the Supreme Court said in a majority opinion Thursday by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.

The program, established during the Obama administration, defers deportation and grants work permits for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security decided to phase out the program in 2017.

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