Google Revamps Gmail’s Web Interface – TidBITS

Gmail’s Web interface on the desktop has just undergone a significant overhaul, the first in some time. This won’t make any difference to those who read Gmail via an app like Mail on the Mac, and even if you use Gmail in a Web browser or via Mailplane, you won’t be dumped into the new interface automatically. To switch to the new version of Gmail, you must click the gear icon in the upper-right corner and choose “Try the new Gmail.”

As Silver’s Retrial Begins, Impact of SCOTUS ‘McDonnell’ Makes Early Debut | New York Law Journal

By Colby Hamilton

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McDonnell v. United States narrowed the application of federal bribery statutes to those where a clear quid pro quo of something of value results in an official act taken by the elected official. The lack of clear language in Silver’s jury instructions to this effect during the last trial led the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to begrudgingly vacate the former assembly speaker’s conviction in July 2017.