Sure, turnout was light in last week’s primary elections, but that doesn’t mean those who went to the polls didn’t exercise their inalienable right to cast write-in votes. You know what that means? That’s right! It’s time to review the votes that went to people (and other life forms) who weren’t on the official ballot on May 15. The fact that not a single player from the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles roster got a vote out of some 7,300 write-ins was rather discouraging. How quickly you people forget. You should be ashamed of yourselves. But enough about that. This year’s batch contained a bunch of the old standards. Let’s take a look at those first, before getting to the deeper issues at hand. Kermit the Frog got a vote for governor, Miss Piggy for a 182nd District statehouse seat and Whoopi Goldberg for U.S. Senate (D), all out of South Philadelphia’s Second Ward. Among votes for the famous were John Travolta (U.S. … [Read more...] about What do Harambe, Donald Trump and a Traffic Court judge who went to jail have in common?
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Leah Millis / Reuters The EU is implementing major new data privacy regulation this week. It affects any company that processes EU citizens’ data, regardless of whether or not the company is based in the EU. The GDPR has sent Silicon Valley scrambling to keep up — here’s what you need to know. New regulations in the European Union are making a major headache for Silicon Valley. Tech companies are currently scrambling to get ready before May 25th, the date that will see the implementation of a major new piece of European data privacy legislation: GDPR. Here's the quick-and-dirty version of what you need to know. GDPR? It stands for General Data Protection Regulation. So what actually is it? It's a major new piece of European regulation that addresses how EU citizens' data can be used by corporations, introducing strict new rules around gaining people's consent to process their data. It was approved by the European … [Read more...] about What you need to know about GDPR, the new EU privacy rules that have Silicon Valley scrambling to keep up
NEWARK, N.J. — The old woman walked outside in her bathrobe and curlers to shout at the man who might be president.“Senator Booker!” she called out to him.Cory Booker spun around and saw the woman standing on the stoop of her squat three-story apartment building.“Oh my gosh!” he said. “How are you? I haven’t seen you in the longest time!”The woman was incredulous.“What are you doing over here?” she exclaimed.“Just walking around the neighborhood,” said Booker. “I love that robe. Look at that.”Her name is Stephanie. They apparently have known each other for a while. With a warm smile, she explained why she rushed out in her early morning finery.“I just looked out the window and I said, ‘That’s Senator Booker!’”RELATED: High-profile congressional Democrats 11 PHOTOS High-profile Congressional Democrats See Gallery High-profile Congressional Democrats Senator … [Read more...] about Is Cory Booker for real?
By now the story is familiar but no less heartbreaking. On Valentine's Day, a former student walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, pulled an AR-15 out of his duffle bag and began shooting. Students hid in closets and played dead. When it was over 17 people were killed -- 14 of them students. In the hours that followed, there were vigils and a string of lawmakers offered their "thoughts and prayers." Then, something different happened. The students of Stoneman Douglas gathered in living rooms and in front of cameras, declaring never again. In less than a month, the teens did what few thought possible, they changed gun laws in Florida and ignited a national movement. We wondered how a generation with a notoriously short attention span plans to hold the nation's attention. You'll hear from them later. But we begin with another classmate who hasn't been seen or heard from since the shooting. "He told me, 'Dad I got shot.' I just said, 'keep talking to me, ok, … [Read more...] about Students calling for change after the Parkland shooting
Stephanie Francis Ward: How assertive is too assertive for women lawyers in private practice?Janice Brown: If you are a woman who desires success, one of the challenges is some people may perceive that desire as a negative for women. But if you want success, you have to learn to be much more self-defining, and be able to create something much more self-defining.Stephanie Francis Ward: I’m Stephanie Francis Ward, and when we return, my guests will tell you how they’ve seen women become successful rainmakers. Advertiser: This ABA Journal Podcast is brought to you by Westlaw Next. Folder sharing in Westlaw Next enables you to tap into previous research across organizational boundaries like never before, saving you time from reinventing the wheel. Learn more at westlawnext.com.Stephanie Francis Ward: I’m here with Karen Kaplowitz, a former law firm partner who now advises lawyers on business development; and Janice Brown, a trial lawyer who also does consultant work … [Read more...] about ‘Aggressive’ is not a dirty word for women rainmakers (podcast with transcript)