NORFOLKCity officials have big hopes for the coming decade, including building new defenses against Norfolk’s ever-worsening flooding and redeveloping a 200-acre swath east of downtown that contains aging public housing communities.But mounting debt that will eat up larger chunks of municipal budgets for the next several years could delay those and other high-profile projects. That’s likely to have the city tightening its belt until it can pay down some of the bills it’s racked up over the past 10 years.Norfolk essentially paid its way through the recession on its credit card, city officials say, and continued taking on debt to construct major projects while it delayed paying off what it owed.Now, the city’s total unpaid debt has topped $1.1 billion, with another $300 million authorized but still to be issued.“We took on a lot of debt over the last 10 years, and the bill is coming due,” Mayor Kenny Alexander said at a recent City Council … [Read more...] about Norfolk has $1.1 billion in debt. That’s likely to delay major projects.
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Home Law Scribbler 5 lessons for teaching law and technology Law Scribbler By Jason Tashea and Keith Porcaro Posted January 22, 2018, 8:30 am CST This piece was co-authored with Keith Porcaro, a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center. Over the fall semester, we ran an experiment at the Georgetown University Law Center. Through a course we co-created and taught, we used technology to help students critically think through criminal justice policy and law. To prepare for future versions of the course, we are reflecting on what worked and what we can improve on. From this reflection, we identified five lessons that we think are key for teaching law and technology. With the influx of experimental tech courses in law schools across the U.S., we hope that these lessons will aid practitioners developing similar curricula and complement the larger discussion about the role of technology in legal education. First, a bit about the course, titled “Criminal Justice Technology, … [Read more...] about 5 lessons for teaching law and technology
1. THE CYBERSECURITY THREATThe scapegoat for the two huge data breaches revealed by Yahoo in 2016 turned out to be the legal department. The company’s general counsel (GC), Ron Bell, received no severance on his departure. His termination was widely heralded as a wake-up call for in-house counsel generally. By all appearances, it has been. Most major surveys identify cybersecurity concerns as among the top, and often the top concern of in-house counsel around the world. In the UK, for example, research for the GC Futures Summit revealed that 62% of GCs worried about data security and cyber crime. Cyber concerns, including protection, security, threat response, privacy and piracy, were also among the top two issues identified by Edge International’s Leigh Dance in a blind survey of legal and compliance heads in large global organizations based in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Similarly, a report from ALM Intelligence and Morrison & Foerster, General … [Read more...] about Major Concerns for Corporate Counsel
Last week, Livelaw carried Part I of the interview with Gopal Krishna, environmental activist and scholar on his inspirations, and ongoing concerns. In Part II, he answers specific questions concerning his activism, and interactions with the Central Government, with regard to his campaigns against asbestos and ship-breaking industries. Q: After five years of struggle, Bihar Pollution Control Board has cancelled permission to all the seven asbestos plants including the ones in Bhojpur. Please tell us about the salient aspects of this struggle, and how you succeeded in your campaign in Bihar. A: The struggle in Bihar is part of the national and global struggle against trade, manufacture and use of killer fibres of asbestos. Initially, when they bought the land they did not disclose that it was for asbestos-based factories. After more than five years of villagers’ struggle, the West Bengal- based Balmukund company in Chainpur-Bishunpur, Marwan block in Muzaffarpur … [Read more...] about Activist Gopal Krishna exposes India’s doublespeak in environment protection
Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi (born 24 February 1959) is an eminent jurist, parliamentarian, visible media personality, well known columnist, author and commentator. He is the son of Dr. Laxmi Mall Singhvi, a renowned lawyer and India’s former High Commissioner to the UK and Kamla Singhvi. He is a Member of Parliament; the senior most National Spokesperson of the Congress Party; the youngest designated Senior Advocate, Supreme Court (at age 34); a former and youngest Additional Solicitor General of India (ASG) (at 37) and former elected Vice President, Supreme Court Bar Association. He is former Chairman of the AICC All India Law and Human Rights Department and former Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on Law, Justice, Personnel & Grievances. He was formerly Vice Chairman of Congress’ Media Department.He obtained B.A.(Hons.), M.A., Ph.D., PIL educated at St. Stephen’s College, Trinity College, Cambridge and Harvard University . … [Read more...] about The time is ripe to try Phase One of foreign law firms under “controlled conditions”; Interview with Senior Supreme Court Lawyer ; Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi