Personalized License Plates (e.g., 69PWNDU) Are Private Speech

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Today’s decision in Gilliam v. Gerregano (Tenn. Ct. App.) so holds (in an opinion by Judge Kristi Davis, joined by Judges Frank Clement and Neal McBrayer). This means that any restrictions on such plates can’t be viewpoint-based or too vague, though clear viewpoint-neutral but content-based restrictions might be permissible. Whether plaintiff can keep her 69PWNDU plate was … Read more

The Law Firm Disrupted: Hybrid Work Is Going Strong, but Skadden Wants More |

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Welcome to the Law Firm Disrupted, a briefing from editor Dan Packel that surveys new competitive pressures on law firms and how their managers are coping, plus insights on the tactics and tech employed by would-be disruptors. Have an opinion? Email me here. Want to be alerted to this dispatch in your inbox every Thursday? Sign up here. At the … Read more

Google to Pay Wash. State $39.9M In Resolution of ‘Location Tracking’ Suit |

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Touting that Washington state is receiving more than double what it would have received in the multistate Google settlement, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the company will pay $39.9 million over allegations that the tech giant used “deceptive” and “misleading” location tracking of users. “Google denied Washington [state] consumers the ability to choose whether the … Read more

Michigan Cannabis Debts | A Cannabis Practice Launches | Vicente’s New Counsel | Minnesota’s Adult-Use Law |

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Welcome back to Higher Law, our weekly briefing on all things cannabis. I’m Cheryl Miller, reporting for from Sacramento.  This week we’re looking at: Michigan’s warning to licensees: Pay your bills. Wiggin and Dana’s cannabis practice launch. Vicente’s timely new Minnesota counsel. Minnesota’s new adult-use cannabis law. Jessica Owl, weighs recreational marijuana, during packaging … Read more

Michigan Accepting Applications for Judicial Vacancies in Probate Courts |

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The State Bar of Michigan has announced that applications are being accepted for judicial vacancies for the state’s Allegan County and Manistee County probate courts. To be considered for these positions, applicants must be a State Bar of Michigan member who meets the legal qualifications for this office and must reside within the judicial district. Source … Read more

First-Grade Teacher’s “Pursu[ing] Her Own Transgender Agenda Outside the Curriculum” May Violate Constitutional Parental Rights

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This case involves the extent of parents’ constitutional rights when a public school permits a teacher to inculcate the teacher’s beliefs about transgender topics in first-grade students over the objections of their parents. As noted in this court’s October 27, 2022 opinion (the “first motion to dismiss opinion”), this case is not about treating all … Read more