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March 28, 2022

Has TFG reacted to ruling in the Eastman case?

You can normally count on TFG reacting to adverse news. This ruling is very adverse
https://twitter.com/eliehonig/status/1508473735078191110
When TFG responds to bad news, I automatically wonder how the attorneys representing TFG are going to react. Occasionally there were TFG responses that were touched or run by an attorney. For a normal/sane client, no top tier attorney would let a client respond to this ruling

I am looking forward to TFG responding to this news

March 28, 2022

Oscars to launch a 'formal review' of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock as Hollywood reels from the inc

Source: Washington Post

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday afternoon that it will conduct a formal review of the shocking incident from Sunday’s Oscars broadcast, in which best-actor winner Will Smith hit presenter Chris Rock across the face onstage after the comedian made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair.

“The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night’s show,” a spokesman said in a statement. “We have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our Bylaws, Standards of Conduct and California law.” The Hollywood Reporter reported that “an emergency phone call” is being arranged with academy members.

Before the instantly infamous slap, the Smiths — one of Hollywood’s most powerful and gossiped-about couples — had already been a target for jokes earlier in the evening, when co-host Regina Hall poked fun at the long-standing rumors about their alleged open marriage. The duo was seen laughing on camera at the barb.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2022/03/28/fallout-will-smith-chris-rock-slap/

March 28, 2022

Oscars to launch a 'formal review' of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock as Hollywood reels from the inc

This is the appropriate action.
https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1508540897666940932

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday afternoon that it will conduct a formal review of the shocking incident from Sunday’s Oscars broadcast, in which best-actor winner Will Smith hit presenter Chris Rock across the face onstage after the comedian made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair.

“The Academy condemns the actions of Mr. Smith at last night’s show,” a spokesman said in a statement. “We have officially started a formal review around the incident and will explore further action and consequences in accordance with our Bylaws, Standards of Conduct and California law.” The Hollywood Reporter reported that “an emergency phone call” is being arranged with academy members.

Before the instantly infamous slap, the Smiths — one of Hollywood’s most powerful and gossiped-about couples — had already been a target for jokes earlier in the evening, when co-host Regina Hall poked fun at the long-standing rumors about their alleged open marriage. The duo was seen laughing on camera at the barb.
March 28, 2022

I had fun skimming this opinion and the judge did a great job on the crime fraud exception

I just skimmed the opinion. I am law geek and I had to read this opinion. here is a link to the opinion
https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cacd.841840/gov.uscourts.cacd.841840.260.0.pdf

The judge bent over backward to find that Eastman had an attorney client privilege with TFG and that Eastman did not waive such privilege when Eastman improperly used Chapman University's email system. These were close issues and the judge gave the benefit of the doubt to Eastman and TFG.

The discussion of the crime fraud exception really made me smile

https://twitter.com/MuellerSheWrote/status/1508477889578094592
https://twitter.com/MuellerSheWrote/status/1508477896737767424
I love the last page of the opinion
https://twitter.com/peterwsinger/status/1508486194400837639

March 28, 2022

Opinion: Republicans engineered a democratic disaster in Texas

The Texas GOP did a good job of suppressing Democratic votes during the March 1 primary
https://twitter.com/sherriematula/status/1507876816727552006

It’s a safe bet that Texans who voted by mail in the March 1 primary didn’t think state election officials would receive the ballots but then promptly toss them out. But that is exactly what happened to thousands of voters under the controversial state law that created new identification requirements. These would-be voters are among the first victims of the Republican Party’s campaign to restrict voting, the scandalous consequences of which are only now becoming visible.

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A Texas Tribune review found that Texas election officials rejected 18,742 mail-in ballots cast in 16 of the state’s 20 counties with the most registered voters. That translates into rejection rates from 6 percent to nearly 22 percent. An Associated Press survey found a 13 percent rejection rate across 187 Texas counties, concluding that the state trashed nearly 23,000 ballots. A rejection rate of more than 2 percent is generally considered high. Texas scrapped less than 1 percent of absentee ballots in 2020.

The Tribune found that the predominant issue was absentee voters’ failure to comply with strict new mail-in ballot voter-ID laws, which state negligence and technical problems made nearly impossible for many to meet. Perhaps these numbers will plummet as more people get used to the new rules. More likely, mail-in ballot users — many of them elderly or people with disabilities — will continue to struggle.....

It surely dawned on Republican state lawmakers that they also stood to benefit politically. True, new restrictions hit both Republican and Democratic voters to some extent, but disproportionately the latter. The Associated Press found that the rejection rate in Democratic-leaning counties in Texas was 15.1 percent — and 9.1 percent in Republican-leaning ones. Mr. Trump carried Texas in 2020 by a narrower margin than the state’s voting history might have led one to expect. Complex, unnecessary voting rules might help Republicans maintain their grip on the state, regardless of what voters actually think.
March 28, 2022

Opinion: Republicans engineered a democratic disaster in Texas

The Texas GOP did a good job of suppressing Democratic votes during the March 1 primary
https://twitter.com/sherriematula/status/1507876816727552006

It’s a safe bet that Texans who voted by mail in the March 1 primary didn’t think state election officials would receive the ballots but then promptly toss them out. But that is exactly what happened to thousands of voters under the controversial state law that created new identification requirements. These would-be voters are among the first victims of the Republican Party’s campaign to restrict voting, the scandalous consequences of which are only now becoming visible.

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A Texas Tribune review found that Texas election officials rejected 18,742 mail-in ballots cast in 16 of the state’s 20 counties with the most registered voters. That translates into rejection rates from 6 percent to nearly 22 percent. An Associated Press survey found a 13 percent rejection rate across 187 Texas counties, concluding that the state trashed nearly 23,000 ballots. A rejection rate of more than 2 percent is generally considered high. Texas scrapped less than 1 percent of absentee ballots in 2020.

The Tribune found that the predominant issue was absentee voters’ failure to comply with strict new mail-in ballot voter-ID laws, which state negligence and technical problems made nearly impossible for many to meet. Perhaps these numbers will plummet as more people get used to the new rules. More likely, mail-in ballot users — many of them elderly or people with disabilities — will continue to struggle.....

It surely dawned on Republican state lawmakers that they also stood to benefit politically. True, new restrictions hit both Republican and Democratic voters to some extent, but disproportionately the latter. The Associated Press found that the rejection rate in Democratic-leaning counties in Texas was 15.1 percent — and 9.1 percent in Republican-leaning ones. Mr. Trump carried Texas in 2020 by a narrower margin than the state’s voting history might have led one to expect. Complex, unnecessary voting rules might help Republicans maintain their grip on the state, regardless of what voters actually think.
March 28, 2022

Opinion: Republicans engineered a democratic disaster in Texas

The Texas GOP did a good job of suppressing Democratic votes during the March 1 primary
https://twitter.com/sherriematula/status/1507876816727552006

It’s a safe bet that Texans who voted by mail in the March 1 primary didn’t think state election officials would receive the ballots but then promptly toss them out. But that is exactly what happened to thousands of voters under the controversial state law that created new identification requirements. These would-be voters are among the first victims of the Republican Party’s campaign to restrict voting, the scandalous consequences of which are only now becoming visible.

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A Texas Tribune review found that Texas election officials rejected 18,742 mail-in ballots cast in 16 of the state’s 20 counties with the most registered voters. That translates into rejection rates from 6 percent to nearly 22 percent. An Associated Press survey found a 13 percent rejection rate across 187 Texas counties, concluding that the state trashed nearly 23,000 ballots. A rejection rate of more than 2 percent is generally considered high. Texas scrapped less than 1 percent of absentee ballots in 2020.

The Tribune found that the predominant issue was absentee voters’ failure to comply with strict new mail-in ballot voter-ID laws, which state negligence and technical problems made nearly impossible for many to meet. Perhaps these numbers will plummet as more people get used to the new rules. More likely, mail-in ballot users — many of them elderly or people with disabilities — will continue to struggle.....

It surely dawned on Republican state lawmakers that they also stood to benefit politically. True, new restrictions hit both Republican and Democratic voters to some extent, but disproportionately the latter. The Associated Press found that the rejection rate in Democratic-leaning counties in Texas was 15.1 percent — and 9.1 percent in Republican-leaning ones. Mr. Trump carried Texas in 2020 by a narrower margin than the state’s voting history might have led one to expect. Complex, unnecessary voting rules might help Republicans maintain their grip on the state, regardless of what voters actually think.
March 28, 2022

Statement by President Joe Biden on the FY 2023 Budget

https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1508463883517927428

Budgets are statements of values, and the budget I am releasing today sends a clear message that we value fiscal responsibility, safety and security at home and around the world, and the investments needed to continue our equitable growth and build a better America.

My Administration is on track to reduce the federal deficit by more than $1.3 trillion this year, cutting in half the deficit from the last year of the previous Administration and delivering the largest one-year reduction in the deficit in U.S. history. That’s the direct result of my Administration’s strategy to get the pandemic under control and grow the economy from the bottom up and the middle out. We spent less money than the last Administration and got better results: strong economic growth, which has increased revenues and allowed us to responsibly scale back emergency spending. My budget will continue that progress, further reducing the deficit by continuing to support the economic growth that has increased revenues and ensuring that billionaires and large corporations pay their fair share.

At the same time, my budget will make investments in securing our nation and building a better America. We willsecure our communities by putting more police on the street to engage in accountable community policing, hiringthe agents needed to help fight gun crime, and investing in crime prevention and community violence intervention.

I’m calling for one of the largest investments in our national security in history, with the funds needed to ensure that our military remains the best-prepared, best-trained, best-equipped military in the world. In addition, I’m calling for continued investment to forcefully respond to Putin’s aggression against Ukraine with US support for Ukraine’s economic, humanitarian, and security needs.

My budget also makes the investments needed to reducecosts for families and make progress on my Unity Agenda – including investments to cut the costs of child care and health care; help families pay for other essentials; endcancer as we know it; support our veterans; and get all Americans the mental health services they need.

All told, it is a budget that includes historic deficit reduction, historic investments in our security at home and abroad, and an unprecedented commitment to building an economy where everyone has a chance to succeed.

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