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We’re back with another Top 10 in Law Blogs–Lexblog’s picks for the best blog posts from the legal community this week. The theme of this week appears to be growth and innovation. Kirk Hartley reports on Aurora, a new supercomputer that will apply AI technologies to advancing cancer research, climate modeling, and veterans’ health treatments. Elevate founder, Liam Brown, explains the company’s recent acquisition of five companies in less than three months to build a…
“What’s in a feed? That which we call a feed By any other name should work the same…but not always. “ While attempting to add a new blog to our network last week, I encountered an interesting issue. As part of LexBlog’s efforts to build and advance the world’s largest community of legal bloggers, publishing team member Chris Grim reached out to a law professor who blogs passionately about the intersection of culture, leadership, and innovation…
Welcome back to another Top 10 in Law Blogs! Artificial Intelligence was a major topic on LexBloggers’ minds this week. According to Jadzia Pierce and B.J. Altvater, U.S. President Donald Trump’s new Executive Order on Artificial Intelligence is the latest, and most significant step that the Administration has taken to make AI a priority in the realms of economics and national security. Jean O’Grady reported on a new Research Bot and updates coming out of…
Welcome back to another Top 10 in Law Blogs, Lexbloggers. This week, Stephen Embry reflected on this year’s LegalWeek show and what it revealed about the future of Legal tech, E-Discovery, and Big Law. The U.S. Indictments against Huawei–the Chinese tech and telecommunications giant–should be considered part of a global campaign against how Chinese companies do business, according to Steve Dickinson. Jean O’Grady discusses the significant launch of Precedent Analytics from Thomson Reuters to Challenge…
Welcome back to another Top 10 in Law Blogs! This week, John Reed Stark wrote a guest post on Kevin LaCroix’s “The D&O Diary” blog, giving in in-depth analysis of the dire ramifications of the SEC shutdown and increasing risks to U.S. markets. 2019 might just be another banner year for investments in Legaltech; LexBlog Editor in Chief, Bob Ambrogi, reported on  recent news of a $135 million investment in e-discovery company, DISCO. LexBlog Founder…
Welcome back to another Top 10 in Law Blogs! Alkida Kacani discusses California Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposal for the most generous parental leave in the country, possibly setting a precedent in the U.S. Steve Dickinson wrote about bills introduced by a bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers and how they could deal a crippling blow to Huawei and other Chinese telecommunication companies. In the continuing saga of the government shutdown, now in its fourth week, Hannah…
Welcome back to another Top 10 in Law Blogs! Kevin LaCroix brings some heartening news to start your weekend; the United States saw zero bank failures in 2018, only the third time since the FDIC was founded in 1933. According to Tyler Sines, Maxine Waters–who assumed office last week as the Chair of the House Financial Services Committee–took a major steps for the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the financial services sector. Reflecting on…
Welcome back to another Top 10 in Law Blogs, Lexbloggers. And Happy New Year! Now in its second week, the government shutdown continued to dominate the news cycle, with Trump announcing today that “he’d keep the government closed for a very long period of time–months or even years,” according to Sen. Chuck Schumer. Legal bloggers commented on the shutdown’s effect on the FCC, trade agencies, FDA, and USDA. Maria Danaher filled us in on what…
Welcome back to another Top 10 in Law Blogs–the last installment of 2018! As we close out the year, Legal bloggers have paused to reflect on significant developments,  analyze trends, and make predictions for 2019. According to Bob Ambrogi, it was a big year for legal technology; investments in legal tech hit $1 billion, artificial intelligence became one of the most dominant technologies in the legal field, and blockchain gained applicability within the law. While…
Welcome back to another Top 10 in Law Blogs! This week was marked by an eerie sense of deja vu. LexBloggers weighed in on President Donald Trump’s refusal to sign a stopgap funding bill that would extend funding to nine different government departments, dramatically increasing the likelihood of another government shutdown–potentially the third shutdown in 2018. The Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, was yet again found unconstitutional, this time by a federal…