June 24, 2022

Sports News for the Week Ending June 24th

By Bennett Liebman

A coxswain, the courts and a course toward Title IX compliance, https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/34071621/a-coxswain-courts-course-title-ix-compliance

Title IX gave important opportunities to female athletes and to fans, https://www.washingtonpost.com/kidspost/2022/06/23/title-ix-50th-anniversary/

50 years of Title IX and how 4 women fought for change, https://www.npr.org/2022/06/23/1106439787/title-ix-sport-women-university-oregon?utm_source=facebook&utm_term=nprnews&utm_campaign=atc&utm_medium=social

Biden administration proposes Title IX protections for transgender students, https://www.reuters.com/world/us/biden-administration-proposes-title-ix-protections-transgender-students-2022-06-23/?taid=62b4ee2183e94e00014ba060&utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

Title IX: How Christine Brennan benefited as athlete, journalist, https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/columnist/brennan/2022/06/23/title-ix-how-ive-benefitted-athlete-journalist-since-1972/7546743001/?gnt-cfr=1

Which Women's Sports Benefited The Most From Title IX?, https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/which-womens-sports-benefited-the-most-from-title-ix/?ex_cid=538twitter

Martina Navratilova sounds off on IOC's "punting" of transgender decisions, https://www.infobae.com/aroundtherings/articles/2022/06/23/martina-navratilova-sounds-off-about-the-iocs-punting-of-the-transgender-decisions-to-individual-sports-organizations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Once empowered by Title IX, female athletes now big winners in new NIL era, https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2022-06-21/once-empowered-by-title-ix-female-athletes-are-now-among-big-winners-in-new-nil-era

ICONS conference in Las Vegas seeks fairness and a voice in women's sports, https://www.infobae.com/aroundtherings/articles/2022/06/22/icons-conference-in-las-vegas-seeks-fairness-and-a-voice-in-womens-sports-in-wake-of-lia-thomas-participation/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

FINA has handed down new decision on transgender athletes' competition eligibility, https://www.infobae.com/aroundtherings/articles/2022/06/20/fina-has-handed-down-new-decision-on-transgender-athletes-competition-eligibility/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Transgender student athletes seek to block Utah law from going into effect, https://www.10news.com/news/national/transgender-student-athletes-seek-to-block-utah-law-from-going-into-effect

Deshaun Watson and NFL Could Settle, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/deshaun-watson-and-nfl-1234679597/

Roger Goodell insists Dan Snyder isn't running Commanders, https://theathletic.com/3378640/2022/06/22/dan-snyder-roger-goodell-commanders/?source=twitterhq

Daniel Snyder will be subpoenaed by House panel. Here's what's next, https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/06/23/dan-snyder-congressional-subpoena/

Roger Goodell wasn't questioned about financial impropriety by Commanders, https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2022/06/23/roger-goodell-wasnt-questioned-about-allegations-of-financial-impropriety-by-commanders/

Former XFL commissioner Oliver Luck, owner Vince McMahon settle lawsuit, https://theathletic.com/news/xfl-oliver-luck-vince-mcmahon-lawsuit/njfIsJknxFz0/

NCAA Legal Cases: Judge Geography Affects Outcomes in SEC States, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/ncaa-legal-cases-judge-geography-affects-outcomes-1234679217/

ESPN seeks to dismiss Sage Steele's free-speech lawsuit, https://theathletic.com/3371279/2022/06/17/sage-steele-free-speech-lawsuit/?source=emp_shared_article

Armando Bacot Says He Was Offered Six-Figures From Schools As a Recruit, https://www.si.com/college/2022/06/21/armando-bacot-says-he-was-offered-six-figures-from-schools-as-a-recruit

Southeastern Conference Amicus Brief in Johnson v. NCAA Warns Court, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/southeastern-conference-amicus-1234679127/

Legal Rights In Performance Data, https://www.lawinsport.com/topics/commercial-law/item/legal-rights-in-performance-data-why-athletes-need-to-dig-down-for-data-mining?category_id=122

NFL asks federal court to send Brian Flores' racial discrimination lawsuit to arbitration, https://theathletic.com/news/nfl-brian-flores-lawsuit-arbitration/OiJlq6jX1bkh/

Hockey Canada under fire following the way a sexual assault case was handled in 2018, https://www.infobae.com/aroundtherings/articles/2022/06/21/hockey-canada-under-fire-following-the-way-a-sexual-assault-case-was-handled-in-2018/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Hockey Canada's non-disclosure agreement in crosshairs of parliamentary committee, https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/politics/hockey-canada-s-non-disclosure-agreement-in-crosshairs-of-parliamentary-committee/ar-AAYN7SX?ocid=ob-fb-enca-651

Rich Dad Acquitted in Last Varsity Blues College Admissions Scandal Case, https://www.thedailybeast.com/rich-dad-amin-khoury-acquitted-in-last-varsity-blues-college-admissions-scandal-case

Baffert Issued 365-Day Suspension at NYRA Tracks, https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/baffert-issued-365-day-suspension-at-nyra-tracks-can-return-in-january/

Sports Gambling News for the Week Ending June 24th

By Bennett Liebman

2022 GamblingCompliance Sports Betting Regulatory Survey, https://discover.vixio.com/2022-gc-us-regulatory-survey-us/?utm_source=social&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=2022_gc_usb_reg_survey_socials&utm_content=new_report

Fanatics Quiet No Longer As Licensing, Acquisition News Drops, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/72076/fanatics-md-sports-betting-license-tipico-report/

Fanatics On Verge Of Sports Betting Move After Rubin Sells Ownership, https://www.playny.com/fanatics-sportsbook-michael-rubin-sells-ownership-stakes/

Fanatics CEO Michael Rubin sells Sixers ownership, clearing path for sports betting move, https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/fanatics-ceo-michael-rubin-sells-sixers-ownership-clearing-path-for-sports-betting-move-194821134.html

Carolina Blues: NC Sports Betting Bill Falls Short After Late Surge, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/71974/house-rejects-nc-sports-betting-bill-2022/

Sports wagering bill fails in NC House. Anti-poverty progressives, social conservatives both opposed legislation, https://greensboro.com/news/state-and-regional/sports-wagering-bill-fails-in-nc-house-anti-poverty-progressives-social-conservatives-both-opposed-legislation/article_e8d6a0f3-18b3-5212-9b1a-42e3ba01f9ae.html

NC House members decline to gamble on 'predatory' sports wagering bill, https://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2022/06/23/nc-house-members-decline-to-gamble-on-predatory-sports-wagering-bill-w-video/

ESPN President Says Sports Betting Has Become A 'Must-Have', https://www.legalsportsreport.com/71887/espn-president-sports-betting-is-a-must-have/

Why Wynn Is Closing Down UK-Facing Betting App BetBull, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/71850/wynn-betbull-closure-uk-sports-betting-app/

Key Technologies Are Fueling Online Gambling, https://www.playca.com/248274/technologies-fuel-expansion-of-online-gambling/

Addabbo: Addiction Help Major Factor In Legalizing NY Online Casino, https://www.playny.com/addabbo-addiction-challenge-legalize-online-casino/

Bally Bet To Enter NY Sports Betting Market Next Week, https://www.playny.com/source-bally-bet-launch-ny-next-week/

How 2023 NY Sports Betting Revenue Projections Affect Future iGaming Plans, https://www.playny.com/2023-sports-betting-tax-revenue-online-gambling/

New Yorkers may be able to place online sports bets on NBA Draft in 2023, https://elitesportsny.com/2022/06/23/new-yorkers-may-be-able-to-place-bets-on-nba-draft-in-2023/

Adrian Wojnarowski Sent Sportsbooks Into Absolute Panic, https://brobible.com/sports/article/adrian-wojnarowski-nba-draft-sports-betting/

Sports betting technology firm pursues a more visualized future for the industry, https://www.sportbusiness.com/2022/06/sports-betting-technology-firm-pursues-a-more-visualized-future-for-the-industry/

Californians could vote on two sports betting initiatives, https://www.sfexaminer.com/news/californians-could-vote-on-two-sports-betting-initiatives-heres-what-happens-if-both-pass/article_1011e38a-f320-11ec-9a3e-3ffb2fa027a5.html

The United States Igaming Revenue Report, https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/the-united-states-igaming-revenue-report-may-2022/

Fight for sports betting in California, https://www.intergameonline.com/casino/news/the-fight-for-sports-betting-in-california

Atlanta Teams to Rethink Strategy for Legalizing Betting, https://www.gamblingnews.com/news/atlanta-teams-to-rethink-strategy-for-legalizing-betting/

Sports betting ads are everywhere. Gamblers will pay a steep price, some fear, https://www.npr.org/2022/06/18/1104952410/sports-betting-ads-sports-gambling

Sportsbooks' 'free-play money days' are shifting to bettor loyalty, https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/gaming/2022/06/18/sportsbooks-trying-build-bettor-loyalty-sports-betting/7639721001/?gnt-cfr=1

Sports betting deal won't be enough to attract Chiefs, Kansas governor says, https://fox4kc.com/sports/sports-betting-deal-wont-be-enough-to-attract-chiefs-kansas-governor-says/

MA Sports Betting Conference Committee Still Negotiating Differences, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/71766/conference-committee-ma-sports-betting-still-working-on-differences/

Why Wall Street billionaire Jeff Yass just bought into ASX minnow PointsBet, https://www.afr.com/chanticleer/why-this-wall-street-billionaire-just-bought-into-an-asx-minnow-20220620-p5av24

Why Are Ontarians Betting More On Basketball Than Hockey?, https://sportshandle.com/ontario-basketball-hockey-betting/

Theater News for the Week Ending June 24th

By Bennett Liebman

Review: 'Ain't Misbehavin',' Saving Its Love (and Pain) for You, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/21/theater/aint-misbehavin-review.html

Broadway's 'MJ' gets a box office bump after the Tony Awards, https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Broadway-s-MJ-gets-a-box-office-bump-after-the-17258459.php

James Rado, Co-Creator of the Musical 'Hair,' Is Dead at 90, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/22/theater/james-rado-dead.html

Broadway theaters drop their mask mandate starting in July, https://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Broadway-theaters-drop-their-mask-mandate-17255804.php

Actors' Equity Not Consulted In New Audience Mask-Optional Policy, https://deadline.com/2022/06/actors-equity-broadway-league-covid-mask-optional-policy-theater-audiences-1235050923/

Broadway League announces optional mask policy for July, https://broadwaynews.com/2022/06/21/broadway-league-announces-optional-mask-policy-for-july/

THE SHUBERT FOUNDATION Gives Record $37.6 Million in Grants, https://shubert.nyc/press/the-shubert-foundation-gives-record-376-million-in-grants/

Weezer On Broadway: Band Announces Five-Show Fall Residency, https://deadline.com/2022/06/weezer-broadway-residency-1235049941/

Tony-Winning Revival of Company to Close in July, https://www.theatermania.com/broadway/news/tony-winning-revival-of-company-to-close-in-july_93949.html

'Company' to end Broadway run in July, will launch North American tour, https://broadwaynews.com/2022/06/21/company-to-end-broadway-run-in-july-will-launch-north-american-tour/

'Back to the Future' musical to bring flying DeLorean to Broadway, https://nypost.com/2022/06/22/back-to-the-future-musical-will-open-on-broadway-in-2023/

She Won a Tony. But Deirdre O'Connell 'Can't Think About That, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/17/theater/deirdre-oconnell-tony-awards.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater

Onstage, Paradise for Black Characters Often Comes With a Price, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/22/theater/black-playwrights-theater-deliverance.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater

The Orchard, https://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/theatre/the-orchard-06-20-22

Working In This Cutting Edge Fifth Dimension Of Theater, https://www.forbes.com/sites/jerylbrunner/2022/06/23/working-in-this-cutting-edge-fifth-dimension-of-theater-jessica-hecht-discovered-unexpected-magic/?sh=7ef23ad56e6b

Who will play Fanny Brice when Feldstein leaves 'Funny Girl'?, https://www.amny.com/entertainment/broadway/who-will-play-fanny-brice-when-feldstein-leaves-funny-girl/#.YrJCH58Uzr0.twitter

Why 'North Country' and 'Hangmen' struggled on Broadway, https://www.amny.com/entertainment/why-north-country-and-hangmen-struggled-on-broadway/#.YrDoCrko6YQ.twitter

Weed Dispensary Eyes Long Wharf, https://www.newhavenindependent.org/article/cannabis_zoning_2?fbclid=IwAR2bSR_zAeivNEg0grt8J1-tPKg3AeE6NUX5gC_4b0zTnqgv6WfWF-QkSVM&fs=e&s=cl#.YqIRe79D1zE.facebook

'To Kill a Mockingbird' comes to D.C. with Richard Thomas as Atticus, https://www.washingtonpost.com/theater-dance/2022/06/23/mockingbird-kennedy-center-richard-thomas/

'Light in the Piazza' is stunning, https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/theater/story/2022-06-20/review-ccae-theatricals-light-in-the-piazza-is-stunning-both-musically-and-visually

Penumbra Theatre: one of the premier legacy Black theaters in the United States, https://www.minnpost.com/mnopedia/2022/06/penumbra-theatre-one-of-the-premier-legacy-black-theaters-in-the-united-states/

'Transparent' musical leads Mark Taper Forum 2022-23 season, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-06-23/transparent-musical-larissa-fasthorse-comedy-mark-taper-forum-2022-23-season

Two years later, 'Emma' finally waltzes onto the Guthrie stage, https://www.startribune.com/two-years-later-emma-finally-waltzes-onto-the-guthrie-stage/600183879/

TV-film star Holland Taylor turned playwright to honor a Texas political star, https://www.ajc.com/things-to-do/tv-film-star-holland-taylor-turned-playwright-to-honor-a-texas-political-star/LOB4MX3B2RHC5EKX7LE6YCMVBY/

Neil Diamond surprises audience at Boston premiere of musical about his life, https://www.cbsnews.com/boston/news/neil-diamond-a-beautiful-noise-musical-boston-massachusetts/

There's a secret to building the perfect season at Ensemble Theatre, https://www.cincinnati.com/story/entertainment/arts/2022/06/23/ensemble-theatre-cincinnati-2022-2023-season/7700071001/

Three cheers for booing in the theatre, https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/three-cheers-for-booing-in-the-theatre

Of course theatre critics should speak their mind, but not with cheap shots, https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/19/of-course-theatre-critics-should-speak-their-mind-but-not-with-cheap-shots

June 20, 2022

Week In Review

By Giancarla Sambo
Edited by Elissa D. Hecker

Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into: Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Technology/Media, and General News:

Entertainment

Cosby Case Over Assault of Teenage Goes to Jury

Judy Huth has accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her 47 years ago, when she was 16, but an expert witness for the defense testified that memories can become distorted over time.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/15/arts/television/bill-cosby-trial-closing-arguments-huth.html

Two 'General Hospital' Crew Members Sue ABC, Citing Vaccine Mandate and Religious Discrimination

Two former "General Hospital" crew members, Jim Wahl and Timothy Wahl, are suing ABC for wrongful termination after being fired for not getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/general-hospital-vaccine-abc-lawsuit-1235296625/

Disney's 'Lightyear,' With a Same-Sex Kiss, Faces a Backlash in Some Muslim Countries

The United Arab Emirates banned the animated film, an offshoot of the "Toy Story" movies, from its cinemas. Censors in Indonesia and Malaysia are also considering restrictions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/15/movies/lightyear-banned-kiss-lgbt.html

BTS Ponders Its Future, and South Korea's Economy Warily Takes Note

The band's label saw its stock price plunge, and the possibility that the K-pop group won't tour as pandemic restrictions ease threatens to reverberate through South Korea's economy.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/17/world/asia/bts-hiatus-economy-kpop.html

Arts

New York Philharmonic Agrees to Restore Pay for Musicians

After a stronger-than-expected season, the orchestra said it would reverse pay cuts imposed at the height of the pandemic.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/arts/music/new-york-philharmonic-restore-musicians-pay.html

New 42 Worker Files Bias Lawsuit Over Diversity Training

Kevin Ray, a part-time teaching artist at New 42, an organization that runs rehearsal studios, youth programs, and a children's theater in Times Square, filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court, accusing New 42 of discriminating against white employees.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/theater/new-42-diversity-lawsuit.html#:~:text=Kevin%20Ray%2C%20a%20part-time%20teaching%20artist%20at%20New,accusing%20the%20organization%20of%20discriminating%20against%20white%20employees

FAIR Act Proponents Are Sabotaging California's Music Community Behind Closed Doors

A piece of legislation known as the Free Artists from Industry Restrictions (FAIR) Act has long divided the music industry in California, with powerful forces on both sides taking positions. Mike Montgomery argues that a revived piece of California legislation, the FAIR Act, would be anything but fair to the music industry and should have stayed dead.

https://variety.com/2022/music/opinion/fair-act-california-legislation-gutting-music-opinion-1235296921/

The Hotel Is 642 Feet Tall. Its 'Architect' Says He Never Saw the Plans

An architect lent his license to a New York City developer to approve buildings he didn't design, according to an investigation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/nyregion/architect-license-high-rise-manhattan.html

Judge in Maryland Strikes Down Library E-Book Law

In a legal case closely watched by libraries and the publishing industry, a federal judge in Maryland struck down a state law requiring publishers to make e-books available on "reasonable terms" to libraries if they were also being offered to the general public.

https://www.usnews.com/news/entertainment/articles/2022-06-13/judge-in-maryland-strikes-down-library-e-book-law

John Hinckley's Sold-Out Brooklyn Concert Is Canceled

The venue cited safety reasons in canceling the performance by John Hinckley, who shot President Reagan and has turned to performing his original music since his release.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/15/arts/music/john-hinckley-brooklyn-concert-canceled.html

Lizzo's Lyric Offended Fans. She Changed It, and They Forgave.

The song "Grrrls" was released and then updated to remove a derogatory term for people with disabilities, which she said she did not use with an intent to offend.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/14/arts/music/lizzo-lyrics-grrrls.html

Odesa Opera House Reopens, Defying Putin's Barbarism

War is not far away, but a city that has always lived for the moment proclaims that culture will help Ukraine prevail.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/18/world/europe/odesa-opera-ukraine-russia.html

A Chance Encounter Helps Return Sacred Artifacts to an Indigenous Group

The United Nations helped the Yaqui Nation, an Indigenous group in Mexico and the United States, reclaim a sacred deer's head and other items from a Swedish museum.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/18/world/americas/indigenous-artifacts-sweden-museum.html

Sports

Brittney Griner's Team Meets With U.S. State Department Over Her Detention, Moscow Court Orders Longer Hold

After U.S. State Department officials met with Brittney Griner's WNBA team, the Phoenix Mercury, to discuss the status of Brittney Griner's months-long detention in Russia, a Russian court extended Griner's pretrial detention on drug smuggling charges until July 2nd, pushing her jail stint past the four-month mark.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/sports/basketball/brittney-griner-detainment-phoenix-mercury.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/14/world/europe/brittney-griner-russia-detainment.html#:~:text=June%2014%2C%202022%20A%20Russian%20court%20on%20Tuesday,according%20to%20the%20official%20state%20news%20agency%20TASS.

Since Childhood, She's Stood Out. In Pro Baseball, Kelsie Whitmore Wants to Fit In.

Kelsie Whitmore is a pitcher and outfielder for the Staten Island FerryHawks and the first woman to play in a league partnered with Major League Baseball since 1994.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/todayspaper/quotation-of-the-day-since-childhood-shes-stood-out-in-pro-baseball-kelsie-whitmore-wants-to-fit-in.html

Belarusians and Russians Can Compete At U.S. Open

Russian and Belarusian players will compete in the U.S. Open, which will begin Aug. 29th, under a neutral flag, just as they have been competing on tour.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/14/todayspaper/quotation-of-the-day-belarusians-and-russians-can-compete-at-us-open.html

Indian Cricket Broadcast Rights Fetch a Record Price

The auction cemented the league's position among the world's most valuable sports properties, as a once-staid game has become a commercial juggernaut.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/14/business/indian-cricket-broadcast-rights.html

Technology/Media

Google Agrees to Pay $118 Million to Settle Pay Discrimination Case

The tech giant admitted no wrongdoing as it resolved four women's claims of widespread pay biases. The company will also allow an outside monitor to review its practices.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/12/business/google-discrimination-settlement-women.html

TikTok Moves U.S. User Data to Oracle Servers

TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app, said that it was moving all of the data produced by its American users through servers controlled by Oracle.

https://www.reuters.com/technology/tiktok-moves-us-usr-data-oracle-servers-2022-06-17/

Crypto's Price Plunge Exposes Industry's Unstable Roots

A global industry worth hundreds of billions of dollars rose up practically overnight. Now it is crashing down.

https://attackware.com/index.php/2022/06/17/cryptos-price-plunge-exposes-industrys-unstable-roots/global-security-news/admin/

Celsius Network Leads Crypto Markets Into Another Free Fall

Bitcoin is down 15%, falling to about $23,000, its lowest value since December 2020.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/technology/bitcoin-ether-price.html

https://finchannel.com/bitcoin-plummets-below-20000-for-first-time-since-november-2020/

Microsoft Pledges Neutrality in Union Campaigns at Activision

The accord could ease the path for thousands of workers to unionize at the game company, which Microsoft is acquiring, and addresses an antitrust objection.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/business/economy/microsoft-activision-union.html

Ex-Amazon Worker Convicted in Capital One Hacking

Paige Thompson's lawyers said she had been looking for cracks so they could be fixed. A jury found her guilty of wire fraud and hacking charges.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/17/technology/paige-thompson-capital-one-hack.html

A Chinese Province May be Targeting People Through its Covid App

Since the pandemic's early days, China has used mobile apps to identify and isolate people who might be spreading Covid-19. Now, a central Chinese city may have shown a far more troubling use.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/a-chinese-province-may-be-targeting-people-through-its-covid-app/ar-AAYwD8L

Netanyahu vs. Olmert: A Lurid Libel Case Grips Israel

A sensational legal drama between the two ex-prime ministers, centered on a claim of mental illness, comes as Israel's year-old government teeters and one of the former leaders eyes a comeback.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/world/middleeast/israel-netanyahu-olmert-libel-trial.html

General News

Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal on Gun Safety

The agreement, which falls short of the sprawling changes championed by Democrats, is a significant step toward ending a years-long impasse over gun reform legislation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/12/us/politics/senator-gun-safety-deal.html

Biden Signs Measure to Protect L.G.B.T.Q. Rights, Citing 'Hateful Attacks'

The executive order is designed to counter efforts by Republican politicians like Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, who pushed through what opponents have called the "Don't Say Gay" law.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/15/us/politics/biden-lgbtq-rights-executive-order.html

House Approves Supreme Court Security Bill, Sending It to Biden

A measure extending police protection to the immediate families of Supreme Court justices passed the House overwhelmingly.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/14/us/supreme-court-security-bill.html

Supreme Court Weighs Jailed Immigrants' Rights to Bail Hearings

Lawyers for the federal government said immigrants detained for months while they fight deportation are not entitled to seek release from immigration judges.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/11/us/politics/supreme-court-immigrants-bail-hearings.html

Supreme Court Dismisses Bid by G.O.P.-Led States to Defend Trump Immigration Plan

The case concerned revisions to the "public charge" rule that made it harder for immigrants who had relied on public assistance to gain permanent legal status.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/15/us/politics/trump-immigration-biden-scotus.html

Judge Convicts Man Who Carried Confederate Flag in Capitol Attack

A Delaware man who flew a Confederate battle flag inside the Capitol on January 6, 2021, was convicted with his son by a federal judge of the top count in their indictment: Obstructing the certification of the 2020 presidential vote.

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/06/16/us/jan-6-hearings/jan-6-confederate-flag-conviction

Buffalo Shooting Suspect Charged With Federal Hate Crimes

Payton Gendron, the gunman accused of killing 10 people in an upstate New York supermarket, has been charged with federal hate crimes.

https://news.yahoo.com/buffalo-shooting-suspect-charged-federal-163133312.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

Ohio Makes It Easier for Teachers to Carry Guns at School

A new law requires educators and other school staff members who want to carry a weapon to undergo no more than 24 hours of training -- compared with more than 700 hours previously.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/us/ohio-teachers-guns-training.html

Happy the Elephant Isn't Legally a Person, Top New York Court Rules

An advocacy group had argued that the elephant was being illegally detained at the Bronx Zoo, in a case involving ethical questions about the rights of highly intelligent animals.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/14/nyregion/happy-elephant-animal-rights.html

FDA Authorizes Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Down to 6 Months of Age

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include use in children from 6 months old.

https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-moderna-and-pfizer-biontech-covid-19-vaccines-children

January 6th Hearings

'Detached from reality': Trump insiders worked to convince him he lost

According to video testimony prepared by the House committee investigating the January 6th assault on the Capitol, Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and personal lawyer for President Donald Trump, was spouting conspiracy theories.

https://news.yahoo.com/detached-reality-trump-insiders-worked-180953915.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

Trump, Told It Was Illegal, Still Pressured Pence to Overturn His Loss

Trump continued pressuring Vice President Mike Pence to go along with a plan to unilaterally overturn his election defeat even after he was told it was illegal.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/16/us/trump-pence-election-jan-6.html

A Key Hurdle for Prosecutors: Proving What Trump Believed

"The problem with Trump is that you have to try to get inside his mind and he has such a history of lying and pushing falsehoods that it makes it difficult to determine what he really believes."

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/19/todayspaper/quotation-of-the-day-a-key-hurdle-for-prosecutors-proving-what-trump-believed.html

Inner Circle Strikes New Tone Over Trump's Claims of Fraud

Trump's inner circle warned him that election fraud claims were false.

https://news.yahoo.com/inner-circle-strikes-tone-over-181640212.html?fr=sycsrp_catchall

January 6th Panel Puts Trump Fund-Raising Tactics Under Scrutiny

Questions about misleading donors with claims of election fraud are one facet of the committee's examination of the former president's ongoing, aggressive solicitations.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/14/us/politics/trump-fundraising-jan-6.html

Trump Lawyer Cited 'Heated Fight' Among Justices Over Election Suits

In an email weeks after the election, another lawyer advising the Trump campaign responded that the prospect of "'wild' chaos" on January 6th could lead the Supreme Court to take up a case.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/15/us/trump-emails-eastman-chesebro-jan-6.html

June 17, 2022

Sports News for the Week Ending June 17th

By Bennett Liebman

Wife of Orioles owner Peter Angelos says she has 'full faith' in son John Angelos as head of the team, https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orioles/bs-sp-georgia-angelos-20220615-m7iwfv27rvcxpaamt4g2nfncmy-story.html

Baltimore Orioles Ownership Divided by Family, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/baltimore-orioles-ownership-divided-by-family-lawsuit-1234678699/

Rams settlement negotiations likely to stretch on for months, https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/rams-settlement-negotiations-likely-to-stretch-on-for-months/article_04687be3-3594-5994-8efb-fe5a7c5d13fb.html#tracking-source=mp-news?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_stltoday

Apple Inks a 10-Year Partnership With Major League Soccer, https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/sports-entertainment-spotlight-apple-8213948/

Sky transformed English soccer. Will Apple's $2.5bn deal do the same for MLS?, https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/jun/16/mls-broadcasting-deal-apple-tv-soccer

Vince McMahon to step down as CEO, Vince McMahon to step down as CEO, https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/wwe/news/vince-mcmahon-step-down-ceo-retain-creative-control-wwe-reported-hush-pact-investigation/lwd8rn3n4b9motpjvjxichrf

Flagging Free Speech: A coach runs afoul of the NFL, https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/3524184-flagging-free-speech-a-coach-runs-afoul-of-the-nfl-with-a-different-view-of-jan-6/

Could Jack Del Rio Sue Washington Commanders Over $100K Suspension?, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/could-jack-del-rio-sue-1234678526/

Dan Snyder Has Lots of Reasons Why He Won't Appear Before Congress, https://www.washingtonian.com/2022/06/15/dan-snyder-wont-appear-before-congress/

NFL mum on whether Daniel Snyder's "Commanders-related" conflict meshes with his current status, https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2022/06/17/nfl-mum-on-whether-daniel-snyders-commanders-related-conflict-meshes-with-his-current-status/

Attorney Frank Becker on Texas, HISA Standoff, https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/attorney-frank-becker-on-texas-hisa-standoff/

DOJ Asks Court to Limit Scope of MLB's Antitrust Exemption, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/15/sports/baseball/mlb-antitrust-exemption.html

DOJ weighs in on MLB antitrust case, DOJ weighs in on MLB antitrust case, https://theathletic.com/news/doj-mlb-antitrust-case/oVVUhrNAreYb/

Larry Nassar loses last appeal in sexual assault scandal, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/larry-nassar-loses-last-appeal-in-sexual-assault-scandal/2022/06/17/89e36540-ee3d-11ec-9f90-79df1fb28296_story.html

NFL's integrity is on the line, https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2022/06/nfls-integrity-is-on-the-line-in-deshaun-watson-case-eric-foster.html

Divide intensifies in league office over handling of Deshaun Watson, https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2022/06/16/divide-intensifies-in-league-office-over-handling-of-deshaun-watson/

Five Things Every College NIL Department Needs to Know, https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/five-things-every-college-nil-2973284/

Miguel Cardona on Title IX compliance, https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/34084273/education-secretary-miguel-cardona-title-ix-compliance-the-federal-government-watch-everyone-job

Miami Hurricanes, John Ruiz subject of NCAA NIL inquiry, https://www.si.com/college/2022/06/14/miami-nil-inquiry-ncaa-john-ruiz

UCI toughens transgender eligibility rules following review, https://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/61832420

How The US Women's Soccer Team's New Equal Pay Deal Works, https://www.lawinsport.com/topics/item/how-the-us-women-s-national-soccer-team-s-new-equal-pay-agreement-works

Los Angeles Chargers Lawsuit May Bring NFL Into Spanos Spat, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/los-angeles-chargers-lawsuit-1234678615/

Oliver Luck's lawsuit against Vince McMahon boils down to one issue, https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2022/06/13/oliver-lucks-lawsuit-against-vince-mcmahon-boils-down-to-one-issue-the-signing-of-antonio-callaway/

Kitty Chiller sanctioned for 'judging irregularities' at Olympic, https://www.infobae.com/aroundtherings/articles/2022/06/16/kitty-chiller-sanctioned-for-judging-irregularities-at-olympics-qualifier-for-tokyo-2020/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Theater News for the Week Ending June 17th

By Bennett Liebman

The art of leasing: this broker makes deals for the city's vibrant arts industry, https://www.crainsnewyork.com/closer/art-leasing-broker-makes-deals-citys-vibrant-arts-industry

Tony Awards 2022: 'A Strange Loop' wins best musical, 'Lehman' best play, https://www.washingtonpost.com/theater-dance/2022/06/12/tony-awards-2022-winners/

Why the Tony wins of 'A Strange Loop' are momentous for Broadway, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2022-06-12/why-a-strange-loop-tony-wins-are-momentous-for-broadway

'A Strange Loop' Wins Best Musical as Tonys Celebrate Broadway's Return, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/12/theater/broadway-tony-awards-2022.html

Tony Awards 2022: 'Take Me Out' wins for best play revival, https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/broadway/ny-take-me-out-wins-tony-revival-2022-20220613-6bfuvo3kobhltlcmkykbf3bqf4-story.html

"A Strange Loop" Musical Director Rona Siddiqui On Breaking Boundaries In Broadway, https://www.grammy.com/news/how-a-strange-loop-broke-broadway-barriers-musical-director-rona-siddiqui

Tony Awards 2022 Winners List: Which Shows Led the Night?, https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/tony-awards-2022-winners-list-75238/

'A Strange Loop' Takes a Victory Lap That Was Years in the Making, https://www.americantheatre.org/2022/06/13/a-strange-loop-takes-a-victory-lap-that-was-years-in-the-making/

Ratings for the Tony Awards Rebounded, but Remained Low, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/13/arts/television/tony-awards-ratings.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur

Two shows dominated and proved Broadway's debt to British taxpayers, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/jun/13/tony-awards-broadways-british-sam-mendes-lehman-trilogy-marianne-elliott-company

Tony awards 2022: Company and The Lehman Trilogy lead big night for Brits, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/jun/13/tony-awards-2022-company-and-the-lehman-trilogy-lead-big-night-for-brits

TOPDOG/UNDERDOG Will Return to Broadway, https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/TOPDOGUNDERDOG-Will-Return-to-Broadway-This-Fall-with-Yahya-Abdul-Mateen-II-and-Corey-Hawkins-20220614

John Stamos 'Disappointed' by Bob Saget Tony Awards Snub, https://www.newsweek.com/john-stamos-disappointed-bob-saget-tony-awards-snub-broadway-memoriam-1715151

She Won a Tony. But Deirdre O'Connell 'Can't Think About That, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/17/theater/deirdre-oconnell-tony-awards.html

Beanie Feldstein & Jane Lynch To Depart Broadway's 'Funny Girl', https://deadline.com/2022/06/beanie-feldstein-jane-lynch-broadway-funny-girl-depart-september-1235046473/

Lea Michele said to be in running to replace Beanie Feldstein in Funny Girl, https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-10925567/Lea-Michele-said-running-replace-Beanie-Feldstein-Funny-Girl.html

To Preserve La MaMa's Legacy, a Shift in Leadership Styles, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/16/theater/la-mamas-mia-yoo.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur

'Plaza Suite' breaks Broadway box office record as grosses increase, https://broadwaynews.com/2022/06/15/plaza-suite-breaks-broadway-box-office-record-as-grosses-increase/

The First-Ever Broadway Museum Makes Its Debut, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-ever-broadway-museum-makes-its-debut-180980269/

'A Beautiful Noise' aims to tell Neil Diamond's story, https://www2.bostonglobe.com/2022/06/16/arts/musical-that-aims-tell-neil-diamonds-story-inside-out/

La Jolla Playhouse Explores Lempicka, https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/theater/story/2022-06-12/la-jolla-playhouse-planning-west-coast-premiere-for-arty-musical-lempicka

Cast of recent San Diego Rep production allege racism and misogyny, https://www.kpbs.org/news/local/2022/06/14/cast-recent-san-diego-rep-production-allege-racism-misogyny

Cancellations, costs and chaos: UK theatres grapple with rising Covid cases, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/jun/14/cancellations-costs-and-chaos-uk-theatres-grapple-with-rising-covid-cases

The Royal Court's Vicky Featherstone: 'Britain thinks it isn't antisemitic because it defeated Hitler, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/jun/13/the-royal-court-vicky-featherstone-fail-better-jews-in-their-own-words

Facebook rejects Toronto theatre company ads due to 'political' content, https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/stage/2022/06/13/facebook-rejects-toronto-theatre-company-ads-due-to-political-content.html

Shock resignation leaves Orlando theater community reeling, https://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/arts-and-theater/os-et-joseph-walsh-resigns-garden-theatre-20220613-kasdjg2exbbivjnnqchvc6kgqe-story.html

Sports Gambling News for the Week Ending June 17th

By Bennett Liebman

Has the US Learned Nothing From the UK's Gambling Woes?, https://www.wired.co.uk/article/uk-us-online-gambling-lessons?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=onsite-share&utm_brand=wired-uk&utm_social-type=earned

FanDuel CEO wants to help the sports betting business grow up, https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/fanduel-ceo-wants-to-help-the-sports-betting-business-grow-up-aims-for-profitability-in-2023/#.YqtgQ_BL-D0.twitter

An audience with Ariel Epstein, sports betting's Prop Queen, https://www.inputmag.com/culture/ariel-epstein-prop-queen-sports-betting

Record Number Of People Participating In Sports Wagering, https://sportshandle.com/fsga-study-fantasy-sports-wagering-results/

Is FanDuel the "True King" of Sports Betting?, https://app.hedgeye.com/insights/118082-is-fanduel-the-true-king-of-sports-betting?type=stock-and-policy%2Cmarket-insights

Where Sports Betting Legislation Stands in 2022:, https://www.gamingtoday.com/news/sports-betting-legislation/

Carnival, BetMGM Partner on Cruise Ship Gambling, https://www.marketwatch.com/story/carnival-betmgm-partner-on-cruise-ship-gambling-271655473808

Entain CEO Keen On U.S. Growth, https://sportshandle.com/entain-bullish-on-us-june-22/

Governor's Push On Maryland Sports Betting Yields No Results, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/71598/june-16-swarc-maryland-sports-betting-meeting/

N.Y. Sportsbooks Limit Promos, Ask for Tax Break, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-06-17/n-y-sportsbooks-limit-promos-ask-for-tax-breaks-as-losses-rise

Is NJ Sports Betting Really Shielded From New York Cannibalization, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/71639/may-2022-revenue-nj-sports-betting/

N.Y. sportsbooks limit promos, ask for tax breaks as losses rise, https://www.accountingtoday.com/articles/n-y-sportsbooks-limit-promos-ask-for-tax-breaks-as-losses-rise

House Speaker Ronald Mariano sees long way to go, https://www.masslive.com/politics/2022/06/house-speaker-ronald-mariano-sees-long-way-to-go-in-sports-betting-talks-as-lawmakers-continue-negotiations.html

What Happens If Both CA Sports Betting Measures Pass?, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/70693/what-happens-if-both-ca-sports-betting-measures-pass/

Ballot measures will dominate California's November election, https://www.ocregister.com/2022/06/12/ballot-measures-will-dominate-californias-november-election/

Brandt Iden on the challenges facing California sports betting, https://wagers.com/news/brandt-iden-on-the-challenges-facing-california-sports-betting/

Ohio Casino Control Commission Awaits Sports Gaming Applications, https://www.ohbets.com/commission-accepting-license-applications/

North Carolina lawmakers to consider two sports gambling bills, https://www.wral.com/north-carolina-lawmakers-to-consider-two-sports-gambling-bills/20333523/

The near-term future of U.S. sports betting, https://www.linkedin.com/posts/csgrove_the-near-term-future-of-us-sports-betting-activity-6942172307549237248-L5e2?utm_source=linkedin_share&utm_medium=member_desktop_web

Colorado auditors ding sports betting regulators, https://denvergazette.com/news/business/colorado-auditors-ding-sports-betting-regulators/article_1fae552e-eb5c-11ec-ad0f-dbab06e147a7.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share

AGS GameON: Sports betting may evolve into slot-style gaming, https://www.cdcgamingreports.com/play-ags-gameon-sports-betting-may-evolve-into-slot-style-gaming/

How NFL Funding Helped Take 1-800-GAMBLER Helpline Nationwide, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/71211/nfl-funding-problem-gambling-hotline/

Avalanche Make U.S. Sports Betting History, https://sportshandle.com/avalanche-make-us-sports-betting-history/

Three Takeaways From The Canadian Gaming Summit In Toronto, https://sportshandle.com/canadian-gaming-summit-takeaways-toronto/

PointsBet rejects $220m bid by Murdoch, https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/pointsbet-rejects-220m-bid-by-murdoch-consortium-20220612-p5at2p.html

June 13, 2022

Week In Review

By Darby Daly
Edited by Elissa D. Hecker

Below, for your browsing convenience, the categories are divided into: Entertainment, Arts, Sports, Technology/Media, and General News:

Entertainment

Bill Cosby Team Says Accuser Gave Conflicting Account of "Sex Assault"

A 2018 essay based on an interview with the accuser, Judy Huth, depicts her encounter with Bill Cosby in 1975 differently than in her testimony. Huth has said the essay is wrong.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/10/arts/bill-cosby-trial-judy-huth.html?searchResultPosition=1

Grammys To Recognize Songwriters

The honor is part of a slate of changes, including a best score soundtrack award for video games and a merit award for best song for social change.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/arts/music/grammy-awards-new-categories.html?searchResultPosition=1

Harvey Weinstein Facing Indecent Assault Charges in Britain

The British authorities have authorized criminal charges against Harvey Weinstein on two counts of indecent assault against a woman in 1996 in London.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/08/world/europe/harvey-weinstein-indecent-assault-charges-britain.html?searchResultPosition=1

Arts

Man Breaks Into Dallas Museum of Art and Damages Ancient Greek Artifacts

A man smashed his way into the Dallas Museum of Art and damaged three ancient Greek artifacts dating to the 5th and 6th centuries B.C. The man, identified by the Dallas police as Brian Hernandez, 21, "seriously damaged" four pieces of art, Agustin Arteaga, the museum's director, said in an interview.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/03/us/dallas-museum-of-art-break-in-vandalism.html?searchResultPosition=1

Mongols Motorcycle Club Says Its Leader Was an Informant

The biker group hopes to set aside a $500,000 racketeering conviction, alleging that its former president cooperated with the government during a trial. A trademark case was the basis of the initial claim.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/05/us/mongols-new-trial.html?searchResultPosition=1

How Fashion Giants Recast Plastic as Good for the Planet

An influential system overseen by retailers and clothing makers ranks petroleum-based synthetics like "vegan leather" as more environmentally sound than natural fibers. That's not necessarily the case.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/12/climate/vegan-leather-synthetics-fashion-industry.html?searchResultPosition=1

Sports

Oklahoma's Abortion Law Raises Questions about NCAA's Softball World Series

The NCAA has restricted previous events in response to state lawmakers. It faces that test again in Oklahoma, where softball championships are a mainstay and a restrictive abortion ban recently became law. It remains to be seen as to whether such laws have an affect on potential recruits.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/10/sports/oklahoma-abortion-softball.html?searchResultPosition=1

Larry Nassar Survivors Seeking More than $1 Billion from FBI for Not Intervening in Abuse

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and dozens of other women who say they were sexually assaulted by Larry Nassar are seeking more than $1 billion from the FBI for failing to stop the convicted sports doctor when the agency first received allegations against him.

https://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/34056997/larry-nassar-survivors-seeking-1-billion-fbi-not-intervening-abuse

The Tampa Bay Rays Tweeted about Gun Control and Ron DeSantis Vetoed their $35M Baseball Complex

During a game against one another, both the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays live-tweeted facts about gun violence. Using sources that study the American phenomenon of gun violence, the Rays and Yankees spent all the game on social media to generate awareness about the topic.

https://www.marca.com/en/lifestyle/us-news/2022/06/03/629a4fd7ca47419f288b45d7.html

Chargers Owner Dean Spanos Sued by Sister for Financially Ruinous Business; Family Rebuts "False Charges"

After the Broncos' record $4.65 billion sale to the Walton-Penner family, one of Denver's AFC West rivals, the Chargers, could be next on the list of National Football League (NFL) franchises to be sold. That's mostly because of a longstanding legal dispute that continued this week, when the sister of current Chargers owner Dean Spanos filed a lawsuit accusing her brother of "misogynistic" and "financially ruinous" business practices, arguing that the Spanos family has no choice but to sell the team in order to pay off its debts.

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/chargers-owner-dean-spanos-sued-by-sister-for-financially-ruinous-business-family-rebuts-false-charges/

PGA Ban of LIV Golfers Tries to Evade Litigation Hazards

For golf fans wondering if the PGA Tour can legally discipline its members for playing for LIV Golf's first event at the Centurion Club outside London, that question now has an actual dispute and could be litigated.

https://sports.yahoo.com/pga-ban-liv-golfers-tries-173343481.html?guccounter=1

Son of Orioles Owner Sues Family over Control of Team, Reveals Plans to Sell

Louis Angelos--son of owner Peter Angelos, who has suffered from serious health issues in recent years--is suing his brother, John, and mother, Georgia. In the complaint, Louis accuses John of taking control of the team against their father's wishes as his health declined. The lawsuit was first reported by the Baltimore Banner.

https://theathletic.com/news/orioles-ownership-lawsuit-angelos/eJZb2byZYz1U/

Togethxr Sues XFL for Trademark Infringement

The media and entertainment company Togethxr--founded by some of the most notable names in women's sports -- filed a lawsuit against the XFL over the league's logo. The civil complaint alleges that the logo for the third rendition of the pro football league utilizes an X design that is "confusingly similar to Togethxr's brand and logo" and that it unveiled the logo without Togethxr's permission. Togethxr is seeking a preliminary and permanent injunction that would prevent the XFL Properties from using the logo. Togethxr also requested any profits the XFL derived from the alleged trademark infringement, and for the XFL to pay for "corrective advertising" and cover Togethxr's court costs.

https://frontofficesports.com/togethxr-sues-xfl-for-trademark-infringement/

ATP Approves Raft of Changes to Share Tennis's Wealth

The package includes profit-sharing between tournaments and players and the expansion of Masters 1000 tournaments in an effort to narrow the gap between them and the Grand Slams.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/sports/atp-profit-sharing-bonus-pool-masters-1000.html?searchResultPosition=1

What Now for Deshaun Watson?

New revelations about Watson, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with women he hired for massages, have drawn only silence from the Browns but have left some of the team's fans in anguish.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/sports/football/deshaun-watson-browns.html?searchResultPosition=1

Brittney Griner Receiving, Answering WNBA Players' Emails While Still Detained in Russia

In one small bit of normalcy, Griner has been able to receive emails and letters from WNBA players during her detainment in Russia. Hundreds of emails have been sent by players to an account that Griner's agent set up to allow them to communicate with her.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/wnba/mercury/2022/06/02/brittney-griner-detained-russia-receiving-answering-players-emails/7484188001/

After Doping Scandal, Figure Skating Will Raise Age Limit to 17

The minimum age for elite skaters will be phased in over three years and be in place in time for the 2026 Olympics. Eric Radford, a three-time Olympic medalist from Canada, stepped up to the microphone at a meeting of figure skating's global governing body, where delegates were preparing to vote to increase the minimum age limit for elite competitors in the sport to 17 over the next three years.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/07/sports/olympics/figure-skating-age-limit-valieva.html?searchResultPosition=1

Saudis Unsettle the Golf World with Big Money

First, the Saudis signed up a handful of the best-known names in golf to headline their new global tour, tempting players like Phil Mickelson and a few other past champions with staggering paychecks. Then they lured even bigger stars, the kind whose talents could make the series a credible rival to pro golf's existing gold standard, the PGA Tour. Then, the PGA Tour struck back. The tour suspended 17 players who are participating in the first event of the new tour, the LIV Golf International Series, not long after they had hit their first tee shots.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/sports/golf/liv-golf-pga-tour.html?searchResultPosition=1

France Bans Expressions Like 'E-sport' and 'Streamer' in Crackdown on English Gaming Jargon

France has introduced a list of French words and expressions to replace common English gaming jargon in the country's latest battle against "franglais". The alternative expressions were published in the France's Journal Officiel -- the government gazette of the French Republic -- making them the official terms to be used by government workers. Among the expressions affected are "early access", which now becomes "accès anticipé", "pro-gamer", which is now "joueur professionnel", and "cloud gaming", which will now be known as "jeu vidéo en nuage".

https://www.euronews.com/culture/2022/06/01/france-bans-english-gaming-words-centuries-old-fight-to-keep-the-language-pure

Explaining Canada Soccer Player Strike: Panama Game Canceled Over Contract Dispute, but Curacao Match is a Go

Recent weeks have left Canadian soccer in a quagmire of controversy, public disagreement, finger-pointing, statements and counter statements, and player dissent. That combustible mix led to the cancellation of a senior men's national team match on Canadian soil on the same day when it was supposed to be played (June 5).

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/soccer/news/why-canada-soccer-game-vs-panama-cancelled-explaining-contract-dispute/zq0t1rdql3jfhjlwjgn4as2f

Technology/Media

Twitter Said to Agree to Give Elon Musk Access to Stream of Tweets

The move may make it tougher for Musk, who has said he is not getting enough information from the company, to end the $44 billion acquisition. The social media company has agreed to allow Musk direct access to its "firehose," the stream of millions of tweets that flow through the company's network on a daily basis, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. Whether Musk will get full or partial access to that "firehose" is unclear.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/08/technology/twitter-musk-firehose-tweets.html?searchResultPosition=1

Fraud and Identity Theft Trial to Test American Anti-Hacking Law

A woman is accused of downloading data of more than 100 million Capital One customers. Her lawyers argue that a conviction would criminalize legitimate research practices.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/08/technology/capital-one-hacker-trial.html?searchResultPosition=1

Lina Khan, a Big Tech Critic, Tries Answering Her Own Detractors

In an interview, the chair of the Federal Trade Commission laid out some of her plans now that she has a Democratic majority at the agency. Lina Khan was appointed by President Biden to shake up an agency that has long quivered at the power of the tech giants, but her record has lacked a signature action against the industry. Most notably, Khan, who has contended that there is an antitrust argument against Amazon, has not brought such a monopolization case against the e-commerce giant.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/technology/lina-khan-ftc.html?searchResultPosition=1

Thefts, Fraud and Lawsuits at the World's Biggest NFT Marketplace

OpenSea, one of the highest-profile crypto start-ups, is facing a backlash over stolen and plagiarized nonfungible tokens.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/06/technology/nft-opensea-theft-fraud.html?searchResultPosition=1

Fight Looms Over New York's Bid to Slow Crypto-Mining Boom

Crypto interests are lobbying Gov. Kathy Hochul to veto a groundbreaking bill that would temporarily halt new crypto-mining projects at fossil-fuel burning plants.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/07/nyregion/cryptomining-ban-ny.html?searchResultPosition=1

Mayor Adams Takes Steps to Transform New York City Into Global Hub for Digital Games Industry

New York City Mayor Eric Adams today took steps to transform the city into a global hub for the digital games industry by announcing The City University of New York (CUNY) is creating and funding a Bachelor's Degree program in Digital Game Design at City College of New York (CCNY). The creation of the gaming design degree is expected to drive inclusive growth by providing college students a public and affordable option for careers in the rapidly growing digital games industry and related fields.

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mome/news/05162022-digital-games.page

General News

January 6th Committee Appears to Lay Out Road Map for Prosecuting Trump

The first prime-time hearing into the Jan. 6th attack confronted the fundamental question that has haunted Donald J. Trump since he left office: Should he be prosecuted in a criminal court? The House Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack explicitly declared that he conspired to overturn an election. The attorney general, however, has not commented and and a jury of his peers may never hear the case.

The House Select Committee opened the hearings by showing video of aide after aide to former President Trump testifying that his claims of a stolen election were false, as the panel laid out in meticulous detail the extent of the former president's efforts to keep himself in office. It outlined that Trump executed a seven-part conspiracy to overturn a free and fair democratic election.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/11/us/politics/jan-6-prosecute-trump.html?searchResultPosition=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/us/politics/trump-jan-6-hearings.html?searchResultPosition=1

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/us/politics/trump-jan-6-hearing.html?searchResultPosition=1

Supreme Court Allows Pennsylvania to Count Undated Signed Ballots

The Supreme Court said that election officials in Pennsylvania may count mailed ballots accompanied by voters' declarations that were signed but not dated. The Court's order came in a tight race for a seat on a state court, but it is likely to affect other contests in the state as well.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/us/politics/supreme-court-pennsylvania-undated-ballots.html?searchResultPosition=1

Supreme Court Sides With Border Agent Accused of Using Excessive Force

In a 6-to-3 decision, the Justices made it harder to sue federal officials for money in cases accusing them of violating the Constitution.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/08/us/politics/supreme-court-border-agent-excessive-force.html?searchResultPosition=1

As Survivors Demand Action, House Passes Gun Bill Doomed in the Senate

On a day of wrenching testimony from victims of the school shooting in Uvalde, Democrats pushed through a gun control package facing solid G.O.P. opposition and no path in the Senate.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/08/us/politics/gun-violence-bill-uvalde-buffalo.html?searchResultPosition=1

Hundreds Have Left N.Y. Public Defender Offices Over Low Pay

Hundreds of staffers have left New York City's public defender organizations over the past year, frustrated by the low pay, which they say undervalues their public service and puts them on an uneven footing with the prosecutors whom many of them face in court each day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/nyregion/nyc-public-defenders-pay.html?searchResultPosition=2

A Racist Researcher, Exposed by a Mass Shooting

The work of Michael Woodley, a Briton who was cited by the teenager who killed 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, included pseudoscientific theories that have been used to justify racism.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/world/europe/michael-woodley-buffalo-shooting.html?searchResultPosition=1

A Conservative Quits Georgetown's Law School Amid Free Speech Fight

Ilya Shapiro, who tweeted that a "lesser Black woman" would get a Supreme Court nod, was cleared by a school investigation. He decided to leave anyway.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/06/us/georgetown-ilya-shapiro.html?searchResultPosition=1

As the Great Salt Lake Dries Up, Utah Faces An 'Environmental Nuclear Bomb'

Climate change and rapid population growth are shrinking the lake, creating a bowl of toxic dust that could poison the air around Salt Lake City.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/07/climate/salt-lake-city-climate-disaster.html?searchResultPosition=1

Breast Cancer Drug Trial Results in 'Unheard-Of' Survival

For some patients with metastatic tumors not significantly affected by other forms of chemotherapy, the treatment halted their cancer's growth. The patients had metastatic breast cancer that had been progressing despite rounds of harsh chemotherapy and a new treatment with a drug that targeted cancer cells with laserlike precision was stunningly successful, slowing tumor growth and extending life to an extent rarely seen with advanced cancers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/07/health/enhertu-breast-cancer-chemotherapy.html?searchResultPosition=1

Test to Return to the U.S. by Air Will Be Dropped

In a move hailed by the travel industry, passengers are now able to board flights into the U.S. without a negative coronavirus test.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/10/us/politics/us-testing-travel-mandate-covid.html?searchResultPosition=1

White House Outlines Coronavirus Vaccine Plan for Children Under 5

Vaccine deliveries to U.S. states are contingent on the Food and Drug Administration authorizing pediatric doses, a step that could occur soon.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/09/us/politics/covid-vaccine-children.html?searchResultPosition=1


June 11, 2022

Sports Law News for Week Ending June 10th

By Bennett Liebman

Umpire Angel Hernandez alleges MLB manipulated reviews to make minorities look bad, https://theathletic.com/3355774/2022/06/08/mlb-umpire-angel-hernandez-lawsuit/?source=emp_shared_article

Simone Biles, other women seek $1B-plus from FBI over Nassar, https://www.journal-news.com/nation-world/simone-biles-others-seek-1b-plus-from-fbi-over-nassar/BMUDDOZBS5DZHCC4U4RUEOHXZA/

Roger Goodell in line for new contract, https://theathletic.com/3353387/2022/06/07/roger-goodell-nfl-contract-successor/?source=emp_shared_article

PGA Tour Suspends Golfers for Playing for LIV Legal Implications, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/pga-tour-suspends-1234678348/

Steve Javie NBA Finals Draymond Green Jaylen Brown Technical Foul, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/steve-javie-nba-finals-1234678100/

Deshaun Watson 24th Lawsuit Deepens Suspension, Litigation Risks, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/deshaun-watson-24th-lawsuit-1234677041/

NCAA Says It's Investigating 'Potential Violations' Regarding NIL, https://www.si.com/college/2022/06/09/ncaa-enforcement-nil-issues-letter-potential-violations

Are NIL deals halting momentum of G League, Overtime Elite?, https://www.si.com/college/2022/06/08/nil-deals-g-league-overtime-elite-ncaa-college-basketball-recruiting

Illinois Amends NIL Legislation, Only a Year After Initial Bill, https://businessofcollegesports.com/name-image-likeness/illinois-amends-nil-legislation-only-a-year-after-initial-bill/

Missouri Latest State to Amend NIL Law, https://businessofcollegesports.com/name-image-likeness/missouri-latest-state-to-amend-nil-law/

New York representatives say NIL bill would ban collectives, https://www.on3.com/nil/news/new-york-representatives-say-nil-bill-would-ban-collectives/

Name, image and likeness after its first year, https://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/Journal/Issues/2022/06/06/Portfolio/Name-Image-Likeness.aspx

Miami booster John Ruiz's NIL deals are controversial and aggressive, but he's confident they are within rules and bring value to his businesses, athletes, https://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/Journal/Issues/2022/06/06/Portfolio/NIL-side.aspx

NFL Race-Norming, https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/2022/06/race-norming-and-statistical-discrimination-beyond-the-nfl.html

In wake of 'dust up' comment, Va. legislators abandon Commanders stadium bill, https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/2022/06/race-norming-and-statistical-discrimination-beyond-the-nfl.html

Title IX: Male Athletes Also Benefit from Civil Rights Statute, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/title-ix-male-athletes-1234676974/

College Athlete Pay Bill's Author Decries Title IX "Fear-Mongering", https://www.sportico.com/leagues/college-sports/2022/college-athlete-race-and-gender-equity-act-1234678144/

Title IX explained: Here's what to know, https://www.inquirer.com/college-sports/title-9-womens-sports-womens-college-sports-ncaa-20220610.html

Houston Texans to be added as defendants in Deshaun Watson lawsuits, https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/NFL/2022/06/08/Tony-Buzbee-lawsuits-Deshaun-Watson-Houston-Texans-added-defendants/6551654737486/

Ex-NFL Player Says League Wrongly Denied CTE Benefits, https://www.law360.com/health/articles/1501203/ex-nfl-player-says-league-wrongly-denied-cte-benefits

History of athletes seeking better pay and freedom goes back to 1914, https://www.thescore.com/pga/news/2370786/history-of-athletes-seeking-better-pay-and-freedom-goes-back-to-1914

Brian Flores, The Rooney Rule, And Competition Integrity In The NFL, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QvfQVSUfrE

Olympian Molly Seidel to miss New York race while seeking Therapeutic Use Exemption, https://www.infobae.com/aroundtherings/articles/2022/06/09/olympian-molly-seidel-to-miss-new-york-race-while-seeking-therapeutic-use-exemption/

MLB: Galarraga call stands, commish says, https://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2022/06/03/mlb-galarraga-call-stands-commish-says-response-monmouth-law-students/7502461001/?gnt-cfr=1

Bundesliga clubs make sustainability a licensing criterion, https://www.pinsentmasons.com/out-law/news/bundesliga-clubs-machen-nachhaltigkeit-zum-lizensierungskriterium

Peter Angelos' Sons Involved in Lawsuit, https://www.prosportsdaily.com/articles/peter-angelos-sons-involved-in-lawsuit-over-orioles-ownership-possible-relocation-742651.html

Sports Gambling News for Week Ending June 10th

By Bennett Liebman

Legislature begins reconciling sports betting bills -- with little time, https://www.boston.com/news/sports-news/2022/06/09/massachusetts-legislature-reconciling-sports-betting-bills-conference-committee/

A Solution To The Legislative Stalemate On Sports Betting Legalization In Massachusetts, https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielwallach/2022/06/08/a-solution-to-the-legislative-stalemate-on-sports-betting-legalization-in-massachusetts/?sh=265b0e3b20cb

Sports betting a financial winner for NY, https://westfaironline.com/148378/sports-betting-a-financial-winner-for-nyfor-flipper-sports-betting-a-financial-winner-for-ny/

New York Online Sportsbooks Post $1.3 Billion In May Handle, https://www.playny.com/may-2022-online-sports-betting-revenue/

What's Next For Gaming As New York's Post-Budget Legislative Session Ends?, https://www.playny.com/post-budget-legislative-session-ends-whats-next-ny-gambling/

NY Gaming Commission Changes, Governor Hochul Announces Confirmation of Transportation and Economic Development-Related Administration Nominees, https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-confirmation-transportation-and-economic-development-related

Hockey gambling expert's personal experience shows good and bad of sports betting, https://www.cbc.ca/sports/bring-it-in-sports-betting-1.6480375

Everton sign deal with controversial sponsor with ban looming, https://www.caughtoffside.com/2022/06/09/everton-sign-deal-with-controversial-sponsor-with-ban-looming/

Mickelson Admits Past 'Reckless And Embarrassing' Gambling Addiction, https://sportshandle.com/phil-mickelson-admits-reckless-embarrassing-gambling-addiction/

How PGA Tour Suspensions May Impact Future Of Golf Betting, https://sportshandle.com/pga-tour-suspensions-wagering-liv-golf/

South African soccer teams banned for fixing matches, https://nypost.com/2022/06/09/south-african-soccer-teams-banned-for-fixing-matches/?utm_campaign=iphone_nyp&utm_source=twitter_app

Cryptocurrency In Legal Sports Betting: What's Next?, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/58446/us-cryptocurrency-in-sports-betting-whats-next/

Expect BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, And Other Big Operators In Ohio, https://www.ohbets.com/betmgm-draftkings-fanduel-operators-ohio/

Gambling losses in online gaming very skewed to deprived areas, https://consent.yahoo.com/v2/collectConsent?sessionId=1_cc-session_b17a4783-a9b9-44be-b915-4fea3ebf7f15

April Gaming Revenue Rises 12.4%, With Sports Betting Up 75%, https://news.bloombergtax.com/daily-tax-report-state/april-gaming-revenue-rises-12-4-with-sports-betting-up-75

What Will Sports Betting Learn From the James Salinas-Barstool Incident?, https://www.playcolorado.com/james-salinas-moving-on-from-barstool-dispute/

Barstool Sportsbook Investigation Findings From Colorado, https://www.thelines.com/colorado-division-of-gaming-clears-barstool-sportsbook-investigation-2022/

BetMGM Offers Ontario Sports Betting Glimpse, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/71167/betmgm-summit-fireside-ontario-sports-betting/

Micro-Betting Startup Questioned On 'Clearly Inaccurate' MLB Odds, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/70935/micro-betting-startup-nvenue-inaccurate-mlb-odds/

Golden Nugget Online Hit With $50K Fine For Compliance Failures, https://www.njonlinegambling.com/golden-nugget-online-50k-fine/

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins Wants Higher Hold, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/71027/draftkings-ceo-wants-higher-hold-less-sharp-betting/

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins Says Things That Make Me Go 'Hmmm', https://www.usbets.com/draftkings-ceo-goldman-comments/

DraftKings Inc. (NASDAQ:DKNG) Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages, https://www.etfdailynews.com/2022/06/10/draftkings-inc-nasdaqdkng-given-average-recommendation-of-buy-by-brokerages/

Are NJ Sportsbooks Ready For New Two-Factor Authentication Rules?, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/71076/nj-sportsbooks-2fa-regulation-dge/

CA Supreme Court Denies Card Room Attempt To Block Tribal Initiative, https://www.playca.com/337945/ca-supreme-court-denies-card-room-petition-tribal-initiative/

California Votes - Dueling Sports Betting Initiative, https://capitolweekly.net/special-episode-california-votes-dueling-sports-betting-initiatives/

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