July 5, 2022

Week In Review

By Kajon Pompey
Edited by Elissa D. Hecker

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


R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years

R. Kelly is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison for the sexual abuse of minors. 'We reclaim our names', says one victim.



A Mural on School Property is Permitted

A San Francisco school board recently decided to revise a previous effort to remove a Works Progress Administration mural on school property depicting the colonial era, which was previously described by some as equivalent to book burning. The image shows colonization and slavery.


Notre Dame Cathedral Gets a New Face

Ravaged in a fire in 2019, a new redesign is in place. The project will be sponsored by the Paris City Hall with a budget of $53 million, with plans to reopen in 2024. It will also feature a design that responds to climate change.


A Disabled Actor Plays Richard III

For the first time, The Royal Shakespeare Company cast a disabled actor to play 'deformed, unfinish'd' king.


Theatre in Mariupol Affected by the War

All 13 members of the Mariupol troupe survived the weeks of invasion of their city and destruction of the theater. Some members were removed to Russian filtration camps, others were displaced from their homes, while some took refuge in cellars. In recent weeks, the group was able to come together in the city of Uzhhorod for rehearsal.



Supreme Court Sides with Coach's Prayer

The Court ruled that Coach Joseph Kennedy had a constitutional right to pray on the field after his team's games.


Senate Questions Legality of MLB Antitrust Exemption

Senators question the impact that the exemption would have on the labor market for minor league players and the operations of minor league teams.


Griner's Link to a Russian Arm's Dealer

Griner is an American woman professional basketball player who was accused of carrying hashish oil in her luggage and the "Merchant of Death" is a notorious Russian arms dealer who is serving 25 years in federal prison for conspiring to sell weapons to people who planned to kill Americans. The Kremlin authorities appear determined to link their fates and an expert believes that a prison swap is Griner's best hope.



Vince McMahon, Former XFL Commissioner Reach a Settlement in Wrongful Termination Lawsuit

Oliver Luck received $24 million.


Rays Minority Owners Sue, Alleging Fraud

Several Rays minority owners are alleging that majority owner Stu Sternberg has reduced their holdings to merely shells where minority owners have no cash flow, no responsibility of management, and no revenue from baseball-related operations.


Fans Sue PGA Tour

The PGA faces allegations that it is depriving fans by barring LIV Golf participants from playing in tour events.


Raiders Seek to Dismiss Lawsuit Over Las Vegas Move

The NFL and Raiders seek to get a 2018 antitrust lawsuit by the City of Oakland dismissed.


Michigan Wolverines Under Fire Over Donor Contributions

Michigan State University's football coach is under a new 10-year, $95 million contract, and it is suspected that some of his salary is received from donor gifts.


Soccer and Title IX

After the passage of Title IX, administrators included soccer on its list. Since then, soccer has become a force in the U.S. where the rates of participation amonggirls soared among high school players.


CTE Found in Another Sport - Soccer

Former professional player, Scott Vermillion, had C.T.E. a disease commonly linked to football and boxing.


New Trend at Wimbledon

Russia' invasion of Ukraine has changed the landscape of the intersection of sports, political battles, and war. Tennis players from Russia and Belarus have been barred from participating. Others athletes from these parts of the world have also been barred form competing.



FCC Concerned over TikTok's Gathering of U.S. Data in China

Data and Abortion and The Jane Collective

Before Roe v. Wade, there was the Jane Collective. A group of women in Chicago who provided abortions in a high-rise apartment. In May 1972, Chicago police raided the high-rise and confiscated names and address of patients. Accordingly, the story of the collective detailed how the women destroyed the evidence in the police van on the way to the station by tearing the information into pieces and eating some of them. Set today, many are concerned about the ease of tracking and data collection through phones can lead to arrests and prosecutions for women who travel to clinics.


A FCC member has asked Google and Apple to take action to remove the TikTok from their app stores over concerns that Beijing may be receiving sensitive U.S. user data.


Saudi Troll Lied to FBI

A Saudi citizen is accused of using a fake Instagram account to harass women is being charged with lying to federal officials over using the account to intimidate Saudi citizens living in the U.S. and Canada.


Philippines to Shut Down News Website

The government is set to shut down Rappler, a news website co-founded by Maria Ressa, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, for violating foreign ownership rules. Rappler recently investigated the President's drug war.


Amazon to Restrict Items in U.A.E.

Under government pressure, Amazon will remove L.G.B.T.Q. related items from its search results.


China Policies its Civilians From Above

With more than 1.4 billion people living in China that are tracked, monitored, and censored, with the latest surveillance technology, these citizens' future is now under watchful eyes.


General News

The First Black Woman on Supreme Court Takers Her Oath

Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in by Justice Stephen G. Breyer. 'It has taken 232 years and 115 prior appointments for a Black woman to be selected to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States', stated Justice Jackson back in April at a White House celebration in her honor.


Justices Cut Environmental Protection Agency Powers

The Supreme Court limited the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate emissions from power plants.



Justices Ruled an End to Trump's Policy on Asylum Seekers

Migrants seeking Asylum in the United States from the southwestern border were forced to arrive and await approval in Mexico. The Court ruled that such decision is now discretionary.



Supreme Court Ruling on Tribes in Oklahoma

The ruling declares that the state may prosecute crimes committed against Native American victims by non-Indians in Indian country.



Supreme Court Conservatism Competes with 1931

The latest decisions on abortion, guns, religion, and climate only tell half the story, as data proves the Court's conservative takeover. .


Biden Approves Ending the Filibuster for Roe v. Wade

Condemning the Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe, Biden commented that he would do everything in his power, using his executive powers, and sending a push to Congress and the public to support.


Trump, Enraged and Urged Violence

In the latest hearings, the world learned from witness testimony that Trump allegedly incited violence and wanted to partake in the attack on the Capitol. Hutchinson's testimony specifically week can chip away from the potential defense that Trump was ready to use against the election fraud claims.



New York Circumvents Latest Gun and Abortion Rulings

The New York State legislature adopted new laws restricting the carrying of handguns and "enshrining the right to abortion in the State Constitution."


New York Takes Action Against Gun Companies

New York officials file a lawsuit to end the proliferation of ghost guns--untraceable firearms--under a new state law intended to hold the gun industry accountable for shootings.


Factions Amid Abortion Fight

Abortion-rights groups are taking on the Court seeking to fight against the latest ruling affecting citizens state-wide. Court fights have included injunctions against state trigger bans.


Tensions Grow over Abortion Bans

Rifts are occurring and growing wide between elected district attorneys and their decisions to bring criminal charges.


Coast to Coast on Abortion

With the battle of abortion landing on the states' laps, abortion right advocates in Kentucky, Idaho, Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi are daring to halt or delay bans.


Threats Aimed at Election Workers and Officials

Election workers and officials are facing fear over public threats. Despite awareness, the federal government can only do so much ---stating that the threats do not meet the standard of criminal investigation.


July 1, 2022

Sports Gambling News for the Week Ending July 1st

By Bennett Liebman

FanDuel Leads The New York Online Sports Betting Market, https://www.playny.com/sports-betting-revenue-totals-week-ending-june-19-2022/

Astonishing Scale of Betting Fraud and Sport Corruption, https://www.infobae.com/aroundtherings/articles/2021/07/12/astonishing-scale-of-betting-fraud-and-sport-corruption-confirmed-in-ground-breaking-scientific-report/

Woj Bomb Misses Mark, Sends NBA Draft Betting Markets Into Tizzy, https://sportshandle.com/woj-bomb-misses-mark-nba-draft-betting/

Congressmen target offshore betting firms, https://www.intergameonline.com/igaming/news/congressmen-target-offshore-betting-firms

Ad Says DraftKings CEO Bragged On CA Sports Betting Measure Tax Rate, https://www.playca.com/078405/tribal-ad-targets-draftkings-ceo-comments/

In sports betting spat, tribes tout big backer against online giants, https://sjvsun.com/news/politics/in-sports-betting-spat-tribes-tout-big-backer-against-online-giants-dolores-huerta/

California ballot measures: What you need to know, https://calmatters.org/explainers/california-ballot-measures-2022/

PayPal Seizure Case With Gaming, DFS Implications Goes To Arbitration, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/71418/seizure-of-paypal-accounts-case-to-arbitration-gaming-dfs/

Premier League takes gamble on betting company compromise, https://news.sky.com/story/premier-league-takes-gamble-on-betting-company-compromise-12643645

Women join sports gambling sportsbook apps at faster rate than men, https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2022/06/30/women-join-sports-gambling-sportsbook-apps-faster-rate-than-men/

FIFA Corruption Trial Underway Before First World Cup, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/71127/opinion-fifa-corruption-trials-underway-ahead-of-2022-world-cup/

Canadian Panel Discusses Future Of Online Sports Betting Industry, https://sportshandle.com/ontario-panel-future-sports-betting/

Top Sports Betting Startups in the US, https://www.businessinsider.com/top-sports-betting-startups-us-innovation-database?utm_campaign=sf-bi-lifestyle&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social

Reaction: DraftKings To Put A Sportsbook In Wrigley Field, https://brobible.com/sports/article/draftkings-sportsbook-wrigley-field-reaction/

Fanatics In Talks To Acquire U.S. Sportsbook, https://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/27046-fanatics-in-talks-to-acquire-u-s-sportsbook-report

DraftKings, FanDuel Must Defend Private AG Claims in State Court, https://www.bloomberglaw.com/bloomberglawnews/us-law-week/X96DR00O000000?bna_news_filter=us-law-week#jcite

How a small-time Vancouver bookie helped turn sports betting into a multibillion-dollar industry, https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/roxy-roxborough-gambling-history-1.6498309?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar

Sports gambling has victims -- and they are typically highly educated young men, https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/single-event-sports-betting-problem-gambling-young-men-1.6497962

The rise of pitch-siding - how streaming has seen gambling seep further into Irish cricket, https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/2022/06/25/cricket-ireland-vs-india-gambling-malahide-interpros-belfast-dublin-stormont/

Swiss top court upholds ban on foreign online betting operators, https://www.reuters.com/technology/swiss-top-court-upholds-ban-foreign-online-betting-operators-2022-06-28/

NBA Adds To Ontario Sports Betting Partnership Portfolio, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/72032/nba-proline-ontario-sports-betting-deal/

Weed And Wagers: The Concurrent Rise Of Cannabis And Sports Betting, https://sportshandle.com/weed-wagers-rise-cannabis-sports-betting-parallels/

Governor? What Governor? Maryland Sports Betting Committee Plods On, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/72529/draft-regulations-maryland-sports-betting-june-2022/

Washington Commanders appear to land Fanatics as sportsbook partner, https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2022/06/30/washington-commanders-fedex-field-sportsbook.html

RIP, William Thomas Ziemba, https://dailyspeculations.com/wordpress/?p=13728

Sports News for the Week Ending July 1st

By Bennett Liebman

Las Vegas Raiders face allegations, lawsuits from former employees, https://www.reviewjournal.com/investigations/how-a-boys-club-raiders-culture-fueled-turnover-lawsuits-and-harassment-claims-2598298/

Oakland tries to get U.S. Supreme Court to overturn dismissal of Raiders relocation lawsuit, https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/oakland-tries-to-get-us-supreme-court-to-overturn-dismissal-of-raiders-relocation-lawsuit/ar-AAZ2Vah

Deshaun Watson's Disciplinary Hearing: Legal Arguments to Expect, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/deshaun-watson-hearing-legal-arguments-nfl-suspension-1234679696/

Deshaun Watson accuser sues Houston Texans for negligence, https://theathletic.com/news/deshaun-watson-accuser-sues-houston-texans/DBH0j0Gbq35d/

Report: NFL seeks indefinite suspension of Deshaun Watson, https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2022/06/25/report-nfl-seeks-indefinite-suspension-of-deshaun-watson-lasting-at-least-one-year/

Senate Judiciary Committee targets MLB's antitrust exemption, https://theathletic.com/3355323/2022/06/28/mlb-minor-league-antitrust-exemption/

Can Congress actually do anything to Dan Snyder?, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/coach-prayer-supreme-court-1234679757/

Federal government, Tennessee, at odds over transgender athletes, https://www.timesnews.net/news/education/federal-government-tennessee-at-odds-over-transgender-athletes/article_df628c48-f7f3-11ec-91cc-b3a029502716.html

Lawsuit filed to stop HISA launch on Friday, but judge denies injunction, https://www.natlawreview.com/article/hisa-enters-starting-gate-july-1-texas-balks

FTC Begins Implementing the Racetrack Safety Rule July 1, 2022, https://www.natlawreview.com/article/hisa-enters-starting-gate-july-1-texas-balks

Texas Racing Commission to Cease Exporting and Importing Pari-Mutuel Simulcast Signals of "Covered Horseraces" Under the
Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act as of July 1, 2022, https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/texas-racing-commission-to-cease-8104793/

Hours Away From HISA's Implementation, Unanswered Questions Remain, https://www.usbets.com/hisa-implementation-unanswered-questions-remain/

Gary Bettman Oversees NHL Arbitration of Pittsburgh Penguins Ownership Dispute, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/gary-bettman-oversees-1234680208/

California agency clears way for Oakland Athletics' $12B ballpark plan, https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/34175306/california-agency-clears-way-oakland-athletics-12b-ballpark-plan

NLRB Counsel Abruzzo's NCAA Memo Has Yet to Spur Athlete Unionizing, https://www.sportico.com/leagues/college-sports/2022/nlrb-counsel-abruzzos-ncaa-1234679678/

Big Ten shakes up college sports again, https://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/terps/bs-sp-maryland-big-ten-expansion-usc-ucla-analysis-20220630-a26646hkibd2bkot3luafoa2tu-story.html

Carson Pickett becomes first player with limb difference to play for USWNT, https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/jun/29/carson-pickett-becomes-first-player-with-limb-difference-to-play-for-uswnt

A Short Treatise on College-Athlete Name, Image, and Likeness Rights, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4055530

College NIL Anniversary Roils Debate on Future of Athlete Pay, https://www.sportico.com/leagues/college-sports/2022/nil-one-year-anniversary-1234680141/

Perspectives from around college sports on NIL's one-year anniversary, https://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/34158535/perspectives-college-sports-nil-one-year-anniversary

NIL's 1st anniversary: Pac-12 schools "not out in front" in new era, https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/06/29/year-one-of-the-nil-era-pac-12-not-out-in-front-as-recruiting-process-shifts-dramatically/

Rays minority owners sue principal owner over 'fraudulent transfer,' other claims, https://theathletic.com/news/rays-lawsuit-stu-sternberg/0LRIagBcWIpf/

Department of Education Proposes New Regulations Under Title IX, https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/department-of-education-proposes-new-1541612/

Title IX Proposed Changes Raise Due Process Concerns, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2022/title-ix-proposed-changes-due-process-1234680080/

Freddie Freeman agent Casey Close denies he withheld Braves offer, https://www.si.com/mlb/2022/06/30/freddie-freeman-casey-close-doug-gottlieb

Theater News for the Week Ending July 1st

By Bennett Liebman

Jame Rado Obit, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/jun/26/james-rado-obituary

Broadway actors express concern over 'mask optional' announcement, https://abc7ny.com/broadway-mask-mandate-covid-19-circle-in-the-square/11996675/

'The Minutes' on Broadway will continue audience mask mandate, https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny-the-minutes-broadway-to-continue-mask-requirement-covid-pandemic-20220630-ft2o22he5fgr5a3njzm47qks6a-story.html

American Buffalo' will require masks, https://www.nydailynews.com/snyde/ny-american-buffalo-require-audiences-wear-masks-despite-new-broadway-mandate-20220625-olgah4kpafe5jmzjkcarpgoaku-story.html

A Strange Loop,' 'MJ' still flying high at the box office post-Tony Awards, https://broadwaynews.com/2022/06/29/a-strange-loop-mj-still-flying-high-at-the-box-office-post-tony-awards/

Broadway beat, Broadway beat: Out goes 'Company,' Ralph Fiennes to play Robert Moses at Hudson Yards, https://www.amny.com/entertainment/broadway-beat-company-ralph-fiennes-robert-moses/

Brandon Uranowitz, Caissie Levy, Betsy Aidem & More Join Leopoldstadt, https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Cast-Announced-for-Tom-Stoppards-LEOPOLDSTADT-On-Broadway-20220629

Review: In a Powerful 'Hamlet,' a Fragile Prince Faces His Foes, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/30/theater/hamlet-robert-icke-alex-lawther-armory.html

Bill Targeting Hidden Ticket Fees Signed Into Law By New York Governor, https://deadline.com/2022/06/new-york-ticket-law-hidden-fees-kathy-hochul-1235055033/

Hillary Clinton Will Host Panel at BroadwayCon with Vanessa Williams, Julie White, and LaChanze, https://www.theatrely.com/post/hillary-clinton-will-host-panel-at-broadwaycon-with-vanessa-williams-julie-white-and-lachanze

She'll Have You at Moo: Milky White and the Power of Puppetry, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/29/theater/into-the-woods-cow-milky-white.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater

Ralph Fiennes to Star in Play About Robert Moses, https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/27/theater/straight-line-crazy-robert-moses.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater

New dates announced for Broadway run of 'Camelot', https://broadwaynews.com/2022/06/30/new-dates-announced-for-broadway-run-of-camelot/

'Plaza Suite', 3rd Highest Grossing Play Revival, https://www.greenwichtime.com/entertainment/article/Plaza-Suite-With-Sarah-Jessica-Parker-17277069.php

Captions spread beyond TV screens to live theater and more, https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2022/0627/Captions-gain-momentum-beyond-TV-screens-to-live-theater-and-more

At a time of angry uproar, theater can still show us the way forward, https://www.washingtonpost.com/theater-dance/2022/06/26/roe-1776-abortion-mockingbird/

2022 Grants from the Shubert Foundation, chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5d0013a82d1d06000168bdc2/t/62b47765f694123b56430fae/1655994214064/TSF+Annual+Grant+Report+2022.pdf

Garden Theatre: Board members resign, https://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/arts-and-theater/os-et-garden-theatre-cfea-board-resignations-20220626-r7cweiie2zg35b3hr3mlfdmt5y-story.html

Flying supernanny Mary Poppins drops in again, https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/flying-supernanny-mary-poppins-drops-in-again-on-the-muny-stage/article_e5d8d975-bc40-59ff-9f71-baf8a6896e2f.html

San Diego theaters have reopened, but where is the audience?, https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/theater/story/2022-06-26/san-diego-theaters-have-reopened-but-where-has-the-audience-gone

Orlando, Mad Cow Theatre at odds over equipment removal, https://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/arts-and-theater/os-et-mad-cow-city-54-west-equipment-20220630-kjvrbfsgbrgndagc72d2fmk4du-story.html

How 'Grease' has roots in Charm City, https://www.baltimoresun.com/features/bs-fe-baltimore-backstage-0629-20220629-2nopcks73jej5gd3eagnhdhpri-story.html

Longmont Theater Thrives, https://www.cpr.org/2022/06/29/longmont-theatre-company-thrives-pandemic/

Emilia Clarke: 'The best place in the world is backstage at a theatre', https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/jun/26/emilia-clarke-games-of-thrones-last-christmas-seagull-the-best-place-in-the-world-is-backstage-at-a-theatre

Antonio Banderas, Andrew Lloyd Webber Team for Spanish Theater Productions, https://collider.com/antonio-banderas-andrew-lloyd-webber-spanish-language-musicals/

London's West End Ticket Prices See 21% Price Hike In Three Years, https://deadline.com/2022/06/london-west-end-theatre-cabaret-ticket-prices-21-per-cent-increase-1235052029/

Toronto cast of '& Juliet' on bringing a pop twist to an old tale, https://toronto.citynews.ca/2022/06/28/toronto-cast-juliet-mirvish/

June 27, 2022

Week In Review

By Caroline Solochewicz
Edited by Elissa D. Hecker

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


Court Sides With Judy Huth, Who Accused Bill Cosby of a 1975 Sexual Assault

Huth first came forward with claims in 2014 stating she was accused at the age of 16 in the Playboy Mansion. She was awarded $500,000.


The Viral Spiral

Several artists, including Halsey, have expressed their frustrations with marketing and music specifically in regards to TikTok.


Paul Haggis Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges in Italy

Oscar-winning director and writer was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual violence and aggravated personal injuries in Italy.



FBI Raids Orlando Museum and Removes Basquiat Paintings

25 paintings were seized after an affidavit called into question their origin and authenticity. Additionally, the affidavit issued highlighted two possible crimes: conspiracy and wire fraud.


The Avatars Wear Prada

Designers including Balenciaga and Thom Browne have a say in what avatars wear in the metaverse allowing for a blend of fashion and technology. Designers say it's more than an just an advertisement - it's an authentic display of their brands.


You Don't Want to Wear a Mask? Do It for Hugh Jackman.

Starting in July, Broadway will no longer require masks; however, actors and theater employees are pushing back. Hugh Jackman is one of many actors who have tested positive for Covid twice during the run of his production.


Opera's Lack of Diversity Extends to Offstage, a Study Shows

A study has shown that the American Opera lacks diversity. Many Black, Latino, and Asian singers have long struggled with being cast in main roles and there is very little diversity within the administration of the organizations themselves.


In a Return to the Land, Tribes Will Jointly Manage a National Monument

Five Native American tribes will work closely with the Bureau of Land Management to conserve a national monument in Utah. This is a huge step for the Native Americans who wish to conserve land rather than watch it be dismantled into another national park.


Tattoo Artists Face a Grayer Palette in Europe

The E.U. has prohibited certain pigments, finding them hazardous to humans. Artists around the world are struggling with finding replacements.



We Can Do Better Than Title IX

Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. One of its motives was to ensure that American girls could enjoy the same opportunities as boys in schools specifically in sports. Yet 50 years later, women are still experiencing challenges that men athletes don't.


Brittney Griner's Supporters Call on Biden to Strike a Deal to Free Her

Griner was detained in Russia in February on accusations that she had hashish oil in her luggage and dozens of organizations, including L.G.B.T.Q voters, have urged that the Biden administration to make a deal to bring the athlete back home.


Larry Nassar Loses Last Appeal in Sexual Assault Scandal

Nassar was sentenced on three counts of criminal sexual assault on gymnasts, including Olympic medalists.


Olympics Snub Women's Nordic Combined and Put the Sport on Notice

The International Olympic Committee decided not to include a women's Nordic event after claiming that not enough countries had women athletes competing.


Ohio State Secures 'THE' Trademark for Clothing and Merchandise After Three Year Legal Battle

Three years after filing an application, the Ohio State University has secured the trademark against Marc Jacobs for the world "THE." The trademark is to be used on branded products including clothing and merchandise.


Detroit Free Press Sues Michigan State Over Mel Tucker Contract Information

The newspaper argues that the school should disclose contracts and be transparent about what is promised in exchange for monetary gifts.


Panel Finds That Daniel Snyder Interfered With Sexual Harassment Investigation

A congressional panel has said that it found evidence that the Washington Commanders owner conducted a "shadow investigation" of accusers in regards to workplace misconduct and has interfered with evidence.


Attorneys for Former LSU Athletic Staffer Face Sanctions as Racketeering Claims Rejected

A federal judge has dismissed Lewis's claims filed last year that her LSU coworkers and superiors retaliated against her for reporting sexual misconduct.


NFL Asks Federal Court to Send Brian Flores's Racial Discrimination Lawsuit to Arbitration

The NFL pushed for arbitration in regards to Brian Flores' racial discrimination lawsuit against the NFL and coaches. Flores argues that arbitration will force secrecy and that his fundamental right to a jury is critical in this matter.


Deshaun Watson Settles 20 of the 24 Sexual Misconduct Cases Against Him

Watson, a player for the Cleveland Browns has settled with 20 women on sexual misconduct lawsuits.


FINA Restricts Transgender Women From Competing at Elite Level

The international swimming federation bars transgender women who have experienced male puberty.


Paris St-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi Acquitted in FIFA Media Rights Investigation

Paris soccer team president and chairman of the European Club Association, Al-Khelaifi has been cleared of corruption by a Swiss appeals court.


Federal Government Freezes Hockey Canada Funding Over Handling of Assault Allegations

Federal funding has been suspended to Hockey Canada after news of a woman who claimed that she was assaulted by members of the Canadian gold-medal winning junior hockey team received a settlement last month.



Meta Agrees to Alter Ad Technology in Settlement With U.S.

After being accused of discrimination against users based on their race, gender, religion, and other critical characteristics, Meta agreed to alter its ad technology and will pay a penalty in a settlement with the Justice Department.


Judge Allows Fox News Defamation Suit to Include Fox Corporation

Judge Davis ruled that the defamation lawsuit against Fox will not be dismissed. She stated that there were facts supporting the claim that the corporation executives were "directly liable" for what was put on air and that they participated in defamatory statements.


Microsoft Plans to Eliminate Face Analysis Tools in Push for 'Responsible A.I.'

Microsoft will stop offering automated tools that predict a person's gender, age, and emotional state as it restricts the use of facial recognition tools.


General News

Special Edition: Roe v. Wade Is Overturned

The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade ended the constitutional right to abortion after nearly 50 years.


Supreme Court Strikes Down New York Law Limiting Guns in Public

The Supreme Court struck down a New York law that placed strict limits on carrying guns outside of people's homes. Several justices dissented on the matter, highlighting the recent tragedy in Texas.


President Biden Signs Gun Bill Into Law, Ending Years of Stalemate

President Biden signed into law a bipartisan gun bill, which intends to prevent dangerous people from having access to firearms and increase funding in the mental health system in the U.S.


Congress Clears Bill to Extend Free Meals for Children Through the Summer

A pandemic bill passed was extended and allows for the continuation of free meals and other food assistance for children in an effort to prevent them from going hungry.


New Biden Rules Would Bar Discrimination Against Transgender Students

The proposed rules by Biden prohibit discrimination based on gender identity in schools, going against many state legislators and conservatives.


Biden Administration Tosses Trump Definition of 'Habitat' for Endangered Species

The Trump administration narrowed restrictions pertaining to endangered wildlife and the Biden administration has thrown out its definition of "habitat", returning to an understanding that existed before Trump.


Deborah Birx Says Trump White House Asked Her to Weaken Covid Guidance

Former White House coordinator has said that there was a consistent effort to lessen restrictions in the midst of the pandemic.



Millions of Tax Returns Have Not Been Processed as the IRS Tries to Clear its Backlog

The IRS began the tax season behind on nearly 8 million unfinished returns. Most of the backlog is due to paper returns, which take longer than those filed electronically.


The FDA Aims to Cut Down on Smoking by Slashing Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

The FDA is attempting to cut down the levels of nicotine in cigarettes in response to a national public health concern. The proposal would take years to go into effect and would make the United States one of the leading countries with such an agenda. The only other nation with such an advanced plan is New Zealand.


Companies Are More Vocal Than Ever on Social Issues. Not on Abortion.

Most American companies have chosen to not speak out about the Supreme Court decision and those that did focused more on their own health care policies instead of taking a political stance. Even the companies who have spoken out about L.G.B.T.Q rights and Black Lives Matter were


Juul Gets Temporary Reprieve to Keep Selling Its E-Cigarettes

Juul has appealed the FDA order requiring a ban on the sale of all Juul products, allowing it to keep the e-cigarette on the market until further notice.


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:


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.



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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


Celsius Network Leads Crypto Markets Into Another Free Fall

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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

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


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.


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.


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