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August 6, 2021

Theater News for the Week of August 6th

By Bennett Liebman

Should businesses check vaccination status?, https://www.bizjournals.com/albany/news/2021/08/03/businesses-check-vaccination-status.html

Where Do Theater Artists Go to Ask Questions?, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/03/theater/New-York-Stage-and-Film-poughkeepsie.html

Broadway theaters will require audience members to be vaccinated, masked, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/07/30/broadway-theaters-will-require-audience-members-to-be-vaccinated-masked/

New York City to Require Vaccinations for Indoor Performances, https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/new-york-city-to-require-vaccinations-for-indoor-performances-73788/?utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=creator%2Ccrew%2Cindustry-news%2Clink%2Cstock-misc%2Ctalent&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

Broadway Is Coming Back In September. But Can It Stay Open?, https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/new-york-city-to-require-vaccinations-for-indoor-performances-73788/?utm_campaign=organic&utm_content=creator%2Ccrew%2Cindustry-news%2Clink%2Cstock-misc%2Ctalent&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

A Milestone for Broadway as 'Pass Over' Begins Performances, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/05/theater/pass-over-broadway-reopens.html

Lincoln Center Names Shanta Thake as its New Artistic Leader, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/03/arts/music/lincoln-center-shanta-thake.html

Shanta Thake named to a top post at Lincoln Center, https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/shanta-thake-lincoln-center-leader/2021/08/03/09d47026-f459-11eb-9068-bf463c8c74de_story.html

IATSE issues statement in support of vaccination for members, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/03/iatse-issues-statement-in-support-of-vaccination-for-members/

Actors' Equity calls for resignation of Gov. Cuomo, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/04/actors-equity-calls-for-resignation-of-gov-cuomo/

The One Where It's a Live Musical Parody of Your Favorite TV Show, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/05/theater/friends-the-office-stranger-things-musicals.html

Broadway Comes Back with Pass Over and a Block Party, https://w42st.com/post/broadway-comes-back-with-pass-over-and-block-party/

'Pass Over' Reopens Broadway With COVID Vaccination Requirements, https://variety.com/2021/legit/news/broadway-reopening-pass-over-hadestown-covid-vaccination-1235033558/

'There's Still So Much to Unearth' in 'Pass Over', https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/04/theater/pass-over-broadway-cast.html

Alvin Ing Dead: Pioneering Asian American Broadway Actor Was 89, https://variety.com/2021/legit/news/alvin-ing-dead-broadway-1235033931/

Is Infamous Broadway Producer Scott Rudin Gone for Good?, https://www.vulture.com/article/scott-rudin-broadway-producer.html

The Filmed Version of Broadway's 'Come From Away' Is Coming to Apple TV, https://www.tvinsider.com/1008214/come-from-away-broadway-musical-filmed-apple-tv-plus/

'Wicked' set to relaunch touring market for Broadway shows, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/03/wicked-set-to-relaunch-touring-market-for-broadway-show/

Fans Flock To Dallas' Fair Park For 'Wicked', First Broadway Tour Since Pandemic Began, https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2021/08/03/fans-flock-dallas-fair-park-wicked-first-broadway-tour-pandemic/

Friday Night Footlights: How Theater Bonds a Colorado Town, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/04/theater/creede-colorado-theater.html

Requiring Vaccination Proof, Arena Stage, Studio Theatre and the Shakespeare Theatre Company will require audiences to show proof of vaccination this fall, https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/08/05/covid-dc-theaters-vaccination-mandate/

Broadway Performers on What Industry Needs to Reopen and Grow, https://variety.com/2021/legit/news/broadway-performers-survey-sundance-1235033657/

Playwrights Living With HIV Have His Love, and Now Support, https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/08/03/playwrights-living-with-hiv-have-his-love-and-now-support/

London's theatres welcome visitors back as UK relaxes quarantine restrictions, https://www.marketplace.org/2021/08/02/londons-theatres-welcome-visitors-back-as-uk-relaxes-quarantine-restrictions/

Sports News for the Week of August 6th

By Bennett Liebman

The new world of college athletics, https://today.law.harvard.edu/the-new-world-of-college-athletics/

NCAA v. Alston: The Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning?, https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ncaa-v-alston-the-beginning-of-the-end-9351737/

What Every Student-Athlete Needs to Know, https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/what-every-student-athlete-needs-to-6182848/

Challenges And Opportunities,Challenges And Opportunities: The NCAA Suspends Its Name, Image, And Likeness Amateurism Rules, https://www.mondaq.com/unitedstates/sport/1099068/challenges-and-opportunities-the-ncaa-suspends-its-name-image-and-likeness-amateurism-rules

NCAA gender equity review recommends combined Final Four amid 'systemic' disparities, https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/08/03/ncaa-gender-equity-report-combined-final-four/

NCAA Undervalued Women's Basketball Tournament, https://www.wsj.com/articles/ncaa-undervalued-womens-basketball-tournament-11628018560

Syracuse officials knew about Quentin Hillsman's misconduct, http://www.mikita.dailyorange.com/2021/08/329671/

What did Syracuse officials know about coach's alleged misconduct?, https://theathletic.com/2747362/2021/08/03/what-did-syracuse-officials-know-about-coachs-alleged-misconduct/

'Truly The End Of Female Sports, https://thefederalist.com/2021/07/30/truly-the-end-of-female-sports-athletes-and-congresswomen-fight-transgender-takeover/

Cleveland Indians new name is already taken by a roller derby team, https://fortune.com/2021/08/03/cleveland-guardians-indians-roller-derby-baseball/

Did The Cleveland Indians Commit A Colossal Misstep With Rebranding, https://abovethelaw.com/2021/08/did-the-cleveland-indians-commit-a-colossal-misstep-with-rebranding-to-the-guardians/

How 'race-norming' was built into the NFL concussion settlement,https://www.phillytrib.com/how-race-norming-was-built-into-the-nfl-concussion-settlement/article_f1af74ae-3b5b-5629-b950-cf96f014ade6.html

Attorneys For Servis Say FBI Misled Court On Wiretaps, Want Evidence Suppressed, https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/attorneys-for-servis-say-fbi-misled-court-on-wiretaps-want-evidence-suppressed/

Tokyo Postponement Opens NIL Doors For College Summer Olympics Stars, https://www.sportico.com/leagues/college-sports/2021/tokyo-postponement-nil-college-olympians-1234636334/

Olivia Moultrie Age Eligibility Lawsuit Against NWSL Settled, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/soccer-phenom-olivia-moultrie-settles-age-rule-suit-with-nwsl-1234635939/

How Notre Dame football players, parents are navigating NIL possibilities, https://www.ndinsider.com/story/sports/football/2021/08/02/how-notre-dame-football-players-parents-navigating-nil-possibilities/5459819001/

Gillibrand: Equal pay bill for Team USA needed, https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/ny-state-of-politics/2021/08/02/gillibrand--equal-pay-bill-for-team-usa-needed

U.S. Men's Soccer Group Joins Women's Team in Equal Pay Fight, https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/u-s-mens-soccer-group-joins-womens-team-in-equal-pay-fight

Trademark just the beginning for UConn star Paige Bueckers, https://www.ctinsider.com/uconn/article/Buckets-of-potential-future-earnings-16365077.php

Could DFS Vanish As Mobile NY Sports Betting Nears Launch?, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/54998/dfs-case-mobile-ny-sports-betting/

WFT bans fans from wearing Native American headdresses, face paint at home games, https://theathletic.com/news/wft-bans-fans-from-wearing-native-american-headdresses-face-paint-at-home-games/Ppg24y5nT6sT

Sharks' Evander Kane denies allegations he bet on NHL games, https://theathletic.com/news/sharks-evander-kane-denies-allegations-he-bet-on-nhl-games/OSe9ugEPGBzD?source=twitterhq

Evander Kane gambling accusations are slippery slope, https://deadspin.com/so-how-will-the-nhl-official-partner-of-pointsbet-bal-1847415485

No Youth Olympic Games, says Richard Pound, No Youth Olympic Games, https://www.infobae.com/aroundtherings/articles/2021/08/05/no-youth-olympic-games-says-richard-pound-its-a-very-nice-holiday-for-some-very-nice-kids-but-it-adds-nothing-to-the-international-sports-structure/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

CAS Field of Play Decision in Olympics, https://www.tas-cas.org/en/general-information/news-detail/article/the-cas-ad-hoc-division-dismisses-the-application-filed-by-yuberjen-martinez-the-colombian-national.html

August 13, 2021

Theater News for the Week of August 13th

By Bennett Liebman

Ushering in the Age of Vax-and-Mask, https://www.wsj.com/articles/broadway-covid-19-vaccination-masks-audra-mcdonald-the-lehman-trilogy-pass-over-11628802233

Area arts venues again requiring masks, https://www.timesunion.com/theater/article/Area-arts-venues-again-requiring-masks-for-16374670.php

Broadway superstar Laura Osnes fired from show for not being vaccinated, https://pagesix.com/2021/08/12/broadway-superstar-laura-osnes-fired-from-show-for-not-being-vaccinated/

Beanie Feldstein to star in Broadway revival of 'Funny Girl,' https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/11/beanie-feldstein-to-star-in-broadway-revival-of-funny-girl/

Lin-Manuel Miranda and the Telsey Office launch casting fellowship program, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/12/lin-manuel-miranda-and-the-telsey-office-launch-casting-fellowship-program/

Off-Broadway League, Actors' Equity reach new collective bargaining agreement, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/11/off-broadway-league-actors-equity-reach-new-collective-bargaining-agreement/

Broadway shows will not report grosses, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/09/broadway-shows-will-not-report-grosses-this-season/

Lauren Reid named president of the John Gore Organization, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/09/lauren-reid-named-president-of-the-john-gore-organization/

'West Side Story' will not reopen, https://nypost.com/2021/08/09/west-side-story-will-not-reopen-on-broadway/

West Side Story' Will Return $10 Million Federal Aid, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/theater/west-side-story-grant.html

Actors Fund, Places Please Project Offer Theater Worker Financial Aid, https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/general-news/actors-fund-places-please-project-theater-worker-financial-aid-1234996286/#!

How "Hamilton" stayed alive during the pandemic, https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/technology-media-and-telecommunications/our-insights/how-hamilton-stayed-alive-during-the-pandemic-an-interview-with-producer-jeffrey-seller

Another $100m Injected into Local Arts from Federal Shuttered Venue Fund, https://w42st.com/post/another-100m-injected-into-local-arts-from-federal-shuttered-venue-fund-svog-broadway/

Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town' gets a multicultural restaging, https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/theater_dance/our-town-peterborough/2021/08/11/198bcf1c-f86b-11eb-943a-c5cf30d50e6a_story.html

Hygiene theater won't end pandemic, https://philadelphiaweekly.com/hygiene-theater-wont-end-the-pandemic/

After a Midsummer Shiver, Provincetown Proceeds With Care, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/11/theater/provincetown-summer.html

The actors were unmasked for the show's opening, https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/theater/covid-protocols-problems-take-center-stage-as-bay-area-theaters-resume-productions

N.J. theater saved from auction block, https://www.nj.com/bergen/2021/08/historic-nj-theater-saved-from-auction-block-bought-by-town.html

Staging The Glass Menagerie in St. Louis, https://news.stlpublicradio.org/show/st-louis-on-the-air/2021-08-10/staging-the-glass-menagerie-where-tennessee-williams-st-louis-story-began

Lend Us Your Ears, and Don't Forget Your Farm Boots, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/theater/farm-theater-pennsylvania-climate-change.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater

Audra McDonald Talks 'Respect,' https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/audra-mcdonald-career-profile-good-fight-respect-73803/

Shubert Artistic Circle Announces Inaugural Core Program Class, https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/08/11/shubert-organization-artistic-circle-announces-inaugural-core-program-class/

Lamda boss to leave job amid 'conduct and management style' complaints, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/aug/10/lamda-boss-to-leave-job-amid-conduct-and-management-style-complaints

'I have a scene to do, run!', https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/jul/28/i-have-a-scene-to-do-run-backstage-at-minack-theatre

Edinburgh Fringe Is Back. Is a Smaller Festival Better?, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/11/theater/edinburgh-fringe.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nyttheater

Shaw Festival pulls Stephen Sondheim's Assassins from lineup, https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/article-shaw-festival-pulls-stephen-sondheims-assassins-from-lineup-after/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Nestruck%20on%20Theatre&utm_content=2021-8-10_16&utm_term=Shaw%20Festival%20pulls%20Stephen%20Sondheim%E2%80%99s%20Assassins%20from%20lineup%20after%20rights%20holders%20object%20to%20removal%20of%20racial%20slur&utm_campaign=newsletter&cu_id=el%2F0O6erOqW5qHlmWhoPVgR6m6gNw1iOOyTgTOX6nPY%3D

Sports News for the Week of August 13th

By Bennett Liebman

Why the NCAA didn't punish Baylor, https://slate.com/culture/2021/08/baylor-ncaa-infractions-report.html

NCAA has harsh words but no penalties for Baylor, https://www.houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-nation/college/article/Baylor-NCAA-penalties-sexual-assault-16379764.php

Khan: The toothless NCAA didn't punish Art Briles, https://theathletic.com/2765720/2021/08/11/khan-the-toothless-ncaa-didnt-punish-art-briles-all-the-more-reason-to-question-the-point-of-its-existence/

MLB, Barstool Sports in significant talks to broadcast games, https://nypost.com/2021/08/09/mlb-barstool-sports-in-significant-talks-for-broadcasting-deal/

Barstool Sports, MLB Broadcast Rights Conversations "Barely Existent", https://www.sportico.com/business/media/2021/barstool-sports-mlb-broadcast-rights-1234636982/

Dan Kaplan "Betting On Steroids, https://fanstreamsports.com/dan-kaplan-betting-on-steroids/

Compensating College Athletes: Moving the Ball Forward, https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/compensating-college-athletes-moving-the-ball-forward

What's in a Name, Image and Likeness for Student Athletes?, https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/2021/08/12/name-image-and-likeness-in-college-sports/?slreturn=20210713174420

Plaintiffs' lawyers in NCAA case pick up $3.5 mln more in fees, https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/plaintiffs-lawyers-ncaa-case-pick-up-35-mln-more-fees-2021-08-04/

Rowing to Title IX Victory: Court Rules in Favor of UConn's Women's Rowing Team, https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/rowing-to-title-ix-victory-court-rules-1140193/

Appeals court revives lawsuit filed by former UND hockey players, https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/32000182/appeals-court-revives-lawsuit-filed-former-university-north-dakota-women-ice-hockey-players

Alston Supreme Court Ruling Against NCAA Being Used in Fast Food Cases, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/alston-supreme-court-ruling-1234636820/

Heinz Field Seat Painting Dispute Pittsburgh Steelers NFL, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/heinz-field-seat-painting-1234636669/

Future of Texas NIL laws for HS athletes, https://247sports.com/Article/Quinn-Ewers-leaves-high-school-early-Texas-name-image-and-likeness-law-Ohio-State-football-168992634/

Opinion | I'm a Trans Athlete. I Only Want to Win If It's Fair, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/opinion/transgender-sports-science.html

MLB Field of Dreams game obscures baseball's greed in Iowa, https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/opinion/columnists/iowa-view/2021/08/12/field-of-dreams-game-mlb-dyersville-obscures-baseball-greed-iowa-jd-scholten/8101312002/

MLB ballpark fan injuries: Will netting be added to avoid lawsuits?, https://www.si.com/mlb/2021/08/10/crying-foul-mlb-netting-daily-cover

Britain plans to change laws to protect football authorities, https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/britain-plans-change-laws-protect-football-authorities-breakaway-leagues-the-2021-08-07/

Seton Hall moves to get Myles Powell's lawsuit dismissed, https://www.app.com/story/sports/college/2021/08/11/seton-hall-moves-to-get-myles-powells-lawsuit-dismissed/5565633001/

Official League Data Gets Messy In Maryland Sports Betting, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/54210/opinion-maryland-sports-betting-official-league-data/

Unionizing College Football Players Presents A Double-Edged Sword, https://www.forbes.com/sites/marcedelman/2021/08/10/unionizing-college-football-players-is-a-double-edged-sword/?sh=5c9c8299702d

Tokyo 2020 British sprint relay team could lose silver medals after one athlete fails doping test, https://www.infobae.com/aroundtherings/articles/2021/08/12/tokyo-2020-british-sprint-relay-team-could-lose-silver-medals-after-one-athlete-fails-doping-test/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Thoroughbred Trainer Jorge Navarro Pleads Guilty, https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/thoroughbred-trainer-jorge-navarro-and-head-new-york-veterinary-clinic-plead-guilty

Soccer Phenom, League Get Rulings Revoked, Making Deal Official, https://news.bloomberglaw.com/us-law-week/soccer-phenom-league-get-rulings-revoked-making-deal-official

Lawsuits Filed In 'Messi' Soccer Dispute, https://abovethelaw.com/2021/08/lawsuits-filed-in-messi-soccer-dispute/

August 16, 2021

Week In Review

By Angela Peco
Edited by Elissa D. Hecker

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

Entertainment

Johnston v Kroeger

The Western District of Texas denied a 12(b)(6) motion, finding that the similarities between the plaintiff's song and Nickelback's song "Rockstar" were sufficient to survive a motion to dismiss. Kirk Johnston alleges that a substantial amount of the song is copied from his original composition.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=edaa24804e&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1707991454391662377&th=17b4012dae6af729&view=att&disp=inline&realattid=17b40128a28e1da56bc1

Nicki Minaj and Husband Kenneth Petty Sued, Accused of Harassing Sexual Assault Victim

Jennifer Hough says that the couple pressured her to recant her account of how Petty had raped her in 1994. Petty was arrested in 1994 and served four and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted rape. He was arrested last year for failing to register as a sex offender in California. Hough alleges that people connected to Minaj and Petty began harassing and intimidating her and even offering her $20,000 in exchange for signing a statement recanting the accusation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/13/arts/music/nicki-minaj-kenneth-petty-lawsuit.html

Britney Spears' Father Agrees to Step Down from Conservatorship

Spears' father filed his response to the singer's petition for his suspension, announcing that he would cooperate with the court on a transition. His response did not include a timetable for his resignation. Spears' lawyer says that he intends to investigate her father's conduct over the past 13 years.

https://variety.com/2021/music/news/britney-spears-father-jamie-spears-quits-conservator-1235040690/

A Timeline of the Allegations as R. Kelly's Racketeering Trial Begins

The R&B singer is "charged with racketeering based on sexual exploitation of children, kidnapping, forced labor and Mann Act violations." The article looks back at the nature of allegations he has faced since 1996.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/08/arts/r-kelly-trial.html

Movie and TV Crews Return to New York Streets Again

Production trucks and crews are back on New York City streets as filming picks up again.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/13/realestate/film-shoots-new-york-city.html

Whiplash for the Concert Business as the Delta Variant Rages On

As Delta spread accelerated in recent weeks, artists are having to weigh the risks and benefits of getting back on the road, with some cancelling tours and festival appearances.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/13/arts/music/covid-concerts-vaccines.html

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Revises Bylaws

The new bylaws diversify the association's membership and ban gifts from people associated with movies and television programs. Existing members of the association will need to reply to remain in the organization and will have to sign a new code of conduct.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/05/movies/golden-globes-hfpa-reforms.html

Arts

San Francisco's Cyclists Welcome Golden Gate Park Ban on Cars

While the move was welcomed news for pedestrians and cyclists, museums "fear that the loss of a major access road" will deter visitors, especially as they try to draw people back post-pandemic, including those with disabilities and small children.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/08/arts/design/san-francisco-bikes-cars-museum.html

Sports

Tokyo Olympics Come to a Close

The article discusses the biggest news-making stories of the Tokyo Olympics in the backdrop of the pandemic.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/08/sports/olympics/tokyo-olympics-closing-ceremony.html

Paralympians Ask for Support, But Receive Little

U.S. Olympic officials are being criticized for not providing personal assistants to some competitors, a long-standing issue exacerbated by more recent restrictions on who can travel to Tokyo with athletes given the pandemic.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/sports/olympics/paralympics-travel-tokyo.html

New COVID-19 Guidance for Fall Sports Released

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has released guidance for fall training and competition, which include testing, quarantine and isolation considerations for high-exposure Tier 1 individuals.

https://www.ncaa.com/news/ncaa/article/2021-08-04/new-covid-19-guidance-fall-sports-released?utm_campaign=hp-rr-links

National Football League to Crack Down on Taunting

The National Football League (NFL) has instructed its officials to strictly enforce taunting rules. Players who accrue two taunting penalties in a game face automatic ejection and, depending on the severity of the language or gesture, can also be fined, suspended, or both.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/11/sports/football/nfl-taunting-rule.html

NCAA Criticized for Its Inability to Punish Baylor for Sexual Assault Scandal

The NCAA described the environment in the school's football program as "egregious," but could not determine if Baylor violated any rules in failing to report accusations against players. The decision comes "five years after Baylor's efforts to cover up sexual assaults became public."

The law firm investigating the matter had found that program leaders "sometimes 'affirmatively chose not to report sexual violence to the appropriate authorities and that team officials had moved to 'divert cases from the student conduct or criminal processes.'" The NCAA ultimately decided that the "university had a 'campus-wide culture of sexual violence' that had gone 'unaddressed due to ignorance and leadership failings across campus'" and that the missteps were not limited to student-athletes.

Baylor University Public Infractions Decision: https://ncaaorg.s3.amazonaws.com/infractions/decisions/Aug2021INF_BaylorDecisionPublic.pdf

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/11/sports/ncaafootball/ncaa-baylor-sexual-assault.html

Clemson Quarterback Signs First-of-its-kind Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) Deal

Quarterback DJ Uiagalelei has landed a spot in Dr. Pepper's Fansville campaign. The company is the first household brand to partner with a major college football player.

https://www.si.com/college/2021/08/11/clemsons-dj-uiagalelei-to-profit-from-nil-in-dr-pepper-ad-campaign

High School Football Stars Looking to Profit from NIL Deals

High school athletes are seeking their own deals since college stars began profiting from their NIL. The article profiles several high school athletes who have signed with management and marketing companies to secure endorsement deals.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/13/sports/ncaa-high-school-sports-endorsements.html

How Facebook Failed to Stem Racist Abuse of England's Soccer Team

The article describes a meeting between Facebook and the organizing bodies of English soccer to try to stem racist abuse toward soccer players on the platform. The outcome was an athlete safety guide provided by Facebook that showed players how to shield themselves from abuse on the network, which put the onus on players to protect themselves online.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/11/technology/facebook-soccer-racism.html

Facing Outrage Over Bikini Rule, Handball Federation Signals Change is Likely

The International Handball Federation (IHF) signaled that new rules around dress code were very likely to be established. This came after Norway's women's beach handball team was fined for wearing shorts instead of bikini bottoms, as the IHF requires.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/sports/norway-beach-handball-team.html

Technology/Media

Google Infringed on Sonos' Patents

In a preliminary ruling this week, a U.S. International Trade Commission judge found that Google had infringed on five patents relating to smart speakers. Sonos sued Google in 2020, alleging that it "stole technology it had access to as part of a partnership between the two companies" and "used that tech in its own products." Sonos is asking for a sales ban on Google hardware like Nest Hubs, Chromecasts, and Pixel phones.

https://www.theverge.com/2021/8/13/22623977/sonos-google-patent-lawsuit-itc-judge-initial-ruling-infringement

Watchdog to Scrutinize Fox News Host's Claim That the National Security Agency Spied on Him

The office of the National Security Agency's (NSA) inspector general will investigate Tucker Carlson's claims that the agency monitored his electronic communications with foreign officials and planned to leak them so as to undermine his show and force him off the air. While denying the allegation, the NSA's rare public statement on the issue "left open the possibility that the agency may have incidentally swept up some communications of or about Carlson as it conducted surveillance of foreigners for intelligence purposes, without intentionally targeting him."

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/us/politics/tucker-carlson-nsa-fox-news.html

Pro-Trump Media Outlets Sued for Defamation

The article argues that a wave of defamation lawsuits by election technology companies have curbed "the flow of misinformation in right-wing media," pointing to the recent cancellation of Lou Dobbs' show and the appearance of "fact-checking segments to debunk anchors' false claims about electoral fraud."

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/06/business/media/conservative-media-defamation-lawsuits.html

Google to Increase Privacy for Teenagers on Search Engine and YouTube

The company plans to add additional privacy measures, including turning off location history, making videos uploaded by teenagers private by default, and allowing users to designate who can see their content.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/business/google-youtube-teenagers-privacy.html

Chris Cuomo Said to Have Counseled Brother to Resign

Chris Cuomo is said to have advised his brother to resign, even as CNN barred its host "from engaging in strategy sessions with the governor's aides."

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/business/media/chris-cuomo-cnn-andrew-cuomo.html

Russia Will Expel BBC Journalist Based in Moscow

The New York Times describes the move as part of "an escalating confrontation with the Western news media and a crackdown on domestic dissent." Russia says it is a "symmetric response" to discrimination by Britain against Russian reporters working for RT and Sputnik.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/13/world/europe/russia-bbc-journalist.html

Mexico's President Defends News Anchor After Cartel Threat

President Obrador defended news anchor Azucena Uresti after she received a death threat for her critical coverage of a drug cartel.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/world/americas/mexico-president-journalist-cartel-threat.html

Alibaba Fires Employee After Rape Accusation

The company's chief executive announced that a male employee will be fired after a woman "published an essay on the company's internal website" alleging rape by her boss. Two senior managers have also resigned "for failing to respond appropriately" to the woman's disclosure.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/08/business/alibaba-rape-china-metoo.html

General News

Senate Passes $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan in Expansion of Social Safety Net

The plan would fund health care, child care, family leave, and public education expansion and is funded by tax increases on the wealth and corporations.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/11/us/politics/senate-budget-plan.html

Supreme Court Blocks Part of New York's Eviction Moratorium

The Court's order applied only to a provision that barred evictions of tenants that filed a form declaring economic hardship due to the pandemic (therefore, not impacting those that provide evidence in court). There are still other state and federal protections in place that could protect these tenants, including the CDC eviction moratorium that covers most of New York.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/us/politics/supreme-court-new-york-eviction-moratorium.html

Judge Permits Biden's Replacement Evictions Ban to Stay in Place

A federal judge of the District of Columbia said she lacked authority to block Biden's emergency policy, which "replaced an expired, nationwide moratorium" imposed in September 2020. The new federal ban on evictions is narrower in that it applies only where transmission rates are high.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/13/us/politics/eviction-moratorium-coronavirus.html

Supreme Court Won't Block Indiana University's Vaccine Mandate

The lawsuit was brought by eight students who said that the university's requirement that all students be vaccinated violated their constitutional rights to "bodily integrity, autonomy and medical choice." In ruling on the emergency application, Justice Amy Coney Barrett turned down the request for emergency relief without comment.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/us/supreme-court-indiana-university-covid-vaccine-mandate.html

Filing Says Biden Administration Violating Decree on Migrant Children

The Biden administration is being accused of violating the Flores settlement that requires certain protections for migrant children in government custody. The plaintiffs described deplorable conditions at two Texas emergency shelters that house children caught crossing the border.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/us/politics/biden-migrant-children.html

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Resigns

Governor Cuomo's resignation comes a week after a report from the New York State attorney general concluded that he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women, including current and former government workers, by engaging in unwanted touching and making inappropriate comments.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/nyregion/andrew-cuomo-resigns.html

Cuomo Will No Longer Face Impeachment

Speaker Carl Heastie said that the New York State Assembly would suspend its impeachment investigation of Governor Cuomo given his resignation earlier this week. Heastie also took the position that lawmakers no longer have the constitutional authority to impeach a governor when the latter is are no longer in power.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/13/nyregion/andrew-cuomo-impeach.html

Kathy Hochul to Become New York's First Female Governor

Lieutenant governor Kathy Hochul will be sworn in when Governor Cuomo leaves office. In her first public remarks, Hochul vowed to transform the workplace culture in the governor's office, including by ousting staffers who acted unethically. Hochul grew up in a town outside Buffalo and is a graduate of Syracuse University and Catholic University of America. She served in the House of Representatives in 2011-2012 and was Cuomo's running mate in 2014.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/nyregion/kathy-hochul-cuomo-ny-governor.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/11/nyregion/kathy-hochul-speech-cuomo.html

Prominent Lawyer with Ties to Governor Cuomo Resigns from Time's Up

Roberta Kaplan, the "chairwoman of Time's Up and the co-founder of its legal defense fund" has resigned after a report found her to be "involved in an effort to discredit one of Cuomo's alleged victims."

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/nyregion/roberta-kaplan-times-up-cuomo.html

Cuomo Aide Who Accused Him of Groping Comes Forward

The woman who filed a criminal complaint against Cuomo spoke publicly for the first time this week, rebutting Cuomo's "claims that she initiated or welcomed physical contact between them." Brittany Commisso maintains that Cuomo groped her and grabbed her breast last year.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/nyregion/Brittany-commisso-cuomo.html

U.S. Grew More Diverse Over Past Decade

The census shows sharp population growth of multicultural Americans, with a rise in Hispanic and Asian population.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/us/census-demographics-asian-hispanic.html

Afghan President Flees Country; U.S. Sends 3,000 Troops Back to Afghanistan to Aid Evacuation

In a sharply deteriorating situation, Taliban forces entered Kabul and President Ghani relinquished power to an interim government led by a Taliban commander. Meanwhile, the Pentagon is moving 3,000 Marines and soldiers to Afghanistan and another 4,000 tops to the region to evacuate most of the American Embassy and U.S. citizens in Kabul.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/12/us/marines-evacuation-afghanistan.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/15/afghanistan-taliban-kabul-embassy-jalalabad/

UN Climate Report Says a Hotter Future is Now Inevitable

The report finds that some of the devastating impacts of global warming, like blistering heat waves and wildfires, are now inevitable, and there is a small window to prevent the most serious consequences.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/climate/climate-change-report-ipcc-un.html

Capitol Riot Defendants and the Constitutional Right to Speedy Trials

Individuals arrested on January 6th charges are sitting in jail as prosecutors continue to gather evidence in the cases, with the amount of discovery material only growing as time passes. "Several judges have questioned prosecutors about speedy trial concerns" and warned of consequences if delays persist.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/10/us/politics/jan-6-investigation-evidence-speedy-trials.html

Jeffrey Epstein Victims Fund Paid Out $121 Million

The fund's administrator confirmed that more than 135 people have received compensation from the restitution fund. They include individuals who had reached settlements with Epstein after his 2008 conviction for soliciting prostitution from an underage girl.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/business/jeffrey-epstein-victims-fund.html

Epstein Accuser Files Lawsuit Accusing Prince Andrew of Rape

Virginia Giuffre alleges that Prince Andrew sexually abused her when she was a teenager. Giuffre has maintained that Epstein offered her to Prince Andrew for sex multiple times. She is asking for damages to be determined by the court.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/nyregion/virginia-giuffre-prince-andrew.html

Coronavirus Update

Virus Cases in U.S. Hit Highest Level Since February

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/us/covid-cases.html

CDC Urges Pregnant Women to Take COVID-19 Vaccine

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/11/health/covid-vaccine-pregnancy-cdc.html

Ohio Judges Ordering Vaccination as Part of Probation

At least two Ohio judges have attached vaccination conditions for those released on probation, with some facing jail time if they do not comply within a certain amount of time. There is anecdotal evidence that judges in other states are setting similar conditions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/09/us/ohio-judge-covid-vaccine.html

California Requires Teachers to be Vaccinated or Tested

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/11/us/california-teachers-vaccine-mandate.html

Facebook Removes Russian-Based Vaccine Misinformation Network

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/2020-election-misinformation-distortions/facebook-coronavirus-misinformation-russian

August 19, 2021

Neighboring Rights 101

By Stacey Haber, Esq.
Co-Founder IAFAR Ltd. (International Association For Artists and Rightsholders*), The Music Firm, Inside Baseball Music, FoxPin Artist Management

Music has a mind-blowing number of rights and revenue streams. One of the least understood is neighboring rights (NR). They are the performance right royalties earned by the master owner and performers when a recording is broadcast and/or played in public. In certain countries, other income sources such as rental, private copy, and A/V are also included in this income stream.

NR, also called related rights and equitable remuneration, were created by the Rome Treaty in 1961. They're called NR because they sit next to and neighbor the performance right in the composition earned by the songwriter and publisher. Although not a signatory to the Rome Treaty because of the non-recognition of terrestrial rights, the U.S. does collect and pay more NR than most other countries combined.

NR royalties are collected by Collective Management Organizations (CMOs). Each country will have its own CMO, and some have many. In the U.S., SoundExchange (SX) collects all NR income and pays the featured performers and rightsholder; it then pays 5% of the performer share to the AFM/SAG/AFTRA Intellectual Property Fund, which pays the non-featured performers (just like ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, etc. collect for the compositions). This 5% is divided 2.5% for AFM artists and 2.5% for SAG/AFTRA artists. SX divides the NR royalty equally between the rightsholder and the performers. However, each country handles the division of this money differently.

The performer is defined as anyone who makes an audible contribution to the recording, even if it's just the pizza delivery girl who walks into a session. If they leave her voice on the final recording, she is a non-featured performer. Audible contribution means an actual sound. Therefore, mixing, engineering, and producing aren't automatically paid roles for NR; however, if a mixer adds a new bass line, then the mixer can be listed as a bass player. It's imperative that the role is defined using the drop down list of performances when the recording is registered.

Depending on the territory, producers can qualify without making an audible contribution. For instance, in the U.S., the featured performer can sign a letter of direction giving the producer a share of the featured artist income. Without one, SX won't pay the producer just for being the producer. In the UK, the featured artist can sign an eligible studio producer form to allow that studio producer to receive a non-featured share. However, in many countries, this is a non-payable role.

Defining who is the featured artist (FA) isn't always easy in the U.S. SX has a hands-off approach if there is a dispute, and the income is frozen until the parties settle it between themselves. The International Association For Artists and Rightsholders (IAFAR) is working to help SX with a clear definition. In most countries, the FA is the contracted featured artist who signed the deal with the label. In other countries, it can also be anyone who is named in the title of the song or is a named artist.

Each country has a different set of rules for FAs, producers, what pays/doesn't pay, who can inherit NR, etc. As mind-blowing as the number of revenues streams in music are, even more complex are the rules, laws, and practices of NR globally.

While anyone can administer their own NR, it is worth speaking to a NR rep if your client's fan base is outside the U.S., cataloge is large or they aren't admin oriented. There are many, many lawyers, companies, and individuals helping labels and artists collect the NR income, and most labels and publishers have NR departments.

*Author's Note: IAFAR (https://www.iafar.co.uk/) has a list of member organizations based in several countries that administer NR.


August 20, 2021

Sports News for the Week of August 20th

By Bennett Liebman

Justice Barrett Vaccine Ruling Will Affect NCAA Sports, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/justice-barrett-vaccine-ruling-ncaa-1234637061/

South Carolina Gets More Aggressive With Agents, Including A 10% Cap On NIL Fees, http://sportsagentblog.com/2021/08/19/south-carolina-gets-more-aggressive-with-agents-including-a-10-cap-on-nil-fees/

As College Athletes Run NIL Ads, Universities Fear Brand Conflicts, https://www.businessinsider.com/as-college-athletes-run-nil-ads-universities-fear-brand-conflicts-2021-8

Ritzel: Judging impact of NIL on New York state's high school sports, https://auburnpub.com/sports/local/ritzel-judging-impact-of-nil-on-new-york-states-high-school-sports/article_f0da6aec-7446-56b0-9c57-89732c2df4fd.html

Contract Basics for Every Student-Athlete NIL Deal, https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/contract-basics-for-every-student-3793825/

The NCAA Dropped The Ball On NIL, https://www.forbes.com/sites/joemoglia/2021/08/18/the-ncaa-dropped-the-ball-on-nil/?sh=2e4c9cdc62a5

Competitive advantage? BYU's NIL deal could test limits, https://apnews.com/article/sports-college-football-business-brigham-young-cougars-football-4ac6e186e0aa10b221af59a299f40077

Florida State Players Offered Crypto Cash, https://www.tomahawknation.com/2021/8/18/22630132/noles-news-seminoles-players-offered-crypto-cash-norvell-florida-state-fsu

Why Athlete Agents Should Enter The World Of NIL Representation With Caution, https://www.outkick.com/why-athlete-agents-should-enter-the-world-of-nil-representation-with-caution/

Key Considerations in Contracting with Student Athletes for NIL Rights, https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/think-before-you-ink-key-considerations-8896193/

Afghan Women Athletes Endangered with Taliban Takeover, https://www.sportico.com/personalities/athletes/2021/afghan-women-endangered-with-taliban-takeover-1234637192/

Michael Eisner Outflanked On Topps As Players Roil $600 Million Payday, https://www.sportico.com/personalities/executives/2021/michael-eisner-outflanked-on-topps-1234637458/

Barstool Sportsbook Quietly Launches In New Jersey, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/55921/barstool-sportsbook-quietly-launches-in-new-jersey/

Raiders facing "very big" tax implications for not reporting income, https://www.silverandblackpride.com/2021/8/19/22633153/raiders-facing-tax-implications-not-reporting-income

Florida's Sports Betting Plan With The Seminole Tribe Is Threatened By A Federal Lawsuit, https://www.outkick.com/floridas-sports-betting-plan-with-the-seminole-tribe-is-threatened-by-a-federal-lawsuit/

Penn State athletics: PSU fencing coach facing suspension, https://www.centredaily.com/sports/college/penn-state-university/article253577219.html

Biden Extends Title IX Protections Ahead of Revised Title IX Regulations, https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/ahead-of-revised-title-ix-regulations-2665333/

NFL wants to relocate from St. Louis again, this time the Rams move lawsuit, https://theathletic.com/2777742/2021/08/18/nfl-wants-to-relocate-from-st-louis-again-this-time-the-rams-move-lawsuit/?source=emp_shared_article

A Summary of CAS Decisions at The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, https://www.lawinsport.com/topics/sports/item/a-summary-of-cas-decisions-at-the-tokyo-2020-olympic-games

Major League Baseball should suspend Trevor Bauer, https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/08/19/trevor-bauer-rob-manfred-mlb-suspension/

Woman loses court bid for long-term restraining order against Trevor Bauer, https://theathletic.com/news/woman-loses-court-bid-for-long-term-restraining-order-against-trevor-bauer/UVcgIU8aWK7s

Wes Eden group files to trademark 'Las Vegas Villains' for MLS team, https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/soccer/hopeful-mls-owner-files-trademark-for-las-vegas-team-name-2423381/

Scottish Soccer's Brexit Problem: No Way In, and No Way Out, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/19/sports/soccer/scotland-football-brexit.html

Manchester United's legal battle, football video games' butchered names and the cult of Ruud von Mistelroum, https://theathletic.com/2776637/2021/08/20/manchester-uniteds-legal-battle-football-video-games-butchered-names-and-the-cult-of-ruud-von-mistelroum/

Too little, too late as Caster Semenya study findings revoked, https://www.biznews.com/global-citizen/2021/08/20/caster-semenya

Theater News for the Week of August 20th

By Bennett Liebman

The arts are not immune to sexually abusive work environments, https://www.wbfo.org/2021/2021-08-13/theater-talk-the-arts-are-not-immune-to-sexually-abusive-work-environments

4 Accusers Speak Out About Broadway Star Alice Ripley, https://www.thedailybeast.com/4-accusers-speak-out-about-how-broadway-star-alice-ripley-traumatized-her-young-fans

With Hamilton, Disney, Wicked ticket sales slow, Broadway isn't back, https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/14/with-hamilton-disney-wicked-ticket-sales-slow-broadway-isnt-back.html

Will audiences return to the Great White Way in September, https://www.amny.com/entertainment/arts-entertainment/ambroadway-will-audiences-return-to-the-great-white-way-in-september/

As Venues Reopen, Will Streamed Theater Still Have a Place?, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/18/theater/streaming-theater-future.html

Broadway Star Laura Osnes Denies Being Fired Over Vaccine Refusal, https://deadline.com/2021/08/laura-osnes-broadway-covid-vaccine-refusal-1234816313/

Musicians Union Ratifies Back-To-Work Agreement With Broadway League, https://deadline.com/2021/08/broadway-musicians-union-broadway-league-agreement-1234816642/

Broadway comes back with new investors, bold plans, https://news.yahoo.com/show-must-broadway-comes-back-110151557.html

Should Broadway Really Open Up in September?, https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/broadway-open-up-september

Museum of Broadway now set to open next summer, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/16/museum-of-broadway-now-set-to-open-next-summer/

The Case For Grosses, https://www.theatrely.com/post/the-case-for-grosses-opinion

Broadway sets terms for prorated pay for actors, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/13/broadway-sets-terms-for-prorated-pay-for-actors-stage-managers/

John Gore Organization and Black Theatre Coalition partner for new fellowship program, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/17/john-gore-organization-and-black-theatre-coalition-partner-for-new-fellowship-program/

'Wicked' names Christina Alexander Director of Social Responsibility, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/16/wicked-names-christina-alexander-director-of-social-responsibility/

David Milberg, A Financier with a Broadway Dream Come True, https://washingtonindependent.com/david-milberg-a-financier-with-a-broadway-dream-come-true/

Lincoln Center Hopes a $20 Million Donation Will Help Fuel a Revival, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/17/arts/lincoln-center-donation.html

COVID-19 vaccine mandates should extend to actors onstage, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-08-19/covid-vaccination-mandate-actors-theater-broadway

Chicago theaters requiring proof of vax, negative COVID tests, masks, https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/8/17/22628755/chicago-theaters-proof-of-vax-negative-covid-tests-masks

How streaming Broadway shows could change theater forever, https://www.app.com/story/entertainment/theater/2021/08/18/stream-broadway-shows-could-change-live-theater-forever/5481391001/

'Hamilton' Makes Emotional Return to Los Angeles Theater, https://variety.com/2021/music/news/hamilton-show-los-angeles-return-1235043816/

Theater Director With Exaggerated Résumé Quits, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/16/theater/christopher-massimine-pioneer-theater.html

Theatres Restaff, But Who Gets to Come Back?, https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/08/16/theatres-restaff-but-who-gets-to-come-back/

Can theatre clean up its act on mental health?, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/aug/13/there-was-a-distinct-lack-of-help-theatre-mental-health

Quebec's box-office subsidies keep theatres thinking big in the pandemic, https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/article-quebecs-box-office-subsidies-have-kept-theatres-thinking-big-in-the/

Andrew Cuomo musical by Hank Morris headed to Off-Broadway, https://nypost.com/2021/08/19/andrew-cuomo-musical-a-turtle-on-a-fence-post-headed-to-broadway/

August 23, 2021

Week In Review

By Donyale Y. Reavis
Edited by Elissa D. Hecker

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

Entertainment

R Kelly Trial: Accuser of R Kelly gives searing details as trial begins, charges have changed as have a world's views, and prosecutor's witnesses say that R. Kelly knowingly infected his girlfriends with herpes
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/17/nyregion/r-kelly-trial-allegations.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/19/nyregion/r-kelly-trial-jerhonda-pace.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/19/nyregion/r-kelly-trial-jerhonda-pace.html

National Humanities grants for a range of projects totals $28.4 million and will support 239 projects across the country, 35 projects in New York totaling $3.6 million in grants
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/17/arts/national-endowment-for-the-humanities-grants.html

Rise in Covid cases forces Garth Brooks to cancel tour
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/18/arts/music/garth-brooks-cancel-concerts-covid.html

New Jeopardy host lasts one day due to offensive and sexist comments
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/20/business/mike-richards-quits-jeopardy.html

Arts

Theater chief with inflated resumé quits, citing mental illness
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/16/theater/christopher-massimine-pioneer-theater.html

Why some in Chinatown are protesting new museum dedicated to their culture
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/19/nyregion/chinatown-museum-protests.html

Chuck Close dies at 81; should we put an asterisk next to his name?
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/19/arts/design/chuck-close-artist-of-outsized-reality-dies-at-81.html

What constitutes art sales under duress?
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/17/arts/design/duress-bellotto-painting.html

Taliban promises to protect Afghan cultural heritage sites
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/20/arts/taliban-afghan-cultural-heritage.html

Denmark now has two little mermaids. The famous one is suing.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/17/arts/design/little-mermaid-denmark-dispute

Sports

Topps loses its licensing deal for baseball cards and tears up its plan to go public
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/20/business/topps-baseball-cards-ipo.html

Scientists correct study that limited female runners
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/18/sports/olympics/intersex-athletes-olympics.html

Judge rejects restraining order against Trevor Bauer
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/19/sports/baseball/trevor-bauer-restraining-order.html

Nike changes name of building that honored coach for sexual and emotional misconduct
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/17/sports/nike-alberto-salazar-building.html

Falcons become the National Football League's first team to achieve full vaccination
https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/public-global-health/568226-atlanta-falcons-first-nfl-team-to-reach-100-percent

Japan grants asylum to soccer player from Myanmar
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/20/world/asia/japan-soccer-player-myanmar-asylum.html

Female Afghani athlete in confinement pleads for help to get to Tokyo
https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/female-afghan-athlete-makes-plea-help-get-tokyo-2021-08-17/

Seventeen year old teenage member of Afghan soccer club falls from plane
https://www.vice.com/en/article/jg84gg/afghan-fall-plane-kabul-teenager

Media/Technology

U.S. revives Facebook antitrust suit
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/19/technology/ftc-facebook-antitrust.html

In fighting child sex abuse, Apple worries privacy advocates
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/18/technology/apple-child-abuse-tech-privacy.html

Facebook hid report on top posts
https://www.techtimes.com/articles/264405/20210821/facebook-allegedly-hid-original-report-viewed-content-save-face.htm

Site finds plagiarism at Snopes
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/13/business/media/snopes-plagiarism-David-Mikkelson.html

OnlyFans says it is banning sexually explicit content
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/19/business/onlyfans-porn-ban.html

China passes vast new data collection law
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-20/china-takes-next-step-in-taming-big-tech-with-personal-data-law

Defying bans, Taliban ramps up on social media
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/18/technology/taliban-social-media-bans.html

Taliban tighten their grip on dissent
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/19/world/asia/afghanistan-protests.html
Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn secure Afghan users' accounts amid Taliban takeover
https://www.reuters.com/technology/facebook-says-it-is-securing-afghan-user-accounts-amid-taliban-takeover-2021-08-19/

General News

Record rise in food stamp aid aims to stem hunger's spread
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/15/todayspaper/quotation-of-the-day-record-rise-in-food-stamp-aid-aims-to-stem-hungers-spread.html

A frantic demand for U.S. visas
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/16/us/afghanistan-visa-refugees-us.html

To protect Afghans, Biden's tough position on antitrust could chill legitimate deal-making
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/08/16/business/economy-stock-market-news#biden-antitrust-ftc

Court blocks vast drilling project in Alaska over climate damages
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/18/climate/alaska-willow-oil.html

July was Earth's hottest month on record, NOAA says
https://scitechdaily.com/its-official-noaa-declares-july-2021-earths-hottest-month-on-record/

Ominous sign of warming, rain in the Arctic
https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Scientists-see-ominous-signs-of-rapid-global-3075708.php

Sacklers threaten to withdraw their opioid settlement pledge to pay $4.5 billion, unless they are shielded from lawsuits related to Purdue Pharm
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/17/health/sacklers-purdue-opioids-settlement.html

New York lawmakers, facing broad backlash, will continue investigating Cuomo
https://www.mytwintiers.com/news/cuomo-under-fire/reversing-course-after-backlash-new-york-state-assembly-will-continue-its-investigation-of-gov-andrew-cuomo/

Survivors of Tulsa massacre ask U.S. to take over search for graves
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/08/18/doj-tulsa-mass-graves-race-massacre/

California Superior Court judge rules gig worker law unconstitutional
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/20/technology/prop-22-california-ruling.html

Taliban captures Kabul, stunning U.S. as 20-year effort unravels in days
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/15/world/asia/afghanistan-taliban-kabul-surrender.html

Death toll rises past 1900 in Haiti quake as tropical storm ebbs
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/17/haiti-earthquake-tropical-storm-grace/

Competing global needs and past misuse of funds in Haiti may result in far fewer contributions this time https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/21/world/americas/haiti-earthquake-aid.html

COVID-19

As Delta surges, a realization that Covid Isn't going away
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/16/us/covid-delta-variant-us.html

U.S. to recommend booster shots for most Americans after eight months
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/16/us/politics/booster-shots.html

Cuomo orders vaccine mandate for healthcare workers
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-covid-19-vaccination-mandate-healthcare-workers

New York City requires shots at its museums
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/new-york-city-vaccine-mandate-museums-1995427

New York city vaccine mandate will become the first city in the country to require proof of at least one vaccine shot for workers and patrons alike
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/03/nyregion/nyc-vaccine-mandate.html

Year of Covid fueled surge in start-ups
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/19/business/startup-business-creation-pandemic.html

Texas' Abbott, an opponent of mandates, tests positive
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/17/us/greg-abbott-texas-covid-positive.html

August 25, 2021

2nd Circuit Affirms Goldsmith Copyright Infringement Win; Rejects Warhol Foundation's Interpretation of the Supreme Court's Intervening Google v. Oracle Decision

By Joel L. Hecker

This is a post-script to the article entitled "Second Circuit Reverses Fair Use Decision - Holds Warhol Foundation Infringed Lynn Goldsmith's Photo as a Matter of Law" that appeared recently in the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section Journal, Vol. 32, No. 21, 2021

Following the decision by the 2nd Circuit, The Andy Warhol Foundation (AWF) filed a Petition for Panel Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc, on the mistaken belief that the intervening U.S. Supreme Court decision in Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. , 141 S. St. 1183 (2021) somehow required a different result. In order to consider the impact, if any, of the Google decision, the 2nd Circuit Panel granted the petition for rehearing, but came to the same conclusion in an Amended Opinion dated August 24, 2021 (Docket No. 19-2420-cv, Amended August 24, 2021), which incorporated its prior (now withdrawn) decision with an analysis of Google. The lack of any impact of the Google decision on the 2nd Circuit conclusion that AWF infringed Goldsmith's copyrighted photograph was summarized by the Panel as follows:

"AWF's argument that Google undermines our analysis rests on a misreading of both the Supreme Court's opinion and ours, misinterpreting opinions as adopting hard and fast categorical rules of fair use. To the contrary, both opinions recognize that determinations of fair use are highly contextual and fact specific, and are not easily reduced to rigid rules. As the Supreme Court put it, both the historical background of fair use and modern precedent 'make clear that the concept [of fair use] is flexible, that courts must apply it in light of the sometimes conflicting aims of copyright law, and that its applications may vary depending upon context'." (at 55).

The Panel went on to hold that copyright law does not provide either side to any dispute with absolute trumps based on simplistic formulas. Instead explained the Panel, it requires a contextual balancing based upon principles that will lead to close calls in particular cases. The Panel then concluded that, like the Supreme Court in Google, the 2nd Circuit Panel did apply those well-established principles to the particular facts in the AWF - Goldsmith case, and concluded that AWF's fair use defense fails.

August 27, 2021

Sports News for the Week of August 27th

By Bennett Liebman

College Athlete Employee Case Advances Past Motion to Dismiss, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/college-athlete-employee-1234637906/

NCAA Student-Athletes Advance Wage Suit Against Their Schools, https://news.bloomberglaw.com/litigation/ncaa-student-athletes-advance-wage-suit-against-their-schools

Tiger Woods Former Coach Hank Haney Loses PGA Tour Lawsuit, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/tiger-woods-former-coach-1234637675/

PGA Tour earns legal win as Hank Haney suit over offensive comments is dismissed, https://theathletic.com/news/pga-tour-earns-legal-win-as-hank-haney-suit-over-offensive-comments-is-dismissed/9upPIWgZ1JDj

Manchester City defender charged with four counts of rape and suspended, https://theathletic.com/news/benjamin-mendy-suspended-by-manchester-city-after-being-charged-by-the-police/o0htLpHqlMqu?source=twitteruk

School NIL Policies, http://sportsagentblog.com/school-nil-policies/

Navigating Taxes for Student Athletes with NIL Revenue, https://businessofcollegesports.com/podcast/navigating-taxes-for-student-athletes-with-nil-revenue/

College football recruiting a new world under NIL, https://www.si.com/college/2021/08/26/ncaa-recruiting-name-image-likeness-daily-cover

Novel legal issues to address for colleges, universities, https://masslawyersweekly.com/2021/08/24/novel-legal-issues-to-address-for-colleges-universities/

The NCAA Declares Independence from NIL Restrictions, https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/the-ncaa-declares-independence-from-nil-4713672/

Buffalo Bills stadium negotiations could progress after Monday meeting, https://theathletic.com/news/buffalo-bills-stadium-negotiations-could-progress-after-monday-meeting-sources/ls1qRmeAaszV

DC Sports Betting Report On GambetDC Delayed Again, https://www.legalsportsreport.com/55995/dc-sports-betting-report-gambetdc-delayed-again/

Too many sports are tackling content piracy alone, https://www.sportbusiness.com/2021/08/neil-gane-too-many-sports-are-tackling-content-piracy-alone-collaboration-is-key-to-victory-in-the-long-term/

NFL stepping aside for now from Spanos siblings' court battle over Chargers, https://theathletic.com/2790735/2021/08/26/nfl-stepping-aside-for-now-from-spanos-siblings-court-battle-over-chargers/

Knicks' Nerlens Noel sues agent Rich Paul, alleges $58 million in lost earnings, https://theathletic.com/news/knicks-nerlens-noel-sues-agent-rich-paul-alleges-58-million-in-lost-earnings/5iMVNZvw03BY

Evander Kane Sued to Stop Erasure of Abortion Debt in Bankruptcy, https://news.bloomberglaw.com/bankruptcy-law/kane-accuser-sues-to-stop-erasure-of-abortion-debt-in-bankruptcy

Florida asks judge to throw out lawsuit challenging transgender sports law, https://www.orlandosentinel.com/politics/os-ne-transgender-law-florida-court-fight-20210824-lab6duqnvza2hgz2qx2z6dgrfy-story.html

CC's corruption unit hands out 8-year bans to UAE cricketer, https://www.lawinsport.com/topics/sports/item/upping-the-anti-icc-s-corruption-unit-hands-out-8-year-bans-to-uae-cricketers-ahmed-hayat

Flutter Entertainment, a betting behemoth, is on a roll, https://www.economist.com/business/2021/08/28/flutter-entertainment-a-betting-behemoth-is-on-a-roll

Sports Betting Ponzi Defendants Must Pay SEC More Than $925,000, https://news.bloomberglaw.com/white-collar-and-criminal-law/sports-betting-ponzi-defendants-must-pay-sec-more-than-925-000

Manchester United's legal battle, football video games' butchered names and the cult of Ruud von Mistelroum, https://theathletic.com/2776637/2021/08/20/manchester-uniteds-legal-battle-football-video-games-butchered-names-and-the-cult-of-ruud-von-mistelroum/

New College Sports Alliance May Face Antitrust Scrutiny Similar To What The NCAA Is Experiencing, https://www.forbes.com/sites/marcedelman/2021/08/25/new-college-sports-alliance-may-face-similar-antitrust-scrutiny-to-the-ncaa/?sh=68e0f2f06e2d

New alliance group can't collaborate on future of athlete compensation, https://theathletic.com/news/new-alliance-group-cant-collaborate-on-future-of-athlete-compensation-lawyers/shaoeGwMMoBR

J.R. Smith Golf NBA Career NCAA LeBron James Name Image Likenes, https://www.sportico.com/law/analysis/2021/j-r-smith-still-evading-amateurisms-clutches-with-college-golf-clearance-1234637760/

The Decade When Everything Changed in College Football, https://www.wsj.com/articles/college-football-changes-transfers-nil-11629997921

Theater News for the Week of August 27th

By Bennett Liebman

'This Is Broadway' Campaign Aims to Attract Wary Theatergoers, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/26/theater/this-is-broadway-campaign.html

Former Cuomo target gets payback of sorts, through musical theater, https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Former-Cuomo-target-gets-payback-of-sorts-16401478.php

Broadway Power Brokers Pledge Diversity Changes as Theaters Reopen, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/23/theater/broadway-diversity-pledge-reopening.html

New Deal for Broadway: Sweeping diversity pledge for stage, https://www.fastcompany.com/90668559/sweeping-dei-pledge-takes-center-stage-for-broadway?icid=dan902:754:0:editRecirc

Actors' Equity and Off-Broadway League Reach New Agreement, https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/08/26/actorss-equity-and-off-broadway-league-reach-new-agreement/

What happens if someone tests positive for COVID on Broadway?, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/26/what-happens-if-someone-tests-positive-for-covid-on-broadway/

Capital Rep's new theater is excellent. Its first show is, too, https://www.timesunion.com/theater/article/Capital-Rep-s-new-theater-is-excellent-and-its-16408675.php

'Moulin Rouge!' hires Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/24/moulin-rouge-hires-director-of-equity-diversity-and-inclusion/

Black Theatre United publishes list of reforms for Broadway industry, https://broadwaynews.com/2021/08/23/black-theatre-united-publishes-list-of-reforms-for-broadway-industry/

New York City's Economy Is Dealt a New Blow by the Delta Variant, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/23/business/economy/nyc-economy-covid-delta-variant.html

Broadway theater returns with an unprecedented seven plays by Black writer, https://www.marketplace.org/2021/08/20/broadway-theater-returns-with-an-unprecedented-seven-plays-by-black-writers/

Micki Grant Blazed a Trail, From Poetry to Broadway and Beyond, https://www.americantheatre.org/2021/08/23/micki-grant-got-what-she-wanted-a-final-interview/

Annie Baker's Infinite Life Postponed at Off-Broadway's Signature Theatre, https://www.playbill.com/article/annie-bakers-infinite-life-postponed-at-off-broadways-signature-theatre

NYC needs another 'I Love NY' campaign to bring Broadway back, https://nypost.com/2021/08/21/nyc-needs-another-i-love-ny-campaign-to-bring-broadway-back/

Aaron Sorkin: To Kill A Mockingbird more relevant to changed Broadway, https://www.app.com/story/entertainment/theater/2021/08/20/aaron-sorkin-to-kill-a-mockingbird-broadway/8198823002/

Camille A. Brown Will Be The First Black Woman To Direct And Choreograph A Broadway Show, https://www.forbes.com/sites/jerylbrunner/2021/08/22/for-the-first-time-in-65-years-camille-a-brown-will-be-the-first-black-woman-to-direct-and-choreograph-a-broadway-show/?sh=29d39ce42240

The Alice Ripley Allegations Have Started a Needed Conversation, https://www.onstageblog.com/editorials/2021/8/24/the-alice-ripley-issue-has-started-a-conversation-and-the-broadway-community-isnt-ready

Met Opera Reaches Deal With Orchestra, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/arts/music/met-opera-orchestra-deal.html?smid=tw-share

Luis Alfaro aims to make L.A. the center of the theater world, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-08-25/playwright-luis-alfaro-center-theatre-group

Texas venues face losing talent that wants vaccine proof, or breaking law, 'We don't want the heat', https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/music/2021/08/19/we-dont-want-the-heat-texas-venues-face-losing-talent-that-wants-vaccine-proof-or-breaking-law/

Can small L.A. theaters survive a prolonged COVID pandemic?, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2021-08-24/los-angeles-theaters-99-seat-covid-delta-variant

These 30 N.J. theaters will enforce COVID vaccine or negative test results, https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2021/08/these-30-nj-theaters-will-enforce-covid-vaccine-or-negative-test-result-and-mask-requirements.html

Stages St. Louis will present pre-Broadway tryout for new 'Karate Kid' musical, https://www.stltoday.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/stages-st-louis-will-present-pre-broadway-tryout-for-new-karate-kid-musical/article_7f6b2111-9b06-51e6-b304-69ff5b454965.html

Laura Osnes Replaced for Both Disney Tour + Hamptons Concert, https://www.backstage.com/magazine/article/laura-osnes-leaves-concerts-over-covid-vaccination-madate-73889/

Staging 'The Glass Menagerie' on the Fire Escapes That Inspired It, https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/23/theater/glass-menagerie-tennessee-williams-st-louis.html?smid=tw-nyttheater&smtyp=cur

I'm finally seeing live shows again - and I feel like a kid in a sweetshop, https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/aug/23/im-finally-seeing-live-shows-again-and-i-feel-like-a-kid-in-a-sweetshop

August 30, 2021

Week In Review

By Christina Stylianou
Edited by Elissa D. Hecker

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

Entertainment

2nd Circuit Affirms Goldsmith Copyright Infringement Win; Rejects Warhol Foundation's Interpretation of the Supreme Court's Intervening Google v. Oracle Decision
http://nysbar.com/blogs/EASL/2021/08/2nd_circuit_affirms_goldsmith_.html

In Eddy Grant's lawsuit against Trump for Improper Use of 'Electric Avenue' in Campaign Ad, SDNY Requires Parties to Submit Supplemental Briefs Addressing 2nd Circuit Affirmation of Goldsmith Copyright Infringement Win
https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.nysd.543372/gov.uscourts.nysd.543372.41.0.pdf

9th Circuit Rejects District Court Finding That "Exclusive Ownership" Under California's Copyright Statute Includes the Right of Public Performance
https://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2021/08/23/17-55844.pdf

Why the Baby on Nirvana's 'Nevermind' Album is Suing Now
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/arts/music/spencer-alden-nirvana-nevermind.html

Woman Says R. Kelly Abused Her and Pressured Her to Have an Abortion
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/23/nyregion/r-kelly-trial-zel-accuser.html?searchResultPosition=2

Second Accuser Testifies in R. Kelly Trial
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/nyregion/r-kelly-accusers.html?searchResultPosition=1

Sequins and Soul-Searching in the Competitive Dance World
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/26/arts/dance/competitive-dance.html?searchResultPosition=1

He's No Longer Host. But Mike Richards is Still Running 'Jeopardy!'
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/business/media/jeopardy-mike-richards-executive-producer.html?searchResultPosition=1

Andrew Cuomo Loses His Emmy on Same Day He's Replaced as Governor
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/nyregion/cuomo-emmy.html?searchResultPosition=1

China's Celebrity Culture is Raucous. The Authorities Want to Change That
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/business/media/china-celebrity-culture.html?searchResultPosition=1

Arts

He Sold Antiquities for Decades, Many of Them Fake, Investigators Say
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/arts/design/fake-antiquities-investigation.html?searchResultPosition=1

Smithsonian Begins Two-Year Racial Justice Initiative
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/arts/design/smithsonian-racial-justice-initiative.html?searchResultPosition=1

Met Opera Reaches Deal With Orchestra, Paving Way for Reopening
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/arts/music/met-opera-orchestra-deal.html?searchResultPosition=1

Luxury's Gray Market Is Emerging From the Shadows
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/fashion/fashion-luxury-gray-market.html?searchResultPosition=1

Broadway Power Brokers Pledge Diversity Changes as Theaters Reopen
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/23/theater/broadway-diversity-pledge-reopening.html?searchResultPosition=1

Virus Fears Prompt a Major New York Theater to Postpone Its Return
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/20/theater/signature-theater-postpones-virus.html?searchResultPosition=1

Amsterdam's Mayor Announces Talks with Jewish Heirs on Kandinsky Claim
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/26/arts/design/amsterdam-mayor-jewish-heirs-kandinsky.html?searchResultPosition=1

Sports

EEOC Backs U.S. Women's Soccer Team in Pay Discrimination Case
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/eeoc-backs-us-women-s-soccer-team-pay-discrimination-case

FIFA Will Share in $200 Million Payout From Corruption Scandal
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/sports/soccer/fifa-justice-department.html?searchResultPosition=1

Under Armour's Attempt To Dismiss UCLA Lawsuit Rejected
https://frontofficesports.com/under-armours-attempt-to-dismiss-ucla-lawsuit-rejected/

Peloton Facing Lawsuits, Government Investigations
https://frontofficesports.com/peloton-facing-lawsuits-government-investigations/

The Business Of Being Notre Dame Football Star Kyle Hamilton
https://theathletic.com/podcast/99-the-lead/?episode=504

How Graham Mertz's Family-Led Business Plan Helped Him Become the 'Face of NIL' While Keeping His Focus on the Field https://theathletic.com/2792041/2021/08/29/how-his-father-led-business-plan-helped-graham-mertz-become-the-face-of-nil-while-keeping-his-focus-on-the-field/

Nike Shareholders Seek Racial Equity Data
https://frontofficesports.com/nike-shareholders-seek-racial-equity-data/

Sports NFT Sales Plunge, but the Overall NFT Market is Surging, With $7 Billion in Sales
https://theathletic.com/2792343/2021/08/27/sports-nft-sales-plunge-but-the-overall-nft-market-is-surging-with-7-billion-in-sales/

Technology/Media

Apple and Google's Fight in Seoul Tests Biden in Washington
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/23/technology/apple-google-south-korea-app-store.html?searchResultPosition=1

Facebook Said to Consider Forming an Election Commission
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/technology/facebook-election-commission.html?searchResultPosition=1

New Mexico Attorney General Files COPPA Suit Against Game Developer
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/new-mexico-attorney-general-files-coppa-suit-against-game-developer

OnlyFans Says It Won't Ban Sexually Explicit Content
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/style/onlyfans-ban-reversed.html?searchResultPosition=1

Former 'Good Morning America' Producer Accused of Sexual Assault in Lawsuit
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/business/media/good-morning-america-sexual-assault-lawsuit.html?searchResultPosition=1

Russian Journalists Meet a Crackdown With Dark Humor, and Subscribers
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/22/business/media/russian-journalists-independent.html?searchResultPosition=1

General News

Supreme Court Allows Revival of Trump-Era 'Remain in Mexico' Asylum Policy
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/us/politics/supreme-court-immigration-asylum-mexico.html?searchResultPosition=1

Supreme Court Ends Biden's Eviction Moratorium
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/us/eviction-moratorium-ends.html?searchResultPosition=1

House Passes $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan for Vast Expansion of Safety Net
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/us/politics/house-budget-social-safety-net.html?searchResultPosition=1

Inside the Diverse and Growing Asian Population in the U.S.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/08/21/us/asians-census-us.html?searchResultPosition=1

Suicide Bombers in Kabul Kill Dozens, Including 13 U.S. Troops
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/26/world/asia/kabul-airport-bombing.html?searchResultPosition=1

At Least 250,000 Afghans Who Worked With U.S. Haven't Been Evacuated, Estimates Say
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/08/25/world/asia/afghanistan-evacuations-estimates.html?searchResultPosition=1

Evacuations From Kabul Wind Down as U.S. Prepares to Pull Last Troops
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/28/world/asia/afghanistan-evacuations.html?searchResultPosition=1

Judge Orders Sanctions Against Pro-Trump Lawyers Over Election Lawsuit
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/us/politics/sidney-powell-election-sanctions.html?searchResultPosition=1

Just Dept. to Close Troubled Jail Where Jeffrey Epstein Died
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/26/nyregion/MCC-epstein-jail-closed.html?searchResultPosition=1

Cuomo Commutes Sentences of 1981 Brink's Robbery Participant and 4 Others
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/23/nyregion/david-gilbert-brinks-sentence-commuted.html?searchResultPosition=1

Hochul Is Sworn In: 'I Want People to Believe In Their Government Again'
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/nyregion/kathy-hochul-governor-ny.html?searchResultPosition=2

Hochul Appoints 2 Women to Key Posts in Her Cabinet
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/23/nyregion/kathy-hochul-staff.html?searchResultPosition=1

State Senator Brian Benjamin Is Kathy Hochul's Pick for NY Lieutenant Governor
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/nyregion/brian-benjamin-lt-governor-ny.html?searchResultPosition=1

Time's Up C.E.O. Resigns Amid Crisis Over Cuomo Ties
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/26/business/times-up-tina-tchen.html?searchResultPosition=1

Smoke From Caldor Fire Suffocates Lake Tahoe
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/27/us/lake-tahoe-wildfire-smoke-covid.html?searchResultPosition=1

How Did Larry Elder Become a Front-Runner in California's Governor Race?
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/us/larry-elder-california-governor-recall.html?searchResultPosition=1

Capitol Police Officers Sue Trump and Allies Over Election Lies and Jan. 6
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/26/us/politics/capitol-police-jan-6-riot-lawsuit-trump.html?searchResultPosition=1

COVID News

FDA Fully Approves Pfizer Vaccine
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/23/health/pfizer-vaccine-approval-fda.html?searchResultPosition=1

Extra Shots from J. & J. and Pfizer Give Immune Boost, Companies Report
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/health/johnson-johnson-vaccine-booster-shot.html?searchResultPosition=1

2 New York Judges Ordered Defendants to Get Vaccinated. Can They Do That?
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/23/nyregion/covid-vaccine-judge-order.html?searchResultPosition=1

Delta's Extra $200 Insurance Fee Shows Vaccine Dilemma for Employers
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/26/business/delta-insurance-fee-unvaccinated.html?searchResultPosition=1

Rejecting Covid Inquiry, China Peddles Conspiracy Theories Blaming the U.S.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/25/world/asia/china-coronavirus-covid-conspiracy-theory.html?searchResultPosition=1

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