Social Media Gets Some Respect from SCOTUS in First Amendment Case

Mark the date: Feb. 27, 2017, may go down in history as the day that social media—from Facebook to Snapchat, Twitter to LinkedIn—entered the pantheon of expressions deserving First Amendment protection.

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  • Companies, Regulators to Face Off Over NLRB's New 'Joint-Employer' Standard

    By Mike Scarcella

    A Washington appeals court next week will take up a major business dispute over the circumstances in which two companies, working together, are "joint employers" whose business ties extend federal labor-law protections to all the employees.

  • In Trump Era, Law Firms Prepare for Less Work, and Hiring, From CFPB

    By C. Ryan Barber

    A confluence of events, including Donald Trump's surprise victory, has shaken not only the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its cadre of lawyers but also the law firm practice groups that built up around enforcement actions and investigations tied to the agency. Law firm interest in CFPB lawyers is expected to wane in the Trump administration and practice groups rooted in the agency could be forced to pivot, focusing more time on other federal and state regulators, according to more than a dozen interviews with law firm partners and recruiters.

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