This week, Charley connects with Eva, currently in Michigan, and as always, we discuss the week’s hot legal news. Included this week is Microsoft’s super history-tracking software, gruesome images on tobacco packets, social media in schools and the jury box, and of course, the biggest news of the week: Steve Jobs’ resignation as CEO of Apple Inc.
In a growing trend, both the tobacco companies (forced to feature images of disease, death and to advertise the government stop-smoking hot line) and the teachers in Missouri (forced to “de-friend” students on Facebook) are citing their first amendment rights and fighting back.
Meanwhile, in the name of justice and a fair trial by peers, jurors are having their first amendment rights overruled. California has become the first state to expressly forbid the use of social media by jury members during trial.
Lastly, we talk about Steve Jobs’ resignation and the importance of a deep bench of talent (much like a sports team) and smart organisational structuring that can weather almost any storm.
As always, have a listen and tell us what you think.
(you can head to our podcast home for full show notes)
- Supercookies: Just That Much Better Than Cookies (legallyeasy.rocketlawyer.com)
- Gruesome Images Upset Tobacco Companies: New Lawsuit Invokes 1st and 5th Amendment Rights (legallyeasy.rocketlawyer.com)
- Injunction on Missouri’s Facebook Law is a Temporary Victory for Teacher (legallyeasy.rocketlawyer.com)
- “No Tweeting From the Jury Box” (legallyeasy.rocketlawyer.com)
- Apple’s Steve Jobs Reshaped Industries (bogue.blogs.nytimes.com)
- CEO Succession Planning Lags Badly, Research Finds (gsb.stanford.edu)