‘American Idol’ Judges Speak Out on Caleb Kennedy’s Exit

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During the live semi-final episode of American Idol on Sunday night (May 16), one glaring line-up change went unaddressed. The show was originally billed to feature the season’s Top 5 contestants, but only four Idol hopefuls wound up performing, as Caleb Kennedy had abruptly left the show days prior.

Kennedy’s departure came after a Snapchat video surfaced which showed him as a pre-teen, sitting next to someone who was wearing a hood similar to those worn by Ku Klux Klan members. Some versions of the video show the word “bow” written across the screen.

Though the show’s judges didn’t comment

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As Of July 1, Can Athletes Sign NIL Deals With Brands That Compete With Their School Partners?

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College athletes in five states will be allowed to enter into endorsement deals as of July 1, 2021, but there will be limitations on the types of companies and contracts that they are able to execute and deliver upon. On May 10, I looked at the name, image, and likeness (NIL) laws in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and New Mexico to determine what types of conflicts may exist for third-party service providers. But what about the athletes themselves? Do they need to worry about possible conflicts before negotiating deals with brands?

Florida’s NIL law says:

An intercollegiate

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President Biden must nominate more Latino judges

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President BidenJoe Biden28 Senate Democrats sign statement urging Israel-Hamas ceasefire Franklin Graham says Trump comeback would ‘be a very tough thing to do’ Schools face new pressures to reopen for in-person learning MORE announced his third slate of judicial nominees last Wednesday, a group of candidates that was hailed for its diversity. Among his nominees are the second Black woman ever to serve on the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the first Native American federal judge in Washington State — and Gustavo A. Gelpí Jr., the second Hispanic judge to serve on the Court of Appeals

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Singaporean and English law diverge on fundamental contract law issue: Singapore Court of Appeal rejects reasoning in Rock Advertising

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Charles Lim Teng Siang v Hong Choon Hau [2021] SGCA 43

In May 2018 we authored a bulletin (“our May 2018 bulletin”) about the radical decision of the English Supreme Court in Rock Advertising v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited [2019] AC 119 (“Rock Advertising”) in respect of the effect of “no oral modification” clauses (“NOM clauses”).

The Supreme Court in Rock Advertising had overturned the Court of Appeal and rejected the reasoning in a string of previous cases. Since, the decision has been applied in England repeatedly, as well as being cited in four Court of Appeal

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Suit: Georgia election law threatens voting, speech rights

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A new federal lawsuit says Georgia’s sweeping new overhaul of election laws threatens the fundamental right to vote, freedom of speech and the separation of powers

The lawsuit against the secretary of state and the members of the State Election Board was filed in federal court in

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