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3 Ideas Shaking Up The Worker Classification Debate

The worker classification debate has picked up steam in the wake of proposed federal regulation on the issue and a recent California ballot initiative that exempted gig company drivers from the state’s landmark employment test. The result is spurring some experts to call for a rethink of the traditional employee-versus-independent contractor framework…

Read this piece in its entirety at Law360.

School’s Out: Legal Apprentices Take Alternative Path To Bar

A handful of states let would-be attorneys carve an alternative path to the bar through apprenticeships. Advocates say these programs, despite some drawbacks, could bring more diversity to the field by providing an option for those without the time or money for law school…

Read this piece in its entirety at Law360.

 

Brazil goes to the polls on Sunday. It could be the country’s most important election ever.

Brazil’s leading presidential candidate, a far-right politician named Jair Bolsonaro, was stabbed at a campaign rally last month in an attack that left him in serious condition. When the candidate returned home from the hospital last week, Brazilians staged large demonstrations both for and against his controversial, ultra-conservative agenda…

Read this piece in its entirety at Vox.

Are US Anti-Crime Programs in Central America Working?

Over the past several years, the United States has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on crime and violence prevention programs in Central America, with few evaluations of the impact of this investment. But one hotly debated study highlights the challenges of measuring security assistance outcomes, as well as the need for a greater body of analysis about the efficacy of such initiatives…

Read this piece in its entirety at InSight Crime.

Exclusive: Documents Confirm Leak of Unexplained Deposits to Nisman’s US Bank Account

Documents obtained exclusively by LobeLog confirm that Argentine officials violated an agreement with the US Treasury Department by leaking sensitive financial information regarding deceased prosecutor Alberto Nisman. These leaks could complicate further US-Argentine cooperation in the controversial investigations surrounding Nisman’s death…

Read this piece in its entirety at LobeLog.

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