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donald trump
WASHINGTON March 11, 2024
Predicting the legal game theory surrounding the Stormy Daniels case—and whether Trump’s history with the National Enquirer could manifest a whole new scandal.
onetaste Nicole Daedone Rachel Cherwitz
MEDIA March 11, 2024
Notes on one of the most bizarre criminal cases in recent memory: Was OneTaste another NXIVM, or the victim of prosecutorial overreach?
Sam Bankman-Fried
SILICON VALLEY March 5, 2024
Bankman-Fried’s lawyers appear to be setting the stage to appeal his sentence—and potentially redefine the definition of fraud, itself.
jeff bezos blue origin
SILICON VALLEY March 4, 2024
The surreal legal drama around how Musk’s $55 billion clawback could ricochet onto Jeff Bezos in their aerospace rivalry. Plus, notes on Ari Emanuel’s ongoing headaches with Vince McMahon.

bob iger
MEDIA February 26, 2024
Assessing the D.O.J.’s case against the most famous Big Three in sports media history.
donald trump
MEDIA February 19, 2024
Gaming out Trump’s various legal nightmares, and the second-order effects, with rainmaker Ted Boutrous.
gina carano
HOLLYWOOD February 12, 2024
The wrongful termination suit, bankrolled by Elon Musk, over the actress’ firing from ‘The Mandalorian,’ is being portrayed as a battle over free speech. But the real stakes are much more complex—and Carano may be a proxy for political interests who view her as a different kind of star.
elon musk
MEDIA February 5, 2024
Notes from the legal bar, in Wilmington and Washington, on Musk’s latest board entanglement and Byron Allen’s political play for Paramount.

kevin spacey
HOLLYWOOD February 5, 2024
The ‘House of Cards’ star has quietly reached an extraordinary settlement that would wipe his debt clean if he testifies on behalf of MRC, the producer of the hit Netflix series, in its $150 million insurance claim.
Swift is reportedly contemplating legal action over those deepfakes, but her options are limited.
HOLLYWOOD January 29, 2024
The White House is calling for new laws to prevent the scourge of A.I. pornography. But poking holes in Section 230, the legal heat shield surrounding Silicon Valley, may be harder than it seems. And Hollywood may want a word, too…
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