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Trump pushes the limits of every restriction he faces – including threatening judges and their families

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

In a series of social media posts, the former president personally attacked the daughter of the judge presiding over his criminal trial in New York state.

Key Points: 
  • In a series of social media posts, the former president personally attacked the daughter of the judge presiding over his criminal trial in New York state.
  • In response, Trump has reportedly filed a lawsuit directly against the judge, though the exact claims remain under seal with the court.
  • Trump’s attacks on Merchan and his daughter are just the latest in his long effort to undermine the rule of law.

Trump’s playbook

  • To do this, Trump has been following a fairly consistent playbook in his attacks on the judges, court staff, witnesses and opposing lawyers involved in his many civil and criminal trials.
  • First, he attacks those whom he claims are his political enemies, alleging that the various lawsuits and criminal charges brought against him are politically motivated and a form of election interference.
  • This allows him to frame the cases in a politically advantageous way by portraying himself as the victim, seeking the support and sympathy of his electoral base.
  • They also violate the ethical standards that all previous presidents have followed when discussing court decisions in public.

Trump’s attacks undermine the rule of law

  • In addition to putting the judges overseeing Trump’s many trials between a rock and a hard place, Trump’s attacks on judges, lawyers, court staff and witnesses also undermine the public’s faith in the rule of law and judicial institutions.
  • First, the judicial branch depends upon faith in the rule of law to ensure the public respects, and follows, its decisions.
  • In turn, people may be more likely to defy judicial decisions and less likely to cooperate with law enforcement.

Trump’s attacks put people at risk

  • Another serious consequence of Trump’s personal attacks on judges and their families, lawyers and court personnel is that it puts those people’s safety at risk.
  • Marshals Service, which is charged with protecting judges and their staff, the number of credible threats against court personnel is at an all-time high.
  • If these attacks continue, I believe they are likely to further undermine the justice system, and American democracy itself.


Paul M. Collins Jr. does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

SEO Meetup to Host a 2024 SEO Conference for Digital Marketing Professionals

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Discover effective SEO strategies from a myriad of top experts in the industry

Key Points: 
  • SEO Meetup is a community of like minded marketing professionals on the path forward to advance their SEO marketing skills in order to optimize their success in the world of digital marketing.
  • With over 3,000 members, SEO Meetup is one of the largest SEO & marketing communities in the USA where members continue to learn the ins and outs of all things online marketing & SEO.
  • "The SEO Meetup SEO Conference is an event created for digital marketing professionals that want to go beyond the norm," Kernez states.
  • Building community while learning the necessary SEO skills to thrive in an ever developing digital marketing industry is the heart of SEO Meetup and the SEO Meetup Conference of 2024.

SEC, NASAA, and Georgia Secretary of State to Host Investor Roundtables at University of North Georgia and Dalton State College

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Portions of the event will be webcast on the SEC website, and in-person public attendance is welcome.

Key Points: 
  • Portions of the event will be webcast on the SEC website, and in-person public attendance is welcome.
  • SEC Chair Gary Gensler, Commissioner Caroline Crenshaw, Commissioner Mark Uyeda, and Commissioner Jaime Lizarraga will provide virtual remarks, and Commissioner Hester Peirce will attend in person.
  • I look forward to hearing from investors willing to share their diverse experiences,” said SEC Investor Advocate Cristina Martin Firvida.
  • Working together with our SEC colleagues and partners strengthens investor advocacy in Georgia.

Salt and Lime Media Announces 2nd Season Collaboration with Smash Hit I Heart Radio Network Podcast 'Dating My Abuelita, First'

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Monday, April 1, 2024

The hilarious and thought-provoking podcast will continue to showcase authentic dating experiences as contestants seek love under Abuelita's guidance.

Key Points: 
  • The hilarious and thought-provoking podcast will continue to showcase authentic dating experiences as contestants seek love under Abuelita's guidance.
  • "We're thrilled to be part of the Season 2 journey of 'Dating My Abuelita, First'," said Dana Michell, CEO of Salt and Lime Media.
  • At Salt and Lime Media, we believe in the power of real people storytelling, and 'Dating My Abuelita, First' reflects that belief perfectly."
  • Listen to 'Date My Abuelita' Season 1 and 2 on all good podcast networks now and follow @mycutlurapodcasts for all the latest episode releases.

Silynxcom Wins Order for German Police Department Ahead of High-Profile International Sports Event

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

One of the ways Silynxcom’s advanced in-ear headset systems will be used by this police department is for the securing of a high-profile international sports event in Germany.

Key Points: 
  • One of the ways Silynxcom’s advanced in-ear headset systems will be used by this police department is for the securing of a high-profile international sports event in Germany.
  • Silynxcom’s headsets were chosen for their innovative design that simultaneously protects hearing and amplifies speaking in noisy environments.
  • This order follows Silynxcom's recent announcement related to the first order for its new system.
  • “Securing this order from a German police department, for various uses, including for an international sporting event, is a testament to the trust and confidence in Silynxcom’s technology and our commitment and ability to support law enforcement agencies around the globe,” said Nir Klein, Chief Executive Officer of Silynxcom.

DZS Completes Divestiture of Asia Business

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Friday, April 5, 2024

On Jan. 5, 2024, DZS signed a definitive agreement to sell its Asia operations to DNI, for $48 million (including the elimination of $43 million in debt).

Key Points: 
  • On Jan. 5, 2024, DZS signed a definitive agreement to sell its Asia operations to DNI, for $48 million (including the elimination of $43 million in debt).
  • With the sale of the Asia business, DZS is expected to be better positioned to achieve higher blended margins, and with a higher percentage of its total revenue resulting from recurring and reoccurring licenses related to its software-centric solutions.
  • DZS believes that service providers are deemphasizing closed, proprietary and high security-risk solutions and are increasingly adopting open, standards-based, software-defined solutions.
  • The notification letter has no immediate effect on the listing or trading of DZS common stock on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

Clover Health Provides Notice Associated with Previously Disclosed Settlement of Shareholder Derivative Actions

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

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Key Points: 
  • Tenn.); (2) In re: Clover Health Investments Corp.
  • (collectively the "Shareholder Derivative Actions").
  • The Shareholder Derivative Actions were filed in the wake of the Company's de-SPAC transaction.
  • As previously disclosed, on February 5, 2024, the plaintiffs in the Shareholder Derivative Actions, on the one hand, and the Company, on the other hand, executed a Stipulation and Agreement of Settlement dated February 2, 2024 (the "Stipulation"), which, subject to final court approval, provides the defendants in the Shareholder Derivative Actions with customary releases and, as previously disclosed, will require the Company to implement a suite of corporate governance enhancements (the "Settlement").

Sientra Announces Completion and Winning Bidders of its Section 363 Sales Auction

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

IRVINE, Calif., April 02, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sientra, Inc. (“Sientra” or the “Company”) announced that, following the completion of its Section 363 sales auction, Tiger Aesthetics Medical, LLC (“Tiger”) has been declared the successful bidder for certain of the assets of Sientra used in its breast reconstruction and augmentation business. As consideration for the acquisition, Tiger will pay a cash consideration of $42.5 million as well as assume certain liabilities of the Company, including up to $7 million in cure costs for certain assumed contracts, all the Company’s warranties for breast implants sold prior to the closing date, and all of the Company’s customer contracts.

Key Points: 
  • IRVINE, Calif., April 02, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sientra, Inc. (“Sientra” or the “Company”) announced that, following the completion of its Section 363 sales auction, Tiger Aesthetics Medical, LLC (“Tiger”) has been declared the successful bidder for certain of the assets of Sientra used in its breast reconstruction and augmentation business.
  • Sientra also announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Nuance Intermediary, LLC (“Nuance”), pursuant to which Nuance will acquire substantially all the assets of Sientra used in its BIOCORNEUM business.
  • Tiger Aesthetics Medical, LLC is represented by Blank Rome LLP as legal counsel and H.C. Wainwright & Co. as investment banker.
  • Nuance Intermediary, LLC, an investment of Nuance Holdings LLC, as well as the owner of Nuance Medical, is represented by Ferguson Braswell Fraser Kubasta PC as legal counsel.

View, Inc. Reaches Agreement with Cantor Fitzgerald and RXR to Become a Private Company

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

MILPITAS, Calif., April 02, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- View, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIEW) (“View” or the “Company”), a leader in smart building technologies, today announced it reached an agreement with Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. (“Cantor Fitzgerald”), RXR Realty (“RXR”), and certain of the Company’s stakeholders on the terms of a financial restructuring that is designed to strengthen the firm’s balance sheet and better position View for the future (the “Proposed Transaction”).

Key Points: 
  • View also expects that trade claims will be unaffected, orders will continue to be fulfilled, and customers will continue to be supported.
  • The Company expects to obtain court approval for the Proposed Transaction within 45 days of April 2, 2024.
  • To facilitate the Proposed Transaction, View, Cantor Fitzgerald, RXR, and certain other investors have executed a Restructuring Support Agreement, dated April 2, 2024 (the “Restructuring Support Agreement”).
  • Sidley Austin LLP serves as legal advisor to Cantor Fitzgerald.

Envoy Medical Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn., April 02, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Envoy Medical®, Inc. (“Envoy Medical”) (Nasdaq: COCH), a revolutionary hearing health company focused on fully implanted hearing devices, today announced its corporate and financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2023.

Key Points: 
  • Completed Business Combination transaction at the end of September and began trading on Nasdaq under its own ticker, COCH, the first week of October 2023.
  • Early Feasibility Study (EFS) continues to meet milestones with all three implanted patients surpassing twelve-month post-activation visits remaining implanted.
  • Sales and marketing expenses increased $0.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2023 compared to the same period in 2022.
  • The increase is primarily due to a $2.8 million rise in professional and legal fees in 2023 related to the finalization of the Business Combination in the third quarter of 2023.