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Law school presents ‘Congressional Oversight of the Digital Marketplace’ webinar

The Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School and the Wayne Law Review will present “Congressional Oversight of the Digital Marketplace: Protecting Competition, Privacy and the Truth.”  This online panel will take place Thursday, October 29, from 3 to 4:15 p.m. as a Zoom webinar.

The panel will discuss how Congress uses its oversight authority to oversee digital corporations raising antitrust, privacy, and disinformation concerns.

The panelists include:

• Prof. Priscilla Regan, George Mason University, who will provide an overview of over 50 congressional oversight hearings over the last 5 years examining privacy, disinformation, and competition issues raised by U.S. digital corporations.

• Slade Bond, chief majority counsel, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, who will discuss that Subcommittee’s recent two year-long anti-trust investigation of major U.S. digital corporations.

• Alyssa DaCunha, WilmerHale partner, who will discuss representing digital corporations in a wide range of congressional oversight investigations.

Welcoming remarks will be provided by Levin Center director Jim Townsend and Wayne Law Review editor William Broman.

This panel is part of a broader effort to examine congressional oversight of science and technology issues.

The online event, which is free and open to the public, will utilize a Zoom webinar platform. Zoom details will be provided after registration.  To register, visit https://rsvp.wayne.edu/digital-marketplace.


Lansing police sued over April  jail death; ‘I can’t breathe’

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police in Lansing are being sued by the family of a man who died in a jail last spring.

Officers pinned Anthony Hulon to the ground on his chest and stomach, interfering with his ability to breathe, according to the lawsuit.

Hulon, 54, died from asphyxia, or suffocation, and his death was ruled a homicide by the Ingham County medical examiner, attorney Jennifer Damico said Monday.

“I can’t breathe. ... I’m passing out,” Hulon said, according to a video of the April 11 incident.

At one point, an officer asked, “Is he sleeping?”

Hulon was in jail for domestic violence. He had been returned to the lockup after being taken to a hospital where methamphetamine and ecstasy were detected. Hulon was agitated and fighting officers.

“It’s tragic that we continue to see more and more instances of police brutality,” Damico said. “This department, once and for all, needs to be held accountable.”

Lansing police and city officials declined to comment on the lawsuit.


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