Biden signs AI executive order, the most ambitious U.S. regulation yet
Biden signing an executive order. Source: Washington Post
Biden signs AI executive order, the most ambitious U.S. regulation yet

“I can see the frustration in this [executive order] that a lot of this should be done by Congress but they’re not doing anything,” said Ryan Calo. (Source: The Washington Post)

To TikTok or not to TikTok? One GOP candidate joins the app even as he calls it 'digital fentanyl'
FILE - Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy speaks during the Pray Vote Stand Summit on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, in Washington. Ramaswamy recently became the first 2024 candidate to join TikTok, which says it has over 150 million U.S. users. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
To TikTok or not to TikTok? One GOP candidate joins the app even as he calls it 'digital fentanyl'

Republican presidential hopefuls have largely shunned TikTok, the hugely popular video-sharing app that some in both parties allege is a potential spy mechanism for China. Ryan Calo, professor of law and in the Information School at the UW, is quoted. (Source: Associated Press)

Kroger and Albertsons are selling hundreds of stores — what we know, and don't
Part of a QFC sign. The grocery store is owned by Kroger. Flickr Photo/Bob B. Brown (CC BY ND 2.0)
Kroger and Albertsons are selling hundreds of stores — what we know, and don't

On Friday, the two companies announced an agreement to sell 413 stores to C&S Wholesale Grocers, including 104 in Washington state. The companies added that no stores will close as a result of the merger. Douglas Ross, professor of law at the UW, is interviewed. (Source: KUOW)

Axon's Ethics Board Resigned Over Taser-Armed Drones. Then the Company Bought a Military Drone Maker
Drone illustration for WIRED by Gabriel Hongsousit.
Axon's Ethics Board Resigned Over Taser-Armed Drones. Then the Company Bought a Military Drone Maker

Because ethics is both subjective and not legally binding, they can readily be trumped by capitalist imperatives, said Ryan Calo, a professor at the University of Washington School of Law and a former member of the ethics board at Axon. (Source: WIRED)

Supreme Court conservatives reject Navajo Nation's water rights case
People gathered on the steps of the Supreme Court building. Credit: Native News Online
Supreme Court conservatives reject Navajo Nation's water rights case

KALW's "Your Call" discusses the recent 5-4 Supreme Court decision against the Navajo Nation in a major water rights case. Professor Monte Mills, director of the UW School of Law's Native American Law Center, is a guest.

Jury awards $800,000 to a girl burned by a Chicken McNugget
Philana Holmes and her daughter, Olivia Caraballo, at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The family sued McDonald’s and a franchise operator, Upchurch Foods, and won. Credit: Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel, via Associated Press
Jury awards $800,000 to a girl burned by a Chicken McNugget

A Florida jury awarded $800,000 in damages to a 7-year-old girl on Wednesday for the suffering and mental anguish caused when a Chicken McNugget fell on her thigh, causing a second-degree burn. Ryan Calo, professor of law at the UW, is quoted. (Source: New York Times)