#BombayHighCourt begins hearing the plea of Sunaina Holey accused of making objectionable statements against Maharastra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray.


Adv. Abhinav Chandrachud answers the query of the court asking the parties to present the stand of other democratic countries on the statements made on WhatsApp or Twitter.
Chandrachud relied upon judgments of US Courts to submit that when similar statments against the government were made, a US court took a stand that the statement needs to be rectified and not arrested.
Chandrachud relied upon the judgment of the Supreme Court in the matter of Amish Devgan wherein the court observed that if it is a prominent person like a news channel anchor or a public figure, they have to observe higher amount of responsibility before making statement.
Chandrachud: My client (@SunainaHoley ) is not a public figure and hence her statements if incorrect can be rectified by the concerned authority. She need not be arrested.
Chandrachud submits the Supreme Court while considering the Shreya Singhal case had considered if any public disorder has been caused by the words if the accused in that case.

Chandrachud: in the present case there is no public disorder caused by the objected tweets.
Court: What does she do? Professionally?

Chandrachud: She is a consultant, advises companies. She is an MBA graduate.

I understood when you milords asked me the question. She is not a leader of any opposition party, or any other political organisation.
Senior Counsel Manoj Mohite appearing for State interjects: She is a professional tweeter, I can prove it.

Chandrachud: Milords her twitter bio space mentions that she is a follower of RSS, and some otber things, but that does not mean she is a leader.
Chandrachud: There are many such followers on Twitter, they are not all leaders.
Chandrachud referring to another Supreme Court judgment says: The words must be judged by the claim of its matural meaning, cannot interpret words too much.

There could be many interpretations of a verse written by a poet.
Justice SS Shinde hearing the plea points out that the Supreme Court had refused to quash FIRs filed against him and had refused to accept the similar arguments made therein.
Chandrachud: Yes Milord. Infact they considered Devgan's apology as an admission of guilt.
The fact that he had apologised meant that he was guilty of usung a derogatory term for a Sufi saint.
Chandrachud reads a judgment of the US Supreme Court discussing the difference between incitement and advocacy and how both have to be dealt with differently.

Chandrachud: Merely advocating an opinion is not inciting the public.
Chandrachud asks the court if he can continue as it is almosy 5.30 pm.

Court asks him to continue tomorrow as there is a meeting now.
Matter to be heard tomorrow at 4.15 pm.
Hearing ends.

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1/ After a good night's sleep, I have a few thoughts on the impending Ripple lawsuit.

Less schadenfreude, more "what now?" https://t.co/a0oTwblBHB

2/ First of all, the USG is going to lose.

I don't even need to read the complaint. They might force a settlement, but they're outclassed on legal.

Remember Ripple engaged former SEC Chair Mary Jo White in a civil matter in 2018. A hint of their

3/ Second, the USG should lose.

The SEC restrictions on non-accredited investors; the ridiculous Howey test; 80 year old securities law like the "40 Act" all need to die in fire. They are un-American and completely outdated.

I hope Ripple wins. (WUT?)

4/ Third, it's incumbent upon industry to self-police and hold the moral high ground.

I give certain individuals A's and others F's, but as a whole, the most powerful people and companies generally take a Swiss neutrality stance on assets.

So we're effectively in this together.

5/ We're "in this together" to draw lines of regulatory demarcation.

XRP as a "security" further hurts the U.S. businesses while global comps will continue to make these markets.

XRP as a security also means other assets will meet the same fate. At least Ripple has $ to fight.
@littlecarrotq I've been tracking these since December. Michigan




Another Pennsylvania case. This is the most important one in my opinion. It shows the Republican Legislature broke the law when they created a mail-in ballot law in October, 2019, which they knew was against the state

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make products.

"If only someone would tell me how I can get a startup to notice me."

Make Products.

"I guess it's impossible and I'll never break into the industry."


Courtesy of @edbrisson's wonderful thread on breaking into comics –
https://t.co/TgNblNSCBj – here is why the same applies to Product Management, too.

There is no better way of learning the craft of product, or proving your potential to employers, than just doing it.

You do not need anybody's permission. We don't have diplomas, nor doctorates. We can barely agree on a single standard of what a Product Manager is supposed to do.

But – there is at least one blindingly obvious industry consensus – a Product Manager makes Products.

And they don't need to be kept at the exact right temperature, given endless resource, or carefully protected in order to do this.

They find their own way.