In this edition of the Priori Digest, a weekly look at what’s happening in law and technology, we look at how technology is on the precipice of transforming the work lawyers do (insinuating a comparison to Luddites) and a history of the tradition of Supreme Court basketball (Brett Kavanaugh was a participant). Enjoy!
What we’re reading
- A history of the basketball court -- known as The Highest Court in the Land -- located on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court building, where justices and clerks have been shooting hoops for years
- Science fiction could soon become a reality as over a dozen companies, such as Uber, Airbus and Boeing start seriously investing in technology for flying cars
- The 2017-18 SCOTUS term recap highlights the most consequential decisions of the past year
- This thought provoking piece from Foreign Policy touches on how technology is on the cusp of radically transforming jobs of those in the professional class, including lawyers
- Google is testing a censored version of their search engine to be used in China
What in the weird
- In the town of Quitman, Georgia, it’s illegal for chickens to cross the road
By the numbers
- 8: Charts that highlight European VC trends
- 4: The U.S. is listed fourth in the world in The Economist’s Innovation Index, behind Switzerland, Sweden and the U.K.
- 20: Public and private technology firms now account for an estimated 20 percent of all investment across the U.S. economy