The first segment of this year’s virtual Annual Meeting adjourned last week. Below is a summary of the actions taken on May 17 and 18. All approvals by the membership at the Annual Meeting are subject to the discussion at the Meeting and the usual editorial prerogative.

MONDAY, MAY 17

The first project on the first day of this year’s virtual Annual Meeting was Restatement of the Law, The Law of American Indians. Reporter Matthew L.M. Fletcher and Associate Reporters Wenona T. Singel and Kaighn Smith, Jr., were joined by Council member Mary M. Schroeder, who chaired the discussion. Presented for membership approval was a Proposed Final Draft that contains the entire project: Chapter 1, Federal–Tribal Relations; Chapter 2, Tribal Authority; Chapter 3, State–Tribal Relations; Chapter 4, Tribal Economic Development; Chapter 5, Indian Country Criminal Jurisdiction; and Chapter 6, Natural Resources.

Actions Taken
Membership voted to approve the Proposed Final Draft, marking the completion of this project.

The second project was Principles of the Law, Compliance and Enforcement for Organizations, with Reporter Geoffrey P. Miller, Associate Reporters Jennifer H. Arlen, James A. Fanto, and Claire A. Hill, and ALI Council member Paul L. Friedman, who served as Chair. Tentative Draft No. 2 contains Chapter 1, Definitions, some of which were already approved at the 2019 Annual Meeting, Chapter 4, Compliance Risk Management, and Chapter 6, Criminal, Civil, and Administrative Enforcement Against Individuals and Companies for Corporate Misconduct, as well as part of Chapter 5, The Compliance Function.

Actions Taken
Membership voted to approve the Tentative Draft, marking the completion of this project.

The final project of the first day was Restatement of the Law, Children and the Law. Reporter Elizabeth S. Scott and Associate Reporters Emily Buss and Solangel Maldonado were joined by ALI Council member Troy A. McKenzie, who chaired the discussion. Tentative Draft No. 3 includes § 2.22 from Chapter 2, State Intervention for Abuse and Neglect; § 8.10 from Chapter 8, Student Speech Rights; §§ 9.10 and 9.20 from Chapter 9, Religion in Public Schools;
§§ 10.10 and 10.20 from Chapter 10, School Searches; and §§ 12.10 and 12.11 from Chapter 12, Pre-Adjudication.

Actions Taken
Membership voted to approve the Tentative Draft.

TUESDAY, MAY 18

The first project of the second day was the ALI–ELI joint project, Principles for a Data Economy, with Reporters Neil B. Cohen and Christiane C. Wendehorst, project Co-Chairs Lord John Thomas of Cwmgiedd and Steven O. Weise, and ALI Council member Judith A. Miller, who served as Chair. Tentative Draft No. 2 contains the entire project: Part I, General Provisions; Part II, Data Contracts; Part III, Data Rights; Part IV, Third Party Aspects of Data Activities; and Part V, Multi-State Issues.

Actions Taken
Membership voted to approve the Tentative Draft, marking the completion for ALI of this project. The project will be presented next at ELI’s annual meeting.

The next project on the agenda was Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons, with Reporter Kenneth W. Simons and Associate Reporter W. Jonathan Cardi, and ALI Council member Thomas M. Hardiman, who chaired the discussion. Tentative Draft No. 6 of this Restatement contains §§ 17-19 from Chapter 2, Consent; §§ 20-26 and 30-46 from Chapter 3, Privileges; and §§ 50-51 from Chapter 4, Miscellaneous Provisions.

Actions Taken
Membership voted to approve the Tentative Draft, marking the completion of this project.

The final project of the second day was Principles of the Law, Policing, with Reporter Barry Friedman, Associate Reporters Brandon L. Garrett, Rachel A. Harmon, Christy E. Lopez, Maria Ponomarenko, and Christopher Slobogin, and ALI Council member Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., who served as Chair. Tentative Draft No. 3 contains additions to Chapter 1, General Principles of Sound Policing; Chapter 2, General Principles of Searches, Seizures, and Information Gathering; Chapter 3, Policing with Individualized Suspicion; Chapter 5, Policing in the Absence of Individualized Suspicion; Chapter 6, Policing Databases; Chapter 8, General Principles for Collecting and Preserving Reliable Evidence for the Adjudicative Process; Chapter 9, Forensic-Evidence Gathering; and Chapter 13, Promoting Sound Policing Within Agencies.

Actions Taken
Membership voted to approve the Tentative Draft.

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Jennifer Morinigo

The American Law Institute

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