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The landscape of collegiate sports is ever-evolving. Collegiate athletes are bigger, stronger, and faster than in previous eras and are being recruited at much younger ages than before. As more talent flows into athletic programs, colleges and the NCAA have been able to profit not only from the abilities of student-athletes, but also from their [...]

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Several federal circuits are tackling the issue whether the Government’s authority to search persons and property at the border, without a warrant, and often, without any suspicion, includes individuals’ electronic devices. The Fourth and Ninth Circuits have held that the Fourth Amendment requires at least reasonable suspicion for forensic searches of electronic devices [...]

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More often than not, it takes years (if not decades) for the significance of a Supreme Court decision to come to light. This was not the case when the Court handed down its decision in Murphy v. NCAA this past May.  Immediately following the declaring of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) as [...]

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Bird Electric Scooters: Ready For Flight?

By anbakalar On September 16, 2018 · Leave a Comment

If you spent any time in a major U.S. city this summer, you likely witnessed an electric scooter zooming down the sidewalk. Maybe you were even riding the scooter. Bird, one of the better-known electric scooter start-ups, claims to have facilitated over 1 million rides within a year of its launch.

Electric scooter start-ups [...]

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Putting the ‘AI’ in Legal Aid

By rblaik On September 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Despite America’s 1,335,963 active lawyers, the majority of moderate-income individuals and most individuals living in poverty do not receive legal representation. One source reports that nearly one million individuals seeking civil legal aid are turned away because of inadequate resources. In New York City, 99% of tenants are unrepresented in eviction proceedings.

For years [...]

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The Constitutionality of Restrictions on Human Gene Editing

By nphalliday On September 7, 2018 · Updated September 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment

There are few people who can say a major historical event has happened inside of them. Brian Madeux is one of them.

Some context: Madeux has a rare genetic condition called Hunter syndrome, a disease caused by a missing chromosome in his DNA. Without that chromosome, Madeux’s body cannot break down complex sugar molecules, [...]

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Full Speed Ahead or Hitting the Brakes for Autonomous Vehicles?

By sjanderson On September 7, 2018 · Updated September 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment

The legal implications of self-driving cars are hard to ignore following the first death related to the emerging technology. After an Uber test drive where neither the autonomous vehicle nor the human driver slowed for an Arizonian pedestrian, the company halted testing in the state as well as in San Francisco, Pittsburgh, and [...]

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Guest Post: Virtual Reality as an Agent of Legal Change

By jdclark On April 9, 2018 · Updated April 9, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Guest post by Gilad Yadin

When I began studying the legal implications of virtual reality technology, seeing or using an actual virtual reality system required access to a research laboratory or a specialized training facility; virtual reality was something most people associated with science fiction, it seemed futuristic and far-fetched. A few years ago, [...]

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