In 2015, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced that his company would launch a large network of communication satellites with the goal of providing low-cost broadband internet service to consumers around the world. SpaceX’s Starlink network began launching in 2019 and will eventually consist of around 12,000 satellites across the globe. Additionally, other companies, […]

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For the past two decades, police departments around the country have used facial-recognition tools to aid them in solving crimes. These tools have traditionally limited law enforcement officers to searching only government-provided images. A small company called Clearview AI has recently released a new tool that provides users with public images collected from popular […]

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In 2018, California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). The CCPA represents an ambitious attempt by a U.S. state to protect the personal data of its citizens. The provisions of the CCPA officially came into effect on Jan. 1 of this year. It offers what is essentially an omnibus privacy regime that applies […]

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Amazon v. Trump: The Fight for the JEDI Contract

On February 6, 2020 By

In late 2019, the Department of Defense announced its decision to award Microsoft a $10 billion contract. In winning what is known as the “JEDI” contract, Microsoft will soon embark on a 10-year process to transform the military’s cloud computing services. The government announced this project as part of the Pentagon’s efforts to modernize […]

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The Recording Academy has faced criticism over the last several years for its lack of diversity in terms of race and gender. In 2018, only one woman won a solo award in the televised portion of the event. Additionally, the award show was criticized for its failure to recognize artists of color for […]

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Celebrities v. Paparazzi

On February 2, 2020 By

For many celebrities, handling the paparazzi is a mere annoyance that comes with the job. While celebrities tend to be the ones fighting the paparazzi in court for invading their privacy, social media has given rise to a new trend in recent years. The paparazzi are suing celebrities for sharing their photos on social […]

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In May 2018, the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports gambling in Murphy v. Nat’l Collegiate Athletic Ass’n. The Court held that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) violated the anti-commandeering doctrine by commanding the States to essentially prohibit sports betting. In the wake of that decision, thirteen states […]

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Tyler Skaggs, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, passed away on July 1st in a Texas hotel room while traveling with the team. The autopsy revealed that Skaggs’ death was caused by choking on his own vomit while under the influence of alcohol, oxycodone, oxymorphone, and fentanyl. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency initiated […]

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