Hail Mary: Why Kaepernick Has No Prayer for Relief

On November 10, 2017 By nasullivan

During the 2016 NFL season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick drew national attention when he knelt during the national anthem before games to protest racial injustice. His kneeling sparked a national conversation, as well as a sharp divide between supporters of his cause, such as the 200,000 individuals who signed a petition to [...]

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Ezekiel Elliott Suspension: It’s For Real This Time

On November 10, 2017 By jjschoch

Dallas Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended on Thursday night…again. Elliott has been running from his six-game suspension all season, but it appears that it finally caught up with him and he will actually miss playing time.

Elliott’s legal battle took many twists and turns, evolving into a multi-state affair involving the [...]

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A Reevaluation of the Third-Party Doctrine

On November 3, 2017 By nfpike

In the United States, 77% of adults own smartphones. But how much do American smartphone users know about how their personal data gets from Phone A to Phone B? Fourth Amendment jurisprudence continually revolves around society’s expectations of privacy, yet smartphones constantly transmit user data to third parties like advertisers, businesses, and data providers.

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Passthoughts and the Creation of New Human Rights

On November 3, 2017 By scrupe

Apple’s latest facial identification technology has set much of the tech world abuzz; while many have lauded Apple’s technological prowess, others have expressed concern over user privacy and the potential for violations of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. Facial recognition may not be at the forefront of authentication technology for long, however. The next [...]

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Absent an act of Congress, the fate of “net neutrality” could be settled soon—or at least for the time being. Legal challenges to the Federal Communication Commission’s 2015 “Open Internet Order,” which required broadband Internet service providers to treat all Internet traffic the same regardless of its source, would vacate the regulations if the [...]

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A Technological Reevaluation of the Third-Party Doctrine

On November 3, 2017 By nfpike

In the United States, 77% of adults own smartphones. But how much do American smartphone users know about how their personal data gets from Phone A to Phone B? Fourth Amendment jurisprudence continually revolves around society’s expectations of privacy, yet smartphones constantly transmit user data to third parties like advertisers, businesses, and data providers.

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The Buzz on RoboBees

On October 27, 2017 By eplipka

If you have seen or read the Hunger Games series, you likely consider “tracker jackers”—flying robotic wasps programmed to attack and kill—a figment of dystopian fiction. In 2017, drone technology and experts in colony collapse disorder have made them a reality. Electronic insects may be the harrowing nightmare of some, but for agricultural [...]

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As the “land of opportunity,” our society clearly values economic mobility.  However, study after study has shown that intergenerational poverty is the norm.  Approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of individuals who are poor for a substantial portion of their childhood will be poor as adults.

One mechanism through which intergenerational poverty manifests itself is parental [...]

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