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In an effort to protect people’s genetic information from exploitation, President George W. Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) into law on May 21, 2008. The Act forbids insurance providers from denying medical coverage to otherwise healthy people because they have a genetic predisposition to a particular disease, and [...]

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Settlement Leaves NCAA Rule in Force

On October 13, 2009 By JETLaw

A fundamental precept of college athletics is amateurism. That is part of the charm of college sports, and the NCAA is committed to keeping it that way. However, in February, an Ohio court ruling declared that one rule aiming to preserve this quality goes too far.

The rule, NCAA bylaw 12.3.2.1, prohibits [...]

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The Fourth Amendment Is Great and All, But…

On September 1, 2009 By JETLaw

Bill Simmons, the popular writer for ESPN.com, recently discussed the continual leaking of information regarding steroid use in baseball in the early 2000s and compared this lingering phenomenon to, among other less savory things, an automatic debit that just cannot be canceled. The description is apt for a somewhat beguiling situation [...]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On August 9, 2009 By JETLaw

In the news . . .

Iowa County first in America to employ 911 emergency texts.

Risk of censorship hitting Family Guy, video game producers and even the Kool-Aid man.

Minor league baseball player Julio Castillo sentenced to 30 days in jail for fan-injuring baseball thrown [...]

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The NCAA Strikes Out, But Only in Ohio?

On April 5, 2009 By JETLaw

Last May, Oklahoma State declared its star pitcher, Andrew Oliver, ineligible hours before the team was to take the field in an NCAA regional match-up. The reason? Back in Oliver’s high school days, his “advisor” (read: his lawyer) attended a meeting with the star pitcher and the Minnesota Twins. It makes sense that a high [...]

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It seems that Major League Baseball is mentioned in the news more often for steroid-related scandals than for actual sports news. While steroids have certainly become a major problem for MLB, the media rarely addresses the subject of the league’s culture of alcohol abuse. Alcohol abuse in MLB clubhouses is usually [...]

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Courtesy of former trainer Brian McNamee, the evidence that legendary pitcher Roger Clemens used performance-enhancing drugs is mounting, but that does not necessarily mean the case against him is getting stronger. There is an ongoing investigation into whether Clemens lied under oath when he testified before Congress that he had not used performance-enhancing [...]

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The New York Yankees have long been the financial bullies of baseball, but the team’s offseason acquisition of CC Sabathia (7 years, $161 million), A.J. Burnett (5 years, $82.5 million), and Mark Teixeira (8 years, $180 million) to the tune of more than [...]

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The No-More-Years Campaign

On October 15, 2008 By JETLaw

Last month, Major League Baseball celebrated the passing of one of baseball’s great institutions: Yankee Stadium, the home of the New York Yankees. Yankee players and ownership, national and international media, Yankee-lovers and Yankee-haters, all gathered for one last evening to say goodbye to a hallowed hall of sport. And across Manhattan, adults and [...]

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