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How would you feel if you were arrested in your home or registered as a sex offender, not for anything you had done, but because of a malfunction in the computer software used by your local county court? That unlikely nightmare has become a horrifying reality for many people living in Alameda County, California.


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In a case of first impression, the Tennessee Middle District Court recently confronted the issue of racial discrimination in reality television.  Plaintiffs Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson—two African American men who were denied the opportunity to be cast as The Bachelor in ABC’s reality-based dating show of the same name—filed [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On March 7, 2011 By JETLaw

In the news. . .

Courtney Love pays out big bucks to settle Twitter defamation case.

Warner Brothers hires big-time lawyers in dispute with Charlie Sheen.

LimeWire has documents to show record industry the benefits of file-sharing.

Prince has become purple pain for Manhattan law firm claiming [...]

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Since 1979, the U.S. Department of Education has utilized a three-pronged test to determine whether collegiate athletic programs are in compliance with Title IX. This test mandates (1) athletic opportunities at the intercollegiate level provided in numbers substantially proportionate to student enrollment; or (2) a “continuing practice of program expansion” that is [...]

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Title IX, originally conceived to protect women from gender discrimination, has had the unfortunate and unintended effect of significantly reducing opportunities for male athletes to compete in their sports at the collegiate level. The various Department of Education opinion letters interpreting Title IX and its regulations provide three routes by which universities can [...]

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After a legal battle stretching over the past four years, a federal judge has ruled that well-known sports artist Daniel Moore did not commit trademark infringement by painting notable scenes at University of Alabama football games. Moore authored his first painting paying homage to Alabama football almost 30 years ago; it [...]

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Amateur Videos: Making Police Accountable?

On January 13, 2009 By Megan Bibb

On January 1, 2009, Oscar Grant, a 22 year old African-American, was shot in the back and killed by a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police officer, Johannes Mehserle. The shooting occurred on a station platform. Grant was unarmed.

Within hours of the shooting, videos recorded on witnesses’ cellphones and digital cameras [...]

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