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For the Love of a "Pure" Game?

On November 19, 2009 By

Many people remember when the Tim Donaghy scandal broke during the summer of 2007, when the then-NBA referee resigned amidst allegations that he made calls either affecting the outcome of games or at least helping cover the spread both during the regular season and playoffs. After pleading guilty on federal charges, Continue Reading

Monday Morning JetLawg

On September 20, 2009 By

In the news . . .

Ukrainian law prohibiting unmarried couples from adopting children bars Elton John and longtime partner David Furnish from adopting 14-month-old, HIV-stricken child.

PCs and iPhones with text-to-speech applications for speech-impaired denied coverage by Medicare and private health insurers due to other non-medical uses.

Delaware appeals […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On August 30, 2009 By

In the news . . .

Comcast’s win in district court regarding 1993 FCC rule allows it to pursue more than 30% of cable market.

Musician John Mayer must dish out $25,000 to charity selected by TMZ for losing bet over not-so-secret mug shot.

Michael Jackson’s death officially ruled a homicide […]

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As the resident Delawarean on this journal, and an advocate of sports betting, it is fitting that I provide an update on the current combat between the “Small Wonder” and the whole army of American amateur and professional sports–a true David vs. Goliath battle.

After the Delaware Supreme Court issued an Continue Reading

If the producers of Wayne’s World ever decide to make it a trilogy, maybe they’ll be able to say something more substantial about Delaware, as the state has grown beyond its tiny constraints in recent years. First there was University of Delaware grad Joe Flacco, who became the first rookie quarterback […]

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Is Your Tourney Bracket Breaking the Law?

On March 16, 2009 By

In the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament last year, the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky, a 12 seed, took on the Bulldogs of Drake University, a 5 seed. Western Kentucky’s Ty Rogers hit a three-point buzzer-beater in overtime to upset Drake. I watched the game in a local sports bar, where […]

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Irony: Racism Spawns Morality-Based Legislation

On October 23, 2008 By

In 2006, when Americans heard that U.S. ports were being sold to a Dubai-based company, politicians and the media started a frenzy. Despite the fact that 75% of containers entering the United States pass through port terminals operated by foreigners, this was different. At the time, the U.S. government perceived that anti-Muslim sentiments […]

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A Second Chance for Gambling Corporations?

On July 27, 2008 By

In a decision that may increase the likelihood that gambling corporations be able to slip through legal loopholes, the Supreme Court of Alabama earlier this month held that an arbitration clause in a gambling-related contract was enforceable, thereby forcing an allegedly victimized participant in the scheme to go through arbitration before receiving formal judicial […]

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