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Is Your Tourney Bracket Breaking the Law?

On March 16, 2009 By JETLaw

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 JETLaw

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 JETLaw

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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