Volume 04, Issue 1

Technology and the Eighth Amendment: The Problem of Supermax Prisons

Volume 4, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that in the United States, at the end of 2000, 6.5 million people were either on probation, parole, or in jail or prison.This figure represents 3.5 percent of the population. Of these 6.5 million people, nearly 1.4 million resided in prison. The United States, one of the world’s largest incarcerators, also leads the way

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Charles A. Pettigrew, Technology and the Eighth Amendment: The Problem of Supermax Prisons, 4 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 191 (2002), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/11_4NCJLTech1912002-2003.pdf.

Liquidating a Technology Company in Bankruptcy

Volume 4, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

Since the peak of the NASDAQ in March of 2000, many technology companies have found either that they cannot raise enough capital to implement their business plans or that they have an untenable business plan. Some have simply shut their doors and gone out of business, while others have filed for bankruptcy. Either way, these

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Katherine J. Clayton, Article, Liquidating a Technology Company in Bankruptcy, 4 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 169 (2002), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/10_4NCJLTech1692002-2003.pdf.

A Penny Saved, a Lifestyle Learned? The California and Connecticut Approaches to Supermarket Privacy

Volume 4, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

It is becoming increasingly difficult to find a grocery store where consumers can take advantage of special discounts without first handing over a frequent shopper card for scanning. While many may consider this grocery store technology a new form of coupon clipping, few stop to consider the privacy implications. Grocery store technology, like technology in

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Allison Kidd, Article, A Penny Saved, a Lifestyle Learned? The California and Connecticut Approaches to Supermarket Privacy, 4 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 143 (2002), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/09_4NCJLTech1432002-2003.pdf.

The Federal Circuit and Claim Construction: Resolving the Conflict between the Claims and the Written Description

Volume 4, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

Conflicting standards of claim construction confuse patent practitioners and the patent holders they represent about the scope of the patent’s protection. In particular, claim construction canons establishing the relationship between the claims and the written description in determining the scope of protection are unclear. In a recent case, Teleflex, Inc. v. Ficosa North America Corp.,

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Gregory J. Gallagher, Recent Development, The Federal Circuit and Claim Construction: Resolving the Conflict between the Claims and the Written Description, 4 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 121 (2002), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/08_4NCJLTech1212002-2003.pdf.

A Call to Arms: Marching Orders for the North Carolina Anti-Spam Statute

Volume 4, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

An estimated 2.3 billion spam electronic messages (emails) are sent daily. An average Internet user is likely to receive approximately 1,500 spam e-mails by 2006. Spam e-mail has increased an incredible 450% in the year between summer 2001 and summer 2002. According to a recent European Union study, the cost to consumers and businesses of

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Michael Bryan Edwards, Note, A Call to Arms: Marching Orders for the North Carolina Anti-Spam Statute, 4 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 93 (2002), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/07_4NCJLTech932002-2003.pdf.

The Michigan Cyber Court: A Bold Experiment in the Development of the First Public Virtual CourthouseThe Michigan Cyber Court: A Bold Experiment in the Development of the First Public Virtual Courthouse

Volume 4, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

The Virtual Magistrate (“VMAG”) project was the first pioneer to grapple with notions of a fully virtual private court, but it was unsuccessful in attracting interested disputants or in achieving its goal of serving as a conflict resolution portal for the online community. Will the Michigan Cyber Court end up as just another quirky footnote

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Lucille M. Ponte, The Michigan Cyber Court: A Bold Experiment in the Development of the First Public Virtual Courthouse, 4 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 51 (2002), available at http://cite.ncjolt.org/4NCJLTech51.

Organized Cybercrime? How Cyberspace May Affect the Structure of Criminal Relationships

Volume 4, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

The twentieth century marked the era when organized crime, typically equated with the Mafia or La Cosa Nostra, became a widely recognized and widely studied phenomenon. Organized crime in the La Cosa Nostra sense burst into the American awareness in the 1950’s and 1960’s as a result of Senator Estes Kefauver’s inquiries, the McClellan Committee

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Susan W. Brenner, Organized Cybercrime? How Cyberspace May Affect the Structure of Criminal Relationships, 4 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 1 (2002), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/05_4NCJLTech12002-2003.pdf.

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