Volume 08

Illegal Immigrants in the Workplace: Why Electronic Verification Benefits Employers

Volume 8, Issue 2 (Jun 2012)

Illegal immigrants pose a serious financial risk for employers. Present federal law requires employers to make a “reasonable” determination regarding the validity of prospective employees’ documentation without overreaching and subjecting the employee to hiring discrimination. Failure to correctly make the determination or overreaching when doing so could result in criminal and civil penalties for the

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Stephen A. Brown, Comment, Illegal Immigrants in the Workplace: Why Electronic Verification Benefits Employers, 8 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 349 (2007), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/15_8NCJLTech3492006-2007.pdf.

Throw Another Cloned Steak on the Barbie: Examining the FDA’s Lack of Authority to Impose Mandatory Labeling Requirements for Cloned Beef

Volume 8, Issue 2 (Jun 2012)

On December 28, 2006, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released Animal Cloning: A Draft Risk Assessment (“DRA”) which concludes, based on available scientific data, that cloned beef is not biologically different from non-cloned meats currently on the market. This Comment explores the FDA’s authority and jurisdiction to regulate cloned foods. First, this Comment provides

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Matthew R. Kain, Comment, Throw Another Cloned Steak on the Barbie: Examining the FDA's Lack of Authority to Impose Mandatory Labeling Requirements for Cloned Beef , 8 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 303 (2007), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/14_8NCJLTech3032006-2007.pdf.

Websites as “Places of Public Accommodation”: Amending the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Wake of National Federation of the Blind v. Target Corporation

Volume 8, Issue 2 (Jun 2012)

The question of whether Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act does or should apply to websites has been an issue of public interest since the advent of the Internet. In National Federation of the Blind v. Target Corporation, the Ninth Circuit was the first to find that Title III did apply to a

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Isabel A. DuPree, Recent Development, Websites as “Places of Public Accommodation”: Amending the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Wake of National Federation of the Blind v. Target Corporation , 8 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 273 (2007), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/13_8NCJLTech2732006-2007.pdf.

You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide: Protecting Privacy from Radio Frequency Identification Technology

Volume 8, Issue 2 (Jun 2012)

RFID technology is a highly effective means of tracking products and people, and it is ready to be employed on a massive scale. Without regulation, RFID will be used to track both products and people. There is currently no government oversight of the use of RFID. Instead, the Federal Trade Commission allows companies that use

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Jennifer E. Smith, Article, You Can Run, But You Can't Hide: Protecting Privacy from Radio Frequency Identification Technology , 8 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 249 (2007), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/12_8NCJLTech2492006-2007.pdf.

Mining for Embedded Data: Is It Ethical to Take Intentional Advantage of Other People’s Failures?

Volume 8, Issue 2 (Jun 2012)

Embedded data is information, including metadata, that accompanies many common word processing files, but which is ordinarily not seen on the screen. Unless a lawyer removes embedded data from a file before sending the file to opposing counsel, the embedded data accompanying the file could reveal confidential or privileged information. The authorities disagree on whether

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David Hricik, Mining for Embedded Data: Is It Ethical to Take Intentional Advantage of Other People's Failures? , 8 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 231 (2007), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/11_8NCJLTech2312006-2007.pdf.

The 2006 Trademark Dilution Revision Act Rolls Out a Luxury Claim and a Parody Exemption

Volume 8, Issue 2 (Jun 2012)

In 2006, Congress changed federal trademark dilution law when it enacted the Trademark Dilution Revision Act (“TDRA”). This Article first outlines the history of the dilution doctrine in the United States so that the changes enacted through the TDRA may be understood contextually. The TDRA’s new provisions are then delineated and explained. The author argues

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Deborah R. Gerhardt, The 2006 Trademark Dilution Revision Act Rolls Out a Luxury Claim and a Parody Exemption , 8 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 204 (2007), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/10_8NCJLTech2052006-2007.pdf.

The Big Disconnect: Will Anyone Answer the Call to Lower Excessive Prisoner Telephone Rates?

Volume 8, Issue 1 (Jun 2012)

As the American prison population has exploded in the last quarter century, the prison telephone industry has grown into a billion-dollar market. Telecommunications companies are granted statewide prison monopolies that subject prisoners’ loved ones to grossly inequitable telephone charges. As a result, many families become saddled with outrageously high phone bills. Phone companies defend these

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Ben Iddings, Comment, The Big Disconnect: Will Anyone Answer the Call to Lower Excessive Prisoner Telephone Rates? , 8 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 159 (2006), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/08_8NCJLTech1592006-2007.pdf.

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