May 12, 2017
Volume 11, Issue 1
“Striking Out”: The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 and Title II’s Impact on Professional Sports Employers
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”) is a recently enacted law that prohibits employers and insurance companies from discriminating against people based upon their genetic information. Soon after the passage of GINA, many people praised the law, but the flaws of GINA have not been as widely talked about. This Recent Development addresses a major
Rhonda B. Evans, Recent Development, “Striking Out”: The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 and Title II’s Impact on Professional Sports Employers, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 205 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/09_11NCJLTech2052009-2010.pdf.
Feasibility and Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Will Commercial Deployment of Carbon Capture and Sequestration Pass the Test?
The United States’ government has developed a policy that supports the use and deployment of commercial level carbon capture and sequestration as a method for reducing carbon emissions from major electricity generating sources. The Environmental Protection Agency must determine which current provisions of the Clean Air Act are best used to regulate greenhouse gases and
Margaret Suzanne Davis, Recent Development, Feasibility and Carbon Capture and Sequestration: Will Commercial Deployment of Carbon Capture and Sequestration Pass the Test?, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 177 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/08_11NCJLTech1772009-2010.pdf.
Shifting the United States’ primary source of electricity from non-renewable energy to renewable energy requires expanded capacity to facilitate long-range transmission from regions where it can be efficiently produced to large population centers where it will be used. In Piedmont Environmental Council v. FERC the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that the Federal
John D. Noor, Recent Development, Herding Cats: What to Do When States Get in the Way of National Energy Policy, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 145 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/07_11NCJLTech1452009-2010.pdf.
Cover Songs and Donkey Kong: The Rationale Behind Compulsory Licensing of Musical Compositions Can Inform a Fairer Treatment of User-Modified Videogames
The formative jurisprudence on the modification of video games came when copyright recognition of computer software was itself quite recent, when the level of creative “expression” in the altered videogame was meager. Consequently, modded games are currently held to be derivative works and infringement of the copyright of the originals. A determination of fair use
John Baldrica, Cover Songs and Donkey Kong: The Rationale Behind Compulsory Licensing of Musical Compositions Can Inform a Fairer Treatment of User-Modified Videogames, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 103 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/06_11NCJLTech1032009-2010.pdf.
Law enforcement is increasingly turning to “genetic witnesses” to solve crimes. The incorporation of genetic technologies like DNA ancestry tests and indirect molecular photofitting has drawn criticism as high-tech “racial profiling.” In cases where law enforcement has requested voluntary DNA samples to assist with criminal investigations, critics have quickly labeled the conduct “DNA dragnets.” To
Jennifer K. Wagner, Just the Facts, Ma’am: Removing the Drama from DNA Dragnets, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 51 (2009), available at http://cite.ncjolt.org/11NCJLTech51.
The threat posed by climate change has finally been recognized, and governments have begun taking actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to attempt to mitigate the potential damage. While government regulations may require reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, insufficient technology exists to achieve the necessary reductions without severe economic consequences. Encouragement of the development and
Deborah Behles, The New Race: Speeding Up Climate Change Innovation, 11 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 1 (2009), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/04_11NCJLTech12009-2010.pdf.
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