Volume 16, Issue 1

Evidence of Lies and Rules of Evidence: The Admissibility of fMRI-Based Expert Opinion of Witness Truthfulness

Volume 16, Issue 1 (Oct 2014)

Neuroscientists are exploring intriguing technology that some claim will revolutionize the jury’s search for truth. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (“fMRI”) seeks to correlate brain activity with cognitive function. Current research with regard to lie detection indicates that laboratory studies have achieved accuracy rates in excess of 90% in identifying deception and verifying truth in study

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William A. Woodruff, Evidence of Lies and Rules of Evidence: The Admissibility of fMRI-Based Expert Opinion of Witness Truthfulness 16 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 105 (2014), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Woodruff_Final.pdf.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Experimental Use of Patents on the International Agenda

Volume 16, Issue 1 (Oct 2014)

As the secret negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP”) between the United States and eleven other nations advance, the recent release of the draft Intellectual Property Chapter provides a timely opportunity to examine its content. Among the myriad issues addressed in the draft is experimental use of patents, a topic that has been the

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Ofer Tur-Sinai, The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Experimental Use of Patents on the International Agenda, 15 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 63 (2014), available at

Dynamic Federalism and Wind Farm Siting

Volume 16, Issue 1 (Oct 2014)

An “all-of-the-above” energy policy has led to the emergence of wind power as an energy resource of choice. But despite their considerable environmental and economic advantages, wind energy systems do have drawbacks. Among these, the mechanical and electromagnetic properties of wind turbines encroach on U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”) military installations and activities. These encroachment

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H. Brendan Burke, Dynamic Federalism and Wind Farm Siting, 16 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 1 (2014), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Burke_Final.pdf.

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