Volume 16

When Big Data Meets Big Brother: Why Courts Should Apply United States v. Jones to Protect People’s Data

Volume 16, Issue 2 (Jan 2015)

In an age when people’s lives are constantly tracked, recorded, analyzed, and shared by private parties, the Third-Party Doctrine, which holds that “information knowingly exposed to private parties is unprotected by the Fourth Amendment,” now threatens to swallow whole the privacy guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment. This Article suggests courts adopt the Klayman v. Obama

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Brad Turner, When Big Data Meets Big Brother: Why Courts Should Apply United States v. Jones to Protect People's Data 16 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 377 (2015), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Turner_Final.pdf

Anonymity as a Legal Right: Where and Why It Matters

Volume 16, Issue 2 (Jan 2015)

This Article examines the legal status of the right to communicate political and social ideas and criticism anonymously online. As an inherently borderless platform for communication, the Internet has generated new methods for sharing information on issues of public importance among citizens who may be thousands of miles apart. Yet governments around the world continue

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Jason A. Martin and Anthony L. Fargo, Anonymity as a Legal Right: Where and Why It Matters 16 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 311 (2015), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Martin-_-Fargo_Final.pdf

Till Death Do Us Part?!: Online Mediation as an Answer to Divorce Cases Involving Violence

Volume 16 Issue 2 (Jan 2015)

“Till death do us part”—is a phrase that probably represents the wish of most married couples. However, statistically speaking, almost half of all marriages end in divorce. A sizable number of divorces involve the parameter of violence. Behind the figures, there are always human beings, the victims of violence, who endure suffering, fear, and palpable

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Dafni Lavi, Till Death Do Us Part?!: Online Mediation as an Answer to Divorce Cases Involving Violence 16 N.C. J.L. & Tech. 253 (2015), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Lavi_Final.pdf

The Future of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Regulation and Innovation

Volume 16, Online Edition (Jan 2015)

Direct-to-consumer (“DTC”) genetic testing companies face regulation from numerous parties. The Food and Drug Administration has taken the lead role in the regulation of this industry. The Federal Trade Commission must make sure that consumers are not misled by unscrupulous marketing and false advertising. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Clinical Laboratory

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Chelsea Weiermiller, The Future of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Regulation and Innovation 16 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 137 (2014), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Weiermiller_Final.pdf

The Not So Broad-Band: Public Policy Argument About Broadband Legislation in North Carolina and Tennessee and the Potential National Impact

Volume 16, Online Edition (Jan 2015)

Broadband Internet service has become a necessity in the rapidly developing world we live in today. However, not all services are created equal, and municipal-run broadband providers in North Carolina and Tennessee feel that state legislatures are only furthering this disparity by assisting other providers. With the help of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), municipal-run

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Shayaan Raja, The Not So Broad-Band: Public Policy Argument About Broadband Legislation in North Carolina and Tennessee and the Potential National Impact 16 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 106 (2014), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Raja_Final.pdf

A Bit-ter Divorce: Using Bitcoin to Hide Marital Assets

Volume 16, Online Edition (Jan 2015)

Equitable distribution is the process of dividing marital property fairly upon divorce. The confusion surrounding the categorization of Bitcoin, a type of virtual currency that can be obtained and transferred anonymously, frustrates courts’ ability to properly value divorcing parties’ assets and determine a fair distribution of marital property. This Recent Development argues that North Carolina

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Caline Hou, A Bit-ter Divorce: Using Bitcoin to Hide Marital Assets 16 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 74 (2014), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Hou_Final.pdf

A Right to Know About GMOs: What American Meat Institute v. USDA Means for Vermont’s Food Labeling Law

Volume 16, Online Edition (Jan 2015)

Food labeling is a common sense part of everyday life in America, but just how much and what labeling is acceptable under the First Amendment’s compelled speech protections is a more controversial topic. In May of 2014, Vermont adopted a new law to label foods produced using genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Several manufacturers feel GMO

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Charlotte Davis, A Right to Know About GMOs: What American Meat Institute v. USDA Means for Vermont's Food Labeling Law 16 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 32 (2014), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Davis_Final.pdf

ABC v. Aereo: How the Supreme Court’s Flawed Rationale Will Implicate Problems in New Technologies

Volume 16, Online Edition (Jan 2015)

The Copyright Act promotes the creation and progress of arts by protecting original works, such as by guaranteeing copyright holders the exclusive right to publicly perform their works. In an age of rapid technological development, courts have often struggled with how to best interpret and apply this public performance right to providers who stream broadcast

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Collette Corser, ABC V. Aereo: How the Supreme Court's Flawed Rationale Will Implicate Problems in New Technologies 16 N.C. J.L. & Tech. On. 1 (2014), available at http://ncjolt.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Corser_Final.pdf

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

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