Email Privacy at the Center of Petraeus Scandal

Sunday, November 18, 2012, by Anu Madan On November 9, 2012, the world watched in shock as decorated four-star Army general, David Petraeus, resigned from his post as the Director of the CIA, after confessing his extra-marital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell. What led to these astounding events? As if right out of a

Citizen Journalism and the Media Shield

Wednesday, November 14, 2012, by Kenneth Jennings In a world where the definition of journalism is changing, the traditional legal protections enjoyed by journalists have come into question.   Media shield laws, which have been adopted in a majority of jurisdictions for decades, facilitate journalistic truth-seeking by protecting the identities of confidential sources.  Such laws pair

Poor Judgment Ends in Ohio Attorney Owing $300,000

Tuesday, November 13, 2012, by Amanda Jones A lawyer in Ohio must pay $300,000 to the families of two girls whose picture he used to create images that looked like child pornography.  Dean Boland, an attorney and self-proclaimed computer expert, used the images of two children to create sexually explicit photos that he subsequently presented

EPA Releases a Report on its RE-Powering America’s Land Initiative

Sunday, November 11, 2012, by Drew Hargrove The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) recently posted a report, documenting an increase in the number of renewable energy projects installed on contaminated land. The report is associated with EPA’s RE-powering America’s Land Initiative, which provides incentives for renewable energy on contaminated land, such as landfills, mines, Brownfields, and

Voting Booth Procedures: Smartphones and Social Media Photos

Wednesday, November 7, 2012, by Kaitlin Powers Election day in the United States on November 6th resulted in a deluge of social media postings including photographs of ballots cast. But what may seem to be merely proud expressions of voters exercising their right to vote may actually violate the law. In North Carolina, voters are

Fracking: A Federal or a State Concern?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012, by Lev Gabrilovich Slick water hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” may not have been a big issue in the presidential election, but information regarding it has been plastered on news aggregation sites and the walls of bohemian coffee shops for over a year now. Put simply, fracking operations involve injecting pressurized water

More Developments in NCAA Likeness Case

Tuesday, November 6, 2012, by Michael Frongello In July 2009, former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon filed a lawsuit on behalf of other former NCAA Division I football and basketball players against the NCAA and the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) challenging whether it was legal for the NCAA and other entities to use the student-athlete’s “likeness”