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Oct
13

Recent theoretical writings on the possibility that algorithms would someday be able to create law have delayed algorithmic lawmaking— and the need to decide on its legitimacy—to some future time in which algorithms would be able to replace human lawmakers. This Article argues that such discussions risk essentializing an anthropomorphic image of the algorithmic lawmaker

Oct
13

Modern agriculture has stretched into an unintelligible supply chain with a global reach, leaving consumers unable to make fully informed decisions related to their food. Additionally, such complexities confound adequate regulation. Blockchain technology, a data system using a distributed ledger on a peer-to-peer network, boasts various theoretical applications born of its ability to deliver security

Oct
13

Since the creation of Snapchat in 2011, many Americans regularly communicate via ephemeral messaging applications. While novel forms of communication technology—such as e-mails or text messages—have historically created complex record retention problems, ephemeral messaging applications are different because these applications delete messages by default. Thus, this deliberately ephemeral communication model presents unique challenges when used

Oct
11

Merck & Co have created a new treatment for COVID-19 in the form of an experimental pill that is flying through the regulatory red tape due to resounding success in their clinical trials. Merck & Co. have created the pill with the hopes of distributing it to lower income nations that have disproportionately low vaccination

Oct
03

Last week, the Chinese government elected to ban all cryptocurrency transactions, the harshest governmental stance against the use of decentralized currency to date. The prohibition caused the price of bitcoin—the most widely used and most recognizable cryptocurrency currently traded—to plummet, but the impact of the ban will have a much broader impact than the short-term

Sep
30

Last week, DoorDash filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York regarding a New York City ordinance requiring that DoorDash share customers’ personal information to every restaurant that fulfills an order through the app. According to the complaint, every time someone orders food through DoorDash in New York,

Sep
27

Three weeks before the 2020 presidential election, Twitter briefly restricted users from posting an article about Hunter Biden. Conservative activists filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) alleging that the restriction was an illegal in-kind contribution to the Biden campaign. Last week, the FEC dismissed the complaint in a unanimous decision, reasoning

Sep
22

Since Olivia Rodrigo’s smash-hit debut album Sour was released in May, she has repeatedly faced plagiarism accusations. In response, she retroactively granted songwriting credits to the songwriters whom she allegedly plagiarized. This has happened not once, not twice, but a shocking three times so far. First, she granted songwriting credits to Taylor Swift and Jack

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