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Nov
01

Proponents argue that cellphone bans prevent students from mindlessly scrolling through social media and reduce distractions in the classroom. A report from Common Sense Media, found that on a typical day, students received a median of 237 notifications and a quarter of those arrived during school hours. Another report from UNESCO, found that mere proximity to cellphones

Oct
28

Almost two years ago, Microsoft embarked on its quest to acquire Activision Blizzard, worth $75 billion, and only closed the deal on October 13, 2023, after jumping through a plethora of regulatory hoops. With Activision’s ownership of popular videogame franchises such as Call of Duty, Candy Crush, Diablo, and Overwatch, Microsoft will bolster its videogame business to become

Sep
26

In oral arguments, a D.C. Circuit panel seemed skeptical of the claim that the EPA’s stringent tailpipe emissions regulations are unconstitutional under the major questions doctrine. The outcome of the case will likely have major implications for the environment and automakers. If left in place, the challenged emissions standards are projected to reduce greenhouse gases emissions for new vehicles by

Sep
23

In January of 2022, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order 246 to address North Carolina’s clean energy economy, and promote the statewide transition to clean technology. The Executive Order requests that state-wide new vehicle sales consist of 50% zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs), in order to surpass the goal of 1,250,000 registered ZEVs by 2030. As of May 2023, North

Sep
21

With the 2023 admissions cycle quickly approaching, law schools are considering applicants’ use of artificial intelligence in the admissions process, particularly large language models (LLMs) in drafting writing samples. Should law school admissions embrace AI or bar its use to protect the traditional application process? What would embracing AI look like? Is barring it practical?   Law schools

Sep
21

The streets of San Francisco, renowned for their iconic cable cars and sprawling urban environment, are witnessing the emergence of a new player in the transportation landscape: robotaxis. These autonomous vehicles promise convenience and efficiency, but their integration into the city’s fabric creates a complex interplay between regulation and public opinion.   The robotaxi industry in

Sep
20

The rapid growth of generative artificial intelligence in both popularity and ability continues to pose difficult questions for courts and governmental bodies. Copyright law has already experienced a string of AI-related lawsuits this year alone, prompting the U.S. Copyright Office to begin contemplating and studying the law and policy issues posed by AI systems. On August 30, 2023,

Sep
20

Proposed A.I. Framework Hearing On Tuesday, September 13, 2023, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law held a hearing titled Oversight of A.I.: Legislating on Artificial Intelligence. Subcommittee Chair Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, and Ranking Member Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, led the hearing as a method of

Apr
17

Often characterized by its adherence to tradition and precedent, the legal industry is commonly thought to be resistant to change at some levels. Over the last few decades, innovation has occurred on a massive scale, and despite some hesitancy, the legal industry tends to adapt. The rapid innovation that has recently occurred in the use and availability of

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