Archive | June, 2013

Why the Supreme Court is (Mostly) a Sham

EMAIL
5985153020_c01b765b85_z
Boy, that Supreme Court can leave you scratching your head there. It wasn’t but the other day that they voided the Voting Rights Act (and which already seems sooo-ooo long ago) with that depressingly all-too familiar split, the four conservatives on one side, the four so-called liberals on the other, and that tap-dancing “Decider” judge,…
Read More»
doma-s6-c30-1

The World Reacts to Supreme Court DOMA and Prop 8 Rulings

The Supreme Court’s DOMA-destroying decisions today were a major victory for the LGBT community in its fight for equality. By deciding not to decide the case concerning California’s ban on same-sex marriage (Proposition 8), the Court effectively legalized gay marriage in the Golden State, and in ruling that married same-sex couples are entitled to the…
Read More»

EMAIL
Screen Shot 2013-06-25 at 5.39.56 PM

EA Must Pay for Profiting From College Athletes’ Likeness

Federal District Court Judge Claudia Wilkin will soon determine whether to grant class status availability to a former student-athlete’s lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Electronic Arts (EA). The original lawsuit, filed by Sam Keller, who quarterbacked for both Arizona State and the University of Nebraska, seeks damages from EA Sports and…
Read More»

EMAIL
Screen Shot 2013-06-24 at 3.38.53 PM

At Home and Abroad, Young People Rise to Lead

While recently thumbing through the local paper (I live in Cleveland), I came across images from a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a shiny new convention center. Part of a $400-some million project, combined with a new medical center, some in town thought the money could have been better spent repairing and maximizing city infrastructure. But in…
Read More»

EMAIL
patent_troll

Fighting the Trolls – How Obama’s Orders Could Help or Hurt Innovation

In the wake of President Obama’s recent executive orders to tighten regulations at the Patent and Trademark Office, there has been no shortage of diatribe against the patent litigation crowding our courtrooms. With the abuse of the legal process by “patent trolls” drawing most of the spotlight, many are failing to realize patent litigation is…
Read More»

EMAIL