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Trends in the Law: Courts as Lawmakers

This is a new installment in our Trends in the Law series. THREE CO-EQUAL BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT NO MORE In a recent interview with Fox News, President Trump made the following statement: “We ...
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The Uber Strike: What it Means for the Future

A GLOBAL STRIKE On May 8, 2019, Uber drivers in the U.S., U.K., Australia and South America participated in a work stoppage in order to send a message to Uber executives and potential investors ahead ...
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National Bike Month

NATIONAL BIKE MONTH May is National Bike Month. The dedication to two-wheeled adventure was established in 1956, and for over half a century has been sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. ...
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College Admissions: The Law Behind the Scandal

The following is an installment in our Trends in the Law series. THE PLAYERS We know some of the parents involved: famous actresses; fashion designer husbands; wealthy real estate developers; private ...
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Hidden Cameras in Airbnbs: Too Much Sharing?

HIDDEN CAMERAS: SECURITY OR INVASION OF PRIVACY? You’ve arrived at your vacation destination after a long day of travel, and have just settled into your Airbnb. The two bedroom, two bathroom ...
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Ride Share Driver or Predator: The Sharing Economy's Latest Hurdle

MURDER IN S. CAROLINA SHINES SPOTLIGHT ON RIDE SHARES Two weeks ago, Samantha Josephson, a University of South Carolina senior, thought she was getting into the Uber she had called to pick her up. She ...
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The Citizenship Question

A CASE TO WATCH A case to be argued before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in three weeks has both legal scholars and lay people talking. Department of Commerce v. U.S. District Court ...
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The Opioid Crisis: Getting Big Pharma to Pay

TAKING BIG PHARMA TO COURT On January 3, 2019, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr filed a lawsuit in Superior Court of Gwinnett County against opioid manufacturers and distributors for their false ...
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Trends in the Law: Race-Based Discrimination

Below is an installment in our Trends in the Law series. EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION: THE LAWS Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers with more than 15 employees from ...
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The Pedestrian Safety Crisis

THE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY CRISIS A study commissioned by the Governors Highway Safety Association and released recently found that U.S. pedestrian deaths hit a 28-year high last year, rising 4% in just ...
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The Pedestrian Safety Crisis

THE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY CRISIS A study commissioned by the Governors Highway Safety Association and released recently found that U.S. pedestrian deaths hit a 28-year high last year, rising 4% in just ...
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E-Scooters and the Three Cs

Electronic Scooters, or e-scooters, are the new “disruptive transportation technology.” Translation: e-scooters are the new craze in how to get from point A to point B. Their convenience ...
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Trends in the Law: On the Horizon in the High Court

TRENDS IN THE LAW SERIES: Cases on the Horizon in the High Court The 2018-2019 term of the Supreme Court of the United States has already had some noteworthy cases—Gamble v. U.S. is one such ...
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Tis the Season...of Potholes

TIS THE SEASON…OF POTHOLES Potholes are road imperfections that occur when soil compacted beneath pavement becomes weakened or displaced. Roads are particularly likely to form potholes in ...
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A Global Retrospective

This past weekend, December 8-9th, 2018, was notable for many reasons. In particular, three events occurred in three different countries across the world that at first blush seem to be unconnected. ...
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Taking Care of Our Seniors

MORE SENIORS NEED MORE CARE In 2016, a report was issued that showed chronic understaffing in the nation’s nursing home and assisted living facilities. Also in 2016, Congress passed the Cures ...
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The Predictable--and Preventable--Epidemic

A CIGARETTE BY ANOTHER NAME… New data shows that vaping increased almost 80% among high school students and 50% among middle school students from 2017 to 2018. According to the CDC, 1 in 5 high ...
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The Internet of Cars

CARS AS TRANSPORTATION NO LONGER As an estimated 48 million people prepare to travel the nation’s roadways over this year’s Thanksgiving holiday, the transformation of cars from mere modes ...
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Checks and Balances: The New Defense of Democracy

Below is another installment in our Trends in the Law series. It is Part Two of a blog written about the Supreme Court. Part One was titled “The Highly Partisan High Court” and focused on ...
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A Fatal 72 Hours

A FATAL 72 HOURS What the news referred to as a week really came down a heart-breaking three days. In the space of only 72 hours, tragedy struck repeatedly and the nation mourned yet again. Here are ...
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Beware on Halloween

THE REAL HORROR ON HALLOWEEN During the month of October, many people--adults and children alike--go to haunted houses, watch scary movies, and decorate their homes with ghosts, witches and zombies. ...
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A New Kind of Bullying

WHEN POLITICIANS ARE BULLIES “I’m going to stomp all over [his] face with golf spikes.” “Any guy that can do a body slam—he’s my guy.” These lines were spoken ...
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Older Drivers: Reducing Risk but not Mobility

DRIVING AND INDEPENDENCE Americans have long had a love affair with driving; cars and the open road have been powerful symbols of freedom and independence in this country. It should not be a surprise ...
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The Limousine Loophole

TRAGEDY STRIKES AGAIN On a crisp fall day in Schoharie, New York, 17 people gathered to celebrate the 30th birthday of a friend. The birthday girl and her husband had decided to be safe and rent a ...
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Football: Rule Changes Can Make a Difference

FOOTBALL JUST GOT A LITTLE BIT SAFER There is no denying it: football has been getting a lot of bad press in the last decade. No matter what aspect of the game you look it, or what level of play you ...
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