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Don’t Get Caught Naked

By: Sam Kwan To short a stock, the seller borrows shares of the stock, hoping that the…

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23andMe and Ancestry Stand to Gain from Montana and Maryland’s New Restrictions on Law Enforcement Use of Commercial DNA Databases

By: Paul Zajde In 2018, California detectives famously used forensic evidence from a commercial DNA database to…

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Oops She Did It Again: Britney Spears’ Continued Court Challenges to Remove Her Father as Conservator May Have Potential Lasting Legal Ramifications

By: Claire Kretschmer Britney Spears, a pop music icon, and a person of interest to the public…

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Do Monopolists Have an Obligation to Contract With Competitors? The Seventh Circuit Seems to Think So

By: Paul Zajde Generally, antitrust law assumes that competition between companies is a good thing, but there…

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Tougher than Nails on Investigation Procedures under Section 232? The CIT Says Yes

By: Monica Fritsch On April 5, 2021, the U.S. Court of International Trade (“the CIT”) determined Trump-era…

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Is it Fair to Introduce a Strict Liability Rule for Headshots in the NHL?

By: Alex Dourian On January 30, 2021, Calgary Flames forward Dillon Dube landed a dangerous hit to…

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Is Public Funding the Antidote to Campaign Dark Money? How H.R. 1 Could Curb the Influence of Corporate Donations in U.S. Elections

By: Amy Rhoades In March 2021, the House passed the H.R. 1 For the People Act,[1] a…

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A Slick Argument Could Revive the Keystone XL Pipeline

By: Eric Sell Grab some popcorn, your pocket Constitution, and get ready for a journey down memory…

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow of Credit: Potential Impacts of CFPB’s Interpretive Rule on ECOA and Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Discrimination

By: Cyrus Mostaghim DISCLAIMER: While the author is an employee of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”),…

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Whatever.com: The Implications of the Supreme Court Overruling the USPTO’s Per Se Generic.com Rule

By: Demitri Dawson In the world of trademark protection, one rule has remained a constant—generic terms do…

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