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With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility: Imposing a “Duty to Take Down” Terrorist Incitement on Social Media

James Foley was a dedicated American journalist who often risked his life for the sake of reporting, putting himself in the midst of dangerous conflicts to raise awareness of serious humanitarian crises that plague the global community. In 2012, while … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying Beyond the School-Gate: Does Every Student Deserve a National Standard of Protection?

“The world would be a better place without you.” “Megan Meier is Fat.” Those are the words that thirteen-year-old Megan Meier read on her computer the day she chose to end her life after months of torment from online bullies. … Continue reading

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Do Amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act as Applied to Puerto Rico Implicitly Encourage Employers to Benefit at the Expense of Young Workers?

The rhythms of the Puerto Rican daily life were stalled long before the fire at the aging Aguirre power plant in Salinas, Puerto Rico. Since the early 2000s, Puerto Rico has been facing a recession, which has caused many Puerto … Continue reading

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Stalled Patents: Re-Incentivizing Universities To Review Their Portfolios Of Unlicensed Patents To Achieve The Bayh-Dole Act’s Unfunded Mandate

The underlying technology and research that enabled Google’s search engine, Gatorade’s secret formula, and cell phone technologies can all be traced back to college campuses across America. Since World War II, America’s universities—mostly through government research grants—have been at the … Continue reading

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Compulsory Corporate Social Responsibility New York Hoteliers As Mandated Reporters Of Child Sex Trafficking

The American hotel, once thought of as a place of luxurious escape, is now the nation’s hotspot for one of the world’s modern forms of slavery: child sex trafficking. End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (“ECPAT”) is a non-governmental, global network … Continue reading

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“Stark” Raving Mad: Making The Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol Better, Faster, Stronger

“Stark Law” is the popular name for section 1877 of the Social Security Act, which prohibits physician self-referrals of Medicare patients. Congress enacted the law in 1989 due to concern over the increasing rate of Medicare patients referred for testing … Continue reading

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Better Keep Your on the Wheel in That Autonomous Car: Examining Society’s Need to Navigate the Cybersecurity Roadblocks for Intelligent Vehicles

Envision your future self waking up Monday morning. You check the commute time to work on your app, which has been consistently thirty four minutes, and establish that this is just enough time to look over the materials for your … Continue reading

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The Ongoing Abuse of Unpaid Interns: How Much Longer Until I Get Paid

Anyone who has ever worked in the entertainment industry knows that to make it to the top, you have to start at the bottom. And starting at the bottom means jumping at any internship you are offered in the hope … Continue reading

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Is a “Hit-and-Wait” Really Any Better Than a “Hit-and-Run”?

Imagine a driver making his way home after a long day’s work with his mind on a myriad things. Perhaps he is thinking about the football score, the lottery drawing, the weekend, or any number of things. He comes over … Continue reading

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Stopping Doctor Evil: How to Prevent the Prevalence of Health Care Providers Sexually Abusing Sedated Patients

Susan Hyman went to her dentist, Dr. Marvin Teicher, for a wisdom tooth extraction. Ms. Hyman was skeptical that the Novocaine would alleviate her pain from the procedure, so Dr. Teicher graciously offered Ms. Hyman another alternative; he injected a … Continue reading

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