Digital as Fundamental: Evaluating the Right to Internet Access in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

*Yitzchak Besser The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has forced tens of millions of Americans into their homes, as states across the country have ordered lockdowns and isolation protocols.  Minyvonne Burke & Isobel van Hagen, 75 Million Americans Under Virtual Lockdown After Italy Suffers Huge Rise in Deaths, NBC (Mar. 21, 2020, 9:30 AM), https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/75-million-americans-under-virtual-lockdown-after-italy-suffers-huge-n1165591.  These stay-at-homeContinue reading “Digital as Fundamental: Evaluating the Right to Internet Access in the Midst of a Global Pandemic”

Come on Maryland, Legalize Sports Betting Already!

*Samson Nabozny In 1992, Congress passed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) to prohibit individual states from legalizing sports gambling, except Nevada due to a grandfathering provision.  See Pete Blackburn, Supreme Court Lets States Legalize Sports Betting, Rules Federal Ban Unconstitutional, CBS Sports (May 14, 2018, 2:39 PM), https://www.cbssports.com/general/news/supreme-court-lets-states-legalize-sports-betting-rules-federal-ban-unconstitutional/.  Until 2012, Nevada wasContinue reading “Come on Maryland, Legalize Sports Betting Already!”

Is Obesity a Disability?

*Molly Shaffer Since 1990, obesity in America has increased consistently.  See Obesity Rates: Adults, St. Childhood Obesity, https://stateofchildhoodobesity.org/adult-obesity/ (last updated Sept. 2019).  In 2018, 23% of adults in Colorado were obese, which was the lowest state percentage of obese adults.  Id.  Meanwhile, at the higher end of the spectrum, nearly 40% of adults in WestContinue reading “Is Obesity a Disability?”

Do you Vape Bro?: The Vaping Crisis and State Judiciaries Response to State Bans

*Christian Coward I.  Introduction Tobacco has vast social, political, and economic influence in the United States.  See History of Tobacco, Tobacco Free Life, https://tobaccofreelife.org/tobacco/tobacco-history (last visited Mar. 5, 2020).  In the early twentieth century, smoking cigarettes became a paramount part of American culture post World War I.  Id.; see Livia Gershon, A Brief History ofContinue reading “Do you Vape Bro?: The Vaping Crisis and State Judiciaries Response to State Bans”

The Meteoric Rise of Esports: What Legal Issues Threaten the Growth of This New Industry?

*Taylor Kitzmiller I.  Esports’s Popularity Explosion The playing and watching of video games has gone from a casual hobby enjoyed primarily by kids to a brand-new multibillion-dollar industry.  See Wayne Duggan, Breaking Down the Incredible Rise of Esports, Benzinga (Jan. 26, 2019, 4:06 PM), https://www.benzinga.com/general/education/19/01/13008304/breaking-down-the-incredible-rise-of-esports.  Esports is the fastest growing spectator sport in the world.Continue reading “The Meteoric Rise of Esports: What Legal Issues Threaten the Growth of This New Industry?”