Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems: Legal & Regulatory Concerns Surrounding the Announcement of Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

 Kristin McManus* On June 16, 2019, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg formally announced the company’s plans to create a new digital cryptocurrency to be known as “Libra,” which will operate under Calibra, a subsidiary of Facebook.  See Bill Chapple, Facebook Unveils Libra Cryptocurrency, Sets Launch For 2020, Nat’l Pub. Radio (June 18, 2019, 12:12 PM), https://www.npr.org/2019/06/18/733701971/facebook-unveils-libra-cryptocurrency-sets-launch-for-2020.Continue reading “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems: Legal & Regulatory Concerns Surrounding the Announcement of Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency”

Led Zeppelin Defends Stairway to Heaven—Navigating the Unpredictability of Music and Copyright Infringement

Aaron Sarro* Led Zeppelin is in the spotlight once again thanks to its 1971 megahit Stairway to Heaven; however, this time the legendary band finds itself in the courtroom defending the song’s true origin, rather than performing it on stage.  Ben Sisario, Original or Copied? ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Is Back in Court, N.Y. Times (Sept.Continue reading “Led Zeppelin Defends Stairway to Heaven—Navigating the Unpredictability of Music and Copyright Infringement”

Mathena v. Malvo: Strengthening Juvenile Sentencing Jurisprudence or Halting Its Progress?

Micah Millsaps* Mathena v. Malvo is the latest case to reach the Supreme Court in a series of milestone cases that have reshaped juvenile sentencing jurisprudence.  See Tom Jackman, Supreme Court to Consider Whether Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo Should Be Resentenced, Wash. Post (Oct. 14, 2019, 6:30 AM), https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime-law/2019/10/14/supreme-court-consider-whether-sniper-lee-malvo-should-be-resentenced/.  Over the past two decades, scientificContinue reading “Mathena v. Malvo: Strengthening Juvenile Sentencing Jurisprudence or Halting Its Progress?”

Weather Update: Blizzard Covers up Human Rights

Jordan E. Culley* The American gaming company Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Blizzard) made international headlines with its decision to ban players for supporting the Hong Kong protests.  See Matthew Gault, Blizzard’s Hong Kong Screw-Up Is Officially an International Incident, Vice (Oct. 8, 2019, 5:24 PM), https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bjw535/blizzards-hong-kong-screw-up-is-officially-an-international-incident.  In an official Blizzard broadcast on October 6th, 2019, aContinue reading “Weather Update: Blizzard Covers up Human Rights”

Equitable Goals, Meet Community Stakeholders: School Redistricting in Howard County

Jonathan Lucido* I.  Introduction Howard County, Maryland ranks third among the wealthiest counties in the United States.  See Gaby Galvin, The 10 Richest Counties in the U.S., U.S. News (Dec. 6, 2018), https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/slideshows/richest-counties-in-america?onepage.  Additionally, the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is ranked as the best school district in the entire state of Maryland.  IvanContinue reading “Equitable Goals, Meet Community Stakeholders: School Redistricting in Howard County”