The Student Athlete Level Playing Field Act: Time for College Athletes to Cash in?

*Arriana Sajjad I. Introduction Newly proposed federal legislation could change the landscape of college sports as we know it.[1]  Starting as early as next year, athletes around the country may be able to start profiting from their name, image, and likeness (NIL).[2]  On September 24, 2020, Congressman Anthony Gonzales (R-Ohio) and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, IIContinue reading “The Student Athlete Level Playing Field Act: Time for College Athletes to Cash in?”

A Circuit Split Remains Regarding the Standard Applied to Claims for Trademark Infringement by Commercial Products that Express Humor.

 *Claudia Wozniak Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. (Jack Daniel’s), a whiskey seller, submitted a petition for a writ of certiorari in the Supreme Court of the United States.[1]  Jack Daniel’s sought review of the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that works of artistic expression do not violate the Lanham Act unless the trademark holder can establish that theContinue reading “A Circuit Split Remains Regarding the Standard Applied to Claims for Trademark Infringement by Commercial Products that Express Humor.”

The Bumpy Road to Justice: Why the ICC’s Rejection of Uighur Activists’ Petition May Not Be the End

*Ellen Pruitt I. The Developing Situation in Xinjiang and the ICC’s Involvement The northwesternmost region of Xinjiang, China is home to a distinct Turkish-speaking ethnic Muslim group, the Uighurs.[1]  In April 2017, reports detailing the systematic state-sponsored persecution of Uighurs became public.[2]  While it is unclear when the persecution first began, some experts and governmentContinue reading “The Bumpy Road to Justice: Why the ICC’s Rejection of Uighur Activists’ Petition May Not Be the End”

Police Unions, Labor Law, and Reform: Collectively Bargaining Away Public Policy Decisions and Individual Constitutional Rights

*Patrick Brooks Police unions are the single greatest obstacle to long overdue policing reform in the United States, which has been vehemently demanded in recent months.[1]  Roughly thirty-three states provide collective bargaining rights to law enforcement through statutes informed by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).[2]  Under the NLRA, and most state statutes, collective bargainingContinue reading “Police Unions, Labor Law, and Reform: Collectively Bargaining Away Public Policy Decisions and Individual Constitutional Rights”

A Bite at Apple: Why the Technology Giant is Being Scrutinized by Developers

*Kayla York I. Introduction     As of late, Apple has been publicly criticized by application (app) developers and regulators due to its App Store practices.[1]  The technology company, which has a two trillion-dollar market value, receives a fifteen to thirty percent commission on certain purchases made within an app sold on the App Store.[2]  Apple’s developerContinue reading “A Bite at Apple: Why the Technology Giant is Being Scrutinized by Developers”