THE HOLDING THAT CAREER OFFENDERS SHOULD BE WAITING FOR: BECKLES V. UNITED STATES

The Holding That Career Offenders Should Be Waiting for: Beckles v. United States Stephen A. Ortiz* Defendants who are classified as career offenders and found guilty of a crime typically receive an enhanced sentence.  U.S. Sentencing Commission, Guidelines Manual, § 4B1.1 (Nov. 1, 2015), http://www.ussc.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/guidelines-manual/2015/GLMFull.pdf.  The United States Sentencing Guidelines (USSG) state: A defendant isContinue reading “THE HOLDING THAT CAREER OFFENDERS SHOULD BE WAITING FOR: BECKLES V. UNITED STATES”

ARE INTERNET STREAMING SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS ENTITLED TO A COMPULSORY LICENSE UNDER THE 1976 COPYRIGHT ACT?

Are Internet Streaming Services Communications Channels Entitled to a Compulsory License Under the 1976 Copyright Act? Kimberly Boyd* In its most recent battle with major television broadcast networks, online video distributor (OVD) FilmOn X, LLC (formerly Aereokiller, LLC) argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that its services were analogousContinue reading “ARE INTERNET STREAMING SERVICES COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS ENTITLED TO A COMPULSORY LICENSE UNDER THE 1976 COPYRIGHT ACT?”

NORTH CAROLINA’S VOTER ID LAW: A BURDEN ON THE RIGHT TO VOTE

North Carolina’s Voter ID Law: A Burden on the Right to Vote Ashley Triplett* Amidst an already controversial and historic election cycle, federal courts have stepped in to strike down or modify states’ voter identification (ID) laws.  On July 29, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit unanimously overturned a decisionContinue reading “NORTH CAROLINA’S VOTER ID LAW: A BURDEN ON THE RIGHT TO VOTE”

Protecting National Guard Members’ Employment Rights: South Carolina Adopts New Legislation, Other States to Follow?

Protecting National Guard Members’ Employment Rights: South Carolina Adopts New Legislation, Other States to Follow? Kristin Tracy* The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) was signed into law by President Clinton in 1994 in order to improve upon and replace the Veterans’ Reemployment Rights law of 1940.  Charles T. Passaglia, USERRA: Bolstering Veterans’Continue reading “Protecting National Guard Members’ Employment Rights: South Carolina Adopts New Legislation, Other States to Follow?”

Collegiate Athletes: Students, Staff, or Somewhere in the Middle?

Collegiate Athletes: Students, Staff, or Somewhere in the Middle? Drew Chlan* Are American college athletes, students, employees, or a combination of the two? The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the governing body of American collegiate athletic teams, strongly emphasizes a student-athlete remaining an amateur.  See NCAA, 2009-10 NCAA Division I Manual (2009), http://www.ncaapublications.com/productdownloads/D110.pdf.  The NCAAContinue reading “Collegiate Athletes: Students, Staff, or Somewhere in the Middle?”