Comment: PASPA’s Ban on Sports Betting is Misguided

PASPA’s Ban on Sports Betting is Misguided: Save Citizens the Financially and Morally Taxing Trip to Vegas by Allowing States to Legalize Sports Wagering. Marie Long*       Not all Americans realize it, but betting on sports is illegal in the United States. It is the classic American duality: morally proscribing only one type of gamblingContinue reading “Comment: PASPA’s Ban on Sports Betting is Misguided”

Practitioner Series: Valuation 101

By Robert Carter¹ Business valuations are utilized in litigation and other proceedings, which are often crucial tools for proving the legitimacy of a claim. Still, the topic of business valuations can be daunting and many misunderstand the development and intrinsic value of business valuations. For simplification purposes, a valuation encompasses the following components: gathering andContinue reading “Practitioner Series: Valuation 101”

Comment: Plessy, Buckley, and Lefty-Loosey

PLESSY, BUCKLEY, AND LEFTY-LOOSEY: HISTORY DEMONSTRATES THAT THE SPIGOT SEPARATING MONEY AND CANDIDATES WILL CONTINUE TO ROTATE IN AN OMINOUS DIRECTION. By Kyle S. Kushner* “Money, like water, will always find an outlet.” – Justices O’Connor and Stevens in McConnell v. FEC, 540 U.S. 93, 224 (2003), overruled by Citizens United v. FEC, 558 U.S.Continue reading “Comment: Plessy, Buckley, and Lefty-Loosey”

Comment: Maryland’s Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy Act

MARYLAND’S REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DISABILITIES DUE TO PREGNANCY ACT: MEANING, INTERPRETATIONS, AND IMPLICATIONS By Jennifer Harris* INTRODUCTION      In 2013, the Fourth Circuit decided Young v. UPS, a case that pushed Maryland legislators to draft Maryland’s Reasonable Accommodation for Disabilities Due to Pregnancy Act. This amendment to Maryland’s anti-discrimination law took effect on October 1, 2013,Continue reading “Comment: Maryland’s Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnancy Act”

Practitioner Series: How to Choose Your Economic Expert

By Robert Carter¹ Simply put, choosing an economic expert is hard. How are you supposed to pick the best expert in a field you don’t know? It’s the equivalent of trying to find the next Michael Jordan when you’ve only played or followed soccer. By gaining an understanding of an expert’s educational and professional background,Continue reading “Practitioner Series: How to Choose Your Economic Expert”