States Taking Stance Against The Use Of Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy On Minors

Growing Trend of States Taking Legal Stance Against the Use of Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy on Minors Elizabeth Danquah-Brobby* On August 20, 2015, in a trend gaining momentum across the United States, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law the Youth Mental Health Protection Act (YMHPA).  H.B. 217, 99th Gen. Assemb., Reg. Sess. (Ill. 2015). Continue reading “States Taking Stance Against The Use Of Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy On Minors”

A Rap Song Posted To Social Media By A Student Is Unprotected By The First Amendment

First Amendment Protection—Out Of School Speech—The United States Court of Appeals For The Fifth Circuit Holds That A Rap Song Posted To Social Media By A Student Is Unprotected. —Bell v. Itawamba County School Board, No. 12-60264, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 14630 (5th Cir. Aug. 20, 2015). Rachel Melchor* The First Amendment states that, “CongressContinue reading “A Rap Song Posted To Social Media By A Student Is Unprotected By The First Amendment”

Government Regulation of Cybersecurity Practices

Government Regulation of Cybersecurity Practices: FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. “You might want to check your [insert business name] account. They’ve been hacked.” Marie Claire Langlois* It is a warning heard far too often.  Companies from Target to Sony, from Home Depot to JPMorgan Chase, are all recovering from the malicious attacks of hackers intendingContinue reading “Government Regulation of Cybersecurity Practices”