Why Congress is Poised to Label YOU (Yes, You) a Felon

by Joshua Auriemma September 15, 2011 Legal
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I’m starting to become legitimately afraid for our country. Althouse called my attention to a recent Wall Street Journal article by Orin Kerr opining on the likely scenario that Congress will grant the request of the Obama administration in the name of “cybersecurity,” and make violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) felonies […]

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Will We Ever See a Non-Ivy League Supreme Court Justice?

by Sean McGilvray June 18, 2009 Law School

You went to a middle-of-the-road undergraduate school where the focus was more on tailgating in the stadium parking lot than schmoozing over brandy and cigars or whatever the ultra-elite do when they’re not conducting secret meetings to control the world. You got straight As, even though you decided to take the hardest classes. Your law […]

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Thoughts About Copyright Litigation v. Patent Litigation

by Joshua Auriemma June 10, 2009 Legal

Now that I have some experience under my belt in both patent and copyright litigation, I’ve been thinking a lot about the two disciplines lately. One of the interns here at CIS made a comment at lunch the other day about how he imagines that the two practices are similar.  I thought about it for […]

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Michigan Votes to Allow Stem Cell Testing

by Joshua Auriemma November 5, 2008 Legal

Michigan voted yesterday to allow scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatments to create new embryonic stem cell lines.1  Previously, the law required the left-over embryos to be destroyed.  After last night’s election, de-regulation of stem cell research seems appropriate.  Although the economy is in a bad state at the moment, I think […]

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News From An Elderly Gentleman

by Joshua Auriemma August 1, 2008 News

Sometimes it dawns on me that I am getting older.  Preferences change over time, you fall into patterns and life slows down a little.  So it’s late Friday night in a collegetown–I’m sipping a beer on my couch next to my girlfriend, and we’re ignoring a movie in favor of our computers.  The twin 12″ […]

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