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Grand Jury Documents and Materials (Tamir Rice Investigation)

Final Report and related materials: Investigation into the Death of Tamir Rice (Cuyahoga County Office of the Prosecutor) Tamir Rice Family Attorney Subodh Chandra’s interview (9.5 minutes, Youtube) Tamir Rice Family Lawyer Walter Madison’s interview (4.5 minutes, RT, Youtube) DOJ statement (Dec. 28, 2015) Sheriff’s Report (6 parts, June 13, 2015) expert witness reports (Prosecutor’s Office) expert witness …Read the Rest

DraftKings and FanDuel

Update (Nov. 13, 2015) As expected, FanDuel filed a lawsuit against AG Schneiderman, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief. Fanduel asserts that their same daily fantasy sports (DFS) competitions do not violate any New York laws; that the competitions involve neither gambling nor bookmaking; that the competitions are games of skill, not chance; that their advertising …Read the Rest

Iran Nuclear Accord

Sept. 11, 2015 Update: Jennifer Steinhauer. Democrats Hand Victory to Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal. N.Y. Times (Sept. 10, 2015) “The debate divided Democrats between their loyalties to the president and to their constituents, animated the antiwar movement on the left and exposed the diminishing power of the Israeli lobbying force that spent tens of millions …Read the Rest

Julian Bond, 1940-2015

President Obama called Julian Bond a hero and a friend, whose life mission of seeking justice and equality changed the country for the better. Representative John Lewis tweeted that Mr. Bond was “one of a kind” and one of his closest and dearest friends. The Southern Poverty Law Center announced that the country has lost a …Read the Rest

Stare Decisis in Action: Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment

In case you missed it, SCOTUS provides a solid example of the doctrine of stare decisis in action in its decision announced this week, Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, 576 U.S. ____ (2015). Justice Kagan added some popular entertainment to her majority opinion by interspersing throughout metaphors to “super powers” and a couple of footnotes …Read the Rest

Title IX and College Sexual Violence Policies

Update: Jonathan Adler, Northwestern’s Kipnis Cleared in Title IX Investigation (June 1, 2015)   Jonathan Adler. How Northwestern University is Throwing Academic Freedom under the Bus… Volokh Conspiracy (blog) (May 29, 2015) Laura Kipnis. Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe. The Chronicle Review (Feb. 27, 2015) Northwestern policy on consensual romantic or sexual relations (Jan. 13, 2014) S. Daniel Carter. How to …Read the Rest