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Getting Sacked: the Contract Buyout Clause Cost of College Athletics

 

 

SIERRA EPKE—At its heart, college athletics is a business. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) raked in over $1.15 billion in revenue in 2021. With such a considerable amount of money on the line, college coaches who do not meet expectations can expect to get sacked––just like their quarterbacks. Yet, many coaches, especially those in Football […]

 

 

Crypto Caution: A Warning to the Famous

 

 

DANE CHAPMAN—In October 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) entered into a $1.26 million settlement with social media influencer and reality TV star Kim Kardashian (“Ms. Kardashian”) for improperly advertising EthereumMax’s (“EMAX”) cryptocurrency token on her Instagram account. In June 2021, Ms. Kardashian posted a picture on her Instagram account promoting EMAX tokens with a link and […]

 

 

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Getting Sacked: the Contract Buyout Clause Cost of College Athletics

 

 

SIERRA EPKE—At its heart, college athletics is a business. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) raked in over $1.15 billion in revenue in 2021. With such a considerable amount of money on the line, college coaches who do not meet expectations can expect to get sacked––just like their quarterbacks. Yet, many coaches, especially those in Football […]

 

 

Crypto Caution: A Warning to the Famous

 

 

DANE CHAPMAN—In October 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) entered into a $1.26 million settlement with social media influencer and reality TV star Kim Kardashian (“Ms. Kardashian”) for improperly advertising EthereumMax’s (“EMAX”) cryptocurrency token on her Instagram account. In June 2021, Ms. Kardashian posted a picture on her Instagram account promoting EMAX tokens with a link and […]

 

 

Muddying the Waters: Sackett v. EPA and the Future of the Clean Water Act

 

 

SUZANNAH FRISCIA—After closing out the 2021-2022 term with West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, a major environmental case, the Supreme Court started its new term on October 3 and in some ways picked up right where it left off. The Justices heard oral arguments for Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency, another case with major implications for the […]

 

 

Tax Implications of Aaron Judge’s 60th Home Run

 

 

KATRINA MUSA—On September 20, 2022, Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run of the season, marking his place in baseball history and putting him on the same level as baseball legend Babe Ruth. Michael Kessler, a 20-year-old Yankees fan, caught the ball, and under baseball rules, he was free to keep it. However, Kessler returned the […]

 

 

The Constitutional Battle Over Who Has Control of Immigration Policy

 

 

AMELIA ANDERSON—Stories concerning immigrants continuously grip local and national media—most recently, with Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s taxpayer-funded flights of asylum-seekers from San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard. Whatever one’s stance on the matter, it is clear to all that controversy between the right and left over which immigration policy should be followed is not ending anytime soon. […]

 

 

303 Creative v. Elenis: The Battle Between Religious Freedom and LGBTQ Rights Continues

 

 

GABRIELLA PINZON—This term, the clash between freedom of speech and LGBTQ rights continues as the Supreme Court is slated to hear oral arguments in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis. The following question is before the Court: Whether applying a public-accommodation law to compel an artist to speak or stay silent violates the Free Speech Clause of the First […]

 

 

Pregnant People Caught in the War on Drugs: A Unique Alabama Statute Being Used to Criminally Prosecute Pregnant People for Drug use

 

 

LAURA CURRY—Six days after giving birth, Hali Burns was arrested and separated from her newborn and older child. The arrest stemmed from two positive drug tests during her pregnancy, which her attorneys contend were caused by a legal prescription for Subutex, a medicine used to manage opioid addiction and withdrawal, and sinus medication. Burns was held in pretrial […]

 

 

 

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