Category Archives: Analysis

Pickleball Popularity: Investment Opportunity or Noisy Nuisance?

RAQUEL DRAGHI—Pickleball is officially the fastest growing sport in the United States. With close to five million players nationwide, the sport rose in popularity by nearly 40% over the last couple of years. So, what is this new sport that everyone is so obsessed with? Pickleball is a crossover of tennis and ping-pong, played on […]

Solid Oak Sketches v. 2k Games Sends a Shockwave Through Licensing Law

MAX BUDOWSKY—In March, a federal district court in New York issued a decision that promises to shake up copyright law in a big way. Solid Oak Sketches, LLC v. 2k Games, Inc., centered around five unique tattoos that appear on the skin of three basketball players, Kenyon Martin, Eric Bledsoe, and LeBron James. The court […]

SPACs: An Increasingly Popular Alternative to Traditional IPOs

ZACH TAYLER—If provided a blank check, what might you spend it on? This is effectively the question facing managers of Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations ( “SPAC” or “SPACs”). SPACs raise money through public offerings for the special purpose of purchasing private companies, thus providing the service of bringing these companies public in the process. Although […]

Bostock and the Threat of Judicial Overreach

CHASE WATHEN—With everything that has been going on this year, some recent controversial decisions out of the Supreme Court have flown under the radar. One such case is Bostock v. Clayton County, which held that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination in employment based on someone’s gender identity and sexual orientation. Justice Gorsuch, […]

COVID-19: Uncertainty Surrounding Coronavirus Impacts on the United States’ Prison System

MACY NIX—With the rapid increase of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) and the uncertainty surrounding its containment, measures suggested to combat Coronavirus have had a rippling effect on both everyday life and the United States’ legal system. On Tuesday, March 17th, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady set forth an administrative order, ordering the […]