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SCOTUS to Rule on Social Media Rights of Sex Offenders

By Jace Brown (Rutgers Law Student) To what extent can states regulate the use of social media by registered sex offenders, without infringing their First Amendment free speech rights?  That is the issue to be decided in Packingham v. North

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The $2.2 Million Lawn Sign and the First Amendment

By Christopher J. D’Alessandro  (Rutgers Law Student) It’s difficult to imagine how a political lawn sign could come with a price tag of $2,263.489.  What could make a flimsy cardboard sign for a Paterson, New Jersey mayoral candidate warrant such

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Lastowa Short-Form Writing Competition – SUBMISSIONS DUE 3/1/17

The Rutgers Institute for Information Policy & Law is pleased to announce the Lastowka Short-Form Writing Competition. Open to Rutgers students and recent graduates (class of 2015), the award will be given to an entry of 500-1,500 words on a

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INNOVATIVE NEW SKILLS COURSE: TRADEMARK CLEARANCE OPINION DRAFTING

® Professor McNichol is inaugurating a skills course for Spring 2017 on one of the most common trademark practice situations:  lawyers have to offer a reasoned opinion on whether a business’s proposed trademark can be used.  In order to support the

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