Author: Student Contributor

From Earth to Outer Space: The Limits of the U.S. Patent Law

WINNER OF THE SECOND ANNUAL LASTOWKA SHORT-FORM WRITING COMPETITION By Anne Colrick (Rutgers Law Student) A patent gives an inventor the right to prevent others from “making, using, offering for sale, or selling” his invention.  The U.S. patent system is territorial in

The Age of Actors Will Out: First Amendment Protection for Disclosing Hollywood Birthdays

By Andrew Jadick (Rutgers Law student) On February 22, 2017, a US District Court issued a ruling invalidating a law making it illegal for the website IMDB to publish the ages of actors. This law was enacted by the California

Silencing EPA Science

By Lindsey Stiles (Rutgers Law Student) White House directives put a muzzle on federal agencies as landing teams were put in place to manage agency re-alignment with the incoming Administration’s political agenda.  These so-called “gag orders” halted external communication, prohibiting

Free Speech on Berkeley Campus

By Lori Smith (Rutgers Law Student) As the birthplace of the free speech movement, it is ironic that the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) has been under attack with allegations of stifling free speech on its campus. It started when