Verdict Justia - Last week, President Barack Obama addressed the nation to outline the measures the United States is using to deal with the latest terrorist threat, the Islamic State (“ISIS” or “ISIL,” as the Administration calls it).
UK Wired - Deborah Pearlstein, a professor at Cardozo School of Law in New York, said Islamic State is no longer part of al-Qaeda. "They're enemies," she said. "By attacking today's [IS] we are in no sense attacking al-Qaeda."
The Virginia Gazette - Marci Hamilton, a Bucks County attorney who represented two of Sandusky's victims, was critical of the NCAA for backing down. She said the organization has put its credibility at risk by rescinding its punishment for Penn State's failure to protect children and instead covering up for a pedophile.
Forbes - Brett Frischmann, Director of Intellectual Property and Information Law Program at Cardozo School of Law, told us that when technology prompts us to think about how to handle a nude selfie, the process actually can enhance social learning and help a new level of common sense emerge.
Crain's New York - If a brand isn't used for three consecutive years and there are no plans for a revival, it's typically considered abandoned and others can take it, said Kai Falkenberg, a professor at Yeshiva University's Cardozo School of Law.
Huffington Post - A young unarmed black man is suspected of committing a petty theft, is confronted by a police officer and, trying to flee, he is shot in the head and killed. His grieving family and angered community turn to the legal system to vindicate his life; to stand for the idea that no system can be labeled a justice system if it ignores the killing of a young man merely on suspicion of a minor crime.