The Daily Beast - While Congress votes this week on President Obama’s modest request for authority to train and equip Syrian rebels to battle ISIS on their territory, the legal debate most occupying the opinion columns remains more about what the President has not yet sought: broad authority to deploy American military force to seek out and destroy the terrorist group ourselves.
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.