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Transparency in Law Enforcement: The Trend Towards Officer Body Cameras

by Eileen Waters, Associate Staff 

            The concept of body-mounted cameras worn by police officers is not brand new; in fact, police departments across the United States, England, Brazil, and Australia have been implementing systems with wearable cameras since the early 2000s.

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Homer Simpson May Be Headed to Court…D’Oh!

by Megan Carboni, Associate Staff

            Earlier this August, patent rights’ holder Alki David, owner of Hologram USA, filed suit against The Simpsons’ broadcaster, 20th Century Fox, for alleged patent rights infringements...

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Blocked: The Limits of Social Media as Evidence

by John A. Myers, Associate Staff

In the digital age, social media has become a dominant form of communication. Because of the increased usage of social media in recent years, user contributions to social media have increasingly been used as evidence in litigation...

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Riley v. California: Constitutional Reasonableness and Digital Device Searches

By: Adam Lamparello & Charles MacLean[1]

August 6, 2014

In an era of metadata collection and warrantless searches of laptops at the border, the Supreme Court recognized that privacy—and the Fourth Amendment—still matter.

A. The Court’s Opinion

In Riley v. California,[2] the defendant was sto...

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2014-2015 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition

The Richmond Journal of Law and Technology is pleased to announce the commencement of the 2014-2015 Student Law and Technology Writing Competition.  From now until midnight EST on Sunday, January 11th, 2015, all law students across the country will be eligible to compete in the writing competiti...

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Blog: Fishy Law

by Walton Milam, Associate Staff

For years, Virginia anglers have lamented the arbitrary three mile line separating the legal area to chase Virginia’s striped bass from the “exclusive economic zone”[1] where commercial boats can legally reek havoc[2] on schools of striper for which the Virgi...

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Blog: Heartbleed Security Hack – Need to Change Your Password?

by Danielle Bringard, Associate Survey & Symposium Editor

I don’t know about you, but my heart skipped several beats after reading the first wave of news detailing the Heartbleed Security Hack...

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Blog: How many Virginians Does it Take to Screw-up a Light Bulb Phase-Out?

by: Kit Mathers,  Associate Copy Editor

In January, Congress, through overwhelming bipartisan cooperation, approved, and President Obama signed into law, a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill; a provision of which precludes the U.S...

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Blog: Echo Design Group Files Lawsuits Against Major Fashion Designers Alleging Infringement of Glove Touchscreen Technology

by Brittani Lemonds, Associate Manuscripts Editor

Society’s dependency on smartphone technology has undoubtedly benefitted the fashion industry worldwide...

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Blog: Facebook Post Results in Loss of $80k Settlement

by Fiona Clancy, Associate Notes and Comments Editor

A Florida dad learned a costly lesson about sharing confidential information with his daughter and the ramifications of a subsequent social media post in a case that has gotten a lot of media attention lately. 

Patrick Snay sued his employer, G...

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