Vaping: Not Just Tobacco

By: Daniel Eggleston   E-cigarettes, also called vape pens, were once heralded as a much safer alternative to traditional cigarettes, and a way for smokers to either kick the habit or decrease cancer risks.[1] Because e-cigs are available in a wide array of flavors and devices (some look like pipes, …

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The Future of Self-Driving Cars

By: Genevieve deGuzman, The race to develop autonomous technology has led to the fast-growing rise of autonomous or self-driving cars. Automakers, technology companies, startups, and even governments are getting involved.[1] So how do these self-driving cars actually work? Each automaker uses different technology for their cars, but these cars use …

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Inspection or Detention

  By: Eleanor Faust,   Reports have surfaced that in the days preceding President Trump’s executive order effectuating an immigration ban, the Center for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) filed legal complaints concerning hostile interrogations by Customs and Border Patrol agents.[1] The complaints allege that the agents demanded the travelers unlock their …

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Dial “A” for Alexa

By: Victoria Linney Amazon Echo is a hands free speaker that is controlled by your voice.[1] Echo answers to the name Alexa, and plays music, reads audiobooks aloud, gives headlines, and does so much more.[2] But, is one of Alexa’s “skills” the ability to help solve a murder? This question …

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Snapchat IPO: A Cautionary Tale

By: Courtney Gilmore,   The much-anticipated public offering has finally been filed as of February 2.[1] Snapchat, formally known as Snap Inc., has officially requested a spot on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol SNAP.[2] The company took advantage of the JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups), …

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JOLT Announcement

We’re excited to announce the migration of the JOLT website to a new more secure server.  All of our existing content will be migrated to our new website, featuring: Issue II to be published this week, our ongoing blog posts regarding the most topical subjects on the intersection of law …

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