Arrestee DNA Collection

Arrestee DNA Collection

By Alyssa Thompson   Introduction Since 1997, select states have been collecting DNA samples from particular arrestees.[1] Between 2006 and 2011, twenty-three states passed legislation authorizing this practice.[2] As of 2013, thirty states and the federal...
Tax Treatment of Bitcoin as a Form of Compensation

Tax Treatment of Bitcoin as a Form of Compensation

By Troy Fowler   It seems like every day we see another public figure elect to take some or all of their compensation in Bitcoin. I consider their incentive for doing so, and how such compensation is treated from an income tax standpoint. Bitcoin is Insulated...
First Amendment Concerns and Big Tech

First Amendment Concerns and Big Tech

By Ben L. Culpepper   After January 6, 2020, big tech took unprecedented measures to prevent the spread of misinformation on their platforms.[1] These measures included banning then-president Trump from using their websites, along with Amazon entirely dispensing...
Smart Grids in Virginia

Smart Grids in Virginia

By Drew Apperson   On June 14, 2021, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s State Corporation Commission (“SCC”) approved Phase IB of Dominion Energy’s (also known as Virginia Electric and Power Company, or VEPCO) plan for electric distribution grid transformation...
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