Category Archives: Issue 2 – February 2012

CyberInfants

Sunday, February 5, 2012 | Comments Off on CyberInfants

The past two decades have seen life in America dramatically altered by the digital revolution. Minors, including both small children and mature adolescents, are increasingly involved in online activities that generate profits for online service providers (OSPs). According to...

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Access to Consumer Remedies in the Squeaky Wheel System

Saturday, February 4, 2012 | Comments Off on Access to Consumer Remedies in the Squeaky Wheel System

Most have heard the adage: “The squeaky wheel gets the grease.” This refers to the notion that the “squeaky wheels”—who are proactive in pursuing their needs and complaints—are most likely to get the assistance, remedies, and other benefits they...

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Liable for Your Lies: Misrepresentation Law as a Mechanism for Regulating Behavior on Social Networking Sites

Friday, February 3, 2012 | Comments Off on Liable for Your Lies: Misrepresentation Law as a Mechanism for Regulating Behavior on Social Networking Sites

On March 18, 2007, a fourteen-year-old eighth grader created a fake MySpace profile depicting her middle school principal, James McGonigle.1 The profile included a picture of the principal and suggested that he was a pedophile and sex addict—the profile...

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Seeking Asylum for Former Child Soldiers and Victims of Human Trafficking

Thursday, February 2, 2012 | Comments Off on Seeking Asylum for Former Child Soldiers and Victims of Human Trafficking

Julia was twelve years old when she last saw her family. She was walking home from school in Russia when three men abducted her, took her to Moscow, and flatly told her she would be engaging in prostitution. At...

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Testing the Borders: The Boundaries of State and Local Power to Regulate Illegal Immigration

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | Comments Off on Testing the Borders: The Boundaries of State and Local Power to Regulate Illegal Immigration

It began as a tale of two cities. One—Phoenix, Arizona—is the fifth largest city in the United States with a population of 1.6 million in the arid southwestern desert. The other—Hazleton, Pennsylvania—is a small, rural town with a population...

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