Author Archives: Rebekah Runyon

Xuan-Thao Nguyen, In the Name of Patent Stewardship: The Federal Circuit’s Overreach into Commercial Law

While the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has admirably commandeered its stewardship of patent law—Congress bestowed the Federal Circuit with exclusive jurisdiction over patent appeals since 1982—the court has unabashedly extended its reach, unwelcomed, into commercial law. … Continue reading

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Reid Kress Weisbord, Trust Term Extension

Over the last thirty years, most jurisdictions in the United States have repealed or abrogated the Rule Against Perpetuities, which prohibits perpetual donor control over property. This, in turn, has led estate planning practitioners to consider whether a trust created … Continue reading

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Oren Gross, The New Way of War: Is There a Duty to Use Drones?

Part I of this Article briefly describes the newest battlespace occupants. Robotic systems have been taking active part in combat. They now inhabit the air, the land, and the sea. They carry out missions ranging from surveillance and bomb disposal … Continue reading

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Aubrey Burris, Hell Hath No Fury like a Woman Porned: Revenge Porn and the Need for a Federal Nonconsensual Pornography Statute

Revenge porn is the term used to describe an intimate image or video that is initially shared within the context of a private relationship but is later publicly disclosed, usually on the Internet, without the consent of the individual featured … Continue reading

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Cole Barnett, Is Injury a Tortious Act?: Interpreting Florida’s Long-Arm Statute

Florida Statute § 48.193 enumerates several acts that grant Florida courts personal jurisdiction over nonresident defendants. Under Florida Statute § 48.193(1)(a)(2), nonresident defendants may become subject to personal jurisdiction in Florida by “committing a tortious act within this state.” The … Continue reading

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Brannon P. Denning, One Toke over the (State) Line: Constitutional Limits on “Pot Tourism” Restrictions

Among the myriad legal issues confronting states—like Colorado—that are experimenting with the legalization of marijuana, is the need to regulate “pot tourism” by visitors from other states where marijuana remains illegal. In Colorado, the final recommendations from the Amendment 64 … Continue reading

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