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No One Statute Should Have Too Much Power: How Electing Not to Amend 42 U.S.C § 1320(a)–7(b) May Frustrate the Purpose of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

 

 

Amber C. Dawson – The over breadth of the Federal Anti-Kickback statute as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) holds dangerous implications for the future of the health care marketplace. When a statute permits criminal, civil and administrative punishment for an overbroad category of innocuous actions, such a statute must also […]

 

 

International Reciprocity: If a Drug Is Good Enough for Great Britain, It Should Be Good Enough for the United States

 

 

Nicole C. Perez – The pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest, and most lucrative, industries in the world, worth about one trillion U.S. dollars. Specifically, the United States accounts for more than one-third of the global pharmaceutical market with about 340 million dollars in sales. Not only is the pharmaceutical industry one of the […]

 

 

China’s Withdrawal of Article 96 of the CISG: A Roadmap for the United States and China to Reconsider Withdrawing the Article 95 Reservation

 

 

Pan Zhen – The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) was created for the purpose of providing legal neutrality and certainty, and also for the purpose of avoiding choice of law issues in international sales of goods. However, the United States and China, the two largest trading nations in […]

 

 

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Self-Driving Cars: A Control of Your Vehicle and Your Privacy

 

 

Talal Rashid – This month, Ford Motors announced that it is planning to invest $1 billion in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence start-up that focuses on self-driving vehicle technology. The automaker is joining a group of companies, including General Motors, Uber, and Google, who are developing self-driving cars. The time and money being spent on self-driving […]

 

 

Smart Technology: The Battle for Privacy Continues

 

 

Josh Olin – The current trends in technology are causing many to indulge and turn their homes into “smart homes.” With so many devices now connecting to the internet via Wi-Fi, remote access is possible from anywhere so long as one has a valid internet connection and is equipped with a device to access it. However, […]

 

 

American Investment in Cuba: Who is Benefiting?

 

 

Carolina de la Pedraja – Cuba, the Caribbean island just ninety miles off the coast of Florida, is currently adjusting to safeguard the existence of its economic regime in a modernized world. On December 17, 2014, former President Obama announced that the United States and Cuba would begin to mend their relations. Extreme changes were […]

 

 

Is it Time to Regulate the Robotics Race? The E.U. Thinks So

 

 

Catherine Baumgartner – In a world with hitchhiking robots and self-driving cars, it appears as if artificial intelligence (“A.I.”) can do anything—even run for president. This potential science-fiction movie plot may no longer be far from reality. Earlier this month the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee adopted a report on legal issues surrounding Robotics and Artificial […]

 

 

The Implications of the Regulatory Assault on For-Profit Colleges and the Light at the End of the Tunnel

 

 

Gabriel A. Lievano – For the past 6 years, the Department of Education has waged war on for-profit colleges. The Department justifies the regulatory assault in the name of protecting students from predatory colleges. The reality is that the regulatory model not only threatens the closure of many for-profit colleges, but also leaves the taxpayers […]

 

 

Taking STOCK in Trump’s Tweets: Insider Trading in 140 Characters or Less?

 

 

Meera Khan – When Donald Trump tweets, the market listens. Mr. Trump’s social media megaphone has quickly created an unprecedented bully pulpit for the president-elect. While past presidents meticulously crafted speeches and presidential addresses, Mr. Trump is breaking the mold of traditional executive correspondence by creating what is now being termed a “Twitter presidency”—delivering hot takes […]

 

 

The Dark Side of American Baseball

 

 

Alessandria San Roman – “Hey batter, batter, batter. Hey batter, batter, batter. SWING!” For the past few years, investigations have shed new light on American baseball that is more than just the classic baseball chants, bag of peanuts, and the seventh-inning stretch. Since 2004, stemming from over a dozen federal investigations, twenty-five Cuban baseball players […]

 

 

 

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