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October 2018 Archives

Ready, fire, aim? Examining due process involving athletes

Due process is a legal phrase referring to the accepted standards and practices that ensure fairness in legal matters. Broadly, it is a requirement that the government respect an individual’s rights, including the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

Taking pictures at a ball game: a sign of cheating?

Imagine you’re at a baseball game. You snap some pictures of the game, your vantage point and other sites around the park, then share them with others via text. Suddenly, you’re approached by authorities and escorted out of your seat because there is suspicion that you are cheating. 

When speech and endorsement contract clauses collide

The right to free speech is perhaps the most fiercely protected and cherished value in the United States. Every American has the right to say what we believe in, stay silent, protest and support causes. That said, there can be consequences to what we say. 

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