New England Law Review: Volume 49, Number 4 - Summer 2015

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The New England Law Review offers its issues in convenient digital formats for e-reader devices, apps, pads, and phones. This 4th issue of Volume 49 (Sum. 2015) features an extensive and important Symposium entitled "What Stays in Vegas," presented by leading scholars on the subject of privacy and big data. Contents include: 

"Legal Questions Raised by the Widespread Aggregation of Personal Data," by Adam Tanner 

"What Stays in Vegas: The Road to 'Zero Privacy,'" by David Abrams 

"Privacy and Predictive Analytics in E-Commerce," by Shaun B. Spencer 

"Privacy and Innovation: Information as Property and the Impact on Data Subjects," by Rita S. Heimes

In addition, Issue 4 includes these extensive student contributions:

Note, "Reforming Civil Asset Forfeiture: Ensuring Fairness and Due Process for Property Owners in Massachusetts," by Charles Basler 

Note, "'Mature Person Preferred': The Circuit Split on the 'Ordinary Reader' Standard for Advertisements in Violation of the Fair Housing Act," by Heather G. Reid 

Comment, "Ultramercial III: The Federal Circuit's Long Lesson," by Tiffany Marie Knapp 

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The New England Law Review is published by students at New England Law School | Boston and features contributions by leading academics and attorneys, as well as student research in the form of Notes and Comments.

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At the beginning of the twenty-first century, breathtaking changes in technology are posing stark challenges to our constitutional values. From free speech to privacy, from liberty and personal autonomy to the right against self-incrimination, basic constitutional principles are under stress from technological advances unimaginable even a few decades ago, let alone during the founding era. In this provocative collection, America's leading scholars of technology, law, and ethics imagine how to translate and preserve constitutional and legal values at a time of dizzying technological change.

Constitution 3.0 explores some of the most urgent constitutional questions of the near future. Will privacy become obsolete, for example, in a world where ubiquitous surveillance is becoming the norm? Imagine that Facebook and Google post live feeds from public and private surveillance cameras, allowing 24/7 tracking of any citizen in the world. How can we protect free speech now that Facebook and Google have more power than any king, president, or Supreme Court justice to decide who can speak and who can be heard? How will advanced brain-scan technology affect the constitutional right against self-incrimination? And on a more elemental level, should people have the right to manipulate their genes and design their own babies? Should we be allowed to patent new forms of life that seem virtually human? The constitutional challenges posed by technological progress are wide-ranging, with potential impacts on nearly every aspect of life in America and around the world.

The authors include Jamie Boyle, Duke Law School; Eric Cohen and Robert George, Princeton University; Jack Goldsmith, Harvard Law School; Orin Kerr, George Washington University Law School; Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School; Stephen Morse, University of Pennsylvania Law School; John Robertson, University of Texas Law School; Christopher Slobogin, Vanderbilt Law School; O. Carter Snead, Notre Dame Law School; Jeffrey Rosen, George Washington University Law School; Benjamin Wittes, Brookings Institution; Tim Wu, Columbia Law School; and Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard Law School.

This issue is a contemporary look at the development of death penalty law and historical figures in this process, in Symposium: "A Look Back at the History of Capital Punishment." 

The New England Law Review now offers its issues in convenient digital formats for e-reader devices, apps, pads, smartphones, and computers. This final issue of Volume 48, Summer 2014, contains articles by leading figures of the academy. Contents of this issue include a Symposium on the history of U.S. capital punishment, featuring such recognized legal scholars as Evan J. Mandery, Michael Meltsner, Phyllis Goldfarb, and Zachary Baron Shemtob. The history and anomalies of the development of capital punishment law in the U.S. Supreme Court is explored, as well as cutting-edge issues in the politics of the death penalty (readily accessible to historians, nonlawyers, and others interested in the people and ideas behind the historical trend). Research includes telling interviews with past law clerks and other participants in the process of developing death penalty law over the years, and insightful analysis of the import of such decision-making and the impact of race.

In addition, extensive student research explores such fields as mode-of-operation cases for tort lawsuits beyond the supermarket setting, the Morton memo and detention of asylum seekers, and expanding same-sex protections at work in harassment cases beyond the notion of sexual desire.

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