By Amber Lee; Staff Member (Vol. 15) Despite increased calls for government transparency, the Sixth Circuit gave the federal government the precedent needed to further withhold information from the public. The Sixth Circuit holding in Free Press II states that an individuals interests in avoiding embarrassment or humiliation outweighs the public’s interest in knowing information. … Continue reading Exposed: How Mugshots Expanded Government Secrecy
By Jennifer Davis; Staff Member (Vol. 15) Cindy Got “Bamboozled” When Cindy Garcia responded to a casting call for a film titled Desert Warrior, she did not object to delivering two innocuous seeming lines while “sounding concerned.” She probably would not have objected when in 2012, the director Mark Youssef, translated the film into Arabic, … Continue reading Fraud, A Weak Copyright Claim, and What Might Have Been: A Brief Examination of Garcia v. Google, Inc.
By Alexander (Alex) M. French, Staff Member (Vol. 14) On April 4, 2015, a North Charleston Police Officer shot and killed Walter Scott. Michael Shlager, the responding officer, reported that he pulled Scott over for a broken tail light. Scott fled on foot and Shlager pursued. Shlager claimed that Scott grabbed Shlager’s Taser and that … Continue reading Coping With Unprecedented Connectivity: Citizens and Police