Boston College Law Review

Articles from Vol. 57, No. 2, 2016

A Bare Desire to Harm: Transgender People and the Equal Protection Clause
INTRODUCTIONAll I was doing was being me. That's all I ever wanted.1"A prime part of the history of our Constitution . . . is the story of the extension of constitutional rights and protections to people once ignored or excluded."2 Over the past several...
Modifying At-Will Employment Contracts
[E]very social structure . . . has a fundamental problem with conflicting needs for certainty and for flexibility.1-Ian R. MacneilLong-term employment relationships are constantly in flux. Worker re-sponsibilities, terms of compensation, job titles,...
NOTHING NEW, MAN!-THE SECOND CIRCUIT'S CLARIFICATION OF INSIDER TRADING LIABILITY IN UNITED STATES V. NEWMAN COMES AT A CRITICAL JUNCTURE IN THE EVOLUTION OF INSIDER TRADING
INTRODUCTIONImagine this: you manage a successful hedge fund.1 You employ analysts who conduct market research to help you accurately price securities.2 The information these analysts generate affects your business judgment about in which securities...
Rats, Traps, and Trade Secrets
INTRODUCTIONTrade secrets are arguably more important to companies now than ever before in our history. In fact, since the most recent revisions to our patent laws, many believe that trade secrets might be even more important than patents.1 Accordingly,...
Regulating Unicorns: Disclosure and the New Private Economy
INTRODUCTIONAs recently as 2010,1 a private company would not be valued at $1 billion-such a valuation was considered in the realm of fantasy.2 But now, ven© ture capital deals with dizzying valuations2 3 and financings of $100 million or more are featured...
Transfer Pricing Challenges in the Cloud
INTRODUCTIONThe buzzword "cloud computing" is more than a technological fad. As businesses from all industries increasingly move their operations to the cloud, cloud computing has proven to be a key driver of electronic commerce and has already generated...
Unpacking the Dirtbox: Confronting Cell Phone Location Tracking with the Fourth Amendment
INTRODUCTIONAnaheim, a small city in Southern California, is home to 350,000 residents, Disneyland, and an arsenal of military-grade spy equipment.1 One of the devices used by the Anaheim Police Department is the Dirtbox, a planemounted surveillance...
Where to Point the Finger: Omnicare's Attempt to Rectify the Collective Scienter Debate
INTRODUCTIONOver the past three years, an overwhelming majority of securities fraud class action claims have alleged section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 violations.1 Financial scandals result in lawsuits brought by true victims and opportunistic plaintiffs...
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