Boston College Law Review

Articles from Vol. 57, No. 5, 2016

Can I Skype My Doctor? Limited Medicare Coverage Hinders Telemedicine's Potential to Improve Health Care Access
INTRODUCTIONImagine having an ailment and being able to avoid scheduling an appointment, taking time off from work, and traveling to your doctor's office.1 Instead, you go online in the comfort of your home, complete a virtual consultation with a physician,...
Collective Coercion
INTRODUCTIONWhen groups act against their own perceived best interests, the culprit may be internal collective-action difficulties or external coercion. Either type of defect in the decision-making process can undermine the legitimacy of collective choice....
Corporate Privacy Failures Start at the Top
IntroductionThe corporate track record on privacy is troubling. There are countless examples of corporations neglecting to protect, failing to consider, or in some cases even intentionally violating the privacy of their consumers, employees, and even...
Free Speech & Disparaging Trademarks
IntroductionThe issue of whether a disparaging mark may receive federal trademark protection has received much attention in the past year. Courts, scholars, and the public continue to ask the simple question: will the Redskins lose their trademark?1...
Nickel and Dimed into Incarceration: Cash-Register Justice in the Criminal System
Introduction"Cash register justice" likely killed Sandra Bland. Bland was stopped by a Texas State Trooper for failing to signal-a minor traffic law violation.1 The encounter escalated until the trooper ultimately arrested Bland on suspicion of assaulting...
"Profit, People, Planet" Perverted: Holding Benefit Corporations Accountable to Intended Beneficiaries
INTRODUCTIONIn September 2015, Kickstarter, a for-profit crowdfunding website, reincorporated from a traditional corporation to a benefit corporation.1 Kickstarter provides entrepreneurs with a platform to raise money from investors around the world.2...
Should Youtube's Content Id Be Liable for Misrepresentation under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act?
INTRODUCTIONYouTube has rapidly changed the way people express themselves and interact with each other on the Internet.1 Over 400 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute from people all around the world, documenting momentous events and daily...
The Lawyer as Public Figure for First Amendment Purposes
Introduction"Reputation ought to be the perpetual subject of my thoughts, and aim of my behavior. "- John Adams1In New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, the Supreme Court famously held that before a public official may recover damages in a defamation action,...
"Time Works Changes": Modernizing Fourth Amendment Law to Protect Cell Site Location Information
INTRODUCTIONOn February 10, 2012, in United States v. Davis, a jury in federal district court in Florida found Quartavious Davis guilty on seventeen counts stemming from his commission of seven armed robberies in 2010.1 Less than three months later,...
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