All posts by John Gomis
The Senate Filibuster: On Its Way Out?
The ability to filibuster has long been an important tool for the United States Senate and some state...
Publicity Law: The Line Between Creativity and Identity Theft
In such a celebrity-obsessed society, famous peoples' identities are sometimes co-opted for other reasons.
Affirmative Action Laws: A History of Political Controversy
In our increasingly diverse society, one debate that's pretty common to hear floating around is about "affirmative action."...
Conflict of Interest: The ABA’s Guidelines and What They Mean
Conflicts of interest are a tough field for law firms and individual lawyers to navigate.
Debating Minimum Wage in America
The minimum wage was first created to ensure that workers are protected from being underpaid for their work;...
U.S. Copyright Law: Enough Protection for Artists?
Do U.S. copyright laws do their jobs?
The Fair Sentencing Act Aims to Align Drug Sentencing Disparities
As a part of the "war on drugs," a law was passed in 1986 that criminalized the use...
Advisory Opinions in Federal Courts: Forbidden Territory
Advisory opinions are essentially pieces of advice offered by courts as a way to provide guidance on a...
Fair Use: Is it Really Fair?
Fair use is a gray area of the law that allows courts to make fact-specific determinations of infringement....
Criminal Trials on TV: What’s the Verdict?
Sensational criminal trials on TV are becoming the norm, from OJ Simpson to Jodi Arias. But should they...
SOPA: The Argument is Over, but the Dust Hasn’t Settled
SOPA was a major controversy in the internet community several years ago. What happened and where does internet...