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Paul Larkin's article on the implications of changing marijuana laws was featured in his testimony to the Canadian Parliament on the same subject matter. Paul had a particular focus on how, as governments are legalizing marijuana in different ways, and at different rates, there are coordination issues when citizens have freedom to travel between the jurisdictions of those governments. His full statement can be found here.

Brendan Conley's comment was selected from our 2016–17 Note & Comment competition. It focuses on the transient legal setting in which fantasy sports betting has been developing. Concurrent with its publishing, the Supreme Court made its decision in the case he follows. As expected, the Court ultimately did rule in favor of New Jersey on May 14, 2018, striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in Murphy v. NCAA, 584 U.S. ___, Nos. 16-476, 16-477, 2017 WL 684747 (2018). More on Murphy can be found here.

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Volume 66, Issue 3
May 2018


How to Think Constitutionally About Prerogative: A Study of Early American Usage

Matthew Steilen

66 Buff. L. Rev. 313

Now We Know Better: A New Legal Framework on Sex to Better Promote Autonomy, Equality, Diversity and Care for the Poor

Helen M. Alvaré

66 Buff. L. Rev. 669


How the Rise of the Daily Fantasy Sports Industry Can Catalyze the Liberalization of Sports Betting Policies in the United States

Brendan F. Conley

66 Buff. L. Rev. 715

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The Docket: Recent Entries

Volume 64, 2016

Linking Law and Life: Justice Sotomayor’s Judicial Voice

Laura Krugman Ray

To Protect the Shield: Combatting Domestic Violence in the NFL

Helen A. Drew

After the most tumultuous months in the history of the NFL, Helen A. Drew analyzes the string of disciplinary issues that plagued the sport, including the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson incidents, among others. Drew tracks the timeline of negative events in 2014, then proceeds to discuss NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's history regarding player discipline. The Article concludes by discussing the NFL's revised personal conduct policy and suggesting improvements to the NFL's internal operations in an effort to strengthen the NFL community and brand.

Commentary: Pleau-Sharing

Jonah J. Horwitz

In light of recent debate about the proper roles of federal and state governments, Jonah J. Horwitz laments how little attention has been paid to federal encroachment on the prosecution of commonplace crimes, specifically as it pertains to the death penalty controversy in United States v. Pleau.

Meaningful Information, Meaningful Retention

Jordan M. Singer

Jordan M. Singer reflects on the uncertain future of judicial retention elections, in response to Todd E. Pettys's Judicial Retention Elections, the Rule of Law, and the Rhetorical Weaknesses of Consequentialism, 60 BUFF. L. REV. 69.

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Forthcoming Issue


Doctors on the Take: Aligning Tort Law to Address Drug Company Payments to Prescribers

Lars Noah

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: The Need for Better Employment Eligibility Regulations

Gregory Crespi

Failed Charity: Taking State Tax Benefits into Account For Purposes Of The Charitable Deduction

Roger Colinvaux

From Marriage to Households: Towards Equal Treatment of Intimate Forms of Life

Deborah Zalesne & Adam Dexter

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