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Modern Day Litigation, Cyber Defamation, and Law in Sports & Entertainment

Monthly Archives: July 2011

What Lies Ahead for Roger Clemens?

Posted in Uncategorized
No pun intended. Seriously. After U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton declared a mistrial in the government’s perjury case against Roger Clemens last week, the 300-win hard-throwing right-hander’s future is somewhat in limbo. That is because a mistrial is not an acquittal. An acquittal is when a jury unanimously finds that the prosecution failed to prove the … Continue Reading

SCOTUS to Decide Constitutionality of FCC’s Indecency Policy

Posted in Media Law
At the 2003 Golden Globes, U2 front-man Bono accepted the award for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture (Martin Scorcese’s Gangs of New York), and when Bono took the microphone he was apparently speechless, because all he could say was: “This is really, really…fucking brilliant!” (footage of the live broadcast available here). Probably not … Continue Reading