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2017 Bitcoin Case Law Update

Around this time last year there was a fair bit of noise as to whether Bitcoin is legal money or not, spurred on by Florida v. Espinoza, in Miami, Florida. This pithy line struck a chord with many: The court is ...

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Is Wikipedia A Reliable Legal Authority? (2017 Update)

Back in 2014, a Twitter exchange with Judge Dillard prompted an article on AboveTheLaw discussing the reliability of Wikipedia as a resource. Which was an update to a post I wrote back in 2011. As it’s been a few years, it’s time to see how some recent ...

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What is Unconstitutional Animus?

  Today the Supreme Court handed down a significant decision in U.S. v. Windsor, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Besides the decision, what was of particular interest to me was the reasoning behind the decision – unconstitutional animus. I ...

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