• The Right of Publicity and the First Amendment
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    The Right of Publicity and the First Amendment

    right a publicity in the first amendment to write a publicity is not The Constitutional Right. The right of publicity is fundamentally an economic right. It’s the right to exploit your name image or likeness for commercial gain The right of publicity is not mentioned in the Constitution. Unlike copyright or patents, it’s not there. The right of publicity therefore does not give the holder of the right the right to censor inflammatory or offensive portrayals, because the First Amendment The First Amendment protects information in the public interest. As the press likes to say it is the right of the public to know and the press’ right to tell.…

  • States Stand to Gain More Revenue, Power from SCOTUS Case on Sports Betting
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    States Stand to Gain More Revenue, Power from SCOTUS Case on Sports Betting

    SOLEDAD: AN ESTIMATED $10 BILLION WILL BE ON THE TABLE BETTING ON MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES DURING MARCH MADNESS, AND MUCH OF IT ILLEGAL. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT ILLEGAL SPORTS BETTING IS A $150 BILLION A YEAR INDUSTRY. NEW JERSEY IS ONE OF MANY STATES HOPING TO TAP INTO THAT MONEY BY LEGALIZING SPORTS BETTING, BUT A FEDERAL LAW PASSED IN 1992 IS STOPPING THEM. THE LAW IS CALLED THE PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR SPORTS PROTECTION ACT. IT BANS MOST STATES FROM SPONSORING, OPERATING, AND PROMOTING ANY SPORTS WAGERING, AND NEW JERSEY IS CHALLENGING THAT LAW BEFORE THE U.S. SUPREME COURT, SAYING IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, VIOLATING THE 10TH AMENDMENT, WHICH SUPPORTS…

  • Can a City Use Eminent Domain to Keep a Horse Race from Leaving? [POLICYbrief]
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    Can a City Use Eminent Domain to Keep a Horse Race from Leaving? [POLICYbrief]

    There are a number of famous examples of cities trying to condemn businesses to keep them from moving. The most famous recent example is the so-far abortive attempt by the city of Baltimore to condemn the Preakness Stakes horse race to try to keep it from moving. The Preakness Stakes horse race takes place in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Pimlico Race Track. It is one of the three major competitive horse races in the U.S., part of the Triple Crown, along with the Belmont and the Kentucky Derby. The Pimlico Race Track where the Preakness is held is decaying and it’s in a bad neighborhood. The owners of the Preakness…

  • NYSS Listening Session Part 2: Current State of Youth Sports
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    NYSS Listening Session Part 2: Current State of Youth Sports

    >>Daniel Gould: Good morning. It’s great to be here. My name’s Dan Gould. Obviously, this is Maureen Weiss somewhere behind me. We’re going to do sort of a tag-team approach today, so one of us will be up; the other will come up. Hopefully, that’s not too awkward. As you can see and heard, our task is to discuss the current state of youth sports. And what we really want to focus — like all of us here, to help our country develop a national youth sports strategy. Beginning speakers clearly laid out that path. A strategy that promotes more kids involved in youth sport. But the second point here…

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    How Many Times The Iowa Constitution Has Been Amended

    SQUARE ONE. WHILE THE SECRETARY OF STATE OFFERS AN APOLOGY….THOSE WHO SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT ARE LOOKING FOR OPTIONS. SOT W I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THERE IS A REMEDY AT THIS POINT THAT ISN’T GOING TO END IN A LEGAL CHALLENGE BUT THEY’LL TRY TO GET THE SAME MEASURE ON THE BALLOT IN FRONT OF THE PEOPLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. SOT UPMEYER IF THAT’S NOT POSSIBLE, WE’RE CONSTITUTION HAS BEEN CHANGED. IT TURNS OUT THAT OUR STATE CONSTITUTION IS ONE OF THE