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Constitutional Law Scholar John Vile Comments on Kennedy v. Bremerton School District decision

Constitutional Law expert John R. Vile, who is the Dean of the University Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University, recently shared his insights about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. “Today’s 6-3 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, affirming that school teachers and coaches do not lose their…
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Can Will Smith Sue the Academy? — A Law Professor’s Approach

Entertainment law goes part and parcel with sports law, which is why we are sharing an assessment provided by Wayne Cohen, a trial lawyer and law professor, the George Washington University School of Law below: The Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences (Academy) holds broad powers over its members, including Will Smith. However, the Academy’s decision…
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Webinar Addresses ‘College Athletes’ Freedom of Speech and Expression – or the Lack Thereof’

The Drake Group Webinar Series continues with an April 21 event that addresses ‘Critical Issues in Collegiate Athletics. Hosted by 2aDays, the panelists will explore “how rights of free speech operate in the context of intercollegiate athletics including speech used abusively by athletes, athletes protesting abuse by coaches, trainers, or other university staff, athletes engaging…
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Hackney Publications Announces Second Annual ‘100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About’ Portal

100lawfirms.com is portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced and capable legal counsel in the sports law arena. Hackney Publications announced today the second annual “100 Law Firms with Sports Law Practices You Need to Know About,” a portal that serves as a resource for those in need of experienced…
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Florida Attorney General Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Protect the Religious Freedom of High School Football Coach

Attorney General Ashley Moody has urged the Supreme Court of the United States to reverse the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Joseph A. Kennedy v. Bremerton School District. In the case, the Ninth Circuit “failed to uphold the constitutional rights of a high school coach punished for praying alone on a football field…
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SRLA Provides More Details on Its February 23-26 Annual Meeting in Atlanta

The Sports and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) will hold its annual meeting – in person – at the Renaissance Midtown Hotel in Atlanta on February 23-26, 2022. The Association, which represents sports law professors typically teaching at the undergraduate level, went virtual with its 2021 conference because of COVID. Conference events include 70 academic presentations/posters…
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Sports Litigation Alert Reports on the Full Breadth of the Sports Law Industry with Timely, Insightful Articles in Last Two Issues

Beneficiaries of the Alert include both the private sector and higher education, where professors use the Alert with thousands of sports law students. As Hackney Publications closes in on the completion of its 18th year of publishing Sports Litigation Alert, publisher Holt Hackney is especially proud of the last two issues. “We’re touching on every…
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More than 100 Sports Law Professors Now Use Sports Litigation Alert in the Classroom

Hackney Publications, the nation’s leading publisher of sports law periodicals, announced last month that new tools have been  added to Sports Litigation Alert (Alert), a periodical that has been used in sports law classrooms for more than 15 years, which will make it even more useful for professors and their college students. Shortly thereafter, several…
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High School Football Players Tossed from Summer Camp, Then from Court

(The following is an excerpt from Sports Litigation Alert, a subscription-based newsletter that publishes 24 times a year and features a searchable archive of more than 3,000 articles and case summaries, the vast majority of which are original content). To subscribe, visit here.) By Jeff Birren, Senior Writer In 2016, high school football players attended…
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Supreme Court Backs Cursing Cheerleader, But It’s a Narrow Ruling

By Ken Paulson, Director of @FreeSpeechMTSU When it comes to the free speech rights of students, it’s still 1969 in the U.S. Supreme Court. Today the court ruled 8-1 in favor of a disgruntled high school cheerleader who profanely posted her thoughts about the cheerleading program on Snapchat. That led to a one-year suspension from…
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