OA81: 😒😜🐿️😎 Emoji Law with Denise Howell (also: Voting Rights, Draft Kings, and FanDuel)

In this episode, Thomas and Andrew interview Denise Howell from the This Week in Law podcast.

First, however, we take a look at the Supreme Court’s recent decision denying certiorari in an appeal of a Fourth Circuit case striking down various provisions of a North Carolina law that restricted voting rights.  There’s a lot of misinformation going on, so you’ll want to listen!

In the main segment, Denise Howell breaks down the “law of emojis” and a 🐿️ time is had by all.

After that, Breakin’ Down the Law returns with the recent FTC decision to try and block the FanDuel-Draft Kings merger.

Finally, we end with the answer to Thomas (and Denise) Take the Bar Exam Question #29  regarding assumption of risk.  Will Thomas beat the practicing lawyer?  Listen and find out, and don’t forget to play along by following our Twitter feed (@Openargs) and/or our Facebook Page and quoting the Tweet or Facebook Post that announces this episode along with your guess and reason(s)!

Recent Appearances

None.  But if you’re on the East Coast, you should check out Andrew’s speech to the Lehigh Valley Skeptics on “Skepticism and the Law” on July 2, 2017 at 11 am by clicking here.

Show Notes & Links

  1. This is the Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari, which is worth reading.
  2. The underlying case is NC State Conference of NAACP v. McCrory, 831 F. 3d 204 (4th Cir. 2016).
  3. The Supreme Court’s 2-line denial of the application to stay McCrory, 137 S.Ct. 27 (2016) is here.
  4. This is a link to the “American News X” (wrong) “hot take.”
  5. You can read Prof. Eric Goldman’s delightful law review article on emojis here.
  6. And Denise recommends falling down the Wikipedia rabbit hole by reading the history of emojis.
  7. This is the FTC complaint against Draft Kings and FanDuel.
  8. And here are a few links to articles by and about new FTC Acting Director of Bureau of Competition Tad Lipsky.

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