In the wake of revelations into the NFL’s investigation of the New Orleans Saints bounty system, and the substantial fines and suspensions handed down by the league, the next logical question for many legal minded followers is the possibility of civil liability for individual players, the Saints, or the NFL for injuries that occurred as a result of a bounty.
Passed in 2007 by the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), the “Junior Rule” prohibited certified sports agents from contacting college football players until the student-athletes were classified as juniors. The rule was passed around the time it surfaced that Reggie Bush and his family received gifts and cash from agents before his junior year at the University of Southern California.
With our federal budget growing at astronomical proportions, one would think that the president would come up with a legitimate plan to address this issue, or at least bring it down to a more manageable level. Well I’m sorry, Mr. President, but the Buffett Tax Plan, is not the answer.
Geographically speaking Utah is the most beautifully diverse state in the country: gorgeous red natural rock formations in the southeast, a desert oasis in the southwest, and pristine snow-capped mountains in the north. When it comes to all other forms of diversity . . . well, let’s just say Utah is lacking in that department.
With the federal deficit at $1.3 trillion and growing by the day, deciding who should be paying more in taxes and how much, is a hot topic in Washington this year. On one side, President Obama can’t wait for the chance to raise tax rates on the “millionaires and billionaires.” He hopes that by increasing the tax rates on the rich, he will be able to substantially narrow the federal deficit.
Welcome back to part 4 of 6 of the discussion of Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections. Last week we talked about the new Full Fare Advertising rule. The topic for this week is the Oversales and Denied Boarding Compensation requirements.
The goal of palliative care is to ease the burden for all members affected by the patient’s deterioration in health, which include: the patient, family, physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, social workers, chaplains, counselors, and alternative therapists. When others handle external issues, the patient could to focus his strength and efforts on maximizing the quality of his remaining life.
Today was a big day. As Adam Serwer put it, bluntly, “the Obama administration explained when it’s allowed to kill you.” Yes, you, a US citizen. Attorney General Eric Holder, in a much-anticipated speech, addressed this question to students and faculty at Northwestern University law school. While Holder’s speech covered three issues – detention authority, terrorist trials, and targeted killings – I will only summarize his remarks and offer my own thoughts on the latter issue.
It’s 4 in the morning and you’re drunk in Atlantic City. The craps table at the Borgata has been kind to you all night as you play the odds on the pass line, but it’s time to take those winnings and do something reckless with it. Sit down at the blackjack table? Waste of time and money. Let it all ride on black?
The tweet of the week comes just days after reports surfaced about former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams, initiating a “bounty” program that rewarded players for knocking out opponents. The player mentioned in the tweet is Jonathan Vilma, a linebacker for the Saints, who allegedly offered $10,000 in cash to any player who knocked Brett Favre out of a January 2011 playoff game.