Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin: Building Trust in a Digital World
While there is a lot of hype around Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrencies are only the tip of the iceberg. Blockchain – the technology underlying cryptocurrencies – offers a host of other transformative use cases, including supply chain management, digital identity management, and smart contracts. Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology which promises to authenticate […]
Carpenter: How SCOTUS Defines Constitutional Privacy In The Digital Age
Moments ago the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued its ruling in cellphone privacy case, Carpenter v. U.S. Join us for a popup briefing next Friday as a panel of Academy experts parses the Court’s decision and what it means for the future of privacy. The Carpenter case may potentially transform our understanding of our Constitutional privacy rights […]
Wayfair: Collecting Online Sales Taxes – Will Congress Weigh in?
The Supreme Court recently issued a momentous decision in Wayfair v South Dakota. In overturning a 26-year precedent, SCOTUS has opened the floodgates for states to impose sales tax on online purchases. While critics of the decision claim it will cripple small online businesses, supporters argue that it will allow states to recoup taxes already owed to […]
Announcing the SCOTUS Tech Series
Like the U.S. Congress, the Supreme Court is struggling to reckon with rapidly emerging Internet technologies in its decision-making. Applying centuries of caselaw to massively disrupting technologies is increasingly becoming a challenge for the highest court and its appellate courts. SCOTUS Tech is a new series of panel discussions co-hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus […]