First Amendment Right of Publicity

Does The Topps Presidential Inauguration Pack Have A Right Of Publicity Problem?

On January 21, 2021, The Topps Company, Inc. tweeted, “We captured the Presidential Inauguration action #ToppsNOW style!” with a link to a “full slate” of new cards featuring various prominent celebrities and politicians who took part in the inauguration of President Joe Biden. The most popular card was and undoubtedly will be one of Bernie […]

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Is The Yankees Hair Policy A Violation Of The Constitution?

Former National League MVP and five-time All-Star outfielder Andrew McCutchen recently stated that the “Yankees’ hair rules take away from our individualism.” McCutchen was traded from Pittsburgh to San Francisco and then again to New York within the span of 2018. McCutchen was a member of the Yankees team after being acquired at the now […]

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Lawsuit Filed To End New York’s Live Professional MMA Ban

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), through its parent company Zuffa, LLC has filed a Complaint (along with a variety of popular Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, people who cover the sport on websites, trainers, and others named as Plaintiffs) in the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York.  The gist of the Complaint is revealed […]

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First Amendment Challenge to Banning Student-Athletes From Using Twitter

French Englightenment writer, historian and philosopher François-Marie Arouet (also known as Voltaire) once stated, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”  If Voltaire were alive today, he would likely be very displeased that many institutions of higher education are banning certain groups of athletes from […]