American Indian Nations and Indian peoples are pursuing business opportunities of every kind, including online e-commerce. One enormous advantage of online businesses is that they help solve some of the physical challenges that mostly-remote and mostly-rural Indian Country still faces today. E-Commerce opportunities have created thriving economies on some reservations, but they have also led to a complicated web of legal issues where state, tribal, and federal laws, policies, and interests can collide. Current tribal and individual Indian efforts to successfully operate ongoing endeavors, and to launch new ones, raise complicated economic and legal issues.
The goal of this conference is to explore the issues surrounding the development of Tribal Digital Sovereignty and e-Commerce in Indian Country. Experts will examine the shifting political, legal and tax landscape in Indian Country, explore modern business models including: tribal operation of technology and data centers, online lending, online sports betting, blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. We will also review jurisdictional and regulatory complexities and address the necessity of fostering open dialogue with federal and state counterparts, and the possible implications to tribal sovereignty, and the ongoing need for tribes to finance and build infrastructures that facilitate economic growth on their reservations while complying with appropriate federal guidelines. Attorneys, scholars, financiers, tax, technology and gaming experts along with innovative tribal leaders will share strategies and practical implementations of diverse business models of current and future e-commerce and infrastructure enterprises to bridge the digital divide.
Join ASU Law Alumni Association and ASU Law CLE for the first lunch and learn with an ASU Law Professor. Friday Februray 1, 2019. Prof. Sellers will be discussing his recently publish paper entitled Legislating Against Lying in Campaigns and Elections. This is a Give What You Want Event for our Alumni, and lunch will be provided. Please register to give us a count for purchasing lunch.
Here the abstract of his paper and focus of this CLE.
Political speech receives robust protection under the First Amendment, but lying in campaigns and elections is harmful to democracy. In light of the former, what can be done about the latter? In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2012 decision in United States v. Alvarez, the answer to the question is uncertain. In Alvarez, six Justices supported the conclusion that intentional lies are protected under the First Amendment. The decision renders existing laws regulating intentionally false campaign and election speech extraordinarily vulnerable.
Discussed in the CLE and Essay, Prof Sellers will consider three circumstances in which narrowly drawn campaign and election speech restrictions are doctrinally defensible. The first is when foreign nationals, during a campaign or election, engage in intentionally false speech expressly advocating for or against the election of a candidate. The second is when intentionally false speech is used to undermine election administration. And the third is when a campaign or outside political group intentionally falsifies a mandatory disclosure filing. Aside from quite limited circumstances such as these, it is exceptionally difficult to craft novel campaign and election speech restrictions that can survive a First Amendment challenge.
The Freedom Summit is an annual seminar dedicated to promoting and advancing human freedom. To that end, the Freedom Summit offers speakers who have demonstrated their effectiveness in presenting the intellectual case for freedom. The next Freedom Summit will be held on February 8 and 9, 2019 at ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Freedom Summit offers a highly distinguished assortment of the best, brightest and most entertaining people in the freedom movement today. The Freedom Summit is an annual update on the current status of freedom in our world from several varied perspectives. Rather than seek to present either an optimistic or pessimistic outlook, the Freedom Summit strives to present an honest and straightforward assessment of the current status of our freedom.
Tickets to the Arizona Freedom Summit are $175.00 per person for the two-day event. Early bird special of $150 if purchased before January 1, 2019. This year we will be adding a webcast option for those who cannot attend in person. For Arizona webcast the cost is $175. For outside Arizona the cost for webcasting will be $150.
For a functioning democracy, we need citizen involvement in the legislative process. In Arizona we have the opportunity to advocate our positions on bills that are voted on by the Assembly. This process can be frustrating and confusing. Join ASU Law CLE and Maureen P. Kane as we teach you the ins and outs of legislative Advocacy in Arizona. This 1 unit CLE lunch and learn will teach you about the bills that are currently being debated in the Assembly and how to effectively advocate your position.
The donations from CLE will benefit the Kevin M. Kane – ASU Alumni Association Book Scholarship.
Maureen P. Kane has worked as an attorney in all branches of Arizona government as well as in private practice. She has served as a staff attorney in the Arizona House of Representatives, an assistant attorney general in the Solicitor General’s office, a judicial law clerk for three distinguished Court of Appeals judges, and an attorney in private practice handling appeals, personal injury claims, and employment-related lawsuits. Ms. Kane also has taught legal research and writing and continues to serve as a legal writing coach for lawyers and law students.
Innovation and technology are rapidly shaping our cities and regions. How are urban areas using artificial intelligence (AI) and CleanTech to make their communities more livable, healthier, cleaner, and productive? And what are the legal issues that Smart Cities need to be smart about?
Join us for this important, first-of-its-kind conference on “Smart Cities,” sponsored by the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and the American Bar Association’s Section of Science & Technology Law.
- Find out how forward-thinking local and regional governments are using AI and smart technologies to improve transportation and public services, enhance livability, and become more sustainable.
- Learn about legal issues arising from AI in urban environments.
- Discover how sports facilities, college campuses, and other buildings are using smart technologies to improve customer experience, transportation, and safety..
- Understand the importance of cybersecurity in smart cities and structures
- See how major technology companies are helping cities and regions deploy cutting edge technologies, including AI and cleantech, to develop and improve smart cities and regions.
- Obtain CLE credit as experts discuss the most important legal issues affecting smart cities