Judging the Referee: How Judicial Standards of Review Can Improve Soccer’s Video Assistant Referee System

Writing on the review of referee decisions in soccer games by Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology, Eliana Fleischer argues "that different categories of VAR review require distinct standards of review to match the subjectivity of the referee’s decision and the informational asymmetry between the referee and VAR."

United States v. Turkiye Halk Bankasi A.S.—the Conundrum of Foreign Sovereign Immunity in Criminal Prosecutions

Youssef Mohamed summarizes how United States v. Turkiye Halk Bankasi A.S. impacts the law of foreign sovereign immunity as it applies in criminal proceedings, ultimately concluding that, without further input from Congress, courts should defer to executive branch determinations of foreign immunity as manifested by the commencement of criminal proceedings.

Uncompassionate Incarceration: United States v. Thacker and Its Impact on Nonretroactivity-Based Compassionate Release

Jaden Lessnick argues that the Seventh Circuit's holding in United States v. Thacker misapplies the compassionate release statute and that, instead, a case-by-case assessment of whether a nonretroactive sentencing amendment can justify compassionate release is more consistent with the statute and Seventh Circuit precedent.