Built on Sand or Set in Stone: Roe v. Wade and Its Aftermath

Built on Sand or Set in Stone: Roe v. Wade and Its Aftermath

Nearly half a century after the monumental case Roe v. Wade was decided, abortion rights remain prevalent in contemporary political, policy and legal issues: indeed,…

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The Injustice of the Felony-Murder Rule

The Injustice of the Felony-Murder Rule

One night in 2008, three teenage boys—Travis Castle, Justin Doyle, and Cody Moore—broke into a seemingly unoccupied house. The boys were unarmed, and had no…

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Drones: The New Technology of War and its Legal Consequences

Drones: The New Technology of War and its Legal Consequences

From the Constitution’s inception, it was evident that there would be a clash between the Executive and Legislative branches over the oversight of and authority…

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Working Around Obama's New Overtime Rule

Working Around Obama’s New Overtime Rule

In 1975, nearly 65% of middle-class Americans were eligible for overtime compensation, which is pay at least one and one-half times their regular rates of…

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Juvenile Prosecution in the United States: The Convention of the Rights of the Child

Juvenile Prosecution in the United States: The Convention of the Rights of the Child

The United States has come under fire from the international community for human rights violations by prosecuting juveniles inconsistent with international practices outlined in the…

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A Broken System: Resolving Our Faulty Approach to Funding Education

A Broken System: Resolving Our Faulty Approach to Funding Education

Should educational resources be defined by a student’s zipcode? In every state across America, educational advocacy groups, local school boards, students, and parents have sought…

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Why Free Speech Does Not Include Denying Climate Change: A Legal Explanation

Why Free Speech Does Not Include Denying Climate Change: A Legal Explanation

The right to free and protected speech is one of the cornerstones of a democratic society that stresses tolerance towards disagreements. Nonetheless, the imperative for…

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Should We Prioritize Sovereign States or American Victims? JASTA & FSIA

Should We Prioritize Sovereign States or American Victims? JASTA & FSIA

One of the largest hurdles faced by American lawmakers in the War on Terror is the issue of funding.  Terrorist groups receive monetary support from…

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Sexual Assault Legislation in the Aftermath of Brock Turner and Bill Cosby

Sexual Assault Legislation in the Aftermath of Brock Turner and Bill Cosby

Following public outcry after the lenient sentencing of Brock Turner and the failure to prosecute Bill Cosby, California has adopted several pieces of landmark legislation…

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Examining Clinton's Emailgate: The Legal Ambiguity Behind Handling Classified Information

Examining Clinton’s Emailgate: The Legal Ambiguity Behind Handling Classified Information

During a press conference in early July, James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, recommended no charges for Hillary Clinton concerning “Emailgate”: the…

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Employee Tip-Pooling: The Dynamic Between Federal Regulation and Courts

Employee Tip-Pooling: The Dynamic Between Federal Regulation and Courts

In the case of Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association v. Perez, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals deemed that employers could not force employees into…

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Changing the Fourth Amendment: Systemic Error or Isolated Negligence?

Changing the Fourth Amendment: Systemic Error or Isolated Negligence?

Recent incidents of police brutality and misconduct, such as those in Baton Rouge and Baltimore, have garnered national attention regarding the role of police in…

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