Making It Up As We Go: A Supreme Court Vacancy

Making It Up As We Go: A Supreme Court Vacancy

February 13, 2016 might have capped the final year of the most divisive cohabitation periods between the Legislative and Executive branches in our country’s 240-year…

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Spring Launch Event Recap: Using The Courts To Fight Climate Change

Spring Launch Event Recap: Using The Courts To Fight Climate Change

To celebrate the launch of its latest issue, the Columbia Undergraduate Law Review hosted a panel on the role of law in effectively combatting climate…

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Spring '16 Issue

Spring ’16 Issue

The Columbia Undergraduate Law Review is proud to announce the release of its Spring 2016 issue. Included in this issue are the following articles: Strict…

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Teaching in Prisons: A Q&A with Anne Freeland

Teaching in Prisons: A Q&A with Anne Freeland

Anne Freeland is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures and the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society. Previously she…

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Why Anti-LGBTQ Laws are Unconstitutional: Romer and North Carolina's "Bathroom Bill"

Why Anti-LGBTQ Laws are Unconstitutional: Romer and North Carolina’s “Bathroom Bill”

The road to the decriminalization of same sex behavior and marriage rights for same sex couples has been a long one. And yet, despite big…

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When Do We (Legally) Die? The Jahi McMath Case

When Do We (Legally) Die? The Jahi McMath Case

A federal lawsuit filed in December 2015 on behalf of a California teen now being cared for by her mother in the state of New…

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Spring Issue Launch Event! Using the Courts to Confront Climate Change

Spring Issue Launch Event! Using the Courts to Confront Climate Change

Come join us on Wednesday, April 27th in Lerner 569 for our annual Spring Launch Event! We will be distributing our new journals, and have a…

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ENCRYPT Act: The Latest in the Privacy vs National Security Debate

ENCRYPT Act: The Latest in the Privacy vs National Security Debate

Since the ratification of the Bill of Rights, elected officials and citizens have debated the ever-changing meaning of the 4th Amendment. This amendment protects people…

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United States v. Texas: Why Texas (and 25 Other States) Are Wrong About Immigration

United States v. Texas: Why Texas (and 25 Other States) Are Wrong About Immigration

Immigration is a particularly controversial issue in this year’s presidential elections. Behind the political rhetoric, however, lies a series of legal arguments about President Obama’s…

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North Carolina Denies and Defies Science in House Bill 819

North Carolina Denies and Defies Science in House Bill 819

A controversial law in North Carolina, known as House Bill 819 (S.L. 2012-201), bans state and local agencies from basing its coastal policies on scientific…

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Selective Detention: On Bail’s Disproportionate Burden

Selective Detention: On Bail’s Disproportionate Burden

The Excessive Bail Clause of the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, “Excessive bail shall not be required,” institutionalizes the…

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The Back Door to The New York Fed

The Back Door to The New York Fed

Situated at 33 Liberty Street, covering a trapezium-shaped block in downtown New York City is the stately, fortress-like edifice of the New York Branch of…

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