Revocation of U.S. Citizens Passports along the Border: Legal, but Problematic

By Sarah Rosenberg The federal government has denied or revoked passports of hundreds, if not thousands, of citizens who were born near the Texas-Mexico border in the 1980s.[1] These individuals have United States birth certificates, but their citizenship is now being questioned due to the revocation of their passports.[2] While, so far, federal courts have […]

Does Justice Kavanaugh Have an Ethical Obligation to Recuse Himself from Certain Cases?

By Olivia Firmand On Saturday, October 6, 2018, the United States Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Justice Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.[1] The confirmation came days after a contentious eight-hour hearing during which Justice Kavanaugh denied Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault from an incident thirty-six years ago.[2]  During Kavanaugh’s opening statement to […]

Out of Sight, Underground, Dead, or in the Streets: The Failure of Woodhull Freedom Foundation v. United Statesand the Consequences of FOSTA

By Alix Bruce On April 11, 2018, President Trump signed the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) and the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) into law as the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017.[1]  The Act, in an attempt to prevent sex trafficking, amends Section 230 of the […]

What Could a Justice Kavanaugh Mean For the Affordable Care Act?

By Samantha Schram On July 9, 2018, President Donald Trump nominated D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy left when Justice Anthony Kennedy retired from serving on the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in June. The nomination has fueled discussions on the potential influence Kavanaugh might have on the high court.[1] […]

Are We Returning to a New Lochner Era?

By Britteny Leyva On July 9, 2018, President Donald Trump nominated Justice Brett Kavanaugh of the United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision in Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis, this appointment could quite possibly launch a […]

Closed Doors and Closed Borders: Matter of A- B- and the Powers of Attorneys General

By Alix Bruce On June 11, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions finally released his decision in Matter of A- B-.[1] Sessions’ decision in Matter of A- B-, an asylum claim for a domestic violence victim fleeing El Salvador, rendered twenty years of legal debate moot.[2] In a 31-page opinion, Sessions invalidated domestic violence (DV) as […]

Applying broader interpretations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act could help curb fraudulent plays on music streaming platforms

By Rohan Parekh Streaming music revenues now account for sixty-five percent of the revenue share in the music industry thanks to streaming services like Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, and Tidal.[1]  Despite an increase in listeners and subscribers to these services, the industry is being undermined by instances of streaming fraud, which involves using a bot […]

The Exploitation of NFL Cheerleaders: Legal Recourse under Title VII

By Marissa Ditkowsky National Football League (NFL) cheerleaders have long been exploited, both personally and for their labor.[1] However, this time around, the NFL and franchises face two gender discrimination complaints of former cheerleaders who allege team policies are rooted in sexism.[2] Bailey Davis filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the […]