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 […]

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 […]

The First Amendment does protect your right to be an ass on social media

By Alexis Martinez Anecdotes about people losing their jobs because of social media use continue to increase.[1] A common scenario is when an employee is fired for expressing a viewpoint that her employer finds controversial or offensive.[2] When an offensive or controversial social media post goes viral, the immediate reaction for some viewers is to […]

Excepted Out of Existence: The Existing Indian Family Exception as a Violation of Procedural Due Process and a Destructive Tool Against Tribal Communities

By Cassandra Erler   When Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act in 1978, Native American children were eight times more likely to be placed in foster care than non-Native American children, with over 90% of Native American foster youth being placed in non-tribal homes.[1]  Despite the ICWA’s existence, many states continue to remove Native […]

Voting While on Probation, a Five-Year Mistake

By: Andy Ball   In 2017, Texas indicted Crystal Mason, a 43-year-old mother of two, on an illegal voting charge in Tarrant County for voting in the 2016 presidential election despite her protestations that she was unaware she was unable to do so and never would have voted had she known.[1] Last Thursday, March 29th, […]

5 Pointz and the Protection of Temporary Art

By: Erik Bartley On February 12, the district court for the Eastern District of New York ruled in favor of twenty-one graffiti artists, stating that the destruction of their art was a violation of the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA).[1] From 2002 to 2013, Jonathan Cohen headed a group of graffiti artists painting murals on […]