Indictments Don’t Deter Cyberattacks, So Why Does the U.S. Keep Using Them? An Analysis in Response to the U.S.’s Recent Indictment of Six Russian Hackers

*Ellen Pruitt I. Introduction On October 19, 2020, the U.S. Justice Department indicted six Russian Military Officers in connection with a series of cyberattacks.[1]  The indictment charges the officers in connection with the 2015 and 2016 blackouts in Ukraine, 2017 economic losses to three corporations, 2018 attacks on computers supporting the PyeongChang Olympics, meddling inContinue reading “Indictments Don’t Deter Cyberattacks, So Why Does the U.S. Keep Using Them? An Analysis in Response to the U.S.’s Recent Indictment of Six Russian Hackers”

How Great is the Threat to Healthcare? The Severability Doctrine and the Challenge to Obamacare

*Josh Gehret  On October 22, 2020, now Vice-President Kamala Harris tweeted she—alongside her Democratic colleagues—boycotted the Judiciary Committee’s vote to determine whether Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination should be heard by the Senate because the hearings “show[ed] how Republicans will stop at nothing to strip health care from millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions.”[1]  The issueContinue reading “How Great is the Threat to Healthcare? The Severability Doctrine and the Challenge to Obamacare”

ALEC’s Turnaround and Hope for Reducing Criminal Punishments in Maryland.

*Andrew J. Loewen I. Everyone Agrees the Criminal Justice System Needs Reform. The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)  wants to reform the criminal justice system.[1]  On the heels of numerous high-profile police killings and resultant uprisings in the past eight years,[2] prison abolitionists are also demanding changes to the criminal justice system.[3]  In Maryland, theirContinue reading “ALEC’s Turnaround and Hope for Reducing Criminal Punishments in Maryland.”

Her Crown and Glory: CROWN Act Takes Effect in Maryland

*John Chase Among the new laws that took effect in Maryland on October 1, 2020, the CROWN Act intends to end employer discrimination arising from traditionally African-American hairstyles.[1]  California was the first state to pass similar legislation in 2019, and Maryland is the latest in joining five others that have followed suit.[2]  At the federalContinue reading “Her Crown and Glory: CROWN Act Takes Effect in Maryland”

The Student Athlete Level Playing Field Act: Time for College Athletes to Cash in?

*Arriana Sajjad I. Introduction Newly proposed federal legislation could change the landscape of college sports as we know it.[1]  Starting as early as next year, athletes around the country may be able to start profiting from their name, image, and likeness (NIL).[2]  On September 24, 2020, Congressman Anthony Gonzales (R-Ohio) and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, IIContinue reading “The Student Athlete Level Playing Field Act: Time for College Athletes to Cash in?”