You (Might) Have the Right to Remain Silent: Supreme Court Set to Decide Whether Public Accommodation Law Can Compel Speech

Photo Credit: Ted Eytan (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license) *Nicholas Balzano I. INTRODUCTION The Supreme Court’s 2021-2022 term was filled with widespread media coverage, particularly concerning the Court’s decisions in Dobbs v. Jackson and NYSRPA v. Bruen.[1] While the 2021-2022 term has ended, another case with the potential to create a newContinue reading “You (Might) Have the Right to Remain Silent: Supreme Court Set to Decide Whether Public Accommodation Law Can Compel Speech”

“And Justice for All”: Is Environmental Justice Thwarted by the Federal Legislative Process?

Photo credit: Susan Melkisethian *Ashli Glatfelter I. Introduction The idea that nature is the “great equalizer” unfortunately seems to have little merit lately.[1] Ideally, clean air, drinking water, and recreational spaces are available to all Americans without discrimination based on race or socioeconomic status.[2] In reality, unequal access to the benefits of these natural resourcesContinue reading ““And Justice for All”: Is Environmental Justice Thwarted by the Federal Legislative Process?”

Moral Duty or Legal Right: Supreme Court Decides Third Nazi-Looted Art Case Hinged on Procedural Questions Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act

*Torra Hausmann I. Introduction On April 21, 2022, the Supreme Court quietly issued its third decision in two terms on yet another issue involving the provenance of a piece of artwork looted by Nazis during the Second World War.[1] The petition for certiorari came after a long legal battle dating back to 2005 between theContinue reading “Moral Duty or Legal Right: Supreme Court Decides Third Nazi-Looted Art Case Hinged on Procedural Questions Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act”

Technology Advancements in Automobiles Bring Serious Privacy Concerns as Car Makers Appropriate Personal Data from Drivers

*Zachary Seidel I. Introduction The CEO of one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world said it best: “We know everyone who breaks the law, we know when you’re doing it. We have GPS in your car, so we know what you’re doing.”[1] Jim Farley, the current CEO of Ford Motor Company, continued byContinue reading “Technology Advancements in Automobiles Bring Serious Privacy Concerns as Car Makers Appropriate Personal Data from Drivers”

The Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act: The Congressional Solution for Financial Conflicts in Federal Court

*Jeffrey Neuman I. Introduction Judges have a duty to ensure that all citizens, no matter their race, religion, background, or bank account, get a fair shot at justice.[1] Federal litigation amplifies the importance of this duty due to the nature of disputes litigated at the federal level.[2] The holdings of federal judges can have far-reachingContinue reading “The Courthouse Ethics and Transparency Act: The Congressional Solution for Financial Conflicts in Federal Court”