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”

Citizen Bounty Hunters: The New Method for Evading Judicial Enforcement

*Peri Leanna Schuster Introduction On September 1, 2021, the Texas legislature enacted Senate Bill 8 (S.B. 8), a new law that restricts the right to an abortion six weeks after pregnancy,[1] contravening precedent of the United States Supreme Court.[2] The Texas legislature drafted S.B. 8 to avoid enforcement by state actors.[3] S.B. 8 specifically statesContinue reading “Citizen Bounty Hunters: The New Method for Evading Judicial Enforcement”

Better Left Unsent: Real Estate “Love Letters” and Fair Housing Violations

*Alina Pargamanik I. Introduction A highly competitive real estate market with low inventory and intense bidding wars means that buyers are willing to do anything in their attempts to persuade sellers to sell, including resorting to “love letters.”[1] Love letters are letters that buyers write to sellers describing the reasons why the seller should pickContinue reading “Better Left Unsent: Real Estate “Love Letters” and Fair Housing Violations”

Go Back to Bed, America, Your Government is Watching Over You: What is a “Reasonable Expectation of Privacy” if Modern Surveillance Tools are in “General Public Use”?

*Bradley Rosen I. Privacy Protections Under the Fourth Amendment         The Fourth Amendment of the Federal Constitution protects the people’s right “to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”[1] The Supreme Court of the United States recognizes that “[t]he ‘basic purpose of [the Fourth] Amendment’ . . . ‘isContinue reading “Go Back to Bed, America, Your Government is Watching Over You: What is a “Reasonable Expectation of Privacy” if Modern Surveillance Tools are in “General Public Use”?”