Do you Vape Bro?: The Vaping Crisis and State Judiciaries Response to State Bans

*Christian Coward I.  Introduction Tobacco has vast social, political, and economic influence in the United States.  See History of Tobacco, Tobacco Free Life, https://tobaccofreelife.org/tobacco/tobacco-history (last visited Mar. 5, 2020).  In the early twentieth century, smoking cigarettes became a paramount part of American culture post World War I.  Id.; see Livia Gershon, A Brief History ofContinue reading “Do you Vape Bro?: The Vaping Crisis and State Judiciaries Response to State Bans”

The Meteoric Rise of Esports: What Legal Issues Threaten the Growth of This New Industry?

*Taylor Kitzmiller I.  Esports’s Popularity Explosion The playing and watching of video games has gone from a casual hobby enjoyed primarily by kids to a brand-new multibillion-dollar industry.  See Wayne Duggan, Breaking Down the Incredible Rise of Esports, Benzinga (Jan. 26, 2019, 4:06 PM), https://www.benzinga.com/general/education/19/01/13008304/breaking-down-the-incredible-rise-of-esports.  Esports is the fastest growing spectator sport in the world.Continue reading “The Meteoric Rise of Esports: What Legal Issues Threaten the Growth of This New Industry?”

Affirmative Action Still Being Challenged—Could the College Admissions Process Be in for a Change?

*Evan Raigrodski Even in 2019, affirmative action in the college admissions process continues to be challenged.  Anemona Hartocollis, Harvard Won a Key Affirmative Action Battle.  But the War’s Not Over, N.Y. Times, https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/us/harvard-admissions-lawsuit.html (last updated Nov. 5, 2019).  The latest lawsuit brought by the Students for Fair Admissions challenged Harvard University’s admissions practices arguing thatContinue reading “Affirmative Action Still Being Challenged—Could the College Admissions Process Be in for a Change?”

The Third-Country Rule and United States Asylum Law

Cassandra Brumback* Four months after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers arrested Roylan Hernandez-Diaz, he committed suicide in his Louisiana jail cell.  See Teo Armus, A Cuban Immigrant Asked for Asylum. After Months of Detention, He Killed Himself, ICE Says, Wash. Post (Oct. 17, 2019, 7:28 AM), https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/17/cuban-immigrant-asked-asylum-detention-killed-himself-ice/.  Hernandez-Diaz was one of approximately 590,000 asylumContinue reading “The Third-Country Rule and United States Asylum Law”

What Is Maryland Doing to Combat Violence in Our Schools?

Kelsey Lear* On March 20, 2018, a 17-year-old student shot two others at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, Maryland before a school resource officer intervened.  See Eric Levenson, Maryland School Officer Stops Armed Student Who Shot 2 Others, CNN, http://www.cnn.com/2018/03/20/us/great-mills-high-school-shooting/index.html (last updated Mar. 20, 2018, 7:24 PM).  The shooter killed one studentContinue reading “What Is Maryland Doing to Combat Violence in Our Schools?”