Ghost Guns in Charm City: Mayor & City Council of Baltimore v. Polymer80, Inc.

*Paige Boyer I. Introduction Ghost guns haunt cities across America.[1] They are as spooky as they sound—ghost guns are untraceable because they lack a serial number and often the purchaser assembles them.[2] In the first four months of 2022, Baltimore Police Department (BPD) recovered 131 ghost guns, double the amount recovered in the same timeContinue reading “Ghost Guns in Charm City: Mayor & City Council of Baltimore v. Polymer80, Inc.”

Algorithmic Recommendations as an Act of Creation: How the Supreme Court’s Ruling in Gonzalez v. Google, LLC Could Completely Change the Internet

*Anastasia Couch I. The Twenty-Six Words that Built the Internet The internet as we know it rests on a single sentence written in 1996.[1] Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act states: “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by anotherContinue reading “Algorithmic Recommendations as an Act of Creation: How the Supreme Court’s Ruling in Gonzalez v. Google, LLC Could Completely Change the Internet”

What’s Next for Forensic Genetic Genotyping in Maryland?

*Natalie Murphy I. Introduction In 2021, Maryland passed the world’s first law regulating the use of forensic genetic genealogy (FGG).[1] Although this law constitutes a massive step towards safeguarding public privacy, broader criticisms of forensic science call attention to additional areas to monitor regarding Maryland’s FGG usage.[2] Maryland’s FGG policies leave open questions regarding FourthContinue reading “What’s Next for Forensic Genetic Genotyping in Maryland?”

Emboldened and Relentless: Students for Fair Admissions, Inc., Edward Blum, and an Attack on Affirmative Action in Higher Education Admissions

*Paige Boyer I. Introduction Their name is deceptive, but their mission is clear: to remove affirmative action from the higher education admissions process.[1] Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. (SFA) is in the midst of two legal battles attacking affirmative action in higher education admissions; Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. The University of North CarolinaContinue reading “Emboldened and Relentless: Students for Fair Admissions, Inc., Edward Blum, and an Attack on Affirmative Action in Higher Education Admissions”

The Fifth Amendment: You Have the Right to Remain Silent, but Should You?

*Hannah Krehely I. Introduction In August 2022, former President Donald Trump took full advantage of his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent in a deposition with the New York State Attorney General.[1] The deposition was part of a civil investigation into whether Trump and the Trump Organization fraudulently misrepresented the value of its properties toContinue reading “The Fifth Amendment: You Have the Right to Remain Silent, but Should You?”