Not Different, Not the Same: International Humanitarian Law’s Problem with Cyberattacks

*Anastasia Couch I. Introduction On the 175th day of war, the Ukrainian company “Energoatom” reported that Russian hackers launched a three-hour attack on its website.[1] Though the initial attack did not cause significant impact, the attempted assault raised a significant concern because Energoatom is Ukraine’s state nuclear power company.[2] The attack was not directly attributedContinue reading “Not Different, Not the Same: International Humanitarian Law’s Problem with Cyberattacks”

Medical Coercion During Pregnancy and Childbirth

*Cherie Correlli I. Introduction Maternity care is a distinctive medical setting in which there is a startling lack of informed-consent-based medical procedures.[1] Women’s reports of their care indicate that interventions are routinely performed without meaningful consent, violating their autonomy in medical decision-making.[2] These interventions may include medical inductions, medications, mobility-limiting fetal monitoring methods, episiotomies, andContinue reading “Medical Coercion During Pregnancy and Childbirth”

In the Name of Public Safety: Issues and Exceptions to Maryland’s Child Interrogation Protection Act

*Qiara Butler I. Introduction In April 2022, the Maryland General Assembly passed several pieces of legislation involving police accountability and their interactions with the community.[1] One of the most impactful pieces of legislation was Senate Bill 53, also known as the Child Interrogation Protection Act.[2] This statute, which went into effect October 1, 2022,[3] establishesContinue reading “In the Name of Public Safety: Issues and Exceptions to Maryland’s Child Interrogation Protection Act”

Bad Financials or Pretextual Reasoning: Is the Closure of Unionizing Stores Illegal Union-Busting?

*Erin Turvey I. INTRODUCTION In 2021, American approval of labor unions reached the highest point since 1965.[1] During the first half of fiscal year (FY) 2022, union representation petitions[2] filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) increased by 57%.[3] Moreover, unions won more NLRB representation elections in the first half of FY 2022 thanContinue reading “Bad Financials or Pretextual Reasoning: Is the Closure of Unionizing Stores Illegal Union-Busting?”

Cannabis in the Workplace: A Hazy Line Between Legalization and Discrimination

*Kenneth Wyatt II I. INTRODUCTION On May 26, 2022, Assembly Bill (AB) No. 2188 (Bill), passed the California State Assembly.[1] If signed into law, the Bill would take effect January 1, 2024.[2] As currently drafted, the Bill would amend California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA),[3] which prohibits various forms of employment discrimination and empowersContinue reading “Cannabis in the Workplace: A Hazy Line Between Legalization and Discrimination”