Enact Emergency Legislation Now and Save Maryland Restaurants Before it is Too Late

*Jared Stape I. Introduction A harmful paradox has rapidly emerged in the restaurant industry—U.S. restaurants are losing revenue—while third-party delivery apps are seeing an exponential increase in revenue.[1]  The COVID-19 public health emergency has razed local restaurants with ordinances preventing on-site dining, causing an uptick in delivery.[2]  This has created a temporary paradigm shift, forcingContinue reading “Enact Emergency Legislation Now and Save Maryland Restaurants Before it is Too Late”

Antitrust Attacks on Google: Restoring Competition in Search Optimization and the Potential Reformation of Antitrust

*Michael Blanchard I. Introduction In a highly-anticipated move, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an antitrust lawsuit against tech-conglomerate Google LLC (Google) for its exclusionary and monopolistic practices in search optimization and advertising markets.[1]  The fifty-seven page complaint argues that “Google has [illegally] used anticompetitive tactics to maintain and extend its monopolies in the marketsContinue reading “Antitrust Attacks on Google: Restoring Competition in Search Optimization and the Potential Reformation of Antitrust”

Cuties: The French Film That Shocked America’s Conscience

*Sabrina Marquez The First Amendment’s protection of free speech is in contention as a small county in Texas charged Netflix, Inc. (Netflix) with the state felony of promoting lewdness for content displayed in the movie “Cuties.”[1]  The movie is a French film by Maïmouna Doucouré, also known as “Mignonnes,”and functions as an extension of herContinue reading “Cuties: The French Film That Shocked America’s Conscience”

Indictments Don’t Deter Cyberattacks, So Why Does the U.S. Keep Using Them? An Analysis in Response to the U.S.’s Recent Indictment of Six Russian Hackers

*Ellen Pruitt I. Introduction On October 19, 2020, the U.S. Justice Department indicted six Russian Military Officers in connection with a series of cyberattacks.[1]  The indictment charges the officers in connection with the 2015 and 2016 blackouts in Ukraine, 2017 economic losses to three corporations, 2018 attacks on computers supporting the PyeongChang Olympics, meddling inContinue reading “Indictments Don’t Deter Cyberattacks, So Why Does the U.S. Keep Using Them? An Analysis in Response to the U.S.’s Recent Indictment of Six Russian Hackers”

How Great is the Threat to Healthcare? The Severability Doctrine and the Challenge to Obamacare

*Josh Gehret  On October 22, 2020, now Vice-President Kamala Harris tweeted she—alongside her Democratic colleagues—boycotted the Judiciary Committee’s vote to determine whether Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination should be heard by the Senate because the hearings “show[ed] how Republicans will stop at nothing to strip health care from millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions.”[1]  The issueContinue reading “How Great is the Threat to Healthcare? The Severability Doctrine and the Challenge to Obamacare”