The U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections for Home Care Workers

The U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections for Home Care Workers Aiste Palskyte* On August 21, 2015, in Home Care Ass’n of America v. Weil, 799 F.3d 1084 (D.C. Cir. 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Department of Labor (DOL) rule extending theContinue reading “The U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections for Home Care Workers”

Rethinking Solitary Confinement in American Prisons

Behind Bars: Rethinking Solitary Confinement in American Prisons Emily Steiner* Solitary confinement is a widely used and highly controversial practice in American prisons that has been the go-to method for handling discipline and security since the mid-1980s. Inmates held in solitary confinement spend approximately twenty-three hours a day in tiny, windowless cells, receiving their foodContinue reading “Rethinking Solitary Confinement in American Prisons”

The Supreme Court’s Upcoming Decisions Regarding Class Action Lawsuits

A Well Fitted Suit: The Supreme Court’s Upcoming Decisions Regarding Class Action Lawsuits Christopher Finke* Class action lawsuits have garnered much media attention and have gathered a reputation as opportunities for greedy lawyers.  Christine Frymire, Comment, Class Actions a Thing of the Past . . . Or Are They? A Look at the Circuit Courts’Continue reading “The Supreme Court’s Upcoming Decisions Regarding Class Action Lawsuits”

Maryland Court of Appeals Holds That Sustained Complaints Against Police Shielded From Public Disclosure

Access to Governmental Records – Maryland Court of Appeals Holds That Sustained Complaints Against Police Shielded From Public Disclosure – State Police v. Dashiell, 117 A.3d 1 (Md. 2015) Ben Weathers* Following a spate of highly publicized killings of unarmed African American men at the hands of police officers over the past year, relationships amongContinue reading “Maryland Court of Appeals Holds That Sustained Complaints Against Police Shielded From Public Disclosure”

FIFA Gets the Mafia Treatment

FIFA Gets the Mafia Treatment Christopher Burns* Members of the Hells Angels, Latin Kings, and the Gambino crime family were all prosecuted in Federal Court under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).  RICO, enacted in 1970, was drafted with the intention to take down various mafia organizations and crime syndicates located domestically byContinue reading “FIFA Gets the Mafia Treatment”