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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Elections 2016-2017 -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Why the ERA Failed: Comfort Over Content in the Fight for Women’s Rights -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Extent to Which Parents Should Regulate Their Children’s Abortions -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Human Rights in a Reclusive Context: North Korea -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Separation without Justification: Parental Rights of Pregnant Juveniles in Correctional Facilities -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

U.S. Asylum after September 11: Failures of the PATRIOT and ID Acts -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Genomicare: The Affordable Care Act of 2023 -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

“Social Worker with a Gun:” The Role of Policing in Harm Reduction Among Addicts -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pulling Principles Out of Thick Air: The Incorporation of Customary International Law Under the Alien Tort Claims Act of 1789 After Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Schuette v. BAMN: Moving Toward a Colorblind Constitution -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

American Women in Combat: What Israel and Canada Can Teach the United States About Integration -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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Monday, April 25, 2016

The Intersection of Lawlessness and Justice: Police Misconduct -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A Recommendation for Eliminating Lifetime Tenure for Federal Judges -

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Admissions Panel A Great Success! -

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Law School Admissions Panel -

Monday, November 3, 2014

VICTORY OF THE MINORITY: The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Fight for Constitutional Rights -

Monday, June 30, 2014

VACATING CONVICTIONS: The Efficacy of One Form of Relief from the Consequences of Conviction -

Monday, June 30, 2014


WULR Volume VI, Issue III, Spring 2013 Prometheus and the Future of Software Patentability Gareth Tan University of Chicago ABSTRACT The Supreme Court’s decision in Mayo v. Prometheus (2012) dealt with biotechnology patentability but carries significant implications for computer technology law. An analysis of an earlier trilogy of algorithm patentability cases that the Court finds to be controlling – Benson, Flook, and Diehr – shows that the Court’s ruling in Prometheus is hardly faithful to precedent. Instead, Prometheus is better understood as a case that attempts to improve on the deficiencies of patent law in the absence of Congressional legislation….


WULR Volume VI, Issue III, Spring 2013 Originalism and Affirmative Action Bradley Silverman Brown University ABSTRACT Last fall, the U.S. Supreme Court heard Fisher v. Texas, a case concerning the affirmative action policy at the University of Texas. The decision that the Court hands down later this term could shape affirmative action policy and jurisprudence for decades to come. At least two of the Justices call themselves originalists, saying that the Constitution should be interpreted in light of its original understanding. But what does originalism have to say about affirmative action? In this study, I argue that contrary to some…


WULR Volume VI, Issue III, Spring 2013 Birth Control and the Law in the United States: An Historical Approach Tierney O’Rourke Stanford University Abstract From slavery to Jim Crow, the Treaty of Paris to the Dawes Severalty Act, the Alien and Sedition Acts to the Patriot Act, and the Comstock Acts to limitations of the 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution, American law has, at one time or another, prohibited African Americans, Native Americans, immigrants, and women from fully enjoying freedom. During the first two hundred years of United States history, women were largely relegated to the home, exemplifying…

THE SUPERFLUOUS CLAUSE: Free Exercise Re-Envisioned for the 21st Century

WULR Volume VI, Issue III, Spring 2013 The Superfluous Clause: Free Exercise Re-Envisioned for the 21st Century Christina Goswiller Stanford University Abstract: In order to reflect the plurality of beliefs in contemporary American society, and the social, political, and cultural transformations the country has undergone since its founding, the right to free exercise of religion needs to be re-envisioned. Where free exercise jurisprudence has largely shown that there is no fair or unbiased way of assessing whether a religious claim is religious or sincere, focused and specific inquires into equal treatment are preferable to broad constitutional definitions of religion. Since the…