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Looking for PR & Finance Directors -

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

LOSING THE BLAME GAME TO WIN FOR THE FAMILY: The Continued Benefits of the No-Fault Divorce Movement, 1969 to Today

Fall 2013 : Volume VII : Issue 1 *Author: Elizabeth Kramer, Carnegie Mellon University This paper analyzes the legal roots and historical background that established the Fault divorce movement in the context of United States, and how this background juxtaposed to the climate of the late 1960’s that brought the no-fault divorce revolution. The no-fault revolution drastically changed the laws regarding divorce process in an attempt to create structure that would lessen emotional distress for families. Though the goals of a more “objective” court system may have fallen short of ideals due to continued reliance on judge’s subjective opinion, this…

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POWER V. PRUDENCE: The Discretionary Powers of the American Prosecutor in Relation to Racial Disparity

Fall 2013 : Volume VII : Issue 1 *Author: Jeffeline Ermilus, Emory University This project will focus on the prosecutor’s discretion and how it relates to the current status of the criminal justice system. If our justice system is designed to guarantee every person equal protection under the laws, then how is it that certain populations are negatively affected more than others? The focus of this study lands on the prosecutor because they are the most powerful individuals in the justice system. They alone hold the ability to initiate prosecution. Therefore, every person who is under control of the criminal…

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THE OPEN BEACHES ACT: From Watershed to Wipeout

Fall 2013 : Volume VII : Issue 1 *Author: Paola Eisner, Brown University In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, whose widespread destruction to coastal property left the National Federal Insurance Program $28 billion dollars in debt, coastal policy experts are reconsidering existing management paradigms. Current regulations increase federal liability in order to spur coastal development, even in vulnerable areas where rebuilding brings yet another bill to the American taxpayer and benefits last only until the next storm. Policymakers are considering changes that include rolling easements and shift liability from the taxpayer to the developer or property owner. Many of these measures,…

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THE LEGAL REINTERPRETATION OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND THE REDEFINITION OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BLACK IN THE IVY LEAGUE: A Study of Black Student Perceptions of Affirmative Action

Fall 2013 : Volume VII : Issue 1 *Author: Chaya Crowder, Columbia University “Diversity” is a prevalent buzzword amongst elite universities throughout the United States. Although Columbia University’s student population is 12.1 percent Black, this figure includes not only traditional African-American students but also West Indian and African students. This paper will retrace the historical intention and purpose of affirmative action to reveal its original intent, while exploring the Supreme Court cases that have established affirmative action as the diversity-based institution that it is today. Furthermore, this paper will analyze the discussion between focus groups of exclusively traditional African-American students born…

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PROMETHEUS AND THE FUTURE OF SOFTWARE PATENTABILITY

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….

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ORIGINALISM AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

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…

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BIRTH CONTROL AND THE LAW IN THE UNITED STATES: An Historical Approach

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…

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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…

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INSANITY AND CRIME

Spring ’13, Vol. VI
By Ariana Cernius
Harvard College

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