Juris Blog

South Dakota’s Ongoing Battle for Medicaid

South Dakota’s Ongoing Battle for Medicaid

By Amelia Trello, Staff Writer South Dakota voters will decide whether to extend Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) this November.[1] Residents of South Dakota have successfully elected to expand Medicaid six times—the upcoming vote in November could be number seven.[2]Currently, around five percent of the state remains […]

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ACLU-PA Objections to Electronic Monitoring Device for P.F.A. Defendants Revisited Amongst Renewed Push for ‘Alina’s Law’

ACLU-PA Objections to Electronic Monitoring Device for P.F.A. Defendants Revisited Amongst Renewed Push for ‘Alina’s Law’

By Caroline Benec, Staff Writer 2022 marks five years since Senate Bill 196 (“Alina’s Law”) was introduced to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, giving civil courts the authority to mandate that anyone under a protection from abuse order (“PFA”), both the victim-survivor and the alleged abuser, wear an electronic monitoring device.[1] […]

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The Biden Administration Continues Efforts to Release United States Citizens Held as Russian Detainees

The Biden Administration Continues Efforts to Release United States Citizens Held as Russian Detainees

By Emma Betz, Staff Writer Two United States citizens have been detained in Russia for several months now – WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist, Britney Griner, and former United States Marine, Paul Whelan. As communications continue between the United States and Russia, proposals and negotiations of prisoner swap […]

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Is this the End of Affirmative Action?

Is this the End of Affirmative Action?

By Madeline Olds, Staff Writer This summer, after a controversial term, the United States Supreme Court decided it will hear two cases concerning arguments surrounding the constitutionality of affirmative action.[1] Affirmative action is defined as “a set of procedures designed to; eliminate unlawful discrimination among applicants, remedy the results of such […]

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Monetary Incentives, a double-edged sword?

Monetary Incentives, a double-edged sword?

By Roshni Master, Staff Writer A high salary or a large end-of-year bonus is typically considered a sign of success. However, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (“UPMC”) Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery and star surgeon, Dr. James Luketich, may disagree.[1] The United States government has brought suit against Dr. Luketich, alleging […]

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Cryptocurrency and Money Laundering Regulation

Cryptocurrency and Money Laundering Regulation

By Amber Pavucsko, Staff Writer Almost every criminal organization needs access to the financial sector to store excess money, make transactions, transfer money, etc.[1] Digital assets, including cryptocurrency, have provided yet another way to launder money for cybercrimes, terrorist organizations, and bribes.[2] The United States has developed regulations to combat […]

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