Juris Features

Coronavirus Exposes Issues with the Bar Exam – Could Major Change Be on Its Way?

Coronavirus Exposes Issues with the Bar Exam – Could Major Change Be on Its Way?

Photo provided courtesy of Pixabay.com By Giulia Schaub, Editor-in-Chief   Like all events in 2020, bar exams across the nation have been rescheduled, reformatted, and revamped to adhere to COVID-19 pandemic safety restrictions. Only 16 jurisdictions offered their July 2020 exam as originally planned, while other jurisdictions offered alternative dates […]

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Duquesne University School of Law Students and Faculty Remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Duquesne University School of Law Students and Faculty Remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Photo provided courtesy of the Office of Duquesne University President Ken Gormley By Margaret Potter, Feature Editor   The year 2020 has been marked by tremendous loss, and the highest court in our land has been no exception. On September 18, 2020 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to […]

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Merchant Cash Advance Regulations Not Yet on Par with Consumer Lending Regulations

Merchant Cash Advance Regulations Not Yet on Par with Consumer Lending Regulations

Photo provided courtesy of Pixabay.com. By Stephen Hodzic, Blog Editor   “Consumers have laws protecting them from usurious interest rates… but for small businesses, those protection laws don’t apply at all.” [1] [2] On July 28, 2020, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the Philadelphia offices at Par […]

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The Case of Curtis Flowers and Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection

The Case of Curtis Flowers and Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection

Photo provided courtesy of Pixabay.com. By Matt Naum, Staff Writer   On September 4, 2020, Curtis Flowers was officially released from Mississippi state custody after having murder charges against him dropped. These charges are what forced Flowers to endure six separate trials. [1] The trials resulted in four convictions, four […]

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The Pursuit of the Vote: Pennsylvania’s Role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement

The Pursuit of the Vote: Pennsylvania’s Role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com By:  Rachel Pressdee, Staff Writer One hundred years ago women were granted the right to vote with the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. [1] Pennsylvania was an early embracer of women’s suffrage and was the seventh state to ratify the […]

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Trump Administration Enacts Largest Rollback of the Clean Water Act

By: Margaret Potter, Blog Editor Enacted in 1972, the Clean Water Act (the “CWA”) has provided for the federal protection of the “waters of the United States” for over forty years.[1] Under the CWA, the federal government can regulate water quality standards and implement pollution control to protect the integrity […]

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