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Goodbye, “Tax Free” Online Purchases for Pennsylvania . . . Hello, Federal Uniform Internet Sales Tax?

by: Michael McGraw, Assoc. Print Editor Any Pennsylvania residents who have made online purchases since the beginning of September may have noticed the ostensibly sudden emergence of a “sales tax.” While many people have considered online purchases “tax-free,” as of September 1, 2012 the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue (“Department of […]

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Movember Is Upon Us

Movember Is Upon Us

by: Phil Luciano, Staff Writer Those who have ears, let them hear. Those who have bare upper lips, let them be warmed. As many Duquesne Law students may have noticed, the overall style of our humble law school has dramatically increased in the month of November. Small, subtle works of […]

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Sniff. Sniff. Search? Supreme Court to Rule Again on Whether Canine Sniff Constitutes a Search Under the Fourth Amendment

by Mary O’Rourke, Staff Writer On October 31, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument on two cases concerning whether a dog sniff is considered a “search” for Fourth Amendment purposes. The Court has ruled on this issue before, and has constantly held that dog sniffs are […]

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Think Like A Lawyer

by Chrissy Giuliano, 3L Contributor Think like a lawyer: The one thing every professor first year said we would learn. When I first heard this phrase during orientation, I had no idea what it meant. As my first year dragged on, I developed a jaded view of the phrase, believing […]

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California Compensating Student Athletes in a Creative Way

by Ravi Marfatia, Staff Writer Should certain student athletes get paid in addition to their athletic scholarships? Prominent sportswriters certainly think so. Michael Wilbon, a senior columnist for ESPN.com, has said student athletes who participate in basketball and football should get paid based on contracts such as the 10.8 billion […]

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The American Dream: Own a Meth Lab

by: Amy Coleman, Staff Writer Jonathan Hankins’ family made national news when, after developing a series of strange and painful ailments, they discovered that their home was previously used as a methamphetamine laboratory. After moving in on June 2012, Jonathan began experiencing extreme dry mouth.  His wife, Beth, also developed […]

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