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Fifth Circuit Upholds Controversial Texas Law

Fifth Circuit Upholds Controversial Texas Law

By Joseph Segar, Staff Writer On September 16, 2022 the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas law that regulates large social media corporations’ ability to censor content on their platforms. [1] The law, HB 20, was passed in Texas last year but was blocked until now by […]

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Starbucks Labor Law Violations

Starbucks Labor Law Violations

by Casey Seaman, Staff Writer Starbucks has become a coffee empire that has touched almost every corner of the United States, from busy city street corners to college campuses. Though most know Starbucks for their coffee, the company has increasingly found itself in the news for different reasons. In the […]

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Implicit Bias in the Legal Community

Implicit Bias in the Legal Community

By Liza Honaker, Staff Writer A bias is a decision-making shortcut developed by the brain to help it process the world efficiently.[1] Some biases are helpful, like when a driver automatically associates a red stoplight with applying the brakes of their vehicle. However, many biases are based on harmful stereotypes and […]

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City of Pittsburgh Sued Over Inclusionary Zoning

City of Pittsburgh Sued Over Inclusionary Zoning

By Natasha Patel, Staff Writer  On May 12, 2022, the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh (“BAMP”), a Pennsylvania non-profit trade association, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against the City of Pittsburgh claiming that the City’s inclusionary zoning ordinances are unconstitutional and […]

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Pennsylvania Establishes Regional Veterans Treatment Courts 

Pennsylvania Establishes Regional Veterans Treatment Courts 

By Hannah Schaffer, Features Editor Veterans face significant challenges reacclimating to life after the military. Many veterans suffer combat related injuries or mental health disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression.  “Nobody understands what [veterans have] experienced,” said Dr. David Lane, professor of counseling in the College of […]

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The International Court of Justice Rules on Ukraine/Russia Conflict

The International Court of Justice Rules on Ukraine/Russia Conflict

By Chloe Clifford, Staff Writer On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale military invasion into Ukraine.[1] The President of the Russian Federation stated that “horror and genocide” being suffered by Donbas communities by the Ukrainian government was the reason to “take a long overdue decision and to immediately recognize the […]

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Telehealth and the Law

Telehealth and the Law

By Reganne Hardy, Staff Writer The growing digital age and the revolutionary global pandemic have fueled the rise of telehealth.[1] Telehealth provides healthcare services, from physical therapy to counseling, through a virtual medium that generally focuses on wellness management rather than diagnostics.[2] Through telehealth, patients can leverage video conferring to voice their […]

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Oregon Extends Medically Assisted Death to Non-Residents

Oregon Extends Medically Assisted Death to Non-Residents

By Rebecca Chieffallo, Staff Writer Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act was first approved by a slight majority of 51% of Oregon voters in 1994, making the state the first in the nation to allow physicians to administer lethal medication doses to terminally ill patients.[1] The Act was reaffirmed by 60% of […]

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