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Domestic Violence Protections in the Crosshairs: U.S. v. Rahimi and the Constitutionality of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(8)

Domestic Violence Protections in the Crosshairs: U.S. v. Rahimi and the Constitutionality of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(8)

By Chase T. Boss, Staff Writer Photo courtesy of pexels.com Last year, the Supreme Court held in Bruen[1] that New York’s concealed-carry “proper cause” requirement violated the Second Amendment, opening the door to a new era of gun control challenges.[2] Now, the constitutionality of a federal gun law is scheduled […]

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Crypto’s Golden Boy Gets His Day in Court

Crypto’s Golden Boy Gets His Day in Court

By Robert Portillo, Staff Writer Photo Courtesy of Pixabay The time has finally come for federal prosecutors to make their case against Sam Bankman-Fried, the eccentric former billionaire CEO of cryptocurrency exchange FTX. A man once touted as crypto’s “golden boy” has procured some new less flattering nicknames in the […]

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Pittsburgh’s Shopping Mall Predicament

Pittsburgh’s Shopping Mall Predicament

By Simon Jaronski, Staff Writer Photo Courtesy of Unsplash.com The golden age of shopping malls has long since passed, and Americans have transitioned to a more cynical form of consumerism. Today, Amazon and other online retailers have displaced the multi-faceted mall experience, complete with dining options, idle browsing, and socialization. […]

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Legal Challenges to Law Firm Diversity Programs

Legal Challenges to Law Firm Diversity Programs

By Emma Betz, Staff Writer Photo Courtesy of Unsplash.com This year, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled to prohibit affirmative action policies embedded in college admissions practices to increase the number of underrepresented minority students on campuses.[1] As a result of the Court’s decision, other programs that have […]

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The Evolution of Antitrust in the AI Age

The Evolution of Antitrust in the AI Age

By Zachary Atkins, Staff Writer Photo courtesy of unsplash.com With every passing year it seems an especially innovative or extraordinary technological advancement is on the forefront of implementation across our society. Advancements in Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) is no different. AI tools like ChatGPT, Bard, and Dali are reshaping markets with […]

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The PA Presidential Primary Dispute

The PA Presidential Primary Dispute

By Drew Crusciel, Staff Writer Photo courtesy of Unsplash.com The General Pennsylvania Presidential primary must take place on the fourth Tuesday of April, according to the Pennsylvania Election Code.[1] So what happens when that date falls on a holiday? That is the problem that Pennsylvania’s Congress is currently grappling with, as […]

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­­New York Retail Marijuana Licensing: A Noble Goal With Unintended Consequences

­­New York Retail Marijuana Licensing: A Noble Goal With Unintended Consequences

By Jeffrey Chmay, Staff Writer           Photo Courtesy of Pixabay   In August 2023, a New York Supreme Court judge halted the issuing of recreational marijuana retail licenses due to the preferential treatment given to those with past marijuana convictions.[1] A group of veterans filed the lawsuit stating that New York marijuana regulators […]

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