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Will the Real Radovan Karadžić Please Stand Up?

by: Amy Coleman, Staff Writer Several months ago, Radovan Karadžić opened his pro se defense on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 with a statement that he should be “rewarded for all the good things I have done,” reported the New York Times. The Serbian wartime leader is a controversial figure–loved by […]

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Holy Trolly: The Bullies of the IP World

by: Will Manolis, Web Editor We are not trolling merrily along. The fear today is not the troll under the bridge, nor the Internet trolls inciting ire and hatred on online forums. The most vile and abhorrent figure in today’s intellectual property (IP) community is the patent troll. What is […]

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Voter ID Law “Done” for the 2012 Presidential Election

by: Mary O’Rourke, Staff Writer “Voter ID, which is going to allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania: done.” Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai’s comments unknowingly set into motion a hotly contested examination into the validity of Act 18, otherwise known as the Pennsylvania Voter ID Law. […]

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Can a State Legally Secede from the United States?

by: Matthew Andersen, 1L Contributor In the wake of President Barack Obama’s re-election victory on Nov. 6, nearly 1 million Americans, from all 50 states, have signed petitions to secede from the United States of America. The ironic part of signing petitions for secession is that it is all being […]

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What to Do with Pennsylvania’s Bad Kids

by: Jenna R. Smith, Staff Writer Earlier this year, Justice Elena Kagan, writing for the majority of the United States Supreme Court in Miller v. Alabama, held that mandatory laws requiring lifetime incarceration without the possibility of parole to children convicted of homicide violated the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel […]

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