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Genes Talk: The Current State of DNA Privacy Law

By Samantha Cook, Feature Editor AncestryDNA® (“Ancestry”) and its competitors, like 23andMe® (“23andMe”), provide users with a fascinating look at their genealogies and help to connect them with distant relatives. I thought it would be an interesting experiment to give my parents Ancestry DNA kits for Christmas, but the idea […]

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America in the Grip of Groupthink

By Natalia Holliday, Editor-in-Chief   At an October 4, 2018 protest against the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, comedienne Amy Schumer declared to a crowd gathering at the steps of the Supreme Court that “a vote for Kavanaugh is a vote saying women don’t matter.”[1] During a 2017 Trump rally, […]

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Palestine Brings Complaint Against US in the International Court of Justice over Embassy Move

By Samantha Cook, Feature Editor  “Jerusalem’s political standing has long been, and remains, one of the most sensitive issues in American foreign policy, and indeed it is one of the most delicate issues in current international affairs.”[1] In his opinion in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, Justice Kennedy delicately handled the complexities […]

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Intellectual Property Law: the Modern Fortress Against Fashion Design Infringement

By Jennifer Carter, Web Editor Designers are fighting an increasing number of battles against copyright, trademark, and patent infringers both in-store and online, while also revolutionizing their battle tactics to respond to a new wave of invasions by knock-off manufacturers. In recent years, the United States Supreme Court, the World […]

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No Torts for TSOs: Third Circuit Limits Tortious Liability of TSA Agents

By David Zvirman, Staff Writer Everyone who has flown on a plane in the U.S. in the last decade has experienced an administrative search by a Transportation Security Officer (“TSO”) of the Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”).[1] In 2017 alone, the TSA screened 771.5 million travelers in 440 federalized airports, which […]

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Fracking Trespassers: PA Court Rules Hydraulic Frackers No Longer Shielded by Rule of Capture

By Kurt Valentine, Web Editor On August 27, 1859, the first commercial oil well in the United States, drilled by Edwin Drake, struck oil along the banks of Oil Creek near Titusville, Pennsylvania.[1]  Drake’s well “forever changed America’s economy, standard of living, and culture.”[2]  The gas and oil industry is […]

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FCC Rule Gives US a Fighting Chance on 5G

By Brandon Schall, Staff Writer On September 26, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to approve a new rule that would cap the amount of fees local authorities could charge wireless providers on its fifth-generation networks (5G).[1] The rule also tightened deadlines for localities to consider applications for companies […]

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Police Fragmentation: A Discussion on Consolidation

By Kyle Steenland, Feature Editor It’s no secret that Pennsylvania’s police department structure is one of the most fragmented in the country. Fragmented systems – meaning a structure of police departments without any central governing agency – result from municipalities, counties, and communities creating their own departments to provide for […]

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From Construction Apprentice to Construction Attorney: An Interview with Adjunct Professor Joseph Bucci

From Construction Apprentice to Construction Attorney: An Interview with Adjunct Professor Joseph Bucci

Juris Magazine’s Samantha Cook sat down with Joe Bucci, Adjunct Professor of the new Contract Drafting Simulation course, in December 2018 to discuss his unique educational and professional background that led to his career as a construction attorney.  Some portions of the following interview have been edited or omitted for clarity. […]

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