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Merchant Cash Advance Regulations Not Yet on Par with Consumer Lending Regulations

Merchant Cash Advance Regulations Not Yet on Par with Consumer Lending Regulations

Photo provided courtesy of Pixabay.com. By Stephen Hodzic, Blog Editor   “Consumers have laws protecting them from usurious interest rates… but for small businesses, those protection laws don’t apply at all.” [1] [2] On July 28, 2020, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the Philadelphia offices at Par […]

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The Case of Curtis Flowers and Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection

The Case of Curtis Flowers and Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection

Photo provided courtesy of Pixabay.com. By Matt Naum, Staff Writer   On September 4, 2020, Curtis Flowers was officially released from Mississippi state custody after having murder charges against him dropped. These charges are what forced Flowers to endure six separate trials. [1] The trials resulted in four convictions, four […]

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The Pursuit of the Vote: Pennsylvania’s Role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement

The Pursuit of the Vote: Pennsylvania’s Role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com By:  Rachel Pressdee, Staff Writer One hundred years ago women were granted the right to vote with the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. [1] Pennsylvania was an early embracer of women’s suffrage and was the seventh state to ratify the […]

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Oregon’s Decriminalization of Drug Possession

Oregon’s Decriminalization of Drug Possession

  Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com. By Madeline Olds, Staff Writer On Election Night 2020, Oregon became the first state to decriminalize possession of heroin, methamphetamines, oxycodone, and all other drugs. [1] Measure 110 was passed with a 58.46% approval vote, a discrepancy from the 55% in the CNN article […]

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How Lawyers Are Dealing with COVID Fatigue

How Lawyers Are Dealing with COVID Fatigue

Photo courtesy of Pexels.com. By Samantha Dorn, Staff Writer   “COVID fatigue” is the name given to the widespread mental exhaustion affecting many people due to the effects of the current pandemic. [1] This fatigue has been brought on by the “constant threat of illness, layoffs, and deaths while being […]

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Renewable Energy and Workforce Development

Renewable Energy and Workforce Development

Photo provided courtesy of Pexels.com. By Edward Stinson III, Staff Writer   Renewable energy has been a source of significant controversy in the United States. Along partisan lines, renewable energy exists as a wedge issue in both national and state politics. Meanwhile, courts have taken a gradual approach toward constructing […]

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Court Packing: What Is It?

Court Packing: What Is It?

Photo provided courtesy of Supremecourt.gov. By Madeline Olds, Staff Writer In the wake of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump and the Republican senators have brought a nomination and now new Justice forward, Amy Coney Barrett. [1] Her entrance into the Supreme Court has caused controversy, as […]

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The Legality of the 2020 Election

The Legality of the 2020 Election

Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com. By Giulia Schaub, Editor-in-Chief Despite top election officials’ claims that the 2020 election was “the most secure in American history, [1] ” its results have been disputed since before the counting of the votes was even completed, and have continued to be disputed in the […]

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