By Madison Williams The Respect for Marriage Act (“RFMA”) was passed in the House of Representatives on September 19th, 2022. The Bill is currently awaiting vote in the Senate. If adopted, the RFMA will repeal and replace provisions that were established by the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”). The DOMA was a […]
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Do We Need Data Privacy?
Photo provided courtesy by Unsplash.com. By Daniel Pagana, Staff Writer Many industries are subject to privacy laws. Often times, privacy law violations indicate potential criminal conduct because of the nature of certain sensitive information. For example, sensitive data held by the banking industry is subject to the Right to Financial […]
Victims v. Grindr: Should Dating Apps Take the Blame for Abuse?
By Stephanie Wolak, Staff Writer Photo provided courtesy of Pixabay.com In 1996, Congress enacted the Validity, Construction, and Application of Immunity Provisions of Communications Decency Act, including Section 230, the “Protection for private blocking and screening of offensive material.”  Section 230 states that no provider or user of an […]
The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: What is it and What does it Provide?
By: David Zvirman, Staff Writer Recently, the Twenty-Fifth Amendment has been getting a lot of attention in the media in relation to the presidency of Donald Trump, but where did the Twenty-Fifth Amendment come from, what is it, and what does it even do? This article will take […]
The CLOUD Act: Impact on Activists, U.S. Citizens
By Karissa Murphy, Executive Editor In 1986, Congress enacted the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA). This Act regulated how United States law officials could access data stored overseas. Over 30 years, and countless technological developments later, Congress enacted the CLOUD Act, which seeks to update its predecessor. The CLOUD Act, […]
Bleak Future for Public Education in the United States?
By Kaitlyn Burns, Staff Writer Amid highly publicized political and legal controversies that have swept the nation since Donald Trump assumed Presidential office on January 20, 2017, there is one issue that has only garnered mild media attention until recently: reform of the American public education system. Coverage of […]
Real ID Requirements Present Real Problems for PA Residents
By Phil Raymond, Staff Writer Pennsylvania residents may have to use another form of ID to enter a federal building or even fly domestically due to the Real ID law. The Real ID law, signed by Congress in 2005, requires states to develop driver’s licenses with certain security features […]
Electing a New Immigration Policy
By Amber McGee, Staff Writer Immigration is an issue of great controversy. There are many variables to consider when making a plan for how to handle the influx of immigrants coming to the United States both legally and illegally. It is important to consider the economic as well as […]
A Look at the Debate over the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act
By David Zvirman, Staff Writer Recently, there has been a lot of attention given to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). This act is more commonly known in the media as the bill that would allow 9/11 victims to bring civil suits against Saudi Arabia for its […]
The Internet of Things Takes Over: Are We Sacrificing Our Privacy and Security for Convenience?
The Internet of Things Takes Over: Are We Sacrificing Our Privacy and Security for Convenience? By Ian Grecco, Staff Writer How society uses the Internet is constantly transforming. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a relatively new concept and uses the Internet to control objects for people’s everyday life. […]