By Regan Jarvis, Staff Writer “It is difficult to imagine information more personal or more private than a person’s genetic makeup.” – Senator Edward Kennedy Although the right to privacy is a core value held by the American people, the amount of privacy we are guaranteed by the Constitution is […]
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Census Count 2020: A Legal Battlefield
Photo provided courtesy of unsplash.com By Shreya Desai, Staff Writer The Unites States Constitution mandates that Congress carry out a census every ten years, counting each person residing within the country and its territories.  The count is to be conducted by a non-partisan government agency, the United States Census […]
Staunchly Structured SCOTUS – Is There a Better Way?
By: Rachel Pressdee, Staff Writer During a period of time when the news has been bleak and heartbreaking, some of our hearts skipped a beat upon reading the terrifying headline; “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized . . .” Of course, everyone received the same piece of news. However, not everyone […]
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 Trump/Clifford Non-Disclosure Agreement: Violation of Public Policy and the First Amendment
By Wilson R. Huhn,* Professor of Law Introduction On Oct. 28, 2016, 11 days before the 2016 presidential election, Stephanie Clifford signed a non-disclosure agreement pursuant to which Ms. Clifford was paid $130,000 in exchange for her promise not to disclose any information about her alleged affair with Donald Trump. […]
Fundamental Choices Facing the Supreme Court
By Wilson Huhn, Professor of Law* Introduction The “Me Too” movement has in the span of less than one year upended male prerogatives that our civilization has suffered to exist for thousands of years. This follows on the heels of the revolution in gay rights that between 2003 and 2015 […]
Federal Judge and D.C. Circuit Note that Undocumented Teen Immigrant has Constitutional Right to Abortion
By Amy Kerlin, Staff Writer The right to abortion is guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the landmark case of Roe v. Wade. Last week, the question arose whether undocumented minors who illegally entered the United States also had a constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy. Jane Doe, who […]
The Legalities Behind President Trump’s Executive Order to Ban Immigration
By Drew Rummel, Staff Writer Arguably, the hottest topic in political news in the past two weeks has been the executive order that President Donald Trump issued, which temporarily banned immigration into the United States from seven overseas countries. The ban, if allowed, would halt immigration from those countries […]
The New Protest
By Amber McGee, Staff Writer With several polarizing issues making headlines today, there seem to be protests everywhere. The right to free speech is something so central to what it means to be an American that, often, groups seeking to exercise it do not fully understand that there are limitations […]
Pay to Play: Voter ID Laws as the New Poll Taxes
By Matt DeSantis, Staff Writer The unprecedented nature of this election cycle and its final result have inspired closer inspection of the voting process and the laws that govern it. While the U.S. Constitution relegates certain election laws to the states, the states must still comply with all other […]