By Roshni Master, Staff Writer The beginning of 2023 brought yet another loss for former President Donald Trump, as presiding Judge John Middlebrooks, sitting in the Southern District of Florida, ordered over one million dollars in sanctions holding Trump and his attorney, Alina Habba, jointly and severally liable for bringing […]
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Reforming the Electoral Count Act and the Challenges it Entails
By Felicia Dusha, Staff Writer In the wake of the January 6, 2021, attack on the capital, a bipartisan group of 16 senators is working to reform the Electoral Count Act (ECA)—an ambiguously phrased federal law which, according to lawmakers, threatens our democracy. Enacted by Congress in 1887 after the […]
The End of the 2020 Impeachment Era
By Josh Larkin, Staff Writer Photo provided courtesy of unsplash.com On February 5, 2020, the U.S. Senate ended the four-month-long impeachment era by voting to acquit President Donald J. Trump, who was charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress by the House of Representatives. Fifty-two senators voted not […]
A Neurosurgeon, a Cruise Liner, and a Stolen Port: The Helms-Burton Act Offers Redemption While Raising Questions of Extraterritoriality
By Samantha Cook, Editor-in-Chief Javier Garcia-Bengochea is a Cuban-American neurosurgeon who was 15 months old when his family fled Cuba. He claims his family was an owner of a valuable piece of property confiscated by Castro’s regime. Garcia-Bengochea, like many other certified claimants, considers himself and his family to have […]
What is Impeachment and How Likely is it for President Trump?
By Joshua Larkin, Staff Writer This past Halloween, the United States experienced a political horror that the country would hope to never face: a possible impeachment of a sitting president. While one may or may not wish President Donald J. Trump to be impeached, the idea of impeachment being on […]
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. […]
President Trump Pushes “Right-to-Try” Law for Grievously Ailing Patients
By Brandon Schall, Staff Writer For years, many patients, doctors, healthcare advocates, and families of patients with terminally ill diagnoses have been pushing for a federal law that would allow terminally ill patients the Right to Try experimental drugs that are not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration […]
The Mueller Indictment
By David Zvirman, Staff Writer On Friday, February 16, 2018, a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C. indicted 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian companies for their involvement in meddling in U.S. elections, specifically the 2016 presidential election. While there is currently an ongoing public debate about the extent of […]
Alaskan Integrity: ISPs’ Refusal to Sell Your Information
By Matt DeSantis, Staff Writer In the decades since its inception, the internet has become ubiquitous. Its use is so widespread that there are certain groups, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), calling for its classification as a utility in the United States. Internationally, certain countries have even declared […]