Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com. By Madeline Olds, Staff Writer On November 12, 2018, Collin Wiant, a freshman at Ohio State University, went to the Sigma Pi fraternity house of Ohio State University for a party as part of the initiating class. That night, Wiant took a cannister filled […]
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Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash: Rideshare Giants Shift California Labor Law
Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com. By William Krull, Staff Writer Spending nearly $200 million on their collective campaign effort, rideshare giants Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash were able to persuade California voters to affirm a proposition that would solidify the employment classification of “app-based drivers” as independent contractors.  Proposition […]
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 […]
Governor Cuomo’s Continued Political Plummet
Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com. By Josh Larkin, Staff Writer New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has come under fire yet again. In the timespan of just a few months, Governor Cuomo has gone from a revered voice of governing during COVID-19, to rock bottom with increased calls for his resignation […]
New York State Court to Hear Large Defamation Case in Allegations of 2020 Election Fraud
Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com. By Kirstin Kennedy, Staff Writer A small election software company has filed a $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News, alleging that several of the network’s commentators defamed the company by wrongfully accusing if of failing to properly count votes in the 2020 presidential […]
The #FreeBritney Movement May Lead to Conservatorship Reform
Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com. By Jake Heinauer, Staff Writer On March 8, 2021, Representatives Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz sent a letter to Rep. Jerry Nadler, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, seeking to hold a congressional hearing examining the “unchecked” role of courts in conservatorships. This letter is […]
What is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act?
Photo provided courtesy of ACLU of Alaska, acluak.org. By Samantha Dorn, Staff Writer In February of this year, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Equality Act. The Equality Act amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes and prohibiting […]
Pittsburgh City Council Passes Rent Moratorium
Photo provided courtesy of Pixabay.com. By Stephen Hodzic, Blog Editor On March 2, 2021 the Pittsburgh City Council passed legislation that extended the moratorium on tenant evictions in the city of Pittsburgh. The ordinance states, in part, that a landlord may not evict a tenant/household for non-payment of rent due […]
An Exploration of the Legal and Ethical Concerns Surrounding Vaccination Mandates Amid a Pandemic
Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com By Elizabeth Fitch, Feature Editor “Public discussion of ‘herd immunity’ often treats it like an on-off switch,” David Leonhardt, journalist for the New York Times explains. “When the U.S. reaches herd immunity, the crisis will be over. But that’s not right.” Discussion about vaccinations have […]
South Carolina the Newest State to Propose a Heartbeat Bill
By Giulia Schaub, Editor-in-Chief South Carolina became the most recent state to enact a “heartbeat” bill, joining eleven other states that have enacted similar legislation since 2019. After three days of debate, the South Carolina Senate passed the bill in January, with strong support from its Republican majority. Governor Henry […]