By: Claude Ngatchou, Staff Writer On February 15, during a news conference in the White House Rose Garden, President Trump announced that he would sign a spending bill to prevent another government shutdown and declared a national emergency to fund construction of a wall along the southern border. […]
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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. […]
Where Do We Go from Here? DACA’s Humanitarian and Political Concerns
By Amber McGee, Staff Writer Introduction The Statue of Liberty stands as a symbol to all Americans. She is the iconic gatekeeper to the “American Dream,” greeting thousands hopeful of finding a better life in America. She has welcomed them with the words, “Give me your tired, your poor, / […]
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 […]
Supreme Court Heightens Expectations for Special Education, Hints About Neil Gorsuch
By Susan Pickup, Staff Writer In the 8-0 decision Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the U.S. Supreme Court held in favor of a student with autism and attention deficit disorder (ADD), a small victory for students with disabilities everywhere. The issue dealt with the federal Individual with […]
Can Obama Sue Trump for His Wiretapping Claims?
By Maura Perri, Staff Writer On March 4, 2017, President Donald Trump turned to Twitter to tell his nearly 27 million followers: “Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found…” and “How low as President Obama gone to tapp […]
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 […]
DACA Recipients Face Uncertainty as ICE Officials Turn to Twitter
By Amber McGee, Staff Writer Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, implemented in 2012, gave thousands of undocumented immigrants the opportunity to come out of the shadows of illegality and pursue the “American Dream.” President Barack Obama crafted this program to address the struggle that undocumented persons faced who entered […]
Trump’s Wall: Is it Necessary?
By Keanna Seabrooks, Staff Writer Within the first two weeks of his new role in the presidency, President Donald Trump ordered the immediate construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall. According to the president, the wall’s purpose is to combat illegal immigration and it will save millions of lives, millions […]
Challenging the Ban: Legal Arguments by Attorney Generals of Wash., Minn., Against Trump Executive Order
By David Zvirman, Staff Writer On February 9, 2017, the Ninth Circuit upheld the suspension of President Donald Trump’s executive order concerning the oft-called “travel ban.” The actual title of this order is Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, and it was executed on […]