Constructing the Sandwich

Constructing the Sandwich By Alexander Park Introduction What is a sandwich? Most people never stop to ask themselves this question. After all, the answer seems almost too obvious—two slices of bread with meat, cheese, or some sort of filling between the two slices of bread. In recent years, this question has been in the popular…

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Physician Obligations to Suicidal Patients in the Era of Physician-Assisted Death Laws

PHYSICIAN OBLIGATIONS TO SUICIDAL PATIENTS IN THE ERA OF PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED DEATH LAWS By: Kate Hanson, Volume 103 Staff Member On January 1st of this year, Hawaii became the eighth jurisdiction[1] in the United States to allow physician-assisted death. In physician-assisted death law jurisdictions, physicians may prescribe medication to hasten death,[2] and patients retain the choice to fill…

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SLAPPing Down Discriminatory Voter Fraud Prosecutions

SLAPPing Down Discriminatory Voter Fraud Prosecutions: A Possible Solution to a Problem that Threatens to Chill Participation in Elections By: Sam Cleveland, Volume 103 Staff Member INTRODUCTION A sinister new trend in discriminatory prosecution of alleged voter fraud has compounded other problems which already make it difficult for many Americans. Unlike many other countries, election…

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The Modern Public Forum

THE MODERN PUBLIC FORUM: GOVERNMENT-RUN SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES AND THE FIRST AMENDMENT By: Hudson Peters, Volume 103 Staff Member As American society becomes increasingly digitized, so too has political discourse. However, the law has generally not kept pace with the changing landscape, as more and more Americans interact with their government via the internet. The…

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The Implications of Jennings v. Rodriguez on Immigration Detention Policy

The Implications of Jennings v. Rodriguez on Immigration Detention Policy By: Kelsey Lutz, Volume 103 Staff Member Alejandro Rodriguez, a Mexican citizen, came to the United States with his family as an infant.[1] He had been a lawful permanent resident of the United States for nearly twenty years when he was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”)…

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Free to Drink Local?

Free to Drink Local? Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Liquor Retailer Durational Residency Requirements Are Valid By: Gina Tonn, Volume 103 Staff Member The maxim “Drink Local” is achievable for many beer and liquor connoisseurs these days.[1] But can state law require that consumers’ only option is to “drink local”? At least twenty-one states restrict out-of-state…

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Proportional Representation

Proportional Representation: Ending Partisan Gerrymandering Without the Courts By: Aaron Stenz, Volume 103 Staff Member Representative democracy is as American as apple pie. It is enshrined in the foundational texts of our nation.[1] It is an abstract ideal and the functional foundation of our government, and it is imperative that we address any issues jeopardizing the…

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JUDICIAL RECUSAL IN THE POST-CITIZENS UNITED WORLD

JUDICIAL RECUSAL IN THE POST-CITIZENS UNITED WORLD By: Bryan Mette, Volume 103 Staff Member I. CITIZENS UNITED AND CAPERTON In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down federal limits on independent expenditures by corporations holding that it was unconstitutional under the First Amendment to prohibit political speech based on a speaker’s corporate identity.[1] In doing so, the Court reiterated…

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ARE ALL DEFENDANTS “DEFENDANTS”? 

ARE ALL DEFENDANTS “DEFENDANTS”? HOME DEPOT U.S.A., INC. V. JACKSON AND THE QUESTION OF THIRD-PARTY COUNTERCLAIM DEFENDANTS’ REMOVAL POWERS By: Travis Panneck, Volume 103 Staff Member The Supreme Court has granted certiorari to hear arguments in Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. v. Jackson.[1] The case has been described as “an esoteric battle that only a lexicographer or civil procedure nerd…

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Fourplex City

Fourplex City: Local Politics and Neighborhood Values By: Sarah Trautman, Volume 103 Staff Member In 2017, a super-liberal field of mayoral candidates split the Democratic-Farmer-Laborer party endorsement with vying platforms that each addressed affordable housing as a top issue.[1] Jacob Frey ultimately leveraged his track record of civil rights advocacy and championing economic development to win…

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