DISNEY-FOX, AT&T-TIME WARNER, AND DOJ INCONSISTENCY

DISNEY-FOX, AT&T-TIME WARNER, AND DOJ INCONSISTENCY By: Shashi Gowda, Volume 103 Staff Member In October 2016, AT&T Inc. (“AT&T”) announced that it would be acquiring TimeWarner Inc. (“TimeWarner”) through a $108.7 billion purchase.[1] Two years later, The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”) announced that it would be acquiring Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (“Fox”) for $71.3 billion.[2] Both potential…

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GOVERNMENT CAN’T HAVE ITS CAKE AND EAT IT TOO

GOVERNMENT CAN’T HAVE ITS CAKE AND EAT IT TOO: WHY GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT INITIATE A CBM REVIEW AND ESCAPE AIA ESTOPPEL PROVISION By: Seung Sub Kim, Volume 103 Staff Member What is a person? Although it is often used as a synonym for “a human being,”[1] courts have expanded the term to include a corporation[2] while ruling…

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A LESSON IN STATUTORY INTERPRETATION

A LESSON IN STATUTORY INTERPRETATION: AZAR V. ALLINA HEALTH SERVICES AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE HEALTHCARE AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW WORLDS By: Allisa Newman, Volume 103 Staff Member Medicare administration has met its match. An already technical healthcare statute is under scrutiny to navigate proper rulemaking procedure for its administration. On January 15, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments…

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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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