Unlocking Fifth Amendment Considerations in State v. Diamond

UNLOCKING FIFTH AMENDMENT CONSIDERATIONS IN STATE V. DIAMOND: WHY REMOVING THE FINGERPRINT PASSWORD CAPABILITY ON YOUR CELL PHONE IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST By: Jordan Dritz, Volume 102 Staff Member In the age of smart phones, people regularly protect content on their devices through passcodes. Modern cellphones often offer the option of a fingerprint password…

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What Trump Can Learn from Tricky Dick

WHAT TRUMP CAN LEARN FROM TRICKY DICK: AN OVERVIEW OF WHETHER THE PRESIDENT CAN FIRE SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER By: Robert Wild, Volume 102 Staff Member It has been rumored over the past few months that President Donald Trump has considered firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller.[1] Those rumors were all but officially confirmed by the…

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“O Vengeance!—Why What an Ass Am I?”

“O VENGEANCE!—WHY WHAT AN ASS AM I?”[1]: LOOKING PAST THE REVENGE PLOT OF THE AT&T-TIME WARNER MERGER By: Derek Waller, Volume 102 Staff Member Even before the Department of Justice (DOJ) sued to block the AT&T’s merger with Time Warner (CNN’s parent company), reporters and pundits speculated that President Trump’s notorious rivalry with CNN could…

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Too Much Information?

TOO MUCH INFORMATION? BALANCING DISCLOSURE AND PRIVACY INTERESTS IN MAKING DOMESTIC ABUSE A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD By: April Will, Volume 102 Staff Member In the modern age of internet and “app” dating, anyone can fire up a Google search and evaluate a potential partner. Savvy searchers can uncover anything from their love interest’s prior…

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An Illusory Sanctuary

AN ILLUSORY SANCTUARY: HOW IMMIGRATION LAW AND POLICY FAIL TO PROTECT IMMIGRANTS FROM DEPORTATION By: Kayla Hoel, Volume 102 Staff Member At two in the morning on October 24, 2017, an ambulance carrying a ten-year-old child to an emergency surgery in Corpus Christi, Texas, was stopped at an immigration checkpoint.[1] The child, Rosa Maria Hernandez,…

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The Final Court to the Split

THE FINAL COURT TO THE SPLIT: COULD IN RE ARCHDIOCESE GIVE THE EIGHTH CIRCUIT A CHANCE TO WEIGH IN ON NONCONSENSUAL THIRD-PARTY RELEASES IN CHAPTER 11 BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS? By: Emily Muirhead McAdam, Volume 102 Staff Member The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Minnesota weighed in recently on a long-running debate in Chapter…

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(In)definite Detention

(IN)DEFINITE DETENTION: JENNINGS AND THE BACKWARDS DETENTION SYSTEM FOR NON-CITIZENS SEEKING RELIEF By: Nathaniel Gier, Volume 102 Staff Member In the current fiscal year, there are 667,839 immigration cases pending,[1] and the average wait time for cases pending in immigration court was 691 days in 2017.[2] There are also over 352,000 immigration detainees in the…

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Jesner v. Arab Bank

JESNER v. ARAB BANK: CORPORATE LIABILITY AND THE “TOUCH AND CONCERN” TEST By: Anthony Ufkin, Volume 102 Staff Member In Jesner v. Arab Bank,[1] the Supreme Court will likely answer the question of whether corporations may be held liable for alleged human rights violations under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS).[2] The ATS grants non-citizens access…

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Cruz-Guzman and the Rise of Charter Schools

Cruz-Guzman and the Rise of Charter Schools: How Will the Minnesota Supreme Court Respond to the Resegregation of Schools in the Twin Cities? By: Charles W. Niemann, Volume 102 Staff Member A recent analysis by the Associated Press showed that charter schools are playing a significant role in the resegregation of American schools.[1] Charter schools…

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Is Simple Better?

IS SIMPLE BETTER?: THE ANSWER TO PARTISAN GERRYMANDERING MAY LIE WITH BENISEK V. LAMONE RATHER THAN GILL V. WHITFORD By: Torie Abbott Watkins, Volume 102 Staff Member In today’s political discourse it is an all but impossible challenge to get Democrats and Republicans to agree on anything. There are few more politicized topics than that…

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