Print Issue Volume 90 - No. 5

Reintroducing Circuit Riding: A Timely Proposal

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The Incentives Approach to Judicial Retirement

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Note, Embracing Equity: A New Remedy for Wrongful Health Insurance Denials

Through benefit decisions, health insurance companies have the power to refuse treatment to insured persons. Individuals harmed by denials that are unjustified or violate the insurance contract may have no recourse. The federal Employee Retirment Income Secuirty Act (ERISA) governs all health insurance plans provided through employers. With ERISA, Congress in tended to protect workers […]

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Note, Determining a Corporation’s Principal Place of Business: A Uniform Approach to Diversity Jurisdiction

For purposes of federal diversity jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1332, a corporation is a citizen of both its state of incorporation and the state where it has its principal place of business. In adopting that provision, Congress provided very little guidance to the federal courts as to the method by which they should determine a […]

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Note, Increasing E-Quality in Rural America: U.S. Spectrum Policy and Adverse Possession

The United States is undergoing a communications revolution. Analog services are replacing digital, and broadband and mobile telephones are replacing dial-up and line lines. Businesses, educational institutions, consumers, and the public safety community increasingly rely on cheaper, faster, and always-on communications services that allow them to transmit voice, video, and data. However, many rural Americans […]

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De Novo

  • What the Tax Bill Means for Students

    WHAT THE “TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT” MEANS FOR STUDENTS: DO WE WANT INCENTIVES OR SIMPLIFICATION? By: Melanie Pulles Benson, Volume 102 Staff Member The new House tax reform bill, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (“Act”), significantly departs from the current tax code.[1] The Act alters the tax brackets, […]

  • Losing Bigly

    LOSING BIGLY: HOW THE ACLU’S COMPLAINT FORCED THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO RELEASE ROSA MARIA By: David Racine, Volume 102 Staff Member On October 25, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) detained Rosa Maria Hernandez, a ten-year-old child with cerebral palsy who was recovering from an emergency surgery she endured […]

  • Silent and Ambiguous

    SILENT AND AMBIGUOUS: THE SUPREME COURT DODGES CHEVRON AND LENITY IN ESQUIVEL-QUINTANA V. SESSIONS By: David Hahn, Volume 102 Staff Member[1] Twenty-year-old Juan Esquivel-Quintana—a lawful permanent resident from Mexico—had consensual sex with his sixteen-year-old girlfriend.[2] This violated California’s statutory rape statute,[3] and he pled no contest in state court.[4] The […]


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