HOW DO WE KEEP GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF THOSE ON THE TERRORIST WATCH LIST WITHOUT VIOLATING DUE PROCESS

This note addresses the procedural and substantive legal issues that need to be addressed before proposals to prohibit individuals on terrorist and no-fly lists from purchasing guns could be implemented without violating constitutional rights. Currently, individuals on these lists are often unaware of their inclusion, and when they do discover it they are rarely able to discover the reason behind it, nor can they easily appeal the decision. As it stands a blanket prohibition on gun purchases by all individuals on these lists would violate both due process and 2nd Amendment rights.

DO NOT ATTEMPT RESUSCITATION ORDERS IN OUR SCHOOLS: THE UNTHINKABLE ETHICAL DILEMMA FOR EDUCATORS

Article discusses “Do Not Attempt Resuscitate” (DNAR) orders describing their effects on educators and schools. Author recognizes how the legal and practical considerations are highly complex, and how this issue is very emotionally charged. Focuses on the dilemma faced by educators when they are forced to follow DNAR orders, and how schools are not equipped to address these issues.

SPACE WARS: DUAL-USE SATELLITES

Article discusses the burgeoning field of space law, development is space militarization, and dual-use satellites. Provides a brief overview of space law and war theory, and illustrates tension between bodies of law by exploring issues that dual-use satellites create. Also, discusses public policy implications of war in space, and invites reconsideration of traditional laws of war to better encompass space-time conflict. View More

STUDENTS HELPING STUDENTS: AN ALTERNATIVE TO CURRENT DISCIPLINARY MECHANISMS IN SCHOOLS

Comment discusses current and proposed disciplinary mechanisms in schools. Illustrates the notion that suspension and expulsion practices, like corporal punishment, need to be left in the past; and extolls the benefits of restorative justice models in lieu of current suspension and expulsion measures. Starts by showing how suspension and expulsion practices violate Due Process rights under the Fourteenth Amendment.

Do Not Attempt Resuscitation Orders in Our Schools: The Unthinkable Ethical Dilemma for Educators

Article discusses “Do Not Attempt Resuscitate” (DNAR) orders describing their effects on educators and schools. Author recognizes how the legal and practical considerations are highly complex, and how this issue is very emotionally charged. Focuses on the dilemma faced by educators when they are forced to follow DNAR orders, and how schools are not equipped to address these issues.

Gill v. Whitford: The Integrity of our Democratic Process is on the Line

On October 3rd, 2017, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments for the case Gill v. Whitford.[1] This case arose from an appeal from a District Court ruling which found that the Republican controlled Wisconsin legislature’s congressional redistricting plan was drafted and enacted with the intent of systematically disadvantaging the voting strength of Democrats statewide and was thus an unconstitutional gerrymander.[2]

The Battle of the Bathrooms and the Equal Protection Clause

  I. Introduction
            In recent decades the United States has seen a rise in jurisprudence surrounding the gay community but it was not until the last five to ten years that there has been an exponential increase in cases surrounding transgender rights. The issue of transgender “bathroom rights” rose to the forefront of the media in March 2016 when the North Carolina General Assembly passed the “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act” better known as “House Bill 2” or “HB2.”

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