By: Charlie Chung Published on: January 25, 2024 In 2017, quoting then-President Donald Trump, the White House criticized how the expansion of the liberal economic system has failed to liberalize the economic and political practices of those countries that refuse to recognize the economic and political values of global institutions.[1]  The crux of this criticism…

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By: Sienna Roberts Published on: January 25, 2024 Many 1L students across the country learned about the case State v. Norman.  What they didn’t learn are the horrors Judy Norman faced throughout her twenty-five-year marriage to John Thomas Norman.[1]  On June 12, 1985, feeling as though the horrors would never end, Judy Norman shot and…

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By: Jordan Sciascia Published On: November 20, 2023 Rent stabilization policies are in place across many states and localities.[1]  These laws cap the rent of a particular unit under the terms of a lease and place other restrictions on landlords.[2]  The rent stabilization laws (“RSL”) in New York requires both that landlords adhere to a…

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By: Danielle Sumner Published On: November 17, 2023 Section 505 of the Bankruptcy Code is a broad provision granting bankruptcy courts discretionary authority to determine tax liabilities of debtors, a power traditionally reserved for Tax Courts.[1] Meanwhile, Section 6015(e)(1)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code permits individual taxpayers requesting innocent spouse relief to, “in addition to…

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By: Alexis Boyd Published on: October 18, 2023 The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) is a labor union specifically devoted to organizing incarcerated people across United States and parts of the United Kingdom.[1] IWOC’s main goals are the repeal of the Thirteenth Amendment’s exception to slavery, the closing of all state, federal, and private jails…

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By: Esther Davila Published On: June 10, 2023 During his 1992 presidential campaign, Bill Clinton told his supporters, “‘Welfare should be a second chance, not a way of life . . . . [W]e’re going to put an end to welfare as we know it.’”[1] Four years later, his campaign promise became a reality when…

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By: Matison Miller Published on: May 4, 2023 Gender biases are deeply ingrained in American society, limiting women’s career options.[1] Educational institutions, employment opportunities, and familial structures reinforce gender stereotypes and impose reductionist assumptions about the characteristics and roles of men and women.[2] Despite decades of work to close the employment gap between men and…

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By:Hannah Zuckerman Published on: May 4, 2023             In 2000, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approved the drug mifepristone (mifeprex).[1] Patients use mifepristone in conjunction with misoprostol to induce an abortion, which can be safer than a surgical abortion.[2]Access to mifepristone made abortion more accessible across the nation and made medication abortion the…

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By: Aria Janiszewski Published on: May 3, 2023 The United States has a dark history with forced sterilization.[1]  In an objectively abhorrent opinion, the forced sterilization of a Virginia woman was upheld by the Supreme Court in the 1927 in case of Buck v. Bell.[2]  Writing for the majority, Justice Holmes held, “Carrie Buck ‘is…

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