By: Charlie Ellis Forgiveness seems to be an obsolete virtue in modern American society.  With the rise of cancel-culture on social media[1] and a country with polarization metrics higher than any point in the last twenty years,[2] “forgiveness” and “civility” are merely buzzwords for two sides who only wish to point out flaws in their […]

By Belén Wilson The United States southeastern coast is known for its beautiful barrier islands and unique marshlands.  Though some of these islands have been preserved, many are now home to luxury resorts, hotels, and even modern retirement communities.[1]  While boom in development brings tourism to the islands, it comes at a painful cost to […]

By: Carson Easterling The developing nature of the modern fashion industry, including the recent emphasis on sustainable fashion, has created a need for new legal issues to be addressed.  As awareness of the waste and environmental harm caused by the fashion industry has come under fire in recent years, many consumers have turned to purchasing […]

By Megan E. Cobb After six years, Sofia Vergara has been granted a permanent injunction preventing her ex-partner, Nick Loeb, from using the frozen embryos they created together without her explicit written permission.[1]  This decision is just one step in a long court battle between the two which dates back to 2014, when Loeb filed […]

By: Andrew Abreu The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently announced it will withdraw a near-final rule that was intended to prevent student assistants[1] from forming unions at private universities.[2]  In announcing its withdrawal of the rule, the NLRB stated it decided to “withdraw this rulemaking proceeding based on its judgment respecting the most effective […]

By Wiley Hughes Earlier this year, from February 10 to February 20, a series of devastating winter storms ran their devastating course through the state of Texas.[1]  The storms brought record low temperatures and an unprecedented amount of snow and ice to the state’s largest cities.[2]  This overwhelmed the state’s power grid which triggered rolling […]

By: Jaclyn Bragano In an area of law that had been unchanged for nearly fifty years, a 2017 federal memorandum[1] rocked the migratory bird boat, prompting years of contradictory opinions and controversial rulemaking.  The last few years have brought inconsistency and confusion in the context of migratory bird protections as opposing administrations batted back and […]

By Lauren E. Douglas The year 2021 marks the forty-eighth anniversary of the mobile phone[1] and the eighty-third anniversary of the programmable computer.[2]  It is no secret that mobile devices are significantly more powerful than their inventors could have ever predicted.[3]  What started as clunky, cumbersome machinery has transformed into the backbone of society as […]

By: Meghan Falk In sharp contrast to Jerry Seinfeld’s fictional trip to the courthouse, where he ended up in prison for “criminal indifference” in the series finale of Seinfeld, a judge ruled on February 26, 2021 that Seinfeld be reimbursed for legal fees after arguing against an “opportunistic” copyright lawsuit.[1]  In early 2018, Seinfeld’s one-time […]

By Catherine A. Sims Pop icon Britney Spears, now 39 years old, has been under a legal conservatorship for 13 years.[1]  The singer, known for hits such as “Toxic,” “Womanizer,” “Oops!…I Did It Again,” and “…Baby One More Time,”[2] lost all control over her personal finances, career, and estate in 2008, when a California state […]

By: Natalie Galdos College football is coming back to EA Sports.[1]  Daryl Holt, EA Sports vice president and general manager, announced Feb. 2, 2021 that EA Sports will revive its college football video game series.[2]  While Holt declined to share any timeline for the arrival of the next installment of the college football series, fans […]

By Sutton Travis  In a decision that expanded religious liberties for prisoners on the verge of execution, the Supreme Court held in the late evening hours of Feb. 11 that Alabama prisoner Willie Smith could not be executed unless Alabama permitted Smith’s chaplain to accompany him into the execution chamber.[1] Smith filed a complaint in […]