Antony Robreno  The Sixth Amendment states that, “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed.”[1] The right to a jury trial is one of the more important protections that our founding […]

  Nick Tremps For corporate debtors that submit to the bankruptcy process, the Bankruptcy Code (the “Code”) provides significant benefits to the “honest, but unfortunate debtor” that cannot fully perform its debt obligations.[1]  In a case filed under Chapter 11 of the Code, a corporate debtor may file a plan of reorganization with the bankruptcy […]

Comparison of Jack Daniels bottle and Bad Spaniels dog toy

By Cameron Bray On March 22, 2023, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments[1] in the case of Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc. v. VIP Products LLC,[2] which will determine the fate of the controversial “Bad Spaniels”[3] rubber dog toy.[4] The Bad Spaniels dog toy was created in 2013 by the Respondent, an Arizona limited liability […]

By Matthew Goldstein In the five months since Elon Musk purchased a 44 billion dollar 100% ownership stake in Twitter,[1] he has committed a series of firings that have had significant negative impacts on the lives of thousands of people.[2] Specifically, Musk has terminated around 5500 of Twitter’s 7500 employees since he became the owner […]

Grace Kinley The Clean Water State Revolving Funds (CWSRF)  and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (DWSRF) are the largest sources of federal funding for water infrastructure.[1] The CWSRF provides low-cost financing for water quality infrastructure projects and the DWSRF provides financial assistance to help water systems achieve the objectives of the Safe Drinking Water Act.[2] […]

By Allison Lizotte In the early hours of the morning on January 1st, 2017, a gunman opened fire in a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey.[1]  The attack, for which ISIS claimed responsibility, killed 39 people and left nearly 70 others injured.[2]  Six years later, a lawsuit related to the massacre has made its way before the […]

By Luke Brzozowski In 2015, the Chinese Communist Party (“CCP”) released a “state-led industrial policy that [sought] to make China dominant in global high-tech manufacturing.”[1]  The program, referred to as “Made in China 2025” (“MIC”), attempted to “mobilize state-owned enterprises and pursue intellectual property acquisition to catch up with—and surpass—Western technological prowess in advanced industries.”[2]  […]

Nicholas Montgomery Cheating and professional sports are fundamentally intertwined. There are examples in every major league across the world. Manchester City, the Houston Astros, New England Patriots, and Juventus represent the tip of the iceberg in this alarmingly extensive list. Beneath the surface, however, is the more troubling reality. Having received punishments of various degrees […]

By Madelyn Happ On the Navajo Nation reservation, the largest reservation in the United States with a size near that of West Virginia, an estimated 30% of the population does not have access to clean, reliable drinking water.[1]  Many drive long distances to gather their drinking water from unregulated sources like springs and livestock wells.[2] […]

Lexi Brock Popular documentaries, like “Not So Pretty,” have recently drawn attention to several issues in the cosmetics industry, like asbestos-contaminated products and toxic ingredient lists, that have otherwise gone largely unnoticed and unregulated.[1] The cosmetic industry was able to avoid “strict” regulatory oversight for nearly a century.[2] However, that did not stop Americans from […]

By Kristen Tieman On Saturday, January 28, 2023, a two-hundred-foot-tall balloon[1] covertly entered US airspace over Alaska.[2]  Five days later, on February 2, news of the balloon made national headlines as it was spotted over the continental United States.[3]  Immediately, questions began to arise: What were China’s intentions with the balloon?  Why would China use […]

Hannah Shirar California’s Proposition 65, commonly known as “Prop 65,” may be unrecognizable by name by U.S. consumers, but it nonetheless pervades U.S. markets and overall society. Prop 65 is the source of those pesky, off-putting warnings that state that the product you just purchased may expose you to “chemicals known to the State of […]