By Colin Ridgell While recent headlines have been dominated by the Supreme Court’s issued and pending opinions in cases of perceived political moment,[1] the Court has continued deciding questions that will ultimately have a direct impact on the lives and liberty of far more people than Section Three of the 14th Amendment[2] or Chevron[3] ever […]

By Nate Drum From the very first day of law school, students are taught that every legal action can be placed into one of two distinct categories: civil cases and criminal cases.  This distinction implicates everything from the substantive rights of the parties, to the rules of procedure, to which courts have jurisdiction to hear […]

14 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 20 C. Isaac Hopkin Introduction This Note begins with the story of two investment managers. Manager One was an investment manager in Texas who oversaw funds exempt from registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Commission”).[1] Manager One set up two private investment partnership funds that […]

Mae Zeitouni The State of Florida v. Jamell Demons is an ongoing criminal case in Florida concerning popular rap artist Jamell Demons, more commonly known by his stage name YNW Melly.[1] Demons faces two first degree murder charges related to the 2018 deaths of Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas.[2] This case has garnered a great […]

Ted Orr On February 14, 2024, Elon Musk announced via X that his space exploration company, SpaceX, transferred their incorporation from Delaware to Texas.[1]  This move comes on the heels of a decision in the Delaware Court of Chancery that denied Musk’s $56 billion Tesla compensation package.[2]  In the 201 page opinion, Judge Kathaleen McCormick […]

By William Gilchrist The NCAA is currently facing the latest challenge to its amateur athlete model from the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), which recently found that members of the Dartmouth men’s varsity basketball team are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”).[1]  The decision, which has been described as “the first step […]

Jasmine Jaffe Former President Donald Trump faces a total of 91 felony charges across four separate criminal indictments.[1] Pleading not guilty to all charges against him, all four jurisdictions are gearing up for trial, and the timeline of these legal proceedings carries significant implications for the 2024 Presidential Election.[2] As the very likely Republican nominee, […]

By Tom Budzyn On February 8, 2024, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) issued a unanimous declaratory ruling giving agency guidance on the applicability of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) to unwanted and illegal robocalls using artificial intelligence.[1] In this ruling, the FCC stated its belief that unwanted spam and robocalls making use of artificial […]

by Sheridan Ecker Recently, online author SenLinYu entered into a book deal with Del Ray at Penguin House to publish her debut novel, Alchemised.[1] This is not an ordinary book deal, though, as Alchemised is a reimagined version of her incredibly successful fanfiction called Manacled,[2] following Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy from the world of […]

By Jordan Carlson Eagle Pass, Texas has become the latest battleground in the perennial struggle between the federal government and the states.[1] In a January 22, 2024 order, the Supreme Court vacated an injunction that had prevented federal agents from cutting wire placed on the Texas-Mexico border by Texas.[2] The case is one of several […]

Marin Bennerotte As Taylor Swift fans watched the Grammys in early February, many expected an announcement of the re-release of her “Reputation” album, originally released in 2017.[1] While Swift did not announce this re-release at the Grammys, when “Reputation” does become available to the public, it will be Swift’s fifth re-recorded album since 2021.[2] The […]

  By Michael VerMeulen In a legal battle between qualified immunity and freedom of the press, which one will come out on top? In the eyes of the Fifth Circuit, the First Amendment bows down to qualified immunity for police officers. [1] This fight has come to the legal forefront in Villarreal v. City of […]