CCPA should narrow or eliminate its long list of exempted organizations, which includes many small and medium-sized businesses, non-profits, universities, government agencies, and health institutions. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has been touted as a “landmark” […]
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Volume 51, Issue 2
Interview: Black Lives Matter—A Discussion with Two Civil Rights Attorneys
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable . . . every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering and struggle, the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” Read more ...
Privity vs. Proximity: The Supreme Court’s Erroneous Reading of the Illinois Brick Doctrine in Apple Inc. v. Pepper
The rapid development of the digital marketplace led the United States Supreme Court to revisit the forty-two year old antitrust precedent set in Illinois Brick Co. v. Illinois. Read more ...
An Absolute Deprivation of Liberty: Why Indigents’ Wealth-based Discrimination Claims Brought Under the Equal Protection Clause Should Be Subject to Intermediate Scrutiny
This Comment argues that wealth-based discrimination claims concerning pretrial detention of indigents should be analyzed under an Equal Protection framework and subjected to intermediate scrutiny. Read more ...
Total Makeover: Federal Cosmetics Regulation and Its Need for Legislative Overhaul to Ensure Consumer Protection
The cosmetic industry’s lack of federal oversight has given rise to concerns regarding consumer safety. Amy Friedman’s story is one example of how the current lack of FDA cosmetic regulation causes actual harm to consumers. Read more ...
The Pleasure of the Contract: Legal Role Play from Leopold von Sacher-Masoch Through Noodles & Beef
The recent article Nonbinding Bondage: Exploring the (Extra)legal Complexity of BDSM Contracts encapsulates the aesthetic legacy of the sex contract and its embodiment in what this Comment calls “legal role play,” or how individuals perform contractual play-acting for sexual gratification. Read more ...
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In the United States today nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner. While physical abuse may be the most prominent earmark of domestic violence, the law has recognized domestic violence to include many […]
Congress should pass, and the President should sign into law, the National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020 (National BIPA). Introduced by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), this bill limits the ability of private entities to collect […]
“One of the most oppressive things a state can do is to take away your freedom and then deny you what’s necessary to win it back,” said Manojar Raju, San Francisco Public Defender, during a rally […]
As the abortion debate in the United States has grown increasingly tense over the recent years, a newly enacted Texas law could lay the groundwork for a national trend of restrictive abortion laws. SB 8, also […]
Prosecutors can promote safety in communities by approaching public safety holistically and by participating in legislative efforts to reform criminal justice. Some prosecutors in California did just that in 2021. Community Perceptions about Justice Have […]
A legacy of Jim Crow is finally coming to an end in California with the repeal of penal code section 653.22, a law that has been used to criminalize Black and trans bodies in public […]
The Ongoing Destabilization of COVID-19 and Biden’s Response The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has not ended. Beginning around the end of July, the United States has seen another upward trend in COVID-19 deaths. By […]
“Democracy is in retreat across nearly the entire globe.” – Joshua Kurlantzick, Yale University Press. The status of democracy once seemed irrelevant in discussions of government in the United States and other long-established democracies. However, […]
Introduction to Geofence Warrants Imagine a world where a king could compel the search of anybody, anywhere, and for anything. This world inspired James Madison to draft the Fourth Amendment, and is also a world […]
Covid-19 Catalyzed America’s Homelessness Pandemic Although the rate of people experiencing homelessness was increasing even before 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic contributed to a further rise in the nation’s unemployment rate. Studies have shown that a […]
California Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 state budget sets forth plans to permanently close the California’s Division of Juvenile Justice and transition any children in the state’s care to the counties who committed them. On September 30, 2020, […]
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