Affirmative action, an active effort to provide access to educational and employment opportunities to historically underrepresented groups, is now in danger of being eradicated by the Supreme Court. While the Court upheld affirmative action in […]
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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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The Coparenting Vaccine Debate The practice of coparenting has long been fraught with difficulties and disagreements. The Covid-19 pandemic has compounded these difficulties. With the increased politization that surrounded the pandemic, vaccination became a particularly […]
Earlier this year, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin, president of the Russian Federation. The charge: unlawful deportation of children, a war crime. While there have been many calls […]
According to a finding by the Economic Policy Institute, about $2 billion in wages are stolen from workers in California every year. A report by the National Employment Law Project (NELP) found that over 1 […]
A new playground for children has digitally emerged. Unfortunately, like most playgrounds, social media is a magnet for bullying. The pain inflicted by such harassment, however, doesn’t belong in an innocent playground. In some cases, […]
In December 2022, San Jose became the largest city in the United States to end the minimum parking space requirement for new developments. The City Council unanimously voted to remove the minimum parking requirement across […]
For decades, the Supreme Court has protected juveniles from harsh punishments, such as mandatory life without parole (LWOP), by acknowledging that children are different and must be sentenced accordingly. The developmental differences in children make […]
Introduction California’s anti-SLAPP law has been misused and weaponized against the very class of litigants that it was meant to protect in the first place, namely, individual workers. The traditional justification for anti-SLAPP law is […]
California’s implementation of AB 329 is an opportunity to lead More than six years after its passage, the California Healthy Youth Act continues to face challenges to its implementation. The significance of this legislation reaches […]
Despite historical judicial hostility to arbitration agreements, Congress has enunciated a national policy of enforcing arbitration agreements in Section 2 of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), which provides that arbitration agreements “shall be valid, irrevocable, […]
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that Ukraine has been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from April 19, 2022 to October 17, 2023. Eligible Ukrainian nationals who receive […]
I’ve recently been tempted to blame my existential climate-change-induced dread on a 50-year-old environmental law that may be exacerbating California’s contributions to the climate crisis. The impacts of climate change are here and will only grow more […]
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