In what has been referred to as a tragedy for American democracy and one of the most egregious examples of voter suppression in history, a United States Supreme Court ruling on April 6th made it […]read more
GGU Law Review Blog
Law in the Time of COVID-19: Legal Considerations Amidst a Growing Crisis
There is no doubt that the global pandemic of “coronavirus disease 2019” (“COVID-19”) has drastically taken over numerous aspects of our society. With hundreds of thousands of confirmed cases worldwide and counting, most of which […]read more
The Bill That Disrupted the Gig Economy: AB-5 and Uber’s Troubling Response
Taken effect on January 1st, California’s Assembly Bill 5 (“AB-5”) has created a great deal of controversy. Supporters of the law praise it for its attack on inequality in the workplace, while gig-based companies, like […]read more
The Submerged Metaphoricality of Legal Language
We may have three principal objects in the study of truth: one to discover it when it is sought; another to demonstrate it when it is possessed; and a third, to discriminate it from the […]read more
The 11th Annual Chief Justice Ronald M. George Distinguished Lecture Series
The Golden Gate University (GGU) Law Review publishes scholarly writing on a broad range of legal topics, including constitutional law, criminal procedure, immigration law, contract law, and administrative law. Established in 1969, the GGU Law […]read more
America is No Longer Taking the Tired, the Poor, the Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free
In recent years, the Executive Office of the United States has engaged in a series of unprecedented moves, making it extremely difficult for immigrants to apply for asylum. The directives from President Donald Trump serve […]read more
Fair Pay to Play Act: End of Amateurism?
The NCAA has seen its fair share of controversy concerning player compensation, whether it be through lawsuits such as the O’Bannon case, former NCAA athletes complaining of hunger during their time in college, or even NBA star LeBron […]read more
Unconstitutionally Redefining Murder: CA Legislature takes a significant overstep with S.B. 1437.
Senate Bill 1437 (“S.B. 1437”), effective January 1, 2019, substantially changed the law relating to accomplice liability under the felony murder rule (the “FMR”) and the doctrine of natural and probable consequences. State prosecutors have challenged S.B. 1437 as […]read more
The California Consumer Privacy Act: The Illusion of Control?
The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. On the surface, the purpose of the CCPA is to give consumers “rights” to control how businesses monetize their personal […]read more
EIGHTH AMENDMENT PROTECTION IN THE 21ST CENTURY
In Timbs v. Indiana the Supreme Court considered whether the Eighth Amendment’s bar on “excessive fines” is incorporated against the states under the Fourteenth Amendment. Timbs v. Indiana addressed another persistent question that has appeared […]read more