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Staff Note: Death of the NCAA: Eliminating Financial Aid Limitations for Student Athletes

02.19.2015  |  Comments Off

After winning the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship in 2014, University of Connecticut’s star player Shabazz Napier made waves when he said, “Sometimes, there’s hungry nights where I am not able to eat, ... Continue Reading »

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Staff Note: Autism, Bullying, and the Individuals With Disabilities Act

02.14.2015  |  Comments Off

In August of 2014, a viral trend hit social networks: the “ice bucket challenge” raised awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by challenging people to either douse themselves in ice or donate money ... Continue Reading »

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Staff Note: The Evolution of Codes of Corporate Social Responsibility Into Contracts With Consumers

02.14.2015  |  Comments Off

This Note analyzes the code of corporate social responsibility as an implied-in-fact contract with consumers who rely on the reputations of corporations when making their purchasing decisions. Consumers and customers of corporations may ... Continue Reading »

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Staff Note: You Can’t Sit With Us: Furniture’s Future in Fighting Phonies

02.14.2015  |  Comments Off

There are countless ways to design a chair. The designer of the chair on which you are currently sitting may have designed it for style, comfort, utility, or all of the above.  The ... Continue Reading »

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Staff Note: Red Tape: New Jersey’s Energy Regulations Deter Residents From Installing Photovoltaics

02.14.2015  |  Comments Off

New Jersey’s current energy regulations regarding solar photovoltaic (PV) use are not reaching their stated purpose. New Jersey’s Residential Development Solar Energy Systems Act set forth commendable goals for an ambitious approach toward ... Continue Reading »

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2L Note Blog: Equality Made Real: Justice Kennedy’s Blueprint For a Just America

12.25.2013  |  Comments Off

The debate over gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (hereinafter GLBT) rights is controversial in society and in the courts. GLBT advocates are poised to change the way courts in the United States and ... Continue Reading »

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2L Note Blog: The Portland Pipeline Corporation and Act 250: Can State Self-regulation of Pipelines Occur Outside of the Federal Pipeline Safety Act?

12.25.2013  |  Comments Off

 In July 2010, a section of a pipeline located in Marshall, Michigan burst.[1]  Approximately one million gallons of diluted bitumen spilled into the Talmadge Creek, a tributary of the Kalamazoo River.[2]  Diluted bitumen, ... Continue Reading »

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2L Note Blog: If Not Celebration, Recognition: Windsor’s Push toward Universal Interstate Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages

12.25.2013  |  Comments Off

The summer of 2013 was momentous for Ohio residents John Arthur and James Obergefell. In early July, after more than 20 years together, the couple flew to Maryland to be married. Because a ... Continue Reading »

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2L Note Blog: Predictive Policing: the Constitutional Implications of Forecasting Crime

11.27.2013  |  Comments Off

[caption id="attachment_1720" align="alignleft" width="272"] From the film Minority Report[/caption] This Note examines the implications of predictive policing and seeks ways to avoid legal snares. Predictive policing is the practice of using computer algorithms that ... Continue Reading »

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2L Note Blog: Making Space for a Spectrum of Community Residences: Building Sustainable and Inclusive Communities Through New York’s Padavan Law

11.27.2013  |  Comments Off

Regulating group homes for marginalized groups, including developmentally disabled people, has social justice implications that extend beyond the traditional environmental, economic, and technical considerations that generally underlay land use decisions.  Group homes are ... Continue Reading »