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Churches are not Places of Public Accommodation
By Caleb C. Wolanek, JD ’17 [*]
On September 1, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination stated that churches would be […]
Making Cities Work
By Nino Monea ‘17
National elections dominate the news. But precious little policy is actually coming out of Washington these days. And officials there […]
A Beginner’s Guide to Legislative Drafting
By Deborah Beth Medows, Senior Attorney, Division of Legal Affairs, New York State Department of Health[*]
The ability to impact society […]
Volume 53, Number 2 of the Journal on Legislation, featuring articles on disaster response, arbitration, and more, is out!