It is All About the Money: Presidential Conflicts of Interest By Samantha Block[*] The 2016 presidential election marked an increased distrust in the government, bringing a new era of presidential and vice presidential candidates. Current conflict of interest laws do not extend to the President and Vice President due to an outdated fear of interfering […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on It is All About the Money: Presidential Conflicts of Interest
Participation in Name Only: How Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act Can Present a Meaningful Challenge to Big Money in Politics By Jonathan Topaz, JD ’18[*] “No, Jim Crow is not dead. It’s not quite dead. It now focuses its energy in different areas. Instead of literacy tests or poll taxes, the new way […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Participation in Name Only: How Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act Can Present a Meaningful Challenge to Big Money in Politics
The Coming Collapse of the Paris Climate Agreement By Bryan H. Druzin [*] I. Introduction Now that the Trump administration has abandoned the Paris Climate Agreement, the question is whether the agreement will collapse. A strong case can be made that it will indeed unravel—perhaps not immediately, but eventually. Although the world’s leaders have been […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Coming Collapse of the Paris Climate Agreement
Greetings from the Harvard Journal on Legislation! Our names are Paul Kominers and George Maliha, and we are the Co-Presidents and Editors-in-Chief of the Journal. We are writing to welcome you to campus and encourage you to get involved with JOL. As the nation’s premier law review focused on legislative analysis and the legislative process, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Welcome Transfer Students and Class of 2020!
The Mathematics of Constitutional Failure By Carrie Leonetti [*] The federal courts were intended as anti-democratic structures. Their interpretations of the federal constitution were supposed to be a counterweight to the excesses of the other two “democratic” branches. The problem with this system is that the other two branches of government are not democratic. No one […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Mathematics of Constitutional Failure
Earlier this month, Congressman Adam Schiff spoke on the timely topics of privacy, security, and Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election at JOL’s 2017 Symposium: Legislating on the World Stage. You can read more about his other speakers’ insights here, and watch his remarks below.Continue Reading... Comments Off on Congressman Adam Schiff ’85 (D-Calif.) Speaks at Harvard Journal on Legislation’s 2017 Symposium