Author Archives: P K

  • Churches are not Places of Public Accommodation

    Posted on November 28, 2016 by P K in JOL Commentary, JOL Online.

    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 subject to the Commonwealth’s “public accommodation” statute.[1] Although Attorney General Maura Healey some time ago slipped “houses of worship” onto her website’s list of places of public […]

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  • Making Cities Work

    Posted on November 2, 2016 by P K in JOL Commentary, JOL Online.

    Making Cities Work By Nino Monea JD ‘17 National elections dominate the news. But precious little policy is actually coming out of Washington these days. And officials there are often disconnected from our daily lives. At the local level, the challenges of how to run an effective city may appear more mundane on the surface, […]

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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Legislative Drafting

    Posted on October 24, 2016 by P K in JOL Commentary, JOL Online.

    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 through well-written legislation is unparalleled. As President Barack Obama stated, “A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence. Or a good piece of […]

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  • Announcing Volume 53.2!

    Posted on October 16, 2016 by P K in News + Updates, Uncategorized.

    Volume 53, Number 2 of the Journal on Legislation, featuring articles on disaster response, arbitration, and more, is out! Read it. Subscribe.

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  • Welcome, Class of 2019!

    Posted on September 1, 2016 by P K in News + Updates.

    Greetings from the Harvard Journal on Legislation! Our names are Nino Monea and Maria Makar 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 join JOL. As the nation’s premier law review focused on legislative analysis and the legislative process, we have […]

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  • Social Insecurity: The Case for Totalization With India

    Posted on August 26, 2016 by P K in JOL Commentary, JOL Online.

    Social Insecurity: The Case for Totalization With India By Josh Craddock, JD ‘18 Death and taxes are inevitable, but at least death does not repeat itself. This maxim bites especially hard under current U.S.-India policy: expat workers pay into both countries’ Social Security systems, but are ineligible for benefits from their nation of employment. As […]

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  • G.I. Jane and the Selective Service: Equal Protection Challenges to Male-Only Selective Service in the Modern Military

    Posted on August 5, 2016 by P K in JOL Online, JOL Online Notes.

    G.I. Jane and the Selective Service: Equal Protection Challenges to Male-Only Selective Service in the Modern Military[*] By Russell Spivak, JD ‘17 & Lieutenant Adam Aliano, USN, JD ‘17 [*] This article in no way reflects the views of the Department of Defense. In 1981, the Supreme Court approved a requirement that men alone register with the […]

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  • What’s the Matter with Kansas and the National Voter Registration Form?

    Posted on July 26, 2016 by P K in JOL Commentary.

    What’s the Matter with Kansas and the National Voter Registration Form? by Carmen Hicks, TurboVote Research Lead, Democracy Works Federalism allows states to have agency in many aspects of policy creation, implementation, and regulation separate from that created by the federal government. It is this constitutionally managed balance that allows individual states to establish their […]

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  • “The Debt is Not Payable”

    Posted on July 19, 2016 by P K in JOL Commentary.

    “The Debt Is Not Payable” by James L. Tatum III, MPA ’17, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University “The debt is not payable,” said Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla of Puerto Rico to the New York Times on June 28th, 2015.[1] In fact, by most independent analysis, the island’s $117 billion in […]

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  • Announcing Volume 53.1!

    Posted on March 24, 2016 by P K in Uncategorized.

    Volume 53, Number 1 of the Journal on Legislation, featuring articles on medical marijuana, firearm lending, and more, is out! Read it. Subscribe.

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