• 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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  • Labeling GM Foods: Democracy and Autonomy

    Posted on February 21, 2016 by ldavis in JOL Online Notes.

    Labeling GM Foods: Democracy and Autonomy by Alex G. Leone, JD ’16  I. Introduction A bipartisan majority of Americans asserts a right to know what it is eating and wants mandatory labeling of genetically modified (“GM”) foods:[1] a simple, on-label statement of whether a food or food ingredient is the product of genetic engineering.[2] A […]

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  • For-Profit, Anti-Student

    Posted on January 26, 2016 by ldavis in JOL Commentary, JOL Online Notes.

    For-Profit, Anti-Student by Nino C. Monea, JD ’17 The legal job market is notoriously rocky. Virtually all law schools have trouble securing full-time jobs for their students. However, not all schools are equal in this regard, and many use deceptive techniques. Some of the worst cases involve private, for-profit law schools. One particularly troubling example […]

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  • Faithfully Executed? The Legal and Rational Imperative of Declining to Seek the Federal Death Penalty in Abolitionist States

    Posted on January 6, 2016 by ldavis in JOL Online Notes.

    Faithfully Executed? The Legal and Rational Imperative of Declining to Seek the Federal Death Penalty in Abolitionist States by Francesca Procaccini, JD ’15 I. Introduction Prosecutorial discretion bestows both a power and a duty—it confers control, and demands restraint. In the federal system, this discretion derives from the prosecutor’s role as an Executive officer, charged […]

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  • The Apprentice(ship)

    Posted on November 18, 2015 by ldavis in JOL Commentary, JOL Online Notes.

    The Apprentice(ship)  by Nino C. Monea, JD ’17 When the Great Recession hit, the economy was devastated. In early 2008, unemployment, previously hovering at around 5%, shot up to 10.0% by October 2009.[1] The number of job openings plummeted from 4.5 million in December 2007 to fewer than 2.5 million in July 2009.[2] Average consumer spending […]

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  • Physician Self-Referral: Back on the Agenda or Out for Good?

    Posted on November 9, 2015 by ldavis in JOL Online Notes.

    Physician Self-Referral: Back on the Agenda or Out for Good? by Amanda Bakowski JD ’17 I. Introduction On June 25, 2015, the Supreme Court decided King v. Burwell, holding that the tax credits established by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) are available to individuals purchasing health insurance on exchanges created by the federal […]

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