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
What is “Disabled?”: Ménière’s Disease & the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) By Thomas Tobin, JD ’16, Harvard Kennedy School MPP ’16[*] The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits American employers from discriminating against individuals due to disability. As a threshold matter, individuals bringing suit under the ADA’s anti-discrimination provisions must demonstrate that they are […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What is “Disabled?”: Ménière’s Disease and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
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. Although Attorney General Maura Healey some time ago slipped “houses of worship” onto her website’s list of places of public […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Churches are not Places of Public Accommodation
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, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Making Cities Work
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on A Beginner’s Guide to Legislative Drafting
Volume 53, Number 2 of the Journal on Legislation, featuring articles on disaster response, arbitration, and more, is out! Read it. Subscribe.Continue Reading... Comments Off on Announcing Volume 53.2!
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Welcome, Class of 2019!
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Social Insecurity: The Case for Totalization With India
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on G.I. Jane and the Selective Service: Equal Protection Challenges to Male-Only Selective Service in the Modern Military
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 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What’s the Matter with Kansas and the National Voter Registration Form?