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  • Going Green: An Analysis of Colorado’s Amendment 64

    Posted on August 5, 2015 by ldavis in JOL Online Notes.

    by Sara Murphy, JD ’16 On January 1, 2014, Colorado became the first place in the world to legitimize the sale of marijuana and marijuana-based products.[1] This historic moment was quickly eclipsed by uncertainty as to whether Colorado could actually regulate cannabis without running afoul of the federal Controlled Substances Act’s ban on the manufacture or […]

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  • Liar, Liar…Possible Changes Ahead for Lie Detection Legislation

    Posted on August 11, 2014 by harvardjol in Featured Items, JOL Online Notes.

    By Jenna Tynan, Class of 2016 Most of us experience the distinct pleasure of completing a job application at some point in our lives. One can expect standard questions including name, address, and employment history. Depending on the state, employers may or may not ask questions related to an applicant’s gender orientation, marital status, or […]

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  • Cash for College? House Committee Advances Tax Breaks for Students

    Posted on July 16, 2014 by harvardjol in Featured Items, JOL Online Notes.

    With students long gone on summer break, the House Committee on Ways and Means recently advanced legislation by a vote of 22-13 that combines several of the existing tax incentives for higher education into one unified tax credit.  Representatives Diane Black (R-TN) and Danny K. Davis (D-IL), who introduced The Student and Family Tax Simplification Act […]

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  • Volume 51, No. 2 Available Online

    Posted on June 30, 2014 by harvardjol in JOL Online Notes.

    Volume 51, No. 2 of the Harvard Journal on Legislation is now available on the JOL website!

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  • Volume 51, No. 1 Available Online

    Posted on March 26, 2014 by harvardjol in Featured Items.

    Volume 51, No. 1 of the Harvard Journal on Legislation, featuring articles by Congressman Clyburn (D-SC), Professors Alejandro E. Camacho of UC-Irvine Law School and Professor Robert L. Glicksman of George Washington University School of Law, Joseph Henchman and Christopher L. Stephens  of the Tax Foundation, and Professor Linda Sugin of Fordham Law School, was published on March 12th and is now […]

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  • 2014 Symposium Recap

    Posted on March 14, 2014 by harvardjol in Featured Items, JOL Online Notes, Symposium.

    Over lunch on February 11 and 12, the Harvard Law School Journal on Legislation hosted its annual symposium. This year’s topic, Drug Policy: Reality and Reform, proved timely and engaging to members of the Harvard Law community. Welcoming a standing-room-only audience to hear from some of the field’s leading experts and authorities, JOL succeeded in […]

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  • Student Blog: Prescription for Paternalism

    Posted on February 28, 2014 by harvardjol in Featured Items, JOL Online Notes.

    By Jenna Tynan, HLS Class of 2016 – Multiple commentators have weighed in on the relative boon or bust of the long-awaited Obamacare implementation.  Both perspectives, however, have shown that any legislation’s impact is determined not only by the text of the act but also by the parties affected.  A recent personal experience at the […]

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  • Student Blog: Student Loan Debt: Expansion of Borrowers Rights?

    Posted on February 12, 2014 by harvardjol in Featured Items, JOL Online Notes.

    By Kellen Wittkop, HLS Class of 2016 – College students navigate a constant balancing act of managing the many stresses that accompany enrollment at any institution of higher learning: classes, activities, job searches, etc. But one of the largest causes of anxiety for students is something that often looms largely in the shadows – debt. […]

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  • 2014 Symposium – Drug Policy: Reality and Reform – Feb. 11-12

    Posted on February 5, 2014 by harvardjol in Campus Events, Featured Items, Symposium, Upcoming Events.

      Join the Journal on Legislation for its annual Symposium, “Drug Policy: Reality and Reform.” There will be two panels, which will consist of short speeches, debate between panelists, and a question and answer session. Panera lunch will be provided at both panels! The first panel discussion, held on Tuesday, February 11th at 12 noon […]

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  • Student Blog: I Spy: The Problems with NSA Overreach

    Posted on February 5, 2014 by harvardjol in Featured Items, JOL Online Notes.

    By Tyler Anderson, HLS Class of 2014 – Over the past several months, Congress has generated considerable outrage regarding the NSA’s collection of data from foreign officials. http://www.lawfareblog.com/2013/10/skepticism-about-supposed-white-house-and-intelligence-committees-ignorance-about-nsa-collection-against-allied-leaders/. Some of this criticism is surely deserved; for example, we recently learned that the NSA spied on Ban Ki-moon’s talking points before Ban’s meeting with President Obama […]

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