The Interplay Between Civil and Criminal Law in Relation to Sports Law in the United States

By: Aman Rastogi, Jindal Global Law School (India) Introduction Imagine while watching the 2017 NBA finals game between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Durant in the middle of the game punches Lebron James. This conduct is unsportsmanlike, but how will Kevin Durant be punished? An act that is performed while participating in a…

Dreaming of DACA

By Jeremiah Cha (UCSD ’19) Introduction The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program granted certain deportation protections as well as work eligibility to individuals who entered the United States as minors. Nearly 800,000 people were protected under the DACA program.[1] On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration made a significant and controversial decision to end…

The Second Watergate? Presidential Power and the Criminal Prosecution of the Chief Executive

By Neil Banerji (Knox College) In February 2017, President Donald J. Trump’s request to then FBI director James Comey that he prematurely end the investigation of the national security advisor, Michael Flynn, has led to suspicions that the president may have committed an obstruction of justice. In response, the Department of Justice appointed another former…

President Trump’s Conflict of Interest and the Original Meaning of the Emoluments Clause

By Neil Banerji (Knox College) In light of heated public debate, popular opinion is divided as to whether President Donald J. Trump retaining ownership of his various corporations upon assuming office violates the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause. Law professors, state attorney generals, and Democratic legislators alike have enthusiastically filed major lawsuits against President Trump alleging that…