Reconsidering Definitions of Terrorism: Putting the Spotlight on States and Impact

By Kate Lambroza (Georgetown University ’18), Guest Contributor Graphic Design by Gabriella Mas (Georgetown University ’18) Introduction Defining terrorism plagues organizations, agencies, and states alike. While terrorism dates back to the French revolution, the new tactics of international terrorist organizations have forced definitions to be modified. The problem with defining terrorism is that definitions often suit the…

A Self-Perpetuated War—Maoism in India

By Aarti Aggarwal, Jindal Global Law School India, as a country, confronts a number of challenges to its internal security. Of those, the threat posed by Naxalism—a Maoist insurrection active in the eastern half of the country for over four decades now—is the most concerning. Commonly known as “Naxalites” (hereinafter referred to as “Maoists”) after…

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…