One Person, One Vote

Dina Rosin (CMC ’20) When America’s  founding fathers declared independence from Great Britain, they wrote that “all men are created equal,” and thus, all deserved a vote. Throughout U.S. history, voter eligibility has gradually expanded. The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, passed in 1868, granted equal protection of the law, which allowed for non-white men…

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…

The Promise of Privacy Protections: Rights for Unauthorized Migrants

By Isaac Cui (PO ‘20), Senior Editor Introduction On February 10, Daniel Ramirez Medina was taken by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and placed in detention to await deportation proceedings. Having come to the United States at the age of seven, the 24-year-old registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.[1] DACA…

A Right to Privacy for India’s 1.3 Billion Citizens

Allie Carter (CMC ’19) India’s Supreme Court asserted privacy as a basic right in August of 2017, formally joining the United States, Canada, South Africa, the European Union, and the United Kingdom in doing so. While privacy as a right does not have an explicit definition, it has generally initially applied to data protection and…

The Latest Constitutional Test for Gerrymandering

By James Dail (CMC ’20) On October 3rd, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case Gill v. Whitford. At stake is whether Wisconsin state legislators acted unconstitutionally by apportioning legislative districts to favor Republicans, thus diluting the effectiveness of votes for Democrats. If the Court rules that the legislators did act unconstitutionally, the…