The Case for (and Against) Sanctuary Jurisdictions

Isaac Cui PO ‘20 Introduction On January 25, 2017, Donald Trump issued two sweeping executive orders which removed many of the previous administration’s policies regarding immigration enforcement in favor of a stringent, restrictionist approach. More specifically, one[1] punishes so-called sanctuary policies for causing “immeasurable harm to the American people and to the very fabric of…

Non-Compete Agreements and the Race for Self-Driving Technology

Lindsey Mattila (CMC ’17) Non-compete agreements, or the lack thereof, have played an instrumental role in the quick growth and innovation of Silicon Valley. Non-compete agreements, which are generally built into employment contracts, require employees to wait a year, or some other designated amount of time, before joining a competitor. In theory, these agreements should…

How to Respond to the Opioid Epidemic

James Dail CM ’20 – The United States is in the midst of its worst-ever drug crisis. Every day 91 Americans die from opioid overdose.1 To make matters worse, the crisis is not affecting all facets of American society. Poor and working class Americans bear the brunt of the carnage.2 Unless viable solutions are devised,…

DNA in Democracy

Dina Rosin (CMC ’20) On May 28, 2007, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) was passed as an Act of Congress to prohibit the use of genetic information in cases of healthcare and employment. This means that healthcare providers cannot withhold insurance on the basis of genetic predispositions to certain diseases or conditions. Furthermore, this…