Conspiracy

July 27, 2016 | Comments Off on Conspiracy

This week has been extremely hectic, so instead of gathering research, I will simply tell a personal story of mine. In college, I was president of a national honor society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS.)  In 2008, we held our national convention at the Coronado Springs Hotel in Orlando, Florida.  It was here where […]

Christian Louboutin’s Colorful Trademark

February 14, 2012 | Comments Off on Christian Louboutin’s Colorful Trademark

essay writing service by Tony Guo In fashion trademarks can be the difference between a twenty dollar pair of shoes and a twenty-hundred dollar pair.  In January 2012 Mr. Louboutin’s went to court to prevent Yves Saint Laurent from marketing shoes that had red soles.  This was not Mr. Louboutin’s first visit to court over […]

The First Amendment Power of Online Protest: The SOPA and PIPA Example

January 24, 2012 | Comments Off on The First Amendment Power of Online Protest: The SOPA and PIPA Example

essay writing service by Tony Guo The battle over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA) was determined by an unlikely source, online users. Although it is hard to quantify the impact the online protest had, it is certain that without it far fewer people would know what SOPA and […]

What Type of Forum is Zuccotti Park?

November 12, 2011 | Comments Off on What Type of Forum is Zuccotti Park?

by Tony Guo Zuccotti Park is a privately owned public space.  The twenty-six thousand square foot park is the hub of the Occupy Wall Street protests.  The park is not the only privately owned public space in New York City.  In the 1960s developers traded public space for zoning concessions.  There are over 520 parks, […]

The First Amendment and Occupy Wall Street’s Occupation of Zuccotti Park

November 6, 2011 | Comments Off on The First Amendment and Occupy Wall Street’s Occupation of Zuccotti Park

by Tony Guo Introduction Over Fall Break I visited my fiancée in New York City.  As part of my visit we went to Washington Square Park.  We both graduated from New York University and Washington Square Park is a second home to us.  It was the first place I met my fiancée.  Before I graduated […]

Mississippi’s Vote on “Personhood”

November 6, 2011 | Comments Off on Mississippi’s Vote on “Personhood”

by Emily Brown On November 8, Mississippians will vote on a constitutional amendment that would extend the definition of the legal person to include a fertilized human egg. Proposition 26, the proposed amendment, could pose a hazardous threat to reproductive rights in the state while also violating the Fourteenth Amendment. The amendment would create a […]

The Leahy-Smith America Invent Act: Possible Constitutional Friction

November 3, 2011 | Comments Off on The Leahy-Smith America Invent Act: Possible Constitutional Friction

By Tony Guo Intellectual property affects our daily lives: literature, music, technology, and even what we eat depend on inventor’s rights.  What is less well known is that the government’s power to grant intellectual property rights stems directly from the Constitution.   The Copyrights and Patents clause is found in the U.S. Constitution Article I.   Further, […]

The Time for Alternatives

April 2, 2010 | Comments Off on The Time for Alternatives

 By Alexaundra Fitzgerald The aims of punishment are incapacitation, rehabilitation, deterrence, and retribution. Today the focus of the criminal justice system is incapacitation. Incapacitation is pursued through the incarceration of offenders in private and public prisons. The prison system is very costly, and it becomes more of a financial burden on state and federal governments […]

Cellphones and Driving: Problems and Solutions.

March 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Cellphones and Driving: Problems and Solutions.

By Kristen R. Brown I think it’s pretty safe to say that if you own a cellphone and drive a car on a regular basis, you have probably talked on the phone while driving. In fact, I would venture that if you are under age 25, it’s also pretty safe to say that you have […]

Obamacare: the New McCarthyism?

March 2, 2010 | Comments Off on Obamacare: the New McCarthyism?

By Andrew Bruskin Fox News is at it again. According to Hannity, Obama is “pushing the single biggest power grab and move towards ‘socialism’ in the history of our country.” And according to the right wing blog The American Thinker, their writers have finally figured out what the American people should have known all along: […]

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