Volume 80, Issues 1-3



Plenary Power and Animus in Immigration Law

by Shalini Bhargava Ray

After a campaign denigrating Muslims as “sick people,” blaming the children of Muslim Americans for terrorism, and promising to “shut down” Muslim immigration, and mere days after his inauguration, President Donald J. Trump banned the nationals of seven majority- Muslim countries from entry into the United States. In the litigation that followed, one question persisted: how should courts analyze an exclusion order when the President...


Pipelines & Power-Lines: Building the Energy Transport Future

by James W. Coleman

The United States is in the middle of three profound energy revolutions—with booming production of renewable power, natural gas, and oil. The country is replacing coal power with renewable and natural gas power, reducing pollution while saving consumers money. And it has dramatically cut its oil imports while becoming, for the first time in half a century, an important oil exporter. The United States is on the cusp of an energy...


No Trespassing: A Lawmaker’s Guide to Protecting Property Rights in the Age of Augmented and Mixed Reality

by Joseph Carrafiello

Mixed reality and augmented reality (AR) are the way of the future. By 2020, the mixed and augmented reality industry is expected to be valued at $162 billion. With the rise of wearable devices with AR capabilities and the inclusion of AR features in new software such as iOS 12, mixed reality and augmented reality are sure to become more mainstream in American life. Patrons can enter into real-world venues and put on...


“High” Standards: The Wave of Marijuana Legalization Sweeping America Ignores the Hidden Risks of Edibles

by Steve P. Calandrillo & Katelyn Fulton

As a tide of marijuana legalization sweeps across the United States, there is a surprising lack of scrutiny as to whether the benefits of recreational marijuana outweigh the risks. Notably, marijuana edibles present special risks to the population that are not present in smoked marijuana. States that have legalized recreational marijuana are seeing an increase in edible-related calls...


Freedom to Hack

by Ido Kilovaty

The proliferation of Internet-connected smart devices, also known as the “Internet of Things,” has become a major threat to privacy, user security, Internet security, and even national security. These threats are manifestations of externalities primarily resulting from a market failure in the Internet of Things industry, in which vendors do not have an incentive to implement reasonable security in the software embedded in...


Using Medicaid Funds for Planned Parenthood: Is the Medicaid Act’s Choice of Free Provider Really a Free Choice?

by Caroline Eversman

Imagine a female medical patient in need of reproductive health services. As a Medicaid recipient, she hopes to use Medicaid funding to help alleviate her out-of-pocket costs for health services from Planned Parenthood. In most states...


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