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Chicago’s Last Unclaimed Indian Territory: A Possible Native American Claim Upon Billy Caldwell’s Land

By Scott Priz on Thursday, June 29th, 2017

This student comment, published in the John Marshall Law review’s 50-1 issue, is a comment that goes into the historical record examining land transfers by a Potawatomi Chief by the name of Billy Caldwell involving land that is currently part of Chicago. Billy Caldwell, or Chief Sauganash, was appointed a Chief of the Potawatomi Indians…

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Online Bullying May Alter the Future of the First Amendment

By Margaret Lundeen on Sunday, June 25th, 2017

The First Amendment affords great protection to citizens ensuring their right to speak freely. However, there are clear limits on what type of speech the Court is willing to protect. For example, speech that incites imminent violence or is obscene is not protected speech. Doxxing and Swatting are new forms of online harassment. Doxxing is…

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Social Media Brings New Challenges on Intellectual Property Law

By Yucheng Wang on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

The digital age has shortened the distance and time for communication. The rise of various social media provides platforms to both individuals and business for communicating and sharing information.[1] The core feature of social media is user-generated content, allowing “users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (such as videos).”[2]…

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President Trump’s Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord

By John Baglia on Sunday, June 11th, 2017

On June 1, 2017, President Donald Trump announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, an agreement amongst 195 countries to reduce their climate changing emissions in an attempt to curb the increase in global temperatures.[1] When signing the agreement in 2016, President Obama aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% in…

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What does Justice Gorsuch mean for Corporate Personhood?

By Declan Cleary on Monday, May 22nd, 2017

It is plainly apparent that the late Justice Antonin Scalia had a judicial record which sought to expand the rights of corporations as individuals.[1] Yet, with Neil Gorsuch’s recent approval to the bench, the question stands as to whether the somewhat controversial notion of corporations as people will broaden, decline, or maintain the status quo….

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