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Essay: A Historical Overview of Disenfranchisement, the Voting Rights Act, and Shelby County’s Impact on the 2018 Midterm Elections

By Sean McGrath on Thursday, March 21st, 2019

For nearly four decades, Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act required certain states and localities to garner pre-approval prior to implementing any changes in laws that affect voting.[1] That has all changed with a Supreme Court decision in 2013.[2] Since that time, instances of subtle (or not so subtle) voter discrimination has taken place…

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Do Parents Who Choose Not to Vaccinate Their Children Open Themselves Up to Liability?

By Adeline Sulentich on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

The Supreme Court of the United States, in Troxel v. Granville,[1] reiterated the Constitutional protection granted to “the interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children.”[2] The Court described this liberty interest as being “perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests recognized by [the] Court.”[3] The Supreme Court explained that…

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Felony Disenfranchisement in Florida and the Passing of Amendment 4

By Nichole Jerrick on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

“Apart from being a fundamental democratic right, voting is essential to a formerly incarcerated citizen’s rehabilitation. . . [t]hese restrictions serve only to further alienate and isolate millions of Americans as they work to regain normality in their lives.” – Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). Most states have voting restrictions for convicted felons.[1] These restrictions, known…

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Cryptocurrency in Estate Planning

By Chelsea Button on Thursday, October 11th, 2018

With the rapid advance in technology and the availability of digital assets, attorneys need to weigh speculative considerations in order to protect their clients. Money is a driving force in client decisions. With the use of money veering away from physical cash to credit, a number of clients may be comfortable considering investments in digital…

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Too Big or Too Small to be Regulated Under the Financial Choice Act

By Jessica Purohit on Thursday, September 20th, 2018

It has been heavily debated that the most significant changes to develop within any industry since the 2008 financial crisis has occurred in the banking industry. The 2008 financial crisis exposed many kinks in the system and these kinks attributed one of the greatest economic downturns our country has ever experienced. Now more than a…

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