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Clarifying Drugged Driving Laws for Medical Cannabis Patients in Light of Budding THC Research

By Margaret Butzen on Monday, July 10th, 2017

Since the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (CUA) has been in effect, it has received various criticisms.[1] While a qualifying patient is now able to register and purchase cannabis in various forms to manage pain, fatigue, and appetite issues, qualifying patients also put themselves in a vulnerable legal predicament.[2] Besides risking employment…

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Justice for Syria: An Argument in Favor of Utilizing the United States’ Universal Jurisdiction

By Tess Godhardt on Monday, July 3rd, 2017

The world is currently living through the greatest humanitarian crisis to have occurred since World War II—a crisis known as the Syrian conflict.[1] From 2011 to 2017, the international community has watched as President al-Assad’s regime and opposition forces fight for control of the country.[2] As of May 2017, the Syrian crisis has resulted in…

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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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