Unlicensed and Unheard: Stifling Segway Speech

By Mia B. Ragent; Staff Member (Vol. 14) Do tour guide licensing requirements violate the Free Speech Clause? In the past year, tour guides in two major tourist-destination cities challenged licensing schemes to two different results. For guides in the city of New Orleans, the Fifth Circuit held that the enforcement of tour guide regulations … Continue reading Unlicensed and Unheard: Stifling Segway Speech

“Chilling” Campaign Finance Law Upheld

By Joseph M. (Max) Swindle; Staff Member (Vol. 14), Notes Editor (Vol. 15) Political silence, the inability to have one’s voice heard, is an issue that marginalizes many citizens and residents. In an effort to remedy this pervasive issue, some citizens choose to give money to public policy think tanks that help foster discussion about … Continue reading “Chilling” Campaign Finance Law Upheld

Firearm “Gag Order” Bound to Miss its Mark

By Jonathan C. Jakubowski, Staff Member (Vol. 14) “The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.”  – Daniel Webster In June 2015, the Department of State proposed several changes to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which regulate the manner in which items on the United States Munitions … Continue reading Firearm “Gag Order” Bound to Miss its Mark

Cecil the Lion’s Roar: Libel in an Internet Age

By Elizabeth (Beth) A. Kapapoulos; Staff Member (Vol. 14), Chief Staff Editor (Vol. 15) With the advent of the Internet, an entirely new realm of libel law has emerged in the courts, forcing judges to examine entirely new questions of Internet vigilantism and how to deal with crimes in a digital world.  Defamation, 20 N.C. … Continue reading Cecil the Lion’s Roar: Libel in an Internet Age

Coping With Unprecedented Connectivity: Citizens and Police

By Alexander (Alex) M. French, Staff Member (Vol. 14) On April 4, 2015, a North Charleston Police Officer shot and killed Walter Scott. Michael Shlager, the responding officer, reported that he pulled Scott over for a broken tail light. Scott fled on foot and Shlager pursued. Shlager claimed that Scott grabbed Shlager’s Taser and that … Continue reading Coping With Unprecedented Connectivity: Citizens and Police

Protecting Domestic Violence Victims or Depriving the World of the Next Eminem?: A Brief Examination of Elonis v. United States

By Jenica D. Hughes; Staff Member (Vol. 14), Executive Editor (Vol. 15) Picture this, you marry someone you love and start creating a life together. Eventually, you have two children together, whom you adore, but eventually, your marital relationship begins to suffer and the two of you are arguing more often and decide to divorce. … Continue reading Protecting Domestic Violence Victims or Depriving the World of the Next Eminem?: A Brief Examination of Elonis v. United States

Abortion Ambiguities Remain Post-FACE Act

By Elizabeth C. Nye, Staff Member (Vol. 14) When people think about the abortion debate, they think Roe v. Wade. However, the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe was only the beginning of legislation and controversy surrounding abortion rights. The Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, signed into law by President Clinton in 1994, … Continue reading Abortion Ambiguities Remain Post-FACE Act