Wallstreet Running Ambulances: Privatization of Emergency Medical Services

(Source)   Some services are inherently seen as the responsibility of the government rather than a profit-generating opportunity. When we think of public services, certain stereotypical functions come to mind. National parks, public utilities like water, and local police forces are examples of services that are traditionally “public,” but have been privatized to different extents.

Moving the Trolls Out of Texas

(Source)   Background Though Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and Boston are regarded as the epicenters in science and technology, East Texas has been the major venue in patent litigation for leading tech companies such as Apple, Samsung, and IBM. A significant number of the disputes in East Texas is litigation brought by non-practicing entities (NPEs),

Revenge of the Exes: The Importance of Overturning Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

(Source)   Imagine having someone show up unannounced at your home and work demanding sex from you. Now imagine it happening over 1,400 times. For Matthew Herrick, no imagination is necessary—he lived it. Over the course of a year, an ex-boyfriend used the dating app Grindr to impersonate Herrick and advertise sexual meetups, post crude

The SEC, Cryptocurrencies, and Facebook’s Libra: The SEC’s Approach to Cryptocurrency Markets and How the Tech Giant’s Involvement Could Change the SEC’s Regulatory Oversight of Cryptocurrencies

(Source) The SEC’s position on whether cryptocurrencies should be — or can be — classified as securities is far from clear, making it difficult for the public to understand how the cryptocurrency and token industry will be regulated by the federal government. In March 2019, Coincenter — a blockchain legislative advocacy group — published correspondence

Stepping Up: The First Step Act and Criminal Justice Reform

(Source)   America incarcerates people at a higher rate than any country in the world. The highly politicized War on Drugs led to a spike in incarceration, particularly in lower-income and minority communities. Although the prison population in the United States has declined since 2016, incarceration and recidivism rates remain high. According to a study

Climate Crisis: Removing Authority from U.S. Military Commanders Over Sexual Assault Cases May Remedy the Prevalence and Underreporting of Sexual Assault

(Source)   The latest Department of Defense (DoD) Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military reports an increase in instances of sexual assault in the U.S. military (military). While rates of sexual assault increase, rates of conviction and punishment remain unchanged. The current military justice system allows for the accused’s unit supervisor (hereinafter “Commander”)