Mx. Corporation (Excerpt)

(Source) THE FOLLOWING IS AN ABRIDGED VERSION OF GARRY BLUM’S NOTE SUBMISSION TO THE MAIN JOURNAL. HE HOPES THAT THE READER FINDS THIS HISTORY OF CORPORATE PERSONHOOD INTERESTING AND COMPELLING:   INTRODUCTION Over the last 200 years, corporations have fought to establish themselves as “persons” under the law; that is, they have argued that corporate

The Case for Tenants’ Right to Counsel

(Source)   In 1963, the Supreme Court established that the right to counsel in criminal cases is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution in Gideon v. Wainwright, meaning criminal defendants will be appointed a lawyer if they cannot afford one. On the other hand, there is no constitutionally protected right to counsel in

Accountability in Policing: Is Punishment Serving the Public Interest?

(Source)   On Thursday, March 7th, the Uvalde, Texas city council finally reported the findings of an independent investigation into the conduct of police who responded to the notorious elementary school shooting from 2022. The independent investigator recommended every officer – to the shock and outrage of victims’ families – be exonerated. With a penchant

Protecting Creditor Security Interests in Digital Currencies post-2022 UCC Amendments

(Source)   Digital currencies have become more commonplace over recent years. Some businesses are considering building infrastructure to allow their consumer base to pay with cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency differs from Centralized Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) in their decentralized exchanges instead of centralized exchanges. With CBDCs, the federal bank is liable as opposed to private banks that offer digital

Fictional Juries

(Image Source) (Quote Source)   Briefly in the American colonies, there was relief from the legal profession. Contemporaneous records capture the excitement; “They have no lawyers… ‘Tis a happy country”. Laymen effectively resolved community disputes, having long resented the special privileges, principles, and esoteric language of English lawyers. However, as the complexity of colonial society