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

The Horrors of Body Donation

(Source)   What rights do you have to your body when you die? None. But your family gets some. They get the right to preserve and dispose. They can choose whether to bury, cremate, or even cryo-preserve you. And they can choose whether to donate your body to science. Usually, your family will follow your

DEI Initiatives in Sports Organizations Post-Fair Admissions

(Source)   Diversity, equity, and inclusion (commonly referred to as DEI), are “three closely linked values held by many organizations that are working to be supportive of different groups of individuals, including people of different races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, genders, and sexual orientations.” Organizations, including sports organizations, use DEI initiatives to promote these values. An

Whose Duty is it Anyway?: Discussing the Changes to ABA Model Rule 1.16

(Source)   Introduction The American Bar Association (ABA) recently promulgated a change to Rule 1.16 of their Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The change charges lawyers with a duty to make certain clients retaining them are not doing so to help them commit continuing illegal activities. This is a change from previous versions of the

Voter Registration and Voter Turnout 

(Source)   In 2020, about two-thirds (66%) of the voting-eligible population turned out for the presidential election. While the 2020 presidential election saw the highest voter turnout rate since 1900, still one-third of the population did not vote. If that one-third of the population voted, the election results could have easily changed. Not to mention,

The Uncertain Future of Acquitted Conduct Sentencing

(Source)   Daytona McClinton was seventeen years old when he robbed a CVS pharmacy with five of his friends, while brandishing a firearm. After fleeing the scene, a fight ensued and one of the other robbers was shot and killed. For this crime, McClinton was charged as an adult, and convicted of robbery and brandishing

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