Year End Message From Our Editor in Chief

Photo by Robert Conklin on Unsplash To the Members, Advisors, Readers, and Friends of the University of Cincinnati Law Review: Suffice it to say, it’s truly unfortunate that we do not get to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2019-2020 University of Cincinnati Law Review in person. Despite the circumstances, the editorial and associate members have continued to meet … Continue reading Year End Message From Our Editor in Chief

Did the Ohio House Really Pass a Law Allowing Students to be Scientifically Wrong Due to Religion?

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash Corey Bushle, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review I. Introduction The Ohio House of Representatives recently passed House Bill 164, titled the Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act of 2019 (“HB 164”). The bill amends, adds, and revises language to several Ohio Revised Code provisions about student religious conduct at school, but one … Continue reading Did the Ohio House Really Pass a Law Allowing Students to be Scientifically Wrong Due to Religion?

Ban the Box: Does a Law Prohibiting Discrimination because of a Tenant’s Criminal History Violate the First Amendment?

Federal Hill, Baltimore, by Marc Szarkowski is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Corey Bushle, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review I. Introduction: What are Ban the Box Laws? Would you feel comfortable knowing your next-door neighbor is a convicted felon? Would it make a difference if they were convicted of tax evasion, or aggravated assault? … Continue reading Ban the Box: Does a Law Prohibiting Discrimination because of a Tenant’s Criminal History Violate the First Amendment?

Journal Articles

The University of Cincinnati Law Review’s lineage dates back to 1927. The journal was the the first to be published by an Ohio law school. The Law Review is edited and published entirely by students at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. The Law Review publishes four issues per year and also sponsors symposia … Continue reading Journal Articles

Opening the Door: Can a Defendant use the Confrontation Clause to Access a Witness’s Medical Records?

“Courthouse”by formatted_dad is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Corey Bushle, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review I. Introduction In August of 2019, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Confrontation Clause of the Sixth Amendment entitles a defendant to compelled discovery when discovery will bolster the defendant’s cross examination of an adverse witness. … Continue reading Opening the Door: Can a Defendant use the Confrontation Clause to Access a Witness’s Medical Records?

Congressional Oversight: Overreach of Authority, or Entrenched Legal Tradition?

“U.S. Capitol Building_15”by US Department of State is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0 Corey Bushle, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review I. Introduction On May 20, 2019 a D.C. District Court upheld the House of Representatives Oversight Committee’s power to conduct investigations pertinent to its legislative goals, even when those goals intersect with the … Continue reading Congressional Oversight: Overreach of Authority, or Entrenched Legal Tradition?