In this article, Thomas Kemmet briefly explores the history of America’s drug policy, then discusses the impact of Oregon’s legalization of psychedelic mushrooms.
Keeping Firearms Out of Dangerous Hands: Closing the Boyfriend Loophole
Blog Editor Stephen Stafford explains one provision of the recently enacted Bipartisan Safer Communities Act that closes the "boyfriend loophole" in federal firearm law.
Commander in Chief or Command Economy? Presidential Power to Address Supply Chain Issues
Publications Editor Sean Meyer contends that the expansive scope of the president’s power over the peacetime domestic economy under the Defense Production Act of 1950 has exceeded the purposes behind the statute.
Which Ohio Commission Should Regulate Gambling Within the State?
"Roulette table gambling"by Best Free Bets is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Theron Anderson, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review This is the second article in a two-part analysis on sports betting. Click here to read an in-depth discussion of Murphy v. NCAA. Introduction After being granted the discretion to authorize sports betting within its... Continue Reading →
Ohio’s Limits on Health Services in the Electronic Age
Author: Andrea Flaute, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review Telemedicine is a key innovation in the health care industry. Sharing patient information and physician services across long distances bridges a gap for patients across the world. Telemedicine’s benefits include access to services that would otherwise be unavailable; streamlined and efficient communication between patients and... Continue Reading →
Tattoo Rights Inked Into The Constitution: Why Tattoos Are Protected Speech Under the First Amendment
Author: Jordie Bacon, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review Tattoos often portray significant moments in a person’s life, mark rites of passage, show religious devotion, or express feelings towards others. Getting a tattoo allows someone to make “permanent that which is fleeting.” Tattoos, which at one point were seen as a seedy tradition of... Continue Reading →
Should States Preempt Local Governments from Passing Higher Minimum Wage Ordinances?
Author: Stephanie Scott, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review While the federal government sets a minimum wage that is the nationwide “floor,” many state legislatures have passed their own laws requiring a minimum wage above the federal minimum. Recently, individual cities and localities have further tried to account for inflation and higher-cost living expenses... Continue Reading →
Daily Fantasy Sports: Game Of Skill Or Game of Chance?
Author: Gabriel Fletcher, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review Draftkings and FanDuel are online daily fantasy sports businesses (DFS). In November of 2015, New York Attorney General (AG), Eric Schneiderman, declared that DFS is gambling, and thus unlawful. The AG’s determination has reignited the discussion over DFS being a game of chance as opposed... Continue Reading →
Cyberbullying: When a Students’ Right to Free Speech Goes Too Far
Author: Jordie Bacon, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review In October 2003, Ryan Halligan, a thirteen year-old from Vermont, hung himself after his personal and embarrassing secrets were disclosed by his “friend” on AOL Instant Messenger. In October 2006, Megan Meier, a thirteen year-old from Missouri, hung herself because her neighbor, disguised as a... Continue Reading →
The Gender Advancement in Pay Act: The GAP Act Leaves Some Holes
Author: Brynn Stylinski, Contributing Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review On September 22, 2015, Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte submitted the Gender Advancement in Pay Act (GAP Act) to the Senate. The GAP Act proposes an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as amended by the Equal Pay Act, in order to provide greater... Continue Reading →