COVID-19 and Its Effect on Prisons

Photo by Emiliano Bar on Unsplash Katie Basalla, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review I. Introduction   One of the main critiques of the United States’ criminal justice system over the past few decades has been mass incarceration.[1] With a rate of 698 incarcerated per 100,000 residents, the U.S. prison system has more inmates per capita than... Continue Reading →

Ohio Executive Authority to Postpone Elections

Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash J.P. Burleigh, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review I. Introduction Ohio was set to conduct its primary election on Tuesday, March 17th. But on the evening of March 16th, the state’s executive branch postponed the election to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The delay contradicted an earlier statement from Governor DeWine... Continue Reading →

Supreme Court to Hold Oral Arguments by Phone

Photo by Pavan Trikutam on Unsplash Zachery Hullinger, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review In response to COVID-19 and the accompanying restrictions on gatherings, the Supreme Court had previously postponed its March and April argument sessions.[1] On April 13, 2020, the Court took further action, announcing that it would hold oral arguments via telephone for ten sets of... Continue Reading →

Can Federally Funded Educational Institutions Get in Trouble for Helping Public Health Authorities Battle Coronavirus?

Photo by moren hsu on Unsplash Alisher Kassym, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review According to the National Center for Education Statistics, there are 98,277 public schools and almost 50.8 million students in the United States.[1] Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, 37 states have decided to close public schools, which amounts to 72,000 schools being closed, affecting at... Continue Reading →

International battle for baby: when one parent abducts the couples’ child

"World mapping"by sufianalatrash is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Chloe Knue, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review I.            Introduction A man and a woman make a baby. This natural occurrence can trigger a range of circumstances, including a family, co-parenting, or even—abduction. Abduction is the major concern of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of... Continue Reading →

US-China Trade War: The Authority to Levy Tariffs

"Trading Post" by Felix63 is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Theron Anderson, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review I. Introduction In a reaction to the economic activity between the United States and China, President Trump has exercised the presidential power to levy tariffs against the foreign rival.[1] The tariffs exercised are “taxes or duties that... Continue Reading →

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