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.”[1] Tattoos, which at one point were seen as a seedy tradition of... Continue Reading →

Scrutinizing the Conversion of Scrutiny Applied to Conversion Therapy: A Ninth and Third Circuit Split

Author: Stephen Doyle, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review For four decades, homosexuality has not been considered a mental disease or defect.[1] Nonetheless, many parents attempt to subject their children to sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) to ensure their maturation in a heteronormative lifestyle despite the many negative physical and mental health effects SOCE... Continue Reading →

The Changing Tide of Employee Classification

Author: Brynn Stylinski, Associate Member, University of Cincinnati Law Review For years, many employers have chosen to hire independent contractors rather than employees because contractors are not entitled overtime or benefits like those under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), but employees are. Many workers have filed lawsuits against employers, alleging that they been... Continue Reading →

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