Who has Standing to Sue the President Over Allegedly Unconstitutional Emoluments?

Two provisions of the U.S. Constitution that have received comparatively little public attention over the past 227 years are suddenly all over the news, having provided the basis for three pending lawsuits against the president of the United States. The Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses arose out of the Founders’ concern with corruption – inContinue reading “Who has Standing to Sue the President Over Allegedly Unconstitutional Emoluments?”

The Boogeyman: Derek Boogaard and the Detrimental Effects of Section 301 Preemption

This Note focuses on the preemptive effect of section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA) in the suit against the National Hockey League (NHL) by the Estate of former NHL player Derek Boogaard. The Note will contrast Boogaard v. National Hockey League, in which section 301 preempted the Estate’s negligence claims, with severalContinue reading “The Boogeyman: Derek Boogaard and the Detrimental Effects of Section 301 Preemption”

The Future of GMO Labeling: How a New Federal Labeling Scheme will Alter Public Disclosure

Genetic modification is a process used for a myriad of purposes, including the cultivation of plant species that ultimately find their way into countless food products across the world.1 As the usage of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has grown, so has the public debate surrounding their presence in food, and, more specifically, their undisclosed presenceContinue reading “The Future of GMO Labeling: How a New Federal Labeling Scheme will Alter Public Disclosure”

Amnesty for Even the Worst Offenders

In recent years, global policy makers have declared that heads of state must be held accountable through criminal prosecution for internationally wrongful acts. Scholars too have insisted that the international system’s embrace of accountability excludes or renders illegal the granting of amnesty. This Article argues that that position is too narrow and uses the ongoingContinue reading “Amnesty for Even the Worst Offenders”