Author Archives: Austin Price

Donald Trump’s Indictment and its Potential Effects on the 2024 Election

MANUELA USANDIZAGA—Former President Donald Trump (“Trump”) was indicted on Thursday, March 30th, following a New York grand jury vote. This is the first time in U.S. history that a former president has faced criminal charges. The now unsealed 34-count felony indictment “alleges that Trump falsified New York business records in order to conceal damaging information before the 2016 presidential […]

Policing Virtual Reality: FTC v. Meta Platforms, Inc.

JARED SCHIFMAN—Antitrust regulators continue to pile up the losses in a new era of antitrust enforcement. Attempting to revitalize old antitrust doctrines from the first half of the 20th century, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and Department of Justice (“DOJ”) have lost high profile merger challenges in a variety of industries. But the agencies and lawmakers are placing a significant […]

American Chernobyl: East Palestine Faces Uncertainty Ahead

JONATHAN LESGART—On February 3, 2023, at approximately 9:00 p.m., disaster struck East Palestine, Ohio. A Norfolk Southern Railroad 150-car freight train headed to Conway, Pennsylvania, derailed while passing through the small town. Thirty-eight railcars in total derailed. Of most concern, five of the railcars carried about one million pounds of vinyl chloride, a flammable petrochemical used in […]

Should Target Companies Assume the Risk of Misused Confidential Information? A Discussion of Le Tote Inc. v. Urban Outfitters, Inc.

IRENE BOURLATSKI—Le Tote Inc. v. Urban Outfitters, Inc. is a recent intellectual property lawsuit that has captivated the fashion industry. Le Tote is an innovative rental fashion service that allows customers to rent clothing and accessories for a flat monthly fee. The company filed a lawsuit against Urban Outfitters, alleging that the retailer stole its business model and […]

The Sixth Amendment Must Mean Something: Non-Unanimous Jury Verdicts in Capital Sentencing

TAYLOR EVANS—The true rate of wrongful convictions is “not merely unknown but unknowable.” The National Registry of Exonerations estimates that anywhere between 2% and 10% of all convictions are erroneous. Given the number of people currently incarcerated, these percentages translate to between 46,000–230,000 people serving time for a crime they did not commit. Focusing solely on death row defendants, at least 4.1% are believed […]