Author Archives: Stern, Justin M

Lowering Your Academic Standards is Your Problem, Not the NCAA’s

BRYAN WALSH—After a long, drawn out investigation that left the Tar Heels wallowing in purgatory for over three years, the NCAA made its decision on the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Basketball scandal on October 13, 2017. In the proceedings leading up to the final judgment, the University admitted that it had administered […]

Firing Employees for Union Activity Isn’t Always Against the Law

SHAWN WRIGHT—Imagine showing up to work one morning at your satellite office and the doors being locked. Whether you are a lawyer, doctor, professor, or salesman, you would likely be shocked at the letter posted on the door from your boss to employees and customers that reads, “[Company Name] has closed. I have decided to […]

Equal Access in the Digital Age: Does the ADA Apply in Cyberspace?

MAYA FRUCHT—The internet is an integral part of society. With the assistance of screen reader software, the legally blind or visually impaired can use websites to the same degree as everyone else. However, many websites are inaccessible with this software. Under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), “[n]o individual shall […]

Digging Coal, Burying Regulations?: Legal Barriers to Proposed Energy Market Reform

KATRINA TOMAS—President Trump’s promise to end the “war on coal” has, in the past month, resulted in agency actions that endeavor to instigate a war on carbon regulation. On October 10th, U.S. Secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Scott Pruitt, announced a proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration’s fully finalized […]