Category Archives: UMLR Posts

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 […]

Bitcoin: Legal Tender or Monopoly Money?

JOSEPHINE JORGENSEN—2017 is a big year for Bitcoin: its value continues to rise and reach new records. Bitcoin reached a record high of more than $7,400 on November 3, bringing the market capitalization above $124 billion. Those that bought into Bitcoin early on have made an impressive return on their investment. An original investment of […]

The Weinstein Company: A Board with no “Silver Lining”

KARINA LEITER—On October 5, 2017, The New York Times published a story that unveiled several sexual harassment accusations against well-known American film producer and co-founder of The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein (“Weinstein”). Since that story broke, over forty women have come forward alleging that they too were victims of Weinstein’s inappropriate conduct. Many of these […]