Volume 70 (2020-2021)

Volume 70, Number 4 – January 2021

Posted on December 18th, 2020

Articles “A World of Difference”? Law Enforcement, Genetic Data, and the Fourth Amendment James W. Hazel & Christopher Slobogin PDF Law enforcement agencies are increasingly turning to genetic databases as a way of solving crime, either through requesting the DNA profile of an identified suspect from a database or, more commonly, by matching crime scene Continue Reading »

Volume 70, Number 3 – December 2020

Posted on November 19th, 2020

Articles The Student Loan Bankruptcy Gap Jason Iuliano PDF Each year, a quarter of a million student loan debtors file for bankruptcy. Of those, fewer than three hundred discharge their educational debt. That is a success rate of just 0.1 percent. This chasm between success and failure is the titular “Student Loan Bankruptcy Gap,” and Continue Reading »

Volume 70, Number 2 – November 2020

Posted on October 21st, 2020

Articles Reconstructing Racially Polarized Voting Travis Crum PDF Racially polarized voting makes minorities more vulnerable to discriminatory changes in election laws and therefore implicates nearly every voting rights doctrine. In Thornburg v. Gingles , the Supreme Court held that racially polarized voting is a necessary—but not a sufficient—condition for a vote dilution claim under Section Continue Reading »

Volume 70, Number 1 – October 2020

Posted on September 25th, 2020

Articles The Executive’s Privilege Jonathan David Shaub PDF Both the executive branch and Congress claim the final word in oversight disputes. Congress asserts its subpoenas are legally binding. The executive branch claims the final authority to assert executive privilege and, accordingly, to refuse to comply with a subpoena without consequence. These divergent views stem in Continue Reading »