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  • Toxic Torts and the TVA

      A decade ago, Roane County, Tennessee, suffered the worst coal ash spill in American history. A barrier gave way at the Tennessee Valley Authority (“TVA”) Fossil Plant in Kingston, Tennessee, pouring over 5 million cubic yards of coal ash (the waste left after coal is used to produce e... Read more

  • Tampering with Digital Locks: New Laws and Smartphones

    It’s a common experience: the smartphone that is supposed to make your life easier and more manageable develops a glitch. You don’t have the time or the money to send it off for repair, but you do have enough know-how to fix it yourself, so you try to do a quick repair. Until very recently, that... Read more

  • Teachers, Guns, and Schools: Issues of Local Law

    Recently, a small school district in eastern Pennsylvania became the first school district in the state to permit teachers and other school employees to carry concealed weapons in schools. The measure, which the school board passed unanimously, offers employees a $2,000 annual stipend and a $250,000... Read more

  • State Gun Laws and Ballot Measures

    During the 2018 midterms, Washington State asked voters to consider a ballot initiative outlining one of the most sweeping platforms of gun safety laws in the nation; the initiative passed with 60 percent of the vote. Initiative 1639 took a broad approach to gun control, addressing a wide range of i... Read more

  • Legal Challenges to Daylight Savings Time

    It’s that time of year: leaves fall, shadows lengthen, and we turn back our clocks, offering a one-time gain of an hour of sleep and a months-long loss of daylight. However, legislative challenges to Daylight Savings Time (“DST”) may reshape our annual expectations. DST is a legislative cre... Read more

  • Revisiting “Stand Your Ground”

    Following the devastation of Hurricane Michael, a city commissioner in Lakeland, Florida, was caught on video shooting a man he suspected of looting his store. Lawyers for the commissioner, who was indicted for second-degree murder, said that they were unsure if they would use Florida’s “stand y... Read more

  • What Does FERPA Cover?

    Imagine for a moment that you are in a dispute with your child’s school over a disciplinary action. Or imagine that you are embroiled in a controversy that has attracted media attention. Now imagine that your child’s school decides to release her disciplinary record or that your grade school tea... Read more

  • #MeToo at 1: The Impact on Legislation

    In October 2017, an explosive investigative report in The New Yorker revealed the breadth and severity of sexual assault charges against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. While some readers expressed incredulity that such heinous behavior could have continued unchecked for so long, many female readers b... Read more