REFUSAL OF CORPORATE PAC MONEY AND THE POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING IMPACT ON CORPORATE TRANSPARENCY

By: Abigail Gampher In January of 2020, presidential candidates collectively raised approximately $397,364,054.[1]  With the largest primary pool in approximately forty years, Democratic candidates seeking to distance themselves from corruption initially rejected campaign contributions from corporate political action committees (“PACs”).[2]  Despite these initial pledges, many candidates ultimately accepted millions worth of explicit PAC contributions.[3]  However, […]

Amazon’s Liability for Dangerous and Deceptive Third-Party Retailer Products

By: Erin Donnelly Every month, over 197 million people visit Amazon.com, making the company the top e-commerce platform in the United States.[1] In 2000, Amazon launched Marketplace, a platform which allows third-party retailers to list their products on the site.[2] Many of these third-party retailers ship their products directly to consumers; they never pass through […]

Resisting the End of an Era: How the Trump Administration’s Environmental Rollbacks are Going Too Far Even for Industry

By Shannon Gough President Trump made deregulation one of his major campaign promises before being elected in 2017.[1] While commentators suggest that relatively little overall deregulation has occurred since President Trump took office, this is not so for environmental deregulation.[2] In December 2019, a New York Times report found that more than ninety environmental rules […]

Corruption of Creativity

By: Ian Robertson The Constitution’s Copyright clause allows authors to secure the exclusive rights to their work in order to “promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts.”[1] However, the music industry has seen an influx of copyright lawsuits that attack creators and exploit the constitutional principle of protection for progress.[2] This particular brand of lawsuit is […]