2019 Annual Volume A More Perfect Union: The Emoluments Clause

A More Perfect Union: The Emoluments Clause

Article By: Grant C. Rasak 2019 PEPP. L. REV. 103 (2020) Dedicated to “We the People,” with Special Recognition to Professor Pushaw, James Wilson Endowed Professor of Law at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. America’s Framers crafted the Emoluments Clause to preserve institutional integrity, mitigate undue influences, and best serve the American People.  The Emoluments …

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2019 Annual Volume Fight or Flight: The Ninth Circuit’s Advancement of Textualism During an Era of Intentionalism in United States v. Lozoya

Fight or Flight: The Ninth Circuit’s Advancement of Textualism During an Era of Intentionalism in United States v. Lozoya

Article By: Zachary Remijas 2019 PEPP. L. REV. 89 (2020) The modern complexities of global interaction and accessibility have recently forced some federal courts to reconsider standards for determining proper venue for criminal defendants who commit offenses while engaged in transportation, particularly those involving interstate commerce and crimes spanning multiple districts. These courts’ application of …

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2019 Annual Volume No Safe Spaces: A Distorted Image of a Clear Problem

No Safe Spaces: A Distorted Image of a Clear Problem

Review By: Michael Conklin 2019 PEPP. L. REV. 80 (2020) This is a critical analysis of the documentary No Safe Spaces.  The movie features comedian Adam Carolla and conservative talk show host Dennis Prager.  Depending on the source, the movie is either the most necessary and prescient documentary ever or the most harmful. Unfortunately, the …

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2019 Annual Volume The First Amendment and Data Privacy

The First Amendment and Data Privacy

Article By: Kathryn Peyton 2019 PEPP. L. REV. 51 (2020) Given the growing ubiquity of digital technology’s presence in people’s lives today, it is becoming increasingly more necessary to secure data privacy protections.  People interact with technology constantly, ranging from when engaging in business activates, such as corresponding through emails or doing research online, to …

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2019 Annual Volume A Call for America’s Law Professors to Oppose Court-Packing

A Call for America’s Law Professors to Oppose Court-Packing

Article By: Bruce Ledewitz 2019 PEPP. L. REV. 1 (2019) A Court-packing proposal is imminent. Mainstream Democratic Party Presidential Candidates are already supporting it. The number of Justices on the Supreme Court has been set at nine since 1869, but this is merely a statutory requirement. As soon as Democrats regain control of the Presidency …

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2019 Annual Volume Court Expansion and the Restoration of Democracy: The Case for Constitutional Hardball

Court Expansion and the Restoration of Democracy: The Case for Constitutional Hardball

Article by: Aaron Belkin 2019 PEPP. L. REV. 19 (2019) Neither electoral politics, norms preservation, nor modest good government reform can restore the political system because they cannot mitigate the primary threat to the American democracy, Republican radicalism. Those who believe otherwise fail to appreciate how and why radicalism will continue to impede democratic restoration …

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