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© JURIST // Sharon Basch

Sharon Basch is a rising 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a JURIST staff correspondent in Washington DC this summer.  Wednesday morning I attended a US Senate Budget Committee hearing entitled “Making Wall Street Pay its Fair Share: Raising Revenue, Strengthening Our Economy.” The hearing was called to discuss tax policy [...]

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© JURIST // Sharon Basch

Sharon Basch is a rising 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a JURIST staff correspondent in Washington DC this summer.  On Tuesday I attended a hearing called by the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions to examine women’s freedoms, focusing on access to abortions across the United States [...]

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Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty filed a notice of dismissal of charges on Sunday against State Trooper Ryan Londregan amid the shooting death of Ricky Cobb II. The decision comes after defense attorneys presented several new pieces of evidence in recent weeks, challenging the state’s ability to prove that Londregan’s actions were not authorized as [...]

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© JURIST // JP Leskovich

JP Leskovich is a rising 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and JURIST’s News Managing Editor. He filed this dispatch from Phoenix. This is the third in a series of dispatches he’s filed as an embedded reporter for JURIST at the Model Constitutional Convention sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Design at [...]

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© JURIST // JP Leskovich

JP Leskovich is a rising 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and JURIST’s News Managing Editor. He filed this dispatch from Phoenix. This is the second in a series of dispatches he’s filing as an embedded reporter for JURIST at the Model Constitutional Convention sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Design at [...]

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© JURIST // JP Leskovich

JP Leskovich is a rising 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and JURIST’s News Managing Editor. He filed this dispatch from Phoenix. This is the first of several dispatches he will be filing over the next few days providing exclusive coverage of the Constitutional Convention proceedings as an embedded reporter for JURIST.   [...]

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It’s not every day that one gets a front-row seat to witness the justice system’s workings in a high-profile case. I was fortunate enough to be at the US District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco earlier today for the sentencing of the man who on October 28, 2023, broke into [...]

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JURIST // Marissa Zupancic

Marissa Zupancic is JURIST’s Washington DC Correspondent, a JURIST Senior Editor and a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She’s stationed in Washington during her Semester in DC. Today I attended oral arguments at the US Supreme Court for Trump v. US, a case concerning whether a president has absolute immunity after they [...]

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JURIST // Gijs de Bra

Gijs de Bra is a JURIST Assistant Editor and SCOTUS special correspondent, and a 2L at Cornell Law School. When, if ever, does a person “corruptly” solicit or offer a gift with intent to influence government action? That question kept Colleen Sinzdak, counsel for the US government, busy for almost all of her argument before [...]

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JURIST // Marissa Zupancic

Marissa Zupancic is JURIST’s Washington DC Correspondent, a JURIST Senior Editor and a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She’s stationed in Washington during her Semester in DC. Georgetown University hosted a conference on Monday covering the 75th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a military alliance of more than 30 [...]

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