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JURIST // Marissa Zapancic

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. After sitting in the Supreme Court last Wednesday to hear the oral arguments in Trump v. Anderson, a case brought by Colorado voters seeking [...]

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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.  On Thursday, Februrary 8, I sat in the courtroom of the Supreme Court of the United States on assignment for JURIST to hear oral [...]

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Elizabeth Haigh is JURIST’s Chief of Staff for the US and a 2L at the University of Nevada, William S. Boyd School of Law. She files this dispatch from Las Vegas, Nevada. This dispatch was initially filed at 4:40 PM EST/1:40 PM PST. Updates to the initial dispatch are included below.  On Wednesday, December 6, [...]

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Justin Lindsay is a US National Correspondent for JURIST, and a 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He previously served 10 years as an Officer in the United States Army.  January 6th forced many Americans to confront domestic political violence for the first time. Visceral images on social media, cable, and broadcast [...]

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APEC 2023

Joshua Villanueva is a JURIST Assistant Editor and a 2L at UC Law San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings), He files this dispatch from San Francisco.  The recently-concluded Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ summit, originally designed to address economic challenges in the Asia-Pacific region, found itself overshadowed by the unfolding drama of the US-China relationship. As [...]

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Mackenzie Damon went to college in Ohio and worked in the Ohio House for several years before coming to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she is currently a 1L.  State legislators in Ohio are contemplating how to respond after voters on Election Day approved two proposed constitutional amendments to protect reproductive rights [...]

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Joshua Villanueva is a JURIST Assistant Editor and a 2L at UC Law San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings), He files this dispatch from San Francisco.  Beginning this weekend, world leaders will gather in San Francisco for the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week, the largest international event this vibrant city will have witnessed since [...]

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© JURIST / JP Leskovich

JP Leskovich went to high school in Ohio and returned to the state in the run-up to Tuesday’s vote. He is a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and JURIST’s US Bureau Chief.    Ohio voters on Tuesday strongly rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have limited direct democracy in the [...]

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Justin Lindsay is a US National Correspondent for JURIST, and a rising 3L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  On Monday, July 10th, two top US Senate Democrats announced they would be pushing forward a bill meant to close perceived loopholes in the federal judiciary. The Supreme Court Ethics, Recusal, and Transparency Act [...]

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Sharon Basch is a rising 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. The most recent spate of United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decisions handed down late last week have left American citizens more divided than ever. Within the last few years, the US Supreme Court has seen a large volume of what are [...]

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