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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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JURIST / Pitasanna Shanmugathas

JURIST staffer Pitasanna Shanmugathas attended the rally described in this dispatch. On Saturday, over 100 individuals assembled in Portland, Maine, to show their solidarity with the rights of migrant workers. The Milk with Dignity campaign, advocating for farm workers in New England, called upon Hannaford Supermarkets, an American retail chain, to take action. The objective [...]

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Marisa Wright is a US National Correspondent for JURIST, and a 2L at Harvard Law School.   Anti-choicers are continuing their march toward near-total control over reproductive health in the United States. Since the overturn of Roe v. Wade last June, anti-abortion proponents have turned their attention to trying to ban medication abortion and even birth [...]

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© JURIST / Joshua Cossin

Joshua Cossin is the new White House Correspondent for JURIST. He attended the Zelenskyy-Biden press conference in the East Room Wednesday, and files this report.   Exactly 300 days since the war between Russia and Ukraine began, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has taken leave of his besieged nation for the first time by taking an unannounced trip [...]

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Marisa Wright is a US National Correspondent for JURIST, and a 2L at Harvard Law School.   On Wednesday, December 7, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case involving a fringe legal idea called the independent state legislature theory that poses a threat to the current system of election administration in the [...]

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Justin Lindsay is a US National Correspondent for JURIST, and a 2L at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He served 10 years as an Officer in the United States Army. Election day in America has passed and the majority of votes have been counted. Only a few close races remain undecided, but control [...]

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