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Come November 8, Vermont residents will have the opportunity to amend their state constitution and abolish slavery and indentured servitude for good. To be clear, Vermont does not currently allow either in any form, but there is antiquated language in the state constitution that allows for certain exceptions. In the Founding Era, numerous other states [...]

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Brooke Chmura is a 3L at Vermont Law and Graduate School. She’s covering state ballot measures before Vermont voters in the 2022 midterm elections.  On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that the US Constitution does not protect the right to an abortion. This decision delegated power [...]

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Marisa Wright is a US National Correspondent for JURIST, and a 2L at Harvard Law School.  The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday morning in two cases challenging the validity of race-conscious affirmative action programs in college admission. Through their questions to the parties, the justices signaled how they may ultimately vote in [...]

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Marisa Wright is a US National Correspondent for JURIST, and a 2L at Harvard Law School.  The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments next Monday in a case that could have major implications for racial equality and college admissions. The case, Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College, [...]

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JURIST staffers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are filing dispatches on various aspects of the November 2022 midterm elections in Pennsylvania. Here, Pitt Law 1L JP Leskovich reports on how the counting of mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania is complicated and delayed by the absence of legislative authorization for “pre-canvassing”.  Monday was the [...]

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JURIST law student staffers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law are filing dispatches on various aspects of the November 2022 midterm elections in Pennsylvania. Here, Pitt Law 2L David DeNotaris reports on campaign financing and the race between Mehmet Oz and John Fetterman for one of the two Pennsylvania seats in the closely-divided [...]

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Justin Lindsay is a US national staff 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. The US-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a report last week identifying hundreds of American law enforcement, military, and state-level elected officials as [...]

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