Regulation and the Monopolizing Airline Industry: The Mega-Mergers of 2008-2014

By Alex Kraik* From 2008 to 2014, during the fallout from the financial crisis that roiled the U.S. and its markets, the domestic airline industry underwent a succession of mergers.[1]  These consolidated the industry into four dominant companies: American Airlines, Delta, United, and Southwest.[2]  These oligopolistic entities are now being sued for price-fixing and are […]

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Enough Horsing Around

  By Joseph Godio* INTRODUCTION             New York City is a city thought by many to be one of the most incredible, majestic, and beautiful cities in the world.  Its prominence and prosperity has grown just like the skyline, continuously reaching new heights.  Ironically, one of the most beautiful places in New York City, Central […]

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Climate Justice in EPA’s 2020 EJ Action Plan

By Ally Beasley* On October 24, 2016, the World Meteorological Organization issued an alarming press release.  Global average CO2 levels appear to have permanently surpassed the symbolic threshold of 400 parts per million (ppm), significantly reducing the chances of curtailing global temperature rise beyond the 2° Celsius goal reached in the Paris agreement.[1]  Just three […]

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Judging a Book by its Cover: The Tension between Evidentiary Gatekeeping and Compensatory Theories of Tort

Julie Amadeo*   This article has been adapted from a larger work. I. Introduction Human minds are primed to jump to conclusions. Call them intuitions, or things we just know, our ability to draw conclusions is a survival instinct, developed over many years of evolutionary progress. Now assume a man has been largely healthy his entire […]

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The Importance of GIS in Emergency Management

Monika Holser* GIS (geographic information system) is a computer system for “capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on the Earth’s surface.”[1]  It allows multiple layers of information to be displayed at once, enabling one to visualize and understand relationships on a map.[2]  Different types of information can be overlaid in the program […]

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The Non-Delegation Non-Doctrine

The phrase “non-delegation doctrine” produces in the typical legal professional something between a patronizing sigh and a disbelieving eye-roll. Most of us have learned that, while there was once a doctrine with that name, it died before most of the current Supreme Court was born. Apart from the grumblings of a few textualist nitpickers and […]

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