L. Pembroke – Fall 2023

You’ve Got You Major Questions Mixed Up with My Traditional Judicial Decisionmaking! Or How the Court Learned to Prevent Loan Forgiveness and Further Handcuff the Administrative State Liam Pembroke When the Supreme Court held that the Secretary of Education did not have congressionally delegated authority to forgive individuals up to $20,000 of student debt from… Continue reading L. Pembroke – Fall 2023

Hill – Fall 2023

Can the FTC Help Lower Rents? Brian Hill INTRODUCTION In recent years, with every credit card tap or “buy now click,” rising prices have beleaguered consumers’ bank accounts during a time of high inflation[1] and low consumer satisfaction[2].  In the past year alone, high rents,[3] expensive airfare,[4] and costly trips to the grocery store[5] have… Continue reading Hill – Fall 2023

Honeycutt – Fall 2023

Incorporating Carbon Offsets into Agencies’ Sustainability Strategies Joseph Honeycutt In December 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14057, directing all federal agencies to adopt emissions reductions goals and measures “in order to achieve a carbon pollution-free electricity sector by 2035 and net-zero emissions economy-wide by no later than 2050.”[i] While ambitious, the order lacks any… Continue reading Honeycutt – Fall 2023

Lavoile – Fall 2023

The Rise of Greenwashing Litigation against Airlines and the Impact of Conscious Consumerism Giovanni Lavoile Recently, there has been a rise of conscious consumerism, a trend defined by buying practices that are “driven by a commitment to making purchasing decisions that have a positive, social, economic, and environmental impact.”[i] This rise had led to more… Continue reading Lavoile – Fall 2023

Lyon – Fall 2023

Whales, Monkeys, and a River – the Future of Environmental Standing? Nate Lyon A Palila is a small, finch-billed Hawaiian honeycreeper that successfully obtained injunctive relief against the state of Hawaii when it “wing[ed] its way into the federal court as a plaintiff in its own right” in 1988.[i] The Palila IV decision, which seemingly… Continue reading Lyon – Fall 2023