Law Quarterly

Mass Incarceration to Drug Offences

Apr
15

Of the countless problems in the United States, the issue of marijuana arrests due to systematic racism has lingered agelessly. The United States has equal prosecution under the law. However, African Americans are incarcerated five times more than people of European descent, with African Americans and Hispanics taking up 56% of prison populations, despite only taking up 32% of the United States population (according to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). When people who hold twisted perspectives work in the position of in the position of law enforcement, they can actively decide who should be prosecuted and who may go off with just a warning.  (more…)

Get Smart, Contracts?

Apr
04

Technological innovations that are commonly discussed and theorized are often met with diatribes concerning the loss of jobs following their implementation, or prophecies likened to the Terminator series, but rarely are seemingly more innocuous ideas given the air-time they should. In the past few months, Wall Street has become enamored of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, which have become practically ubiquitous terms. However, the concept (Blockchain) underlying these cryptocurrencies is less commonly understood, with its possible applications unbeknownst to most. With Blockchain’s possibilities expanding seemingly every day, and novel ideas for its application to various industries, it should come as no surprise that even the law is expected to be affected by it. But before the aforementioned fears begin developing in your mind, it must be clarified that this discussion will focus on Blockchain’s ability to revolutionize contracts. (more…)