Traft, Frankfurter, and the First Presidential For-Cause Removal

Aditya Banzai* In the fall of 1912—while one of the most consequential presidential campaigns in United States history raged around them — William Howard Taft, Felix Frankfurter, and a handful of officials within the federal government initiated a process to remove...

Rethinking Bail Reform

Wendy R. Calaway* & Jennifer M. Kinsley** The issue of pretrial detention is part of a larger, national conversation on criminal justice reform. However, no single issue permeates the landscape of criminal justice like the treatment of pretrial defendants. The...

Reconsidering Selective Conscientious Objection

Andrew J. Haile* In 1971, in the midst of the Vietnam War, the United States Su-preme Court decided that to qualify as a conscientious objector (“CO”) one must oppose all war, and not just a particular war. The Court’s decision in Gillette v. United States turned on...

Race, Speech, and Sports

Matthew J. Parlow* Race, sports, and free speech rights intersected in a very controversial and public way during the 2016 and 2017 National Football League (“NFL”) seasons. On August 26, 2016, Colin Kaepernick spurred a national debate when he refused to stand during...
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