The Tulane Hullabaloo

Tulane Law School hosts Supreme Court hearing on life sentence for 0.04 oz marijuana distribution

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Amy Nankin, News Editor

January 29, 2020

The first oral hearing of the case of the State of Louisiana versus Derek Harris was held at Tulane University Law School Monday. Attorney Cormac Boyle and District Attorney Dale Lee presented oral statements arguing Harris’ case in front of the Louisiana supreme court justices, law students...

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor headlines Presidential Speaker Series

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Deeya Patel, News Editor

October 26, 2019

Two hours before the event, eager students began filling McAlister Auditorium. Last night, 1,334 students and faculty attended the first event in the Tulane's Presidential Speaker Series featuring Sonia Sotomayor, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Sotomayor has served on the...

Federal Courts and Louisiana Legislature Attack Women’s Rights

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Michael Chen, General Associate

January 31, 2019

As of this Monday, abortion physicians throughout the state of Louisiana are required to obtain “admitting privileges” from nearby hospitals thanks to Louisiana House Bill 388: Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, otherwise known as Act 620. Authored by Katrina Jackson, a democratic member of the L...

Phi Alpha Delta hosts “Kavanaugh and the new Supreme Court” panel

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Michael Chen, Contributing Reporter

October 30, 2018

The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court following the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy has been a point of controversy across the nation. On campus, the nomination has not failed spark conversation. Tulane's pre-law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta, assembled a panel of politica...

Senate Judiciary Committee fails American people in improper investigation

Senate Judiciary Committee fails American people in improper investigation

Jordan Hall, Views Editor

October 3, 2018

As the highest court in the country, the U.S. Supreme Court has long been held in esteem by American citizens. It is historically seen as an impartial body, fit to rule on the most important issues affecting the nation. This has not been the case for some time. Though Justice Anthony Kennedy was known as ...

Kavanaugh’s confirmation must be postponed to address accusations

Kavanaugh's confirmation must be postponed to address accusations

Quinn Burke, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee threatens to reverse incredible progress made regarding sexual violence and misconduct in the U.S. Judge Brett Kavanaugh currently faces sexual assault allegations for an incident that occurred when he was 17 years old. Even after the #MeToo movement, many still...

Partisan gerrymandering presents harmful political, racial implications

Daniel Horowitz, Views Editor

February 21, 2018

Our current political climate creates a highly polarized environment that affects how policymakers formulate laws. Theoretically, the solution to alleviate the problem these legislators present is to elect someone new. Gerrymandering makes this easier said than done, and our courts must do what they ca...

Trump announces Supreme Court nominee

Lily Milwit, News Editor

February 1, 2017

Twelve days into his presidency, President Donald Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his choice for Supreme Court nominee. Other judges on the shortlist included Tulane Law School graduate Judge William Pryor, Jr. of Alabama and Judge Thomas Hardiman of Pittsburgh. Gorsuch, if confirmed, will ...