Since 1919, North Carolina had treated its sixteen- and seventeen-year-old offenders as adults. On December 1, 2019, after one-hundred years of this misguided system, North Carolina finally raised its age of juvenile jurisdiction to eighteen.

10 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 68 Jonathan Cantarero* I.   Introduction Liberation theology as a religious movement focuses on the socio-economic and political liberation of the oppressed through the disruption of governing structures.[1]  On a conceptual level, this movement has been extensively considered and examined by legal scholars and theologians.  On an empirical level, discussions […]

10 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 55 Sara Kathryn Mayson* I.  Introduction It is no secret that many American farmers are in financial trouble, specifically small family farmers.  As a part of an effort to alleviate farmers in a struggling agriculture economy, Congress passed the Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019, an amendment to Chapter […]

10 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 32 John Vlahoplus* I.  Introduction Bostock v. Clayton County[1] presents the question whether discharging an employee for being homosexual discriminates against him because of his sex under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.[2]  Bostock’s supporters herald the case as the ultimate test of faithfulness to the […]

10 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 15 Matthew P. Hooker* I.  Introduction When David Slater left his camera unattended in Indonesia, little did he realize the enormous legal battle that would result from that simple act.[1]  With a single snap, a “curious male crested black macaque” named Naruto not only captured an iconic photograph, but […]

10 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 1 Caroline Hamilton* I.  Introduction After a tumultuous marriage and a difficult pregnancy, Michelle Monasky wanted out of her relationship and out of Italy.  Eight weeks after the birth of her daughter, Monasky abducted her baby and returned to her hometown of Painesville, Ohio.  Domenico Taglieri, Monasky’s husband and […]

9 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 88 Dionne Koller* In the wake of the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal and Women’s National Soccer Team’s claim for pay equity, members of Congress have proposed legislation that would reform the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) through amendments to its governing statute, the Ted Stevens Olympic […]

9 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 76 Jaclyn Malmed* I. Introduction: America’s Pastime Baseball is America’s pastime, but it may not be America’s future. As baseball’s primary audience begins to age, the sport’s viewership and fan base have steadily diminished.[1]  While experts speculate a number of reasons that contribute to declining viewership, including the cost of […]

9 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 66 Nanci K. Carr* With global advertising expenditures on the rise, social media supports an increasing share of all advertising and endorsements and is subject to regulation by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”).  The FTC established the “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising,” to regulate […]

9 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 53 Lynn S. Branham* This Essay enumerates three reasons for abandoning the prevailing practice of utilizing the label “offender” when referring to a person who has committed a crime.  The Essay next identifies and debunks reasons that have been cited for persisting in referring to a person as an […]

9 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 41 Lanie Summerlin* I. Introduction Approximately one in three women and one in four men experience physical violence carried out by an intimate partner.[1] Moreover, about one in seven women and one in twenty-five men have been physically injured by the violence of an intimate partner.[2] For victims,[3]domestic violence […]

9 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 21 Alexander W. Prunka* I. Introduction In the era of the #MeToo movement, there has been a dramatic push to name names and expose individuals accused of sexual misconduct and harassment across the world.[1] Before Harvey Weinstein was first accused and the #MeToo movement stormed onto the scene, though, […]