By Amanda Manzano            The rapid spread of COVID-19 has disrupted business as usual across the globe and created a “new normal” for human social behavior; a normal that U.S. prisons and jails as we know them do not have the luxury, or ability, to implement. Physical distancing in public, self-isolation, and the use of face […]

By Alexander S. Boros So far, 2020 has felt like an eternity and yet we are just four months in.  The spread of COVID-19 has turned the entire world upside down and has transformed the economy in a way we have never seen before.  One of the more interesting twists of fate in the midst […]

By Chris Flurry President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order on Apr. 6, 2020, with potentially out-of-this-world implications.[1]  The order encourages the U.S. and international communities – public and private – to support the exploration, recovery, and use of extraterrestrial resources.[2]  While the order may seem to come at a surprising time,[3] it has reportedly […]

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 […]

By Michael Johnston            The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally reshaped American life.[1] As a result of the potentially high mortality rate of unchecked COVID-19 spread, many state and local governments have implemented orders shutting down various public activities, and 95 percent of Americans are under some form of lockdown as of April 7, 2020.[2] However, perhaps […]

By Matthew Hooker            For the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, North Carolina corporations may conduct shareholders’ meetings completely via remote communication technology, pursuant to an executive order by Governor Roy Cooper.[1] This order temporarily resolves an ambiguity in the North Carolina Business Corporation Act pertaining to remote participation in shareholders’ meetings, allowing North Carolina corporations […]

By Agustin Martinez Across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated many lives,[1] including those of immigrants living in the United States.[2]  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) recently announced that it “will neither consider testing, treatment, nor preventative care (including vaccines, if a vaccine becomes available) related to COVID-19 as part of a public […]

By Alexandria Montgomery As the COVID-19[1] pandemic continues to spread across the United States, a new wave of abortion litigation has reached federal courts. In the wake of the ongoing pandemic, several states—including Texas, Ohio, Iowa, Alabama, and Oklahoma—have attempted to restrict women’s access to abortion procedures under the guise of promoting social distancing and […]

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 […]

By Alex Hill President Trump’s disdain for “fake news” outlets continues to receive media attention.[i]  In his latest act, Trump’s campaign filed defamation suits against CNN, the Washington Post, and the New York Times over opinion articles that discussed the campaign’s involvement with Russian interference in Presidential elections.[ii]  These complaints point to Robert Mueller’s report[iii] […]

By Ethan Haddon Introduction: The California Camp Fire             California has suffered fifteen of the twenty largest wildfires in its history since 2000, and ten of its most costly fires have occurred since 2015.[1] California’s most deadly wildfire, the 2018 Camp Fire, lasted over two weeks and had a devasting impact on the people and […]

By Kate Hubbs Introduction      As the coronavirus pandemic worsens in the U.S., hospitals feel the strain as they face medical supply shortages.[1]  The Society of Critical Care Medicine projects that of hospitalized patients with coronavirus, about 40% —about 1.9 million patients—will be admitted to intensive care units.[2]  Additionally, 50% of the intensive care unit […]