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Temporary Protected Status For Ukraine – How Are Countries Selected For Tps And Who Qualifies?, Golden Gate University School Of Law May 2022

Temporary Protected Status For Ukraine – How Are Countries Selected For Tps And Who Qualifies?, Golden Gate University School Of Law

GGU Law Review Blog

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that Ukraine has been designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months from April 19, 2022 to October 17, 2023. Eligible Ukrainian nationals who receive TPS are protected from deportation, allowed to live and work in the United States, and may be granted travel authorization. Under the designation of Ukraine, DHS estimates that roughly 59,000 individuals could be eligible to receive TPS. Despite the temporary nature of the program that allows TPS recipients to stay in the United States for ...


Does Ceqa Need A Rewrite Or Just A Better Public Relations Manager?, Brian Gillis Apr 2022

Does Ceqa Need A Rewrite Or Just A Better Public Relations Manager?, Brian Gillis

GGU Law Review Blog

I’ve recently been tempted to blame my existential climate-change-induced dread on a 50-year-old environmental law that may be exacerbating California’s contributions to the climate crisis. The impacts of climate change are here and will only grow more severe. I’m angry, and I am scared for the future because we aren’t doing nearly enough to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. The climate action pledges taken by many countries are insufficient, and we aren’t even on track to meet these pledges. The calls-to-action are all about urgency: “we need to act yesterday to avoid a ...


Don’T Say Gay…At Least, Not In Front Of Your Teachers, Esra Coskun-Crabtree Apr 2022

Don’T Say Gay…At Least, Not In Front Of Your Teachers, Esra Coskun-Crabtree

GGU Law Review Blog

The Florida Senate passed The Parental Rights in Education bill, also known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by the media on March 28, 2022. This Bill proposes that a school district may not “discourage or prohibit parental notification of and involvement in critical decisions affecting a student’s mental, emotional, or physical health or well-being,” nor “encourage classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels or in a manner that is not age-appropriate or developmentally appropriate for students.” The bill would allow parents to “bring an action against a school district to obtain a ...


Fast Fashion: A Price The Planet Has To Pay, Abby Gager Apr 2022

Fast Fashion: A Price The Planet Has To Pay, Abby Gager

Environmental Law Journal blog

With fashion trends rapidly changing, the fashion industry is placed under pressure to produce new styles quickly and for a cheap price. Although consumers enjoy having the latest trends at their fingertips with the convenience of online shopping, the rise of fast fashion will have a long-lasting detrimental impact on the environment. Fashion is considered “fast” for a variety of reasons; the constant change in trends is fast, the rate of production is fast, the consumer’s decision and methods of buying are fast, delivery is fast, and articles of clothing are worn fast before they are tossed and to ...


Is Using Preferred Gender Pronouns Important In The Courtroom?, Golden Gate University School Of Law Apr 2022

Is Using Preferred Gender Pronouns Important In The Courtroom?, Golden Gate University School Of Law

Golden Gate University Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice Law Journal

In relation to the Farmer v. Brennan, a case discussed in this blog, it is important to note that triggering language is used in the opinion, as the incorrect pronouns are used to refer to the petitioner throughout.

The use of proper gender pronouns is important to nearly every person in the world. In all cases, proper and preferred gender pronouns are the same. It is respectful and expected to use a person’s preferred pronouns e.g., the proper term for the person. Whether you are part of the LGBTQ+ community or not, the use of proper gender pronouns ...


Cybercrimes And The Rule Of Law In West-Africa: The Republic Of Cote D’Ivoire As A Case-Study., John N. Adu Apr 2022

Cybercrimes And The Rule Of Law In West-Africa: The Republic Of Cote D’Ivoire As A Case-Study., John N. Adu

Theses and Dissertations

Since becoming independent nations in the 60s, West-African countries have enacted laws and regulations with the goals of ensuring peace and justice within their respective borders. On the paper, there was no difference between the justice systems of those newly independent nations and the justice systems of their former masters.

Unfortunately, the rule of law in West-African nations since gaining independence, has not always been followed for a myriad of social, cultural, political, and economic reasons. Most justice systems in West-Africa including in Cote d’Ivoire are deeply corrupted, thus rendering the goal of a peaceful society through a fair ...


Transnational Bankruptcy Under International Law: Making A Case For Establishing A Unified System, Yanjun Zhao Mar 2022

Transnational Bankruptcy Under International Law: Making A Case For Establishing A Unified System, Yanjun Zhao

Theses and Dissertations

In recent years, there has been a rapid increase in transnational bankruptcy cases around the world. Taking the United States as an example, from 2005 to June 30, 2020, the U.S. bankruptcy court has accepted 1488 procedural cases under Chapter 15 of the U.S. bankruptcy Code. “Cross-border bankruptcy cases filed in the U.S. under chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code on behalf of foreign businesses doubled during 2020 and are on pace to set another record-breaking year in 2021 (with more than 123 filings in the first half of the year alone). Foreign debtors are increasingly looking ...


Wrongfully Charged, Golden Gate University School Of Law Mar 2022

Wrongfully Charged, Golden Gate University School Of Law

Golden Gate University Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice Law Journal

On January 10, 2020, a San Francisco Superior Court judge, at the request of a San Francisco Police officer, issued an arrest warrant in connection with a residential burglary. Mot. Suppress Evid. Off’d Against Def. Prelim. Hr’g, 6:1-2. The warrant listed suspects to be arrested and described a residence in Oakland that was to be searched. Id. at 3:5-13. The San Francisco Police Department sent a special operations unit to execute the warrant. Id. at 10:13-22. When the officers arrived at the house, they found the suspect as well as other individuals in the house ...


Mandatory Minimums Require A Much-Needed Facelift, Golden Gate University School Of Law Mar 2022

Mandatory Minimums Require A Much-Needed Facelift, Golden Gate University School Of Law

Golden Gate University Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice Law Journal

Hamedah Hassan was an overall upstanding member of our society until she became a victim of her extenuating circumstances. When Hamedah was 21 years old, she made a brave choice to flee from an extremely abusive relationship with her two children. At the time, Hamedah’s only option was to seek refuge at her cousin’s house. However, Hamedah’s cousin was dealing crack cocaine and soon roped her into running errands for his drug business. After two years of being involved in the drug business, Hamedah decided to return to her hometown as she wanted to earn an honest ...


Nft: The Next Big Thing?, Golden Gate University School Of Law Feb 2022

Nft: The Next Big Thing?, Golden Gate University School Of Law

GGU Law Review Blog

In 2021, Non-Fungible Tokens (“NFTs”) have taken the world of digital art to new heights. Artists are beginning to “tokenize” their art and sell them in NFT marketplaces for highly lucrative prices where bids can be made only with cryptocurrency. The “hype” surrounding NFTs grows by the day, thousands of new NFTs are being “minted” everyday. Even celebrities are getting involved in this digital movement. It seems however, that we have seen only the infancy of the blockchain based technology and that it may soon venture off beyond the world of digital art. For those in the legal profession, it ...


Attacks On Affirmative Action: Holistic Review Of College Applicants Under Fire, Jennifer Gomez Feb 2022

Attacks On Affirmative Action: Holistic Review Of College Applicants Under Fire, Jennifer Gomez

GGU Law Review Blog

The Supreme Court has upheld affirmative action in higher education recognizing that the consideration of race in a holistic review of a college applicant is narrowly tailored to obtain the compelling state interest of educational benefits associated with a diverse student body. However, recent cases are challenging this precedent and threaten to end the holistic review of college applicants. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina. These two cases will determine the future of race conscious admissions ...


Here’S Why It’S Time The Lanham Act Recognizes Personal Brands, Golden Gate University School Of Law Feb 2022

Here’S Why It’S Time The Lanham Act Recognizes Personal Brands, Golden Gate University School Of Law

GGU Law Review Blog

The Lanham Act defines and governs trademarks, service marks, and unfair competition, all to protect American consumers from market confusion. Under the Lanham Act, a mark is famous if it is “widely recognizable to the general consuming public of the United States.” When a celebrity brings a claim under the Lanham Act for the unauthorized use of their image, courts may find that the celebrity’s name and image constitute an unregistered trademark, while the celebrity’s persona is the goods or services which the celebrity places into commerce. To analyze the claim, several factors help determine the likelihood of ...


The Legal And Regulatory Aspect Of International Cybercrime And Cybersecurity: Limits And Challenges, Nnesochi Nweze-Iloekwe Feb 2022

The Legal And Regulatory Aspect Of International Cybercrime And Cybersecurity: Limits And Challenges, Nnesochi Nweze-Iloekwe

Theses and Dissertations

The development of the internet and digital technologies represent a major opportunity for humanity in transforming businesses and providing new tools for everyday communication. Internet users are spending increasing amounts of time online and undertaking a greater range of online and social networking activities. However, just like a double edged sword, the internet also presents opportunities to cybercrimes in the Information society. The nature of some ‘traditional’ crime types has been transformed by the use of computers and other information communications technology (ICT) in terms of its scale and reach, with risks extending to many aspects of social life, such ...


Modern-Day Slavery Ring Discovered On Georgia Farms: When Will It End?, Lizet Palomera Torres Jan 2022

Modern-Day Slavery Ring Discovered On Georgia Farms: When Will It End?, Lizet Palomera Torres

GGU Law Review Blog

Although all people in the United States have fundamental human rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), not everyone can enjoy them equally. Many people, such as employers, blatantly disregard these core human rights and exploit their migrant workers. However, despite migrant workers being disproportionately vulnerable to abuse, it is not uncommon for migrant workers to be reluctant to report employers because of their fear of retaliation and their relatively poor position. These workers often do not speak the language, are in remote and segregated areas and are exploited through their immigration ...


California Consumer Protection Act (Ccpa): Narrowing Ccpa Exemptions Will Ensure Greater Privacy Protections, Brennan Gamwell Jan 2022

California Consumer Protection Act (Ccpa): Narrowing Ccpa Exemptions Will Ensure Greater Privacy Protections, Brennan Gamwell

GGU Law Review Blog

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) has been touted as a “landmark” and one of the “strictest digital privacy laws in the United States.” Californians for Consumer Privacy first sponsored the CCPA in 2018 as a ballot initiative. Soon after, the CCPA was introduced into the California Assembly as AB 375 and signed into law later that same year. The CCPA went into effect on January 1, 2020, granting California residents rights regarding their personal information collected and sold by businesses.

Privacy protections for California consumers will become even stronger once the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) goes into effect ...


What To Do With Leftovers: Collecting Earmarked Donations Through Mobile Payment Apps, Mary Scott Polk Jan 2022

What To Do With Leftovers: Collecting Earmarked Donations Through Mobile Payment Apps, Mary Scott Polk

GGU Tax & Estate Planning Review

With the rise in mobile payment applications, charitable donations using these platforms are increasing; equally, the use of a conduit between a donor and a charity to solicit and collect donations for the charity’s benefit is growing. If a charity is overfunded or the charitable purpose is no longer available, the conduit is caught holding a pool of designated donations without the ability to contact the donors for permission for a similar or alternate use. Using the Internal Revenue Code requirements, the authority and regulations are not apparent for a charitable contribution through a conduit, particularly not for a ...


The Exhibit, The Litigation Center Newsletter - Winter 2021, Golden Gate University School Of Law Dec 2021

The Exhibit, The Litigation Center Newsletter - Winter 2021, Golden Gate University School Of Law

Litigation Center at Golden Gate University School of Law

No abstract provided.


Sb320: A Call To Arms For Victims Of Domestic Violence, Golden Gate University School Of Law Nov 2021

Sb320: A Call To Arms For Victims Of Domestic Violence, Golden Gate University School Of Law

GGU Law Review Blog

Under California law, a person restrained by any domestic violence protection order is prohibited from owning, possessing, purchasing, receiving, or attempting to purchase or receive a firearm while the order is in effect. According to the Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS), over 23,000 restricted people are armed in California. This number reflects only the number of known registered firearms in the state. Of these 23,000 restricted people, special agents recovered 1,243 prohibited firearms last year — 778 of those firearms were identified in APPS; however, 465 were previously unknown.

Senate Bill 320 purports to redress the inadequacy of ...


Biometric Data Collection: Market Necessity Or Unconstitutional Overkill?, Thomas Langtry Nov 2021

Biometric Data Collection: Market Necessity Or Unconstitutional Overkill?, Thomas Langtry

GGU Law Review Blog

Congress should pass, and the President should sign into law, the National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020 (National BIPA). Introduced by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), this bill limits the ability of private entities to collect biometric data and requires them to ensure the privacy and security of data they do collect. Unlike most federal regulatory legislation, it also provides for a private right of action through which individuals can seek meaningful remedies.

Critics argue that the bill will deprive consumers of online shopping services and convenient digital security, and that employers and retailers may retaliate ...


U.S. Countervailing Duty Law Against Nonmarket Economies: Legal Analysis And Case Studies Of Vietnam, Thuy Quang Ngo Nov 2021

U.S. Countervailing Duty Law Against Nonmarket Economies: Legal Analysis And Case Studies Of Vietnam, Thuy Quang Ngo

Theses and Dissertations

Since 2006, the United States has imposed countervailing duty, in addition to antidumping duty, on imports from Vietnam. This application of countervailing duty has been paradoxical: in order to apply the duty, the U.S. Department of Commerce must recognize that market forces exist in Vietnam, which are distorted by government intervention; at the same time, however, the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) uses a “nonmarket economy” (“NME”) methodology to calculate the amount of countervailing duty.

This NME methodology looks to surrogate country prices to approximate the extent of government distortion of market forces, and thus the amount of countervailable subsidies ...


Texas Heartbeat Act Poses Threat To The Future Of Abortion Access, Kodie Mcginley Nov 2021

Texas Heartbeat Act Poses Threat To The Future Of Abortion Access, Kodie Mcginley

GGU Law Review Blog

As the abortion debate in the United States has grown increasingly tense over the recent years, a newly enacted Texas law could lay the groundwork for a national trend of restrictive abortion laws. SB 8, also known as the Texas Heartbeat Act, was first signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott in May 2021, and came into effect on September 1st. The Texas Heartbeat Act is not the only recent bill that attempts to challenge Roe v. Wade. In 2018, Mississippi passed the Gestational Age Act, which bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The Texas Heartbeat Act is even more ...


Constitutional Rights In The Time Of Covid-19: Sf Public Defender Sues Sf Superior Court, Alleging Violations Of Detainees’ Sixth Amendment Rights, Golden Gate University School Of Law Nov 2021

Constitutional Rights In The Time Of Covid-19: Sf Public Defender Sues Sf Superior Court, Alleging Violations Of Detainees’ Sixth Amendment Rights, Golden Gate University School Of Law

GGU Law Review Blog

“One of the most oppressive things a state can do is to take away your freedom and then deny you what’s necessary to win it back,” said Manojar Raju, San Francisco Public Defender, during a rally held on the front steps of San Francisco’s Hall of Justice.

On September 14, 2021, Raju filed a lawsuit against the Superior Court of California and the city of San Francisco. The lawsuit alleges that the San Francisco Superior Court has been routinely violating citizens’ Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial.

In fact, as of August 30, 2021, there are about ...


Holistic Public Safety: Prosecutor-Led Reform Through Ab 1308, Gwen West Nov 2021

Holistic Public Safety: Prosecutor-Led Reform Through Ab 1308, Gwen West

GGU Law Review Blog

Prosecutors can promote safety in communities by approaching public safety holistically and by participating in legislative efforts to reform criminal justice. Some prosecutors in California did just that in 2021.


Fall 2021 Newsletter, Golden Gate University School Of Law Nov 2021

Fall 2021 Newsletter, Golden Gate University School Of Law

Women’s Employment Rights Clinic

No abstract provided.


The First Step In Overhauling Criminal Justice? Abolish The Death Penalty, Rachel A. Van Cleave Oct 2021

The First Step In Overhauling Criminal Justice? Abolish The Death Penalty, Rachel A. Van Cleave

Publications

Since the killing of George Floyd by a police officer, many changes to criminal justice have been proposed and some have been enacted. However, none of these reforms will be meaningful unless and until we require the government to dismantle the laws and procedures that implement the death penalty, an inherently biased and horrific practice. The fact that the federal government and twenty-seven states still have the death penalty reveals an attitude that is diametrically counter to the mindset necessary to end mass incarceration.


A Seat At The Table: Why You Deserve It, But Your Brain Might Be Telling You Otherwise, Jonathan Ibarra Paz Oct 2021

A Seat At The Table: Why You Deserve It, But Your Brain Might Be Telling You Otherwise, Jonathan Ibarra Paz

Golden Gate University Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice Law Journal

“Are you frequently worried about making mistakes and frustrated because your work is not perfect? Do you suspect you will never be smart enough or good enough no matter how successful you already are? Do you often attribute your success to luck, chance, or anything else except your own talent and hard work?” If you answered yes to any of these questions, it could indicate that you suffer from imposter syndrome.

Imposter syndrome can be described as, an internal experience of intellectual phoniness… result[ing] in people feeling like they lack the skills, knowledge, and/or competence to do their ...


Social Equity: Will The Cannabis Industry Choose To Overcome Its Lack Of Diversity?, Dana Oviedo Oct 2021

Social Equity: Will The Cannabis Industry Choose To Overcome Its Lack Of Diversity?, Dana Oviedo

Golden Gate University Race, Gender, Sexuality and Social Justice Law Journal

In the world of legal cannabis, a new phrase has taken over: Social Equity. What does this really mean? Social Equity in the cannabis industry is an attempt to level the playing field for individuals who were negatively impacted by the prohibition of cannabis.

Long before the re-legalization of cannabis began to spread across the United States, Black and Brown folks were and continue to be disproportionately arrested and locked up for cannabis related offenses. Those most impacted by the War on Drugs have historically been Black and Brown individuals from low-income communities. Militarized policing targeted to these low-income communities ...


A Safer And More Liberating World For Sex Workers, Nicholas Kimura Oct 2021

A Safer And More Liberating World For Sex Workers, Nicholas Kimura

GGU Law Review Blog

In recent years, violence against trans women of color has come to the forefront of public discourse. In 2020, there was a record number of fatal attacks against transgender and gender non-conforming people. This year the numbers are more devastating. Even with increased visibility of trans people, the death toll is rising, and we are set to surpass levels of violence from previous years. Trans women of color are particularly affected by the violence, facing a greater chance of being killed than the rest of the trans or cis population. Police are also responsible for disproportionate levels of violence against ...


Biden’S Vaccination Mandate Plan: A Scatter-Shot Of Legal Solutions, Spencer Sellers Oct 2021

Biden’S Vaccination Mandate Plan: A Scatter-Shot Of Legal Solutions, Spencer Sellers

GGU Law Review Blog

The current COVID-19 pandemic is dominated by one trait. Data shows that nearly all COVID-19 related deaths in the United States are suffered by people who are not vaccinated. Hospitalizations are similarly unbalanced, with unvaccinated patients making up between 95% to 99.9% of the population of COVID-19 patients in hospitals.

In response, on September 9, 2021, President Joe Biden announced an action plan addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. The first part of the plan focused on increasing the population of domestically-vaccinated individuals. This first part of the plan can be divided into five policy goals. Four of those plan’s ...


A Comparative Study Of Copyright Protection In China And The U.S, In The Context Of U.S-China Trade Disputes, Lin Zhu Oct 2021

A Comparative Study Of Copyright Protection In China And The U.S, In The Context Of U.S-China Trade Disputes, Lin Zhu

Theses and Dissertations

Intellectual property rights (IPR) are almost central subjects in US-China relations. The debates between the two countries over IPR protection have been more like an endless chess puzzle. It has become a popular topic to compare the two countries to gain a deep understanding of the legal differences and the reasons of disputes in this regard. To a certain extent, the two countries represent the future course of copyright development. Therefore, this paper attempts to compare the copyright legal system of the two countries by examining the historical development of foreign copyright protection, including domestic legislation and international conventions.