Category: Forum

“Breathing New Life” into Section 15 of the Kansas Bill of Rights

Chris Birzer, Executive Comment Editor
This post argues that Section 15 of the Kansas Bill of Rights could be construed broader than the Fourth Amendment.

Dual-Purposes and Dueling Perspectives

Comments Editor Caitlin Albaugh argues courts should analyze dual-purpose communications under Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.6 using the D.C. Circuit’s “significant purpose test.”

A Bad Idea: Mootness and IEPs

Articles Editor Erin Levy discusses the mootness doctrine and individualized education plans, arguing the “strict approach” adopted by most courts undermines the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s purpose.

199A Deductions for Laboratory Facilities: Defining the Field of Health Using Section 448’s Function Test

Articles Editor Lauren Page argues Section 448 can be used to define “field of health” under Section 199A and as such, ancillary services are not Specified Service Trade or Businesses under 199A.

The Ivy League’s Ban on Athletic Scholarships: An Honest Run at “Education Through Athletics”[1] or An Illegal Price-Fixing Agreement?

Comments Editor Jessica Kinnamon argues the Brown University basketball players’ class action lawsuit against the Ivy League has merit, in light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in NCAA v. Alston.

Puff, Puff, Passing Marijuana Reform

Comments Editor Alex Speakar discusses how President Biden’s Marijuana Reform Plan contributes to the uncertain legal marijuana landscape in Kansas.

Settling the USWNT v. USSF “Equal Pay for Equal Play” Dispute: How Class Action Certification Engenders Settlement and Why Weak or Goal-oriented Certification Analysis Deserves a Red Card

Comments Editor Jessica Kinnamon discusses class certification as it relates to the United States Women’s National Team’s recent class actional against the United States Soccer Federation for discriminatory pay and working conditions.

Roe, Roe, Roe, Your Vote: Biden’s Executive Order Protecting Access to Reproductive Healthcare Services and State Impact

Comments Editor Alex Speakar discusses how President Biden’s Executive Order “Protecting Access to Reproductive Healthcare Services” encourages agencies to comply with federal regulations regarding health and privacy services.

The Least Democratic Option: How Kansas Fills Vacant Supreme Court Seats

Kansas is unique and special in many ways. One such way that many Kansans are unaware of is that Kansas is the only state in country that gives members of its bar majority control to select justices on …

Redlining: The Race-Based Exclusion of Services and the DOJ’s Initiative to Combat It

On October 22, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the launch of its “Combatting Redlining Initiative.”[1]  The initiative’s enforcement efforts against redlining are being led by the DOJ’s Housing and Civil Enforcement Section in collaboration with U.S. …