Are Ring Doorbells Creating a Surveillance State?: The Effects of Local Government and Private Surveillance

By Chandler Huffer, Staff Editor Millions of Americans have Ring Doorbells, a modern doorbell with video capabilities, to protect their homes and privacy. [1] However, these doorbells may actually be invading their privacy more than protecting it.  Ring uses an app called Neighbors to connect its users, but this app also allows police departments that Read more about Are Ring Doorbells Creating a Surveillance State?: The Effects of Local Government and Private Surveillance[…]

FDA Fights for COVID-19 Cure

By Kim Simmons, Lead Articles Editor On Wednesday, March 31, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) announced a new program, known as the Coronavirus Treatment Acceleration Program (CTAP), to expedite the development of potentially safe and effective life-saving treatments for the COVID-19 virus[1]. As part of the CTAP, the FDA has redeployed medical Read more about FDA Fights for COVID-19 Cure[…]

Crime and COVID-19 – How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has and Will Affect Crime

By Tyler Moses, Staff Editor Countries around the world are struggling to adjust to life with the COVID-19, the pandemic that has unapologetically altered the infrastructure of nearly every society. In the United States, the healthcare industry struggles to adjust to supply shortages and hospital capacity issues. The stock market has gradually plummeted, as much Read more about Crime and COVID-19 – How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has and Will Affect Crime[…]

Is Your Defense Attorney Paid Less Than You? How Virginia Values Appointed Counsel

By: Julianna Meely, Staff Editor “[A]s long as the state provides a warm body with a law degree and a bar admission, little else matters.”[1]Unfortunately, Georgetown Law professor and prominent author, David Cole’s, sentiment seems to be an accurate reflection of the public’s view of public defense attorneys and indigent defense commissions. As an aspiring Read more about Is Your Defense Attorney Paid Less Than You? How Virginia Values Appointed Counsel[…]

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