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Courtney M. Kenyon

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A preliminary hearing is a matter of great public importance because it secures the right to be free from erroneous incarceration. Without a fair and impartial process for determining whether or not probable cause exists to support the charges brought, an accused could be imprisoned or made to enter bail unjustly. In Commonwealth v. Ricker,

Christopher D. Bennett

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Despite the extensive statutory and regulatory control of Pennsylvania’s mining industry, the Commonwealth has failed to adequately address the issue of excessive operational mining noise. Currently, a citizen’s only recourse within Pennsylvania is to prove that a mining operation poses a public nuisance, an inherently subjective approach with an evidentiary burden citizens often fail to meet.

Brett T. Atanasio

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The Second Circuit’s decision in United States v. Newman has reinvigorated an important and longstanding debate about insider trading—whether insider trading should be explicitly prohibited by statute. In response to the Second Circuit’s decision, Congress introduced three bills to codify insider trading liability. Each bill takes a different approach to codifying insider trading liability. Between the

Vittoria L. Buzzelli

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Claims involving transgender rights are an emerging area of case law and are beginning to gain significant attention in the U.S. The topic is of particular importance in schools and universities where transgender students are repeatedly subject to discrimination with few remedies. Students determined to be treated in accordance with their gender identity often request to