After a successful inaugural year of the Xavier Undergraduate Law Review (XULR), the XULR has reviewed and read submissions from college students from different institutions around the country. The editorial board has decided to publish four outstanding collegiate articles and a guest article by Kate Lawson, Xavier University’s Title IX Coordinator.
This issue begins with Deniz Irgi’s article, Wrongfully Accused: Who Gets the Blame for government gridlock and why it is a problem.” The article seeks out how impactful government job performance ratings have on attitudes towards the Constitution, seeing if Americans do or do not perceive government dysfunction as a constitutional problem.
In Legitimacy or Democracy? On Rawl’s Legal Theory, Elliot Mamet expands upon a genuine point of conflict between John Rawls and Jürgen Habermas, which is the role that democratic public norm determination plays in providing legitimacy for the modern state and its laws.
In his paper, Bitcoin and Tax Evasion, James Bax addresses Bitcoin and the need for regulation in order to encourage widespread adoption of the currency.
The last collegiate article, An Analysis of Recalls and Safety Issues in the Automotive Industry, Shawn Gannon highlights recalls and safety issues in the automotive industry in light of recent legal suits against automotive powerhouses like General Motors and Toyota.
The guest article by Kate Lawson, The Upside of the Lid Blowing Off: How One Letter Changed the Landscape of Campus Sexual Violence, expands upon the “Dear Colleague Letter” and how it affected Universities around the country.
The third issue of the Xavier Undergraduate Law Review has been a rewarding and enriching experience for the editorial board and we hope you enjoy reading the selected articles.