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Eric Harvey, J.D.

Contributing Author

Eric Harvey, J.D., Contributing Author

Eric Harvey has served in editorial capacities since his graduation from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois in 2019. Prior to working with, he worked as an Editor for The Courage Foundation and The Reframer — two nonprofits that serve activist purposes within the realm of First Amendment law and digital privacy rights.

Latest Articles

  • Why The Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Abortion Case Is Different

    Federal courts, including the Supreme Court, handle many important and controversial cases. As just one example, lawsuits challenging abortion rights are brought in federal court each year like clockwork. Considering the number of federal court decisions involving the pro-choice/pro-life debate in recent years, why is Dobbs v. Jackson's Women's Health, currently…

  • Courts Continue to Pass the Buck on Gerrymandering Cases

    The North Carolina Supreme Court recently laid down its ruling in a critical case that could seriously affect future federal elections. The case centers around the "independent state legislature theory," a radical theory claiming that, under the U.S. Constitution, state legislatures may determine how federal elections take place without oversight…

  • Generative AI: Biggest Threat to the Music Industry Since Napster?

    As of late, generative AI systems have become the hottest musical artists, as they've raised legal questions related to copyright law. In April, such a system authored a song titled "Heart on My Sleeve," which featured voices exactly like those of Drake and The Weeknd. On multiple streaming…

  • T-Bell's Trademark Battle for 'Taco Tuesdays'

    We've all been there: tired from the beginning of another work week, too exhausted to make dinner at home. What's more appealing than a tasty deal with some fun alliteration? "Taco Tuesday" has become a phrase familiar to all and a signifier of quick, easy, and cheap food that can…

  • Legislators Try to Ban Social Media for Kids

    Children's safety online remains a top priority for government agencies in the United States, while school officials across the country are increasingly instituting social media policies for students. As the stakes get higher, with wrongful death lawsuits against social media companies, federal and state legislators are working on additional measures for protecting…

  • Ed Sheeran Wins Copyright Battle With Marvin Gaye

    Music fans everywhere were worried last week when Ed Sheeran threatened to "quit music." The international pop star made this statement in a Manhattan court, vowing he'd be done with the music industry if he lost the copyright lawsuit against him for allegedly plagiarizing parts of his 2014 hit, "…

  • SCOTUS To Decide if Property Tax Forfeiture Constitutes Taking​

    An elderly woman in the Twin Cities stopped paying property taxes on her condo, so the county government seized her property and sold it. Now her case is up before the U.S. Supreme Court. Geraldine Tyler, 94, moved into her Minneapolis condo in 1999, and lived there for a decade.

  • 5th Circuit Further Restricts Access to Abortion Pills

    Back in March, a Texas man filed a wrongful death lawsuit against three women he alleges assisted his ex-wife in obtaining an abortion. A resident of Galveston County, Marcus Silva claimed that the women could be sued for murder under Texas' wrongful-death law, and he also sought $1 million in…

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