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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

  • The Danger of Crossing State Lines for July Fourth Fireworks

    Almost everyone loves fireworks. They are bright and colorful. They are pretty. They go boom. For most people – whether they are at home or watching a professional display – fireworks are an integral part of any Fourth of July celebration. Some state governments, however, feel differently about the subject. They only see the dangers of amateur firework displays and put harsh restrictions in place.

  • Judge in Parkland High School Shooting Case Reprimanded for Bias

    Judges are supposed to be unbiased, but the Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission found that a certain judge in the Sunshine State is not the exemplar. The Commission, which oversees Florida state judges' conduct, recommended a formal reprimand for Judge Elizabeth Scherer. If you think you don't know that is, she's…

  • Texas House Votes to Impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton

    The Lone Star State has been making lots of legal headlines recently, and with them, the state's Attorney General Ken Paxton. We've covered Paxton's legal battle with Facebook for biometric privacy laws, and his policies defending Texas's anti-abortion laws. The conservative politician has garnered a national reputation as an ally…

  • Constitutional Seach-and-Seizure Protections May Come to the Rescue for Sexual Abuser

    What happens when the feds have a mountain of photo and video evidence against you for a crime, taken from your very own iPhone, but you were coerced into giving them the password? We're about to find out, in the case of ex-CIA officer Brian Jeffrey Raymond. The former spy may get…

  • 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.

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