Sophie Lovering is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) and minoring in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies.
On Thursday, March 24, the Senate concluded four days of hearings regarding Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination for the Supreme Court of the United States . Nominated by President Biden, Jackson shares many characteristics of the justices that have come before her: attended an Ivy league law school, served as Supreme Court clerk, and worked as a federal appeals judge . Despite her similarities to past justices, should Jackson fill the present Supreme Court vacancy, she would make history as the first public defender and the first Black woman to serve .
By Rachel Bina
Rachel Bina is a freshman in the Huntsman Program studying Business and International Studies with a focus on Russia. She is interested in global affairs, foreign languages, international law, as well as experimenting with international cuisines in her free time.
As we have heard time and time again since the COVID-19 pandemic began, we are living in unprecedented times. These unprecedented times have resulted in unprecedented measures like various state and federal mandates, which have, in turn, led to new legal challenges and precedents. In the United States, the Biden administration’s push for vaccinations has led them to mandate vaccinations for federal workers. In addition to this, they announced on November 4, that January 4, 2022, will be the deadline for companies with 100 or more employees to mandate coronavirus vaccinations for their employees .
Venezuelan Gold, Bank of England and the One-Voice Doctrine: Furthering Parallel Governments and Embezzling Countries’ Reserves
By Kanishka Bhukya
Kanishka Bhukya is a 2nd year B.A./LL.B student at the National Law School of India University
Since Hugo Chavez’s election as Venezuela's president, the transatlantic coalition—comprising the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), and the European Union (EU)—has pursued an aggressive campaign of subversion directed towards the Venezuelan government. The same tactic has been applied to Nicolas Maduro’s regime, in which the coalition has been explicit in their desire to replace the elected regime with one more accepting of the capitalist economic model. To that end, they have recognised self-proclaimed president Juan Guiadó as Venezuela's de jure president, rejecting the country's democratically-elected president, Maduro.
The Artemis Accords: A Turn Towards International Cooperation or a Weapon for Establishing U.S. Hegemony?
By Kanishka Bhukya
Kanishka Bhukya is a 2nd year B.A./LL.B student at the National Law School of India University.
On October 13, 2020, eight countries (the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Canada, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, and Luxembourg) signed the Artemis Accords Principles for a Safe, Peaceful, and Prosperous Future.  Just after that, on November 13, 2020, Ukraine became the ninth signatory to this set of non-binding principles which actively seek to direct the behavior of countries participating in outer space exploration in the context of NASA's Artemis Program to place the first woman and the next man on the moon.