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“Katy Independent School District: A Study in Local Control & Adaptive Approaches to Education Reform” – Eamon McCarthy Earls, J.D., Antonin Scalia College of Law at George Mason University

“The Unfinished Debate on the Political Status of Puerto Rico and its Relationship with the United States” – Norberto Muniz Muniz, J.D., L.L.M. in National Security Candidate, Georgetown Law.

“Federal Grants Can Impact State and Local Policy to Build Climate Resilience in Vulnerable Communities” – Mari Quenemoen, J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (expected May 2021)

“Gun Violence Prevention Excise Taxes and the Second Amendment” – Todd Milligan, J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (expected 2021)

“The Challenges of Partisanship in Redistricting — Virginia’s Experiment in a Hybrid Redistricting Commission” – William Rice (L’22), Research Assistant, SALPAL

“Captured City: Involvement In Local Politics In City of Industry, California Could End In Eviction” – Eamon McCarthy Earls, J.D., Antonin Scalia College of Law at George Mason University

“State and Federal Data Collection Update Efforts Should Respect Federalism and State Autonomy Concerns” – Tate Volbrecht, J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (expected 2023)

“Who governs growth: The tension between state and local planning in Massachusetts and Connecticut” – Eamon McCarthy Earls, an entering law student at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, and an elected local official in Massachusetts

“States & the Separation of Powers in Times of Emergency” – William Rice (L’22), Research Assistant, SALPAL

“The Case for the Inclusive, Elected Governance of Public Housing Authorities” – Daniel Passon, J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

“The Pandemic as a Catalyst for Reform of Meat Processing and Production Regulation: Trump’s Invocation of the DPA Highlights Need for a Changed Balance of State and Federal Control Over a Critical Industry” – Stephanie Kelemen, J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (expected 2022)

“Soldiers At Granny’s Bedside: Troop Activations During a Pandemic” – Richard D. Newbold, JD, MBA, CIPP/US/G, LL.M. Candidate|National Security Law

“Can President Trump Countermand State and Local Closing and Stay-at-Home Orders: A Constitutional Overview” – Michalette Haywood (L’21) and William Rice (L’22), Student Research Assistants, SALPAL

“Federal Immigration Intrusions into State Courthouses Challenge State Judge Ethics” – Lillian Gaines, J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (expected May 2021)