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E-Cigarette Debate Is Lighting Up

In the fall 2014 edition of The Legal Eagle, we published a story (E-Cigarettes—To Regulate or Not to Regulate) on the relatively new e-cigarette industry and its appropriateness for kids. Since that article was published, there have been several studies regarding the...

Importance of Protecting Clean Water

There is no reference to the right to clean water in the U.S. Constitution; however, the United Nations General Assembly does recognize a “human right to water.” In the winter 2017 edition of The Legal Eagle, we published a story on the clean water crisis in United...

Making Voter Registration Automatic

There are currently more than 200 million registered voters in the United States. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau conservatively estimates that more than 20 percent of eligible voters are not registered. The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of...