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Is the Employer or Employee Liable for Your Injuries: Understanding the Doctrine of Respondeat Superior

Let's say you are looking to buy a car and go to a dealership. While there, you go with a sales rep and test drive several cars. After testing out a new beamer, the sales rep asks you to step out of the car and help direct him back into theUntitled design (3).pngparking spot. While the sales rep is backing up the car, he accidently hits the gas rather than the break and runs over your foot. You're rushed to the ER with a broken foot and have to get emergency surgery. Now, you have to miss work for weeks while you heal. Let's not even talk about the sky high medical bills you've accumulated.

Appointing a New SCOTUS Justice: Make Your Prediction Now

As many of you know, we currently have a vacancy in the Supreme Court due to the death of Justice Scalia in February. A question on the minds of many is, who will President Elect Donald Trump nominate? The ultimate pick could have a vitalscotus people.jpg influence on cases that the Court will hear in the upcoming months and years. Currently, 21 candidates have made the short list of potential replacements. According to the Trump camp, the candidates were chosen first and foremost based on constitutional principles.

Happy Election Day?

Well, today is election day. I remember my first experience with a presidential election. I was in second grade. Bill Clinton was running against Bob Dole. The classroom full of seven year-olds cast their imaginary ballots. Personally, I went for Clinton. My reasoning was very complex, you see. Clinton had a peELECTION 2016 USE GREAT.jpgt dog, Dole did not. Today, who I vote for is based on reasoning that is a bit more sophisticated than my 7-year-old self. Going through law school, you gather a great respect for our Founding Fathers and the document so many people rarely think about-the Constitution. 

The Death of the First Female U.S. Attorney General

Janet Reno, the first female U.S. Attorney General, has died this morning due to complications associated with Parkinson's. Reno was 78 years old. In addition to being the first woman U.S. AG, Reno served as U.S. AG longer t han anyone else had in 150 years, serving as U.S. AG from 1993 until 2001. Reno was nominated by President Bill Clinton on February 11, 1993 and confirmed in March of that year. While Reno was not Clinton's first or even second choice, she ending up being the right choice. When she left office, she did so as a deeply respected individual, particularly because of the difficult cases she had to contend with during her tenure.

Reality Check: Our Past Presidents v. Trump

As the presidential election draws near, both democrats and republicans are up in arms about the recent vulgar statements made by Donald Trump. If you aren't sure what Trump said, I advise you to do a quick Google search or just turn on the TV for five minutes. That a man like Donald Trump has even made it this far in the race for president is shocking and devastating news for our country. It's not that our country has never been rocked by scandal in the past. In fact, back in the nascent days of our country, founding father, Alexander Hamilton, had an affair with Maria Reynolds, a scandal he personally wrote about in the Reynolds Pamphlet.

Kim Kardashian Wants to go to Law School...

So, word on the virtual street is that Kim Kardashian wants to go to law school. Yeah... Let's talk about that. First off, she hasn't gone to undergrad. I don't think she realizes that. Second, I really doubt Mrs. West understands just how difficult, life altering and intense law school is. I began law school as a naïve but determined 23 year old freshly out of undergrad and ready to fight all the injustices in the world. I worked hard in undergrad and didn't think law school would be much more difficult than my honors classes. I was so very, very wrong.

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