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Upcoming Practices

DATE AND TIME TEAM ROOM JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE JUDGE
Wed. October 23
8:30AM - 9:30AM Crim Pro (Petitioner) H Olivia Medina Geoffrey Fitzpatrick
6:30PM - 8:00PM 2L Health Law K Emma Fuller Alec Victoria Ayeni
7:00PM - 9:00PM Chicago Bar - Petitioner E Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
7:00PM - 9:00PM Crim Pro (Respondent) B Marah Bragdon
7:00PM - 9:00PM Chicago Bar - Respondent A CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED

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Teams

Madison Boucher, Kristin Lahaszow, Lex Townsley

QUESTIONS PRESENTED

  1. Courts have a duty to decide cases and controversies properly presented to them. However, on limited occasions, the political question doctrine requires judicial abstention when resolving the claim would interfere with the legislative and executive branches. Does this doctrine prevent adjudication of Petitioner's public nuisance claim, when the factors outlined in Baker v. Carr are applied, even though the doctrine is narrow and one of limited application?
  2. In Lincoln, a public nuisance is an unreasonable interference with a right common to the general public. Through disingenuous marketing and distribution practices, Respondents consistently downplay the risks of opioid use. Does Petitioner state a plausible claim for public nuisance, when they assert these practices created an opioid crisis in Lincoln, and thus, unreasonably interfere with Lincoln citizens’ public rights?

Last practice October 28.

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Rachel Winer, Jenna Zendarski, and Geoffrey Fitzpatrick

 Coming Soon.

Last practice November 12.

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Navneet Mattu & CJ Connolly

  1. Does an individual have standing to contest a search of a rental vehicle that the individual rented on another’s account without that other person’s permission?

  2. Is the acquisition of the location data of a rental vehicle a “search” within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment and Carpenter v. United States, 138 S. Ct. 2206 (2018)?

Last practice October 29.

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Stephanie Richardson and Zaren Craddock

I. Whether a defendant has standing to contest a search of a rental vehicle when the vehicle was obtained without the permission of the account holder.

II. Whether officers violate a reasonable expectation of privacy and, therefore, conduct a search within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment when requesting a third-party's records of a user's locations as collected while renting a vehicle.

Last practice October 30.

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Evan Leili, Mikayla O’Neal, and Yena Kim

Will we available soon.

Last practice November 12.

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Jesse Sanchez, Kimberly Macey, and Brittany Stahl

Coming soon.

Last practice November 11.

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Zahra Alamire, Tina Nguyen, Kat Sundberg

Coming soon. 

Last practice November 14.

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