Washburn Law Journal

Recent Blog Post

Mail-In Ballots During COVID-19

Kayla Dieker | May 15, 2020 | Read this blog post

Summary: On April 7, 2020—amidst a global pandemic—Wisconsin held its primary election. At a time when the CDC was recommending cancellation for groups of ten or more people, blocks in Milwaukee were lined with voters wearing face masks and waiting to cast their ballots. Wisconsin has not been immune to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of April 10, 2020, there have been 3,068 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, with 904 hospitalizations and 128 deaths. This is an increase of almost 500 cases since the April 7th primary election. Wisconsin is the only state with an April election that had not postponed or shifted to mail-in only—though it’s not for lack of trying.

Recent Comment

Damage Without Damages Caps [Hilburn v. Enerpipe Ltd., 442 P.3d 509 (Kan. 2019).]

Evan Hathaway | October 21, 2020 | Read this comment

Summary: The Kansas Supreme Court ruled that capping the recovery of noneconomic damages violates the right to a jury trial found in the Kansas Constitution. In so ruling, the court disregarded precedent, violating the doctrine of stare decisis. This ruling could result in invalidating laws that are beneficial to the public and the undermining of judicial stability.

Preferred Citation: Evan Hathaway, Damage Without Damages Caps, 60 Washburn L.J. Online 11 (2020), https://washburnlaw.edu/wljonline/hathaway-hilburn.

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Volume 60 Editor-in-Chief

Congratulations to Rachel L. Schwein, Washburn Law Journal Volume 60 Editor-in-Chief.