Burgers at High Noon Saloon Cast a Long Shadow

Looking for an Awesome Burger? Last semester I was out looking for an apartment with a friend in Wicker Park. We had high hopes going in but by the end of the tour I was feeling disappointed because the place wasn’t exactly what the ad made it out to be. To make matters worse, I […]

Check Out Our Latest Issue!

The first issue of the Decisive Utterance’s newsletter the “Opening Argument” is now available! This issue includes a letter from SBA president Daniel Hernandez, as well as an opinion essay on the progressive leanings of  Roberts’ Court, an investigation in to accusations of plagiarism at John Marshall, an examination of the potential problems of patenting prehistoric organisms, […]

Hospital Demands Concessions from Riot Fest Organizers

With Riot Fest moving away from Humboldt Park and into Douglas Park this year–and specifically, this coming weekend–businesses and citizens near the new concert venue have kept the grumble-train pumping. Saint Anthony Hospital, in Lawndale, has just filed suit for $158,000 in an attempt to get concessions from Riot Fest organizers due to the proximity […]

Prehistoric Patents: A Larger Than Life Problems, 65 Million Years in the Making

In the summer of 2015, Jurassic Park fans were treated to a new installment of the dino-disaster franchise with Jurassic World. The latest installment in the series clearly aims to expand and reestablish the Jurassic fan base by introducing a bigger, faster, and toothier retelling of the original story. It trades the tense, but constrained […]

To Plagiarize, or Not to Plagiarize? What’s the Difference? That’s the Question: An Inquiry of Academic Code Violations in the Lawyer Skills Program

You are a plagiarism detective and you just learned that Shakespeare plagiarized Hamlet. Originally written by Saxo Grammaticus, the story of Amleth (phonetically and hereafter “Omelet”) follows the titular medieval prince as he witnesses the king’s murder and later avenges Fader with some satisfying Danish drama. You dig deeper into Wikipedia and realize that Grammaticus […]

The Active Originalist: A Look at the Left Leaning Roberts Court

Popular belief among many circles is that the United States Supreme Court, under the tenure of Chief Justice John Roberts is a solidly “conservative” court. But the numbers say otherwise. As a recent New York Times feature illustrated[1], the Roberts Court issued liberal decisions in 56 percent of cases over this last term, according to […]