Tax Hikes Raise Tensions Over Budget Shortfalls

$754 million. That was the projected short- fall for the City of Chicago’s budget this year. That shortfall comes as Mayor Rahm Emanuel has already been borrowing at high interest rates to keep the city afloat. There’s no dispute that rising public pension costs are responsible for most of the city’s spending deficit as they […]

Conversation with John Marshall Student and Legal Scholar, Jake Crabbs

Jake Crabbs presented a paper at the Braniff Graduate School of the University of Dallas on January 30th, 2016. The title of his paper was The Poetics of American Common Law. Jake sat down with the Decisive Utterance to discuss the subject of his scholarship and his experience with presenting his paper. Below is an […]

United Nations v Rock ‘n Roll

The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization which aims to promote cooperation between all the nations of the world. Since the UN aims to promote harmony and fair dealings between its members, it is generally not thought of to be controversial. United Nations is also the name of a band formed in 2005 by […]

Taking Care of Business with Joe Stacho and the Business Enterprise Law Clinic

The Business Enterprise Law Clinic or BELAW is a program founded in the fall of 2011 by Michael Schlesinger to provide John Marshall students with a practical clinic experience which resembles that of an actual law firm. The clinic focuses its efforts in providing pro bono representation to individuals from low to moderate income communities […]

Legacy and Leverage: How Scalia’s Sudden Passing is being Handled on Capitol Hill

A first-time guest to the Cibolo Creek Ranch hunting resort in West Texas, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was animated and engaged during dinner on the night of February 12, according to the 30,000-acre ranch owner John Poindexter. “He was seated near me and I had a chance to observe him,” re- called the […]

Check Out the March Issue of the Decisive Utterance!

Our latest issue is out now! It includes detailed and informative articles on the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia and how his untimely passing is being handled in Washington, the Business Enterprise Law Clinic’s mission and impact, a look at what can happen when Rock ‘n Rollers go head-to-head with an intergovernmental agency, along with student event spotlights and […]

Hall of Distinction Has Grand Reopening

The Hall of Distinction returned to John Marshall this past fall after having been temporarily removed to accommodate construction and renovations. The hall begins on the 1st Floor corridor connecting the Plymouth Ct. and State St. buildings, and continues through the halls of the classrooms on the 4th Floor. The Hall is there to recognize […]

John Marshall Proud to Host Distinguished Scholar: Deborah E. Lipstadt

  On September 24, John Marshall had the honor of playing host to Renowned Jewish Studies Historian, Professor Deborah E. Lipstadt. Her 1996 book, “Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory,” which drew her into a libel suit both in the United States and in the United Kingdom. David Irving, who was […]