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Columbia Undergraduate Law Review | Establishing Precedent for State Funding of Church Playgrounds

An examination of the 2017 Supreme Court case Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer and the implications for future funding of religious establishments.

Flag of the proposed state of Jefferson, via Wikipedia
Columbia Undergraduate Law Review | The New California: How To (Constitutionally) Form a New U.S. State

Parts of northern California have been trying to secede from the rest of the state for years–but can they actually do it? This article explores the legal doctrine behind the formation of new states.

Peyton Ayers for the Columbia Political Review
Columbia Political Review | FEATURE What the 115th Congress’ Special Elections Say About the 2018 Midterms

An analysis of the elections of Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb (PA-17) and Sen. Doug Jones (AL) in traditionally-Republican strongholds.