Amica Legis

By Rachel Konieczny



The music industry, intellectual property, and Trump walk into a room

Today, I was frustrated that American media outlets seemingly focused more on Kanye West's meeting with President-elect Donald Trump than the crisis in Aleppo, Syria. As a journalist, certain stories should take priority. As readers, we need to better prioritize what news we consume. However, West may have... Continue Reading →


#DAPL reactions

With federal officials announcing this afternoon that they would not approve permits allowing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a section of the Missouri River, several legal minds and government leaders have voiced their opinions on the decision. Here are... Continue Reading →

The prison problem and how to address mass incarceration

The United States has a prison problem. More specifically, mass incarceration needs a major overhaul. Home to 5 percent of the world's population, the U.S. makes up 25 percent of the world's prisoners. Prison overcrowding costs taxpayers amounts that, frankly,... Continue Reading →

RBG’s fashion (and political) statement

Actions speak louder than words, especially when considering one's choice of attire for the  highest U.S. court one day after a contentious election. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an 83-year-old known for handing down liberal decisions, wore her 'dissent'... Continue Reading →

An Election Day endorsement

On Election Day, I think we could all use some humor. Photo credit:

They don’t care about us.

While I'm not entirely sure of who (the infamous "they") Michael Jackson referenced in his 1996 song, "They Don't Care About Us," I can imagine his frustration was aimed at those who contributed to him feeling like an outsider. Lately, the... Continue Reading →

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