Vol. 118 No. 4

Harm Reduction
Note

SAFER BATHROOMS IN SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAMS: INJECTING PROGRESS INTO THE HARM REDUCTION MOVEMENT

Melissa Vallejo*

The opioid crisis in the United States has affected and continues to affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. Driven by opioids and fentanyl, overdose is a leading cause of death. It has claimed more lives than guns, breast cancer, and car accidents. While some potential solutions have sought to strengthen criminal laws and provide harsher sanctions to drug dealers to combat drug abuse, harm reduction practices continue to best address[...]

Climate Change
Article

ELECTRICITY MARKETS AND THE SOCIAL PROJECT OF DECARBONIZATION

Shelley Welton*

Decarbonization is the process of converting our economy from one that runs predominantly on energy derived from fossil fuels to one that runs almost exclusively on clean, carbon-free energy. If pursued on the scale that experts believe necessary to prevent dangerous climate change, the infrastructure changes required to decarbonize the United States will have significant social and cultural implications. States aggressively pursuing decarbonization[...]

Election Law
Essay

NETWORKING THE PARTY: FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS AND THE PURSUIT OF RESPONSIVE PARTY GOVERNMENT

Tabatha Abu El-Haj*

This Essay argues that the Supreme Court’s political party jurisprudence is predicated on a set of theoretical assumptions that do not hold true in the real world of contemporary American politics. The Court’s jurisprudence is grounded in a theory of democratic accountability—known as “responsible party government”—which views political parties primarily as speakers and presumes that electoral accountability emerges from the choice[...]