Kristin received her BA in communications, with a concentration in journalism, from Marist College in 2008. At Marist, she served as a copy editor and staff writer for the student newspaper, The Circle. In 2007, she interned for United Press International where many of her articles, covering various topics such as the U.S. Department of Defense, national security, international affairs and health, became syndicated. In 2009, she interned for the Office of Massachusetts State Senator Scott Brown and the Law Offices of Richard Weiss. Her areas of interest include reporter’s privilege and shield laws, the relationship between the media and the military during wartime and the First Amendment rights of students on college campuses. Kristin intends to integrate her journalism experience and interests into a successful law career.

Recent Articles

SEE NO EVIL: REFLECTIONS ON CENSORSHIP DURING BANNED BOOKS WEEK

September 26 to October 3 is the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week. Book banning is, unfortunately, still a very real problem in the US today, despite the decision in the pivotal Supreme Court case Board of Education, Island Trees Union School District v. Pico.
In Pico, the Board of Education of the Island […]

BOSTON MAYOR’S AIDE IN HOT WATER OVER PUBLIC RECORD VIOLATIONS

Employees of the administration of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino could be in serious trouble for their violations of Massachusetts’ public records law. The administration was warned last year by Superior Court Judge Ralph Gants to discontinue their practice of deleting emails, which violated state law; however, it appears that city employees continued to […]

FED LOSES FOIA BATTLE TO BLOOMBERG NEWS

The media has won a major legal victory in compelling government agencies to release information under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”). On Monday, a judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered that the government must release to Bloomberg reporters Mark Pittman and Craig Torres documents identifying […]

TOWN HALL MEETINGS AND THE PUBLIC FORUM DOCTRINE

The debate on healthcare reform in this country has led to a divided political climate, with much of the tension panning out during the course of town hall meetings. Some of these frustrations have resulted in protests and even run-ins with Congressmen. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has made […]

CONSUMERS MAY NOT OWN THE DIGITAL PROPERTY THEY PURCHASE

Generally, once you pay for something in full, if the seller tried to deprive you of the item, you’d bring a case for conversion or trespass to chattels, or perhaps even bring larceny charges. However, a controversy involving Amazon’s e-reader, Kindle, is raising questions about whether such common law applies to digital property.
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