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Photograph: Joseph Schremmer. The Curious Policy Implications of In re SemCrude: Do Crude Oil Markets Need a Volcker Rule? by Joseph A. Schremmer | September 4, 2018
Considers the need to regulate high-risk trading in the downstream crude oil market following the Third Circuit’s decision in In re SemCrude, which cast serious doubt on the efficacy of nonuniform Article 9 and statutory lien provisions intended to secure payment for crude oil and gas sold by producers.

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Double Entendre under the MHRA: When a Transgender Teenager Pleads Discrimination on the Grounds of Sex but It Does Not Satisfy Claims of Sex Discrimination [R.M.A. by Appleberry v. Blue Springs R-IV Sch. Dist., No. WD 80005, 2017 WL 3026757 (Mo. Ct. App. July 18, 2017), cause ordered transferred to Mo. S. Ct. (Jan. 23, 2018)]

Hannah L. Woofter | April 23, 2018 | Read this comment

Summary: The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District affirmed the district court's dismissal of a transgender male teen's claims of discrimination under the Missouri Human Rights Act. The teen alleged discrimination on the grounds of sex when his school district denied him access to the boys’ locker rooms and restrooms. The court erred when it analyzed legislative history and looked beyond the four corners of the petition to determine what "on the grounds . . . of sex" meant, when R.M.A.'s claim, on its face, alleged sex discrimination. Like Title VII, the MHRA is a remedial statute which must be construed broadly; the court's dismissal goes against the notion that human rights violations should be heard on the merits and decided by a jury.

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Volume 58 Editor-in-Chief and Board

Congratulations to Jeremy E. Koehler, Washburn Law Journal Volume 58 Editor-in-Chief.