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Brett Raffish is a second-year student at Harvard Law School. He has previously worked at the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and currently serves as a Senior Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and Technical Editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation.
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