Welcome to Huskie Commons
Huskie Commons is Northern Illinois University's digital repository, a secure virtual space in which we collect, preserve, and provide access to the scholarly and artistic works created by the NIU community. From peer-reviewed articles authored by faculty to honors capstone projects created by students to electronic theses and dissertations, Huskie Commons showcases the intellectual output of NIU's faculty, staff, students, and organizations.
When you deposit your materials into Huskie Commons, you receive an enduring link to your materials and the Library assumes the responsibility of preserving them into the future.
To learn more about depositing your scholarly and artistic materials into Huskie Commons, the types of materials that are eligible for inclusion, and other information please see the Huskie Commons Guide.
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The Constitutional Guarantee of Freedom to Surcharge: Brandishing the First Amendment to Strike Down Surcharge Bans (Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2018-11)In what might be described as a modern-day David and Goliath, merchants in the United States find themselves pitted against both credit card companies and state legislatures in a battle over the ability to impose surcharges ...
What Will It Take? Examining the Use of Preliminary Hearing Testimony Where Victims are Unavailable Due to Mental Illness Stemming from Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2018-11)A particular problem exists that domestic violence and sexual assault victims face when bringing their abusers to court. This is whether the use of preliminary hearing testimony can be utilized where a victim is unavailable ...
The Stringent Takings Test for Impact Fees in Illinois: Its Origins and Implications for Home Rule Units and Legislation (Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2018-11)Many Illinois municipalities impose exactions, or impact fees, on new housing developments. Appropriate impact fees offset the anticipated financial burdens on government created by a resulting increase in population, such ...
(Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2018-11)For over a decade, Illinois has faced perilous financial and political crises. Many commentators believe that state constitutional development in the context of pensions, term limits, and legislative redistricting are a ...
(Northern Illinois University Law Review, 2018-11)Topics of immigration reform have created deep polarization. To some degree, these political and societal divisions regarding immigrants’ place and ability to remain in the United States drove the Republican successes in ...