Partiers Beware! Innocent Explanations for Attending a Party Do Not Negate Probable Cause for Arrest

PC: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/supreme-court-rules-for-police-officers-in-dc-house-party-case-that-involved-mystery-hostess-called-peaches/2018/01/22/87e5eb4a-fed3-11e7-bb03-722769454f82_story.html?utm_term=.974e0e0d9248 By: Lizzy Patrick The Supreme Court Justices reminisced on their party days while deciding District of Columbia v. Wesby,[1] where the Court held that an innocent explanation for being at a party does not negate probable cause for an arrest.[2] The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides that “no Warrants shall issue, but Read more about Partiers Beware! Innocent Explanations for Attending a Party Do Not Negate Probable Cause for Arrest[…]

Does Single-Sex Education Perpetuate Gender and Sex Stereotyping? Even Science Can’t Tell, Yet

By: Yanie Yuan Does Single-Sex Education Perpetuate Gender and Sex Stereotyping? Even Science Can’t Tell, Yet. In the United States, single-sex education has seen its highs and lows throughout history, as its constitutional legality and pedagogical value are under constant, fierce debate. In recent years, as the discussion around LGBTQ issues gains increasing attention, single-sex Read more about Does Single-Sex Education Perpetuate Gender and Sex Stereotyping? Even Science Can’t Tell, Yet[…]

More Immigrants = Less Crime: An Unwelcome Reality for American Policymakers

By: Joe Katz Today’s controversies over immigrants and refugees are a direct consequence of a bipartisan strategy that began in the 1990’s, which aimed to deal with America’s economic and social challenges by keeping immigrants out of the country. Following demands by media pundits and think tanks associated with both parties for “comprehensive immigration reform,” Read more about More Immigrants = Less Crime: An Unwelcome Reality for American Policymakers[…]

A SCOTUS Prospective: Madison v. Alabama and Capital Punishment of the Incompetent

Photo Credit: Equal Justice Initiative By: Marina Batalias What is the goal of America’s criminal justice system? Is it to punish criminals? Rehabilitate criminals? Deter criminals from committing other illegal acts? Most modern scholarship would suggest that the true objective of America’s criminal justice system is some combination thereof.[1] The Supreme Court will hopefully provide Read more about A SCOTUS Prospective: Madison v. Alabama and Capital Punishment of the Incompetent[…]

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