OPINION: 24 Words & One State: The Future of Women’s Equality is in the Hands of Virginians

By: Sam Galina, Staff Editor 24 words is all it takes to formally recognize equality for men and women in America. Somehow, it’s been 232 years and women are still waiting.[1]  The text of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment simply reads, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the Read more about OPINION: 24 Words & One State: The Future of Women’s Equality is in the Hands of Virginians[…]

Safe Injection Sites: An Attempt to Bring Drug Users out of the Shadows and into Treatment

By: Mike Stehlin, Staff Editor Some called it El Campamento.[I] Used syringes were discarded, stacked on top of each other, and strewn about on the ground, a metaphor of the dead bodies that the drugs left in their wake. The “residents” of the encampment typically included 75 to 125 drug addicts at any one time.[ii] Read more about Safe Injection Sites: An Attempt to Bring Drug Users out of the Shadows and into Treatment[…]

Prosecutors Prioritized Over Defenders: The Criminal Justice Pay Gap

By: James William Rosson, Staff Editor A pressing issue exists in regard to the quality of indigent defense in America: the pay disparity between public defender and prosecutor offices. This pay discrepancy goes beyond the tax statements of individual lawyers. It affects the ability of public defender offices to recruit quality attorneys, manage their caseloads, Read more about Prosecutors Prioritized Over Defenders: The Criminal Justice Pay Gap[…]

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