Is the Government Protecting your Fifth Amendment Rights?

Is the Government Protecting your Fifth Amendment Rights? Authored by: Kayla DeAlto, staff editor   Over the years Congress has expanded the government’s authority to take possession of criminal’s assets so that criminals do not benefit from their illegal proceeds. There are two forms of forfeiture, which the government uses to take the assets, they Read more about Is the Government Protecting your Fifth Amendment Rights?[…]

Heirs Property: What is it and how do we fix it?

Heirs Property: What is it and how do we fix it? Authored by: Natalie King, staff editor “Heirs property” is noted as “one of the worst problem[s] you [have] never heard of.”[1]  Lately it has been given significant attention from the Black Lives Matter movement.[2] Specifically, the term is used to describe when heirs lack Read more about Heirs Property: What is it and how do we fix it?[…]

Looking to History as Inspiration for Evolving Refugee Resettlement Policies

by  Madeline Culbreth, Staff Editor President Biden has announced that he will be raising the annual cap on the number of refugees the United States will take in to as many as 125,000.[1] This is a stark turnaround from the Trump administration, which cut the annual cap to 15,000[2]. However, while President Biden’s plan would Read more about Looking to History as Inspiration for Evolving Refugee Resettlement Policies[…]

Virginia bill repeals HIV criminalization laws due to disparate enforcement and adverse impact

Virginia bill repeals HIV criminalization laws due to disparate enforcement and adverse impact   Authored by: Gordon Willis, staff editor Last month, Senators Mamie Lock and Jennifer McClellan introduced Senate Bill 1138 to repeal the crime of infected sexual battery for people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and to remove a ban on HIV-positive Read more about Virginia bill repeals HIV criminalization laws due to disparate enforcement and adverse impact[…]

Unbundle the Police: Structural Reforms to Move Toward Abolition

      Unbundle the Police: Structural Reforms to Move Toward Abolition Authored by: Patrick Rice, Staff Editor   [1]   Police violence against communities of color and poor communities has been a persistent presence in policing in America since police departments were formed. Since 2015, police have shot and killed at least 5400 people, disproportionately Read more about Unbundle the Police: Structural Reforms to Move Toward Abolition[…]

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