Domestic Violence Survivors: The Silent Victims of Hard Line Immigration Policy

By: Nicole Gibson Recent changes to immigration policies accompanied by public condemnation of undocumented immigrants has made it more difficult for many to escape dangerous or abusive relationships.[1] Immigrant survivors of domestic violence often have limited options available when trying to escape future abuse, and increased threats of deportation only amplify these difficulties. Currently, undocumented Read more about Domestic Violence Survivors: The Silent Victims of Hard Line Immigration Policy[…]

The Student-Loan Debt Crisis

By: Rebecca Schultz If Congress does not start regulating compound interest on student loans, we could be facing our next national financial crisis. Like the mortgage crisis of 2008, when interest rates on mortgages were not being properly managed, negative amortization has led to a situation in which many student-borrowers are incapable of paying off Read more about The Student-Loan Debt Crisis[…]

Ohio House Bill 565: Is Extending the Death Penalty to Women’s Exercise of Their Constitutional Right to Abortion Going Too Far?

PC: https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/21/us/ohio-abortion-ban-bill-criminal-law-trnd/index.html. By: Erica Rebussini Ohio House Bill 565: Is Extending the Death Penalty to Women’s Exercise of Their Constitutional Right to Abortion Going Too Far? Debates on abortion and the death penalty have respectively gained their own traction in our current political climate. While the criminalization of abortion is not a new concept[1], Ohio House Read more about Ohio House Bill 565: Is Extending the Death Penalty to Women’s Exercise of Their Constitutional Right to Abortion Going Too Far?[…]

Impersonating an Officer: Where is the Enforcement?

By: Matthew Donovan In 2017 alone, there were over 150 million visitors to Disney parks worldwide.[1] While a Disney park is largely viewed as a magical place where the grinning Mickey and giggly Minnie reside, any large amusement park with millions of yearly visitors has definite risks and security concerns. On its website, Disney does Read more about Impersonating an Officer: Where is the Enforcement?[…]

A “legal crossroads for the international community”?: Khashoggi’s Assassination and the Legal Avenues for the U.S. and the World

PC: Chris McGrath via Getty Images.  [https://www.axios.com/despite-fraught-ties-us-needs-turkeys-cooperation-on-khashoggi-1a9e7df9-9d92-4c23-a6ce-2198f0ec9044.html] By: Mollie Laird On October 2, 2018 Jamal Khashoggi went missing from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.[1] Quickly, speculation began to rise about Khashoggi’s whereabouts, including allegations of misconduct on behalf of Saudi Arabia, who dismissed their involvement in Khashoggi’s disappearance.[2] After two tense weeks of speculation in Read more about A “legal crossroads for the international community”?: Khashoggi’s Assassination and the Legal Avenues for the U.S. and the World[…]

Affirmative Action: Contrary to the Constitutional Principles and Policies of the United States?

PC: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/students-file-join-harvard-lawsuit-defend-race-conscious-admissions-n696361 By: Riley Henry The use of “race conscious” policies, better known as affirmative action, in university admissions is once again being challenged in open court. Arguments for Students for Fair Admission v. Presidents and Fellows of Harvard College[1] began on October 15th in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The Read more about Affirmative Action: Contrary to the Constitutional Principles and Policies of the United States?[…]

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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