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Can Peremptory Strikes be Excised from Discrimination When They Are Predicated on it?

By Priyal Thakkar Right to an impartial jury is a fundamental canon of the criminal justice system in America, which makes jury selection an extremely vital process. After the voir dire, the questioning of potential jurors, each lawyer can ask the judge to dismiss a potential juror for cause if the lawyer believes them to... Continue Reading →

Environmental Federalism and the Art of Looking Inward:

How State Constitutions Can Enforce Conservation Protections By: Natalie Kilker               Divides in the U.S. have scarcely been more apparent than now, especially in conflicting governmental priorities in natural resource conservation. The conflict is apparent in the creation, and subsequent, revocation of the designation of 1.35 million acres in Southeastern Utah as Bears Ears National... Continue Reading →

Wrongfully Convicting Victims of Human Trafficking

By: Lexi Tartaglio             When many people think of the term “trafficking,” they often think about drugs, weapons, and people being smuggled internationally into America.[1]  But, the legal definition of human trafficking includes not only cases that take place internationally, or even nationally, but also cases in which the victim remains in their state of... Continue Reading →

Navajo Nation Voters Are Really “Something Else”

By: Aspen Miller The dangers, risks, and barriers to voting has far more impacted Indigenous voters. Although this article highlights the Navajo Nation tribal voters, Indigenous suffrage continues across the nation and must be acknowledged and recognized. Indigenous voters actively take their voices to the polls to be heard. Many of the challenges highlighted in... Continue Reading →

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