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Strapping Tribal Sovereignty into the Electric Chair: Federal Government Executes Convicted Navajo Man Despite Navajo Nation’s Plea Against the Death Penalty

By Jens Camp In the midst of the Kenosha Shooting [1] and the Republican National Convention, the federal government was moving forward with its plans to execute Lezmond Mitchell, a member of the Navajo Nation and the only Native American man on federal death row. [2] On August 26th, 2020 the federal government executed Lezmond... Continue Reading →

State-Sponsored Environmental Justice: New Jersey’s Cumulative Impacts Act

By Isaac Kort-Meade Environmental justice has long been a grassroots movement with little more than promises from federal and state governments to fix deep-rooted inequalities.  The movement seeks to respond to the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards felt by low-income and minority populations and the discriminatory nature of the decision-making process regarding the siting of... Continue Reading →

When Women Fight Back

by Kira Darragh Sex bias towards women is not only ingrained in American society through pay structures and positions of power, but it is also central to our criminal justice system and the way in which it routinely punishes women victims. Cyntoia Brown, the 16-year-old victim of sex trafficking who received a life sentence after... Continue Reading →

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