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Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion law

By: Rachel Richman On February 7, 2019 the Supreme Court granted a stay of a Louisiana law, which would restrict abortion access, pending the timely filing of a writ of certiorari.[1]The law, Louisiana's Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, requires clinics providing abortions to have admitting privileges in a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.[2]The petitioners... Continue Reading →

Double Jeopardy Clause: Separate Sovereigns Exception

By: Nicole Martin In Gamble v. United States, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to overrule the separate sovereigns exception to the Double Jeopardy Clause. [1]  In United States v. Gamble, 694 Fed. Appx. 750 (2017), Terance Gamble “appeals his conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, in violation of 18... Continue Reading →

Why Public Sector Employees Aren’t Striking, Even Though They Should

By: Caroline Witz 2018 was a good year for Rami Malek. Between his Emmy award-winning Mr. Robot and a starring role in the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which grossed over $800 million dollars, he stands to take home a pretty hefty paycheck. His identical twin Sami, a LA public schoolteacher, probably made about $74,000.... Continue Reading →

Supreme Court to [Probably] Hear LGBTQ+ Workers’ Rights Cases

By: Samuel Turner During a case reviewing conference on January 11, 2019, the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) reviewed a trio of cases addressing whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides protection from workplace discrimination to LGBTQ+ individuals.1SCOTUS had originally scheduled the trio’s review for a conference on January 4, but... Continue Reading →

Arizona’s Constitution, Immigration Law, and Undocumented Students: The Battle Around In-State Tuition

By: Brian Garcia Education has empowered many of us to chart our own paths. Our mentors and teachers help guide us along the way. They help us reach for higher education, trade opportunities, and jobs.  Education, for many, serves as the key to what we aspire in our beholden American Dream. For some, it is... Continue Reading →

Chipping Away at Conversion Therapy in a Conservative State

By: Lila Mayson After being highly criticized by scientific and LGBT communities alike for over a decade, state legislatures have finally begun to take a critical eye at conversion therapy. Out of the fifty states in the U.S., a total of twenty have banned conversion therapy for minors in some capacity, with fourteen having statewide... Continue Reading →

Police Accountability: Officer Van Dyke Convicted

By: Nicole Martin Excessive use of force by law enforcement against African Americans is a widespread issue across the nation. Similar results of police officers not being held accountable, have occurred with recent shootings and killings of unarmed African American men and women. However, recently, Officer Jason Van Dyke “was found guilty of second-degree murder”... Continue Reading →

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