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A Small Victory for the Havasupai Tribe in the fight against Canyon Mine

By: Rachel Richman On October 25, 2018, the Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a decision regarding Havasupai tribe’s claims against the United States Forest Service for their actions relating to a proposed uranium mine near the Grand Canyon, called Canyon Mine. The Court held that Havasupai tribe, and three environmental groups,... Continue Reading →

The Health and Safety of Migrant Children in Arizona

By: Ashley Fitzgibbons Migrant children are still being held in detention facilities in Arizona weeks after a federal judge ordered reunification of families.[1]Children are being held in Arizona detention facilities as part of President Trump’s immigration policy, which involved the separation of children from their families at the border.[2]Reports have stated many of these children’s... Continue Reading →

Arizona is Falling Behind in Criminal Sentencing Reform, and Suffering as a Result

By: J. L. George Arizona has the fourth largest prison population per capita in the country, with 585 incarcerated persons per 100,000 state residents.[i]Additionally, since 2000, the prison population has increased steadily by a total of 60 percent.[ii]In comparison, the country-wide average at the time was just 444 incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents—a record low... Continue Reading →

“He Said, She Said” – Sexual Assault Accusations and the Suspicion Surrounding Them.

By: Lily Pedersen  In September 2018, sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, became a central topic in public discourse. The alleged assaults, which occurred during Kavanaugh’s high school and college years, were revealed after a number of women came forward, initiated by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. “I believed he was going... Continue Reading →

Affirmative Action and Higher Education: New Developments and What the Future May Hold

By: Samuel Turner Affirmative Action in higher education admissions has been a hotly contested topic for decades now, and the controversy surrounding race-based admissions policies does not seem to be going away any time soon. Most recently, Harvard has been at the center of the affirmative action discussion, and the constitutionality of affirmative action seems... Continue Reading →

Uber and the Employment Status Shift, Will the Gig Economy Survive?

By: David Riahi With the prevalence of technology, desire of autonomy, and difficulty of securing a reliable job, the so-called “gig economy” is a quickly growing segment of our modern market. [1]In fact, according to Intuit, by the year 2020 the gig economy is expected to make up 43% of our workforce. [2]The gig economy... Continue Reading →

Martin v. City of Boise: The Cruel and Unusual Criminalization of Homelessness Through Urban Camping Ordinances

By: Jorge Coss The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that the Eight Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits government from punishing involuntary acts that are an unavoidable result of a person’s homeless status.[1]TheNinth Circuit’s recent holding in Martin v. City of Boise, significantly expanded the principle that a person should not be... Continue Reading →

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