By: Isabel Ranney Those under 18 generally receive the benefit of expungement in the criminal justice system of Arizona. If someone stole or got caught underaged drinking while they were still a child, for most criminal record checks, the minor’s record no longer can be used against him or her as soon as the clock … Continue reading When the Sex Offender Is a Child
What is a Juvenile?
By: Travis Henderson The United States Supreme Court should broaden the protections of the Eighth Amendment and make it unconstitutional to sentence a person to death who committed their offense under the age of twenty-five. The Supreme Court, in 2005, made it illegal to sentence a juvenile to death who was under eighteen at the … Continue reading What is a Juvenile?
Are Transgender Rights Marching Towards the Supreme Court Again?
By: Angie Vertti Canto Recent developments in lower federal courts could be setting the stage for future Supreme Court intervention in several cases involving trans-centric issues. The Supreme Court last considered a case involving trans rights in 2019, ruling in a 6-3 opinion that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ban on workplace discrimination on … Continue reading Are Transgender Rights Marching Towards the Supreme Court Again?
Restoring Justice in the Criminal Legal System
By: Jaidyn Rumpca With just five percent of the world’s population and over twenty percent of the world’s prison population, making for the highest incarceration rate in the world, the United States’ criminal legal system centers largely on punishment. But where does punishment leave victims of harm and crime? And where does it leave perpetrators … Continue reading Restoring Justice in the Criminal Legal System
High Seas Treaty
By: Chad Edwards An agreement on the High Seas Treaty, under discussion since 2004, was reached on Saturday at UN headquarters in New York. One hundred ninety-three countries have agreed to the treaty aimed at helping to protect the world's oceans. Costal nations' legal authority extends to 200 nautical miles off their shores, known as the "exclusive economic … Continue reading High Seas Treaty