Making Sense of Trump’s Rushed Federal Executions

By: Epiphanie Couture In July of 2019, the Department of Justice announced that it would resume federal executions after a seventeen-year moratorium, and it scheduled the execution dates for five death row inmates. [1] Four of the prisoners filed suit, claiming that the executions would violate a provision of the Federal Death Penalty Act. [2] … Continue reading Making Sense of Trump’s Rushed Federal Executions

Cognitive Disability in the Criminal Justice System

By: Jaidyn Rumpca The United States carceral system is a place that many regard as out of sight and out of mind. In reality, people of all backgrounds are affected by the injustices of our so-called justice system. Racial minorities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people from low-income communities, people with disabilities, and individuals at … Continue reading Cognitive Disability in the Criminal Justice System

Peremptory Strikes: Arizona’s Unprecedented Decision

By: Madeline Louis Recently, Arizona has become the first state to eliminate peremptory challenges in jury trials. A peremptory challenge, as defined by Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure 18.4 and 18.5 and Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure 47(e), allows trial attorneys an opportunity to eliminate potential jurors without having to provide a reason. Many have … Continue reading Peremptory Strikes: Arizona’s Unprecedented Decision

Home for a Victim

Home for a Victim Andrew Orozco, Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Sex trafficking. Few crimes match its level of depravity and violation of human dignity. So many people fall victim to it. Women, children, and even men are all potential targets. Young people from troubled backgrounds in particular, are vulnerable[1]. … Continue reading Home for a Victim

A Summary of the Impact of Genetic Research into Behavioral Characteristics for the Criminal Justice System

A Summary of the Impact of Genetic Research into Behavioral Characteristics for the Criminal Justice System By Lauren Marshall, 3L – Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Over the past several decades, advancements in genetic research have had far-reaching implications in many fields, such as healthcare, insurance, and the law.  While there is still much … Continue reading A Summary of the Impact of Genetic Research into Behavioral Characteristics for the Criminal Justice System