The Real Cost of Limiting Access to Abortion Services

Many states are enacting new legislation to shut down abortion clinics by adding draconian restrictions and requirements that are impossible for most clinics to meet. For example, Arizona and Texas passed bills outlawing FDA-approved abortion-inducing medication, forcing women seeking abortions to undergo more invasive and time-consuming surgical abortions instead. Arizona's attempt at enforcing a ban on... Continue Reading →

A Regulatory Nightmare in Reverse

by JUSTIN GRANT The Obama administration has altered more federal rules than the George W. Bush administration, prompting one commentator to call this administration “a killing ground for protective rules.” In spite of this, cries continue to ring out that the economy is suffering from over-regulation. If only businesses could be left unfettered, goes the... Continue Reading →

Truthiness

By MATHEW WADSWORTH It is convention season in America, and as anyone who has glanced at any news website after a big political speech knows, that means it is spin, half-truth, mistruth, and outright lie season in America. One Fox News commentator declared that Paul Ryan’s convention speech was good news for the economy because “The Romney-Ryan campaign... Continue Reading →

Fake Fraud: Subterfuge in the Name of Justice

By JUSTIN GRANT Voter fraud is a serious problem, and we must do everything we can to ensure the fairness and integrity of our elections. Undoubtedly, you have heard this sentiment expressed countless times in the past several months. The prospect is at once compelling and frightening, especially at a time when potentially unlimited corporate... Continue Reading →

DOMA Fail

By Fatima Baddredine “Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.” Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“UDHR”), Article 16. In 1948, the United... Continue Reading →

The State of Same Sex Marriage Today

by Ben Helford On Friday, the Law Journal for Social Justice will be hosting its second symposium, “Legally Gay.”  Appropriately enough, as it follows a February that brought with it many significant advances for proponents of same sex marriage.  In the courts, the Ninth Circuit affirmed Judge Walker’s ruling overturning California’s Proposition 8 as violating... Continue Reading →

A Conscientious Objection

by Sean McGarvey Amidst the fiery debates that had erupted at town halls across the country, President Obama convened a joint session of Congress in September 2009 to clarify his proposed health care reform and to quell the nationally widespread fear of socialized medicine.  The President stated unequivocally to the American people that “nothing in... Continue Reading →

The Tucson Tragedy, Political Divisions and Gun Laws in Arizona

By: Ayensa Millan Reflecting on the Tucson tragedy of January 8, 2011, two questions have come to the fore and should be discussed. First, has the divisiveness and heated rhetoric of American politics contributed to this incident? And, second, should we be considering changes to our gun laws? Within the last decade, politics in the... Continue Reading →

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