Social Justice and Religious Civil Rights

By: Jaren Martineau Religious beliefs as well as religious expression are both civil liberties and civil rights. They are civil liberties because they are natural and unalienable rights that are protected in the constitution. They are civil rights because they are protected by various statutes and regulations such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964.[1]Religious... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Energy: Debunking a Popular Worry

By Earvin Poon Introduction The more that society relies on sustainable energy, the better the quality of life. Traditional forms of energy, such as fossil fuels, produce large amounts of air particulates which cause a variety of symptoms: asthma, lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, and premature death.[1] Unfortunately, there is seemingly... Continue Reading →

Overseas Filipino Workers: Slavery in the 21st Century

By: Francis Espiritu Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are persons from the Philippines who are living and working in another country, typically on a temporary basis.[1]It is currently estimated that roughly 10 million OFWs are located throughout the world, mostly working in Australia, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada, portions of the Middle East, and the United... Continue Reading →

The Invalidation of the Invest in Education Act Initiative

By: Jorge Coss Ortega 2018 was an important year for public education in Arizona and many other states throughout the Country. In March of 2018, teachers across the State began the popular “Red for Ed” movement advocating for more funding for public education and raises in teachers’ salaries.[1]A month later, a proposed voter initiative, called... Continue Reading →

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 →

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