State of the Union: Increases in Labor Organization Post-COVID

By: Epiphanie Couture The pandemic continues to exacerbate wealth inequality in the United States. Ten of the world’s richest billionaires have doubled their wealth since 2020, nine of whom are American. [1] Conversely, 25% of U.S. adults say that someone in their household lost their job as a result of the pandemic. [2] Among those … Continue reading State of the Union: Increases in Labor Organization Post-COVID

Brackeen in Context: The Shortfalls of Equal Protection Jurisprudence and a Proposed Alternative

By: Ryan Maxey In September of last year, a petition for a writ of certiorari was filed before the Supreme Court in the case Brackeen v. Haaland, challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA.1 ICWA was passed in 1978 to bring an end to decades of systematic removal of Native children … Continue reading Brackeen in Context: The Shortfalls of Equal Protection Jurisprudence and a Proposed Alternative

The Reach of Mass Incarceration in a Pandemic

By: Danielle Russell From “sea to shining sea,” the United States houses approximately 2 million people in correctional facilities. The United States has the highest prison population rate in the world—with 629 people behind bars per 100,000 people in the general population. The problems stemming from mass incarceration have led to a bipartisan consensus that … Continue reading The Reach of Mass Incarceration in a Pandemic

Gerrymandering Violates U.S. Citizens’ Human Rights

By: Alexis Eisa “Every citizen shall have the right and the opportunity . . . to vote and to be elected at genuine periodic elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret ballot, guaranteeing the free expression of the will of the electors.” This is the United States’ … Continue reading Gerrymandering Violates U.S. Citizens’ Human Rights

Sentenced to Solitary

By: Kylie Love On January 31, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced he is moving to dismantle the United States’ largest death row. The state vows to transfer all individuals on death row within San Quentin State Prison to other maximum-security prisons within two years. With numerous critics and supporters of the decision on both sides … Continue reading Sentenced to Solitary