An Uber Problem in Employment Law

By: Alexis Wood Uber is considered a safe way to get home from the bar after a night out with friends or convenient transportation to the airport. However, the popular ride-sharing company has recently become subject to class-action lawsuits arising out of one simple question: Are Uber drivers employees or independent contractors? Worker misclassification can... Continue Reading →

Can the police’s actions help the disabled community?

By: Courtney McMinn In the wake of the multiple police shootings of suspected criminals, many of the individuals whose deaths have sparked the #blacklivesmatter movement including: Eric Garner, Kajieme Powell, Tanesha Anderson and Freddie Gray were all disabled, although their race and not their disability was the focus of news reports in each case. [1]... Continue Reading →

Emancipatory Education

Emancipatory Education by Rashaad Thomas - Arizona State University   Amendment XIII Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. During Arizona State University’s (“ASU”) Fall Semester 2014, I... Continue Reading →

Gun Control and Prevention of Violence in Schools

Carolyn Camplain - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University Even though violence in primary and secondary schools (kindergarten to twelfth grade) is extremely prevalent (about 1,466,00[1]), every year only about two percent of youth homicides occur at school.[2] About 11% of schools experience at least one threat of a physical attack with... Continue Reading →

Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate Partner Violence Erin Iungerich With the recent review by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights review of Castle Rock v. Gonzales, and public debate regarding intimate partner violence (IPV) as it relates to the National Football League (not to mention review of disciplinary procedures), the issue of IPV has been particularly salient as of... Continue Reading →

The Final Chapter in Affirmative Action within College Admissions?

The final chapter in affirmative action within college admissions? by Nicole Fries (Nicole is an alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a devoted Tarheel basketball fan. Currently she is in her second year at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.) Although the Supreme Court has not yet fully decided... Continue Reading →

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 →

Extending the Batson Challenge to Classifications Based on Sexual Orientation

Extending the Batson Challenge to Classifications Based on Sexual Orientation   By Haley Wester Schmidt, 3L – Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law     Traditionally in the process of jury selection a so-called “Batson challenge” is an objection to a peremptory strike made by opposing counsel based on a potential jurors race, gender, or... Continue Reading →

Medical Marijuana: Balancing the Rights of Clients and Ethical Dilemmas of Legal Counsel

By Ayensa Millan In the 2010 general election, Arizonans approved proposition 203, titled the “Arizona Medical Marijuana Act” (“Act”).[1]  The Act amended Title 36 of the Arizona Revised Statutes (“A.R.S.”) by adding §§ 36-2801-2819 and A.R.S. § 43-1201, “which legalized medical marijuana for use by people with certain ‘chronic or debilitating’ diseases.”[2]  However, under Title... Continue Reading →

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