The Refugee Olympic Team

By: Danielle Ser This past summer, a global audience watched as their nation’s teams competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  A media frenzy surrounded these Olympic Games with topics ranging from the Zika virus and its possible effect on athletes and onlookers to Brazil’s poverty-stricken areas to Ryan Lochte’s mishap... Continue Reading →

Ending Arizona’s Rape Kit Backlog Problem

By: Rebecca Reiben Every one hundred and nine seconds a person experiences sexual assault.[1] When a victim reports the assault, the victim can elect to have a physician perform an invasive examination, which involves the victim explaining intimate details of the assault, taking photographs of the victim’s body, taking DNA swabs for evidence left by... 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 →

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 Legal Right to Air Conditioning?

by Mat Wadsworth A small Pinal County, Arizona utility company made headlines this week for its August 31st decision to disconnect power to 96 homes. Electrical District No. 3 spokesman Bill Stacy’s position is that customers need to pay their bills or their power will be turned off. According to Stacy, disconnects for nonpayment “average several hundred disconnects per month.” The company’s position makes some sense at first... Continue Reading →

Legal Prostitution Encourages Human Trafficking

by Sally Colton Phoenix police arrested seven women and two men in connection with a prostitution ring last week. The ring focused on recruiting illegal immigrants as young as 19, and transporting them throughout the Valley using taxi drivers. This recent investigation and arrest brings up the question as to whether these women were illegally practicing prostitution as a... Continue Reading →

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