International Law and Social Justice

By MELODY GOODWIN Before the establishment of such modern international institutions as the United Nations (UN) and its affiliates, certain principles had long been a part of relations among nation states. States upheld different personal rights, based on their own cultural and social traditions. In addition to generally accepted practices, explicit mutual peace treaties (e.g.... 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 →

Why Loving is Enough

by Timothy R. Koch, MDiv, PhD JD Candidate 2012 In 1967, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Virginia’s anti-miscegenation statute was unconstitutional; the poetically apt name of the case was Loving v. Virginia.[1]  The Court held: “The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly... Continue Reading →

Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo Jailed for Writing Bill of Rights

On October 8th, 2010, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo of China.[1] At the time of the announcement, Mr. Liu was sitting in a Chinese prison cell, less than one year into an 11-year sentence for subverting state power.[2] The announcement was quickly denounced by the Chinese government, which... Continue Reading →

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