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 →

2016 Presidential Election shows U.S has a long way to go toward for respect for Women’s Equality.

By: Rebecca Banes The 2016 U.S. presidential election cycle lasted for well over a year.[1] Women’s’ rights were at the forefront from the get go, with democrat Hilary Clinton running and becoming the first female major party nominee for President of the United States.[2] In the weeks leading up to Election Day, the focus on... Continue Reading →

The Business of Burdens: Religious Contraceptive Accommodations Under the ACA

By: John Burnett   Contraceptive Mandate and Exceptions Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act[1] (ACA) as passed, the Department of Health and Human Services was charged with determining the forms of female contraception that would be required[2] in nearly all employment-based health plans. The chosen twenty contraceptives recommended by the Institute of Medicine... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Truthiness

By MATHEW WADSWORTH It is convention season in America, and as anyone who has glanced at any news website after a big political speech knows, that means it is spin, half-truth, mistruth, and outright lie season in America. One Fox News commentator declared that Paul Ryan’s convention speech was good news for the economy because “The Romney-Ryan campaign... 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 →

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