By Felicia Dusha, Feature Editor Photo courtesy of unsplash.com In December 2020, Congress voted to restore Pell Grants for incarcerated students after a 26-year ban. Beginning July 1, 2023, over 700,000 incarcerated adults will become Pell Grant eligible. This will enable students who are enrolled in eligible prison educational programs to pursue […]
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Should Pennsylvania Courts Allow False Confession Expert Testimony?
By Felicia Dusha, Features Editor Photo courtesy of pixabay.com To date, 375 people convicted of crimes in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing. Of the 375 people, about 30 percent confessed to crimes they did not commit. Experts on false confessions have studied these cases and compiled data on […]
Reforming the Electoral Count Act and the Challenges it Entails
By Felicia Dusha, Staff Writer In the wake of the January 6, 2021, attack on the capital, a bipartisan group of 16 senators is working to reform the Electoral Count Act (ECA)—an ambiguously phrased federal law which, according to lawmakers, threatens our democracy. Enacted by Congress in 1887 after the […]
Partisanship in the Supreme Court
By Felicia Dusha, Staff Writer Recently, Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, and Amy Coney Barrett have expressed the Supreme Court is a non-partisan body. Justice Barrett spoke about the Court’s decision-making process and apolitical ideology, stating that the Court “is not comprised of a bunch of partisan hacks.” Ironically, Justice Barrett […]