By Josh Larkin, Staff Writer Photo provided courtesy of unsplash.com On February 5, 2020, the U.S. Senate ended the four-month-long impeachment era by voting to acquit President Donald J. Trump, who was charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress by the House of Representatives. Fifty-two senators voted not […]
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The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: What is it and What does it Provide?
By: David Zvirman, Staff Writer Recently, the Twenty-Fifth Amendment has been getting a lot of attention in the media in relation to the presidency of Donald Trump, but where did the Twenty-Fifth Amendment come from, what is it, and what does it even do? This article will take […]
Where Do We Go from Here? DACA’s Humanitarian and Political Concerns
By Amber McGee, Staff Writer Introduction The Statue of Liberty stands as a symbol to all Americans. She is the iconic gatekeeper to the “American Dream,” greeting thousands hopeful of finding a better life in America. She has welcomed them with the words, “Give me your tired, your poor, / […]
Alaskan Integrity: ISPs’ Refusal to Sell Your Information
By Matt DeSantis, Staff Writer In the decades since its inception, the internet has become ubiquitous. Its use is so widespread that there are certain groups, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), calling for its classification as a utility in the United States. Internationally, certain countries have even declared […]
Supreme Court Heightens Expectations for Special Education, Hints About Neil Gorsuch
By Susan Pickup, Staff Writer In the 8-0 decision Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, the U.S. Supreme Court held in favor of a student with autism and attention deficit disorder (ADD), a small victory for students with disabilities everywhere. The issue dealt with the federal Individual with […]
Can Obama Sue Trump for His Wiretapping Claims?
By Maura Perri, Staff Writer On March 4, 2017, President Donald Trump turned to Twitter to tell his nearly 27 million followers: “Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found…” and “How low as President Obama gone to tapp […]
Bleak Future for Public Education in the United States?
By Kaitlyn Burns, Staff Writer Amid highly publicized political and legal controversies that have swept the nation since Donald Trump assumed Presidential office on January 20, 2017, there is one issue that has only garnered mild media attention until recently: reform of the American public education system. Coverage of […]
DACA Recipients Face Uncertainty as ICE Officials Turn to Twitter
By Amber McGee, Staff Writer Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, implemented in 2012, gave thousands of undocumented immigrants the opportunity to come out of the shadows of illegality and pursue the “American Dream.” President Barack Obama crafted this program to address the struggle that undocumented persons faced who entered […]
Trump’s Wall: Is it Necessary?
By Keanna Seabrooks, Staff Writer Within the first two weeks of his new role in the presidency, President Donald Trump ordered the immediate construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall. According to the president, the wall’s purpose is to combat illegal immigration and it will save millions of lives, millions […]
Challenging the Ban: Legal Arguments by Attorney Generals of Wash., Minn., Against Trump Executive Order
By David Zvirman, Staff Writer On February 9, 2017, the Ninth Circuit upheld the suspension of President Donald Trump’s executive order concerning the oft-called “travel ban.” The actual title of this order is Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, and it was executed on […]