Photo provided courtesy of Unsplash.com By Margaret Potter, Blog Editor Imagine your state is holding an election, and you are seeking to exert your constitutional right to vote. But wait – the past month has been filled with turmoil regarding a global pandemic that has resulted in thousands of deaths […]
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Conflicting Rights: Religion v. Anti-Discrimination
By: Rachel Pressdee, Staff Writer In 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to create a custom cake for the wedding of a same-sex couple. The baker believed doing so would violate his religious beliefs. Once again, the […]
Fundamental Choices Facing the Supreme Court
By Wilson Huhn, Professor of Law* Introduction The “Me Too” movement has in the span of less than one year upended male prerogatives that our civilization has suffered to exist for thousands of years. This follows on the heels of the revolution in gay rights that between 2003 and 2015 […]
Christensen v. Tennessee: Revoking the Knock-and-Talk?
By Karissa Murphy, Executive Editor The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides, in relevant part, that “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated[.]” As far back as 1886, the Supreme Court […]
SCOTUS Granted Cert on Transgender Bathroom Issue
By Amy Kerlin, Staff Writer Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is most commonly known as the regulation that requires schools and universities to provide equal athletic opportunities for females in order to receive funds from the federal government. Not commonly known, however, is that Title IX […]
SCOTUS Rules Mandatory Juvenile Sentencing Practice Unconstitutional
By Kyle Steenland, Staff Writer Within our criminal justice system, the mental capacity of the offender, and its role in the commission of a crime, is paramount for the judiciary in arriving at a sentencing verdict that benefits both society and the offender. In a situation where someone lacks […]
SCOTUS to Rebuke Fifth Circuit for Facilitating Racial Bias in Criminal Justice System
By Kaitlyn Burns, Staff Writer “It’s a sad commentary that minorities, Hispanics and black people, are over represented in the [c]riminal [j]ustice system.” In a country now steeped in controversy over the systemic violence and discriminatory practices against racial minorities, uttering this statement in open court would normally be […]