This week marks one year since Donald Trump won the presidential election. The next day, I wrote a reflection piece for this blog, outlining the fears many of us shared and voicing hope and determination we held onto. Now, a year later, I write about
How long does a typical phone conversation take you? Five minutes? What about with a parent or grandparent who you haven't spoken to in a while? Maybe thirty or forty minutes? What if each of those minutes cost you $14? Would you spend $70, $420,
Despite your right to privacy under the Fourth Amendment, the type of passcode you use can actually determine whether the information contained on your cell phone is protected.
In November 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon handed down an extraordinary decision in a case called Juliana v. United States. Plaintiffs––a group of children––challenged the “policies, acts, and omissions” of the President of the United States and several federal
On December 4, 2014, two photographers found themselves in the custody of the New York Police Department. Both were arrested while documenting a protest in Times Square over the decision not to indict the police officer responsible for Eric Garner’s death.
Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted Massachusetts a one-year extension for coming into compliance with the REAL ID Act, a law that requires state-issued identification cards to meet certain standards in order to be recognized by the federal government. But Massachusetts
Death has been knocking on the Supreme Court’s door for years. But like a homeowner dismissing away an unsolicited salesman, the Court has turned off the lights and refused to answer. Last August, Abel Daniel Hidalgo came knocking when he filed a petition for a
Sam, who I met last summer, was a teenager on probation. He sported an electronic monitor strapped around his ankle then, and he likely still does. Sam attended court monthly and during one of those appearances, the judge looked down at Sam, over his reading
Earlier this month, Mississippi’s sweeping anti-LGBT law, the Religious Liberty Accommodations Act, went into effect. Enacted following the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges decision legalizing same-sex marriage, the law was initially supposed to have come into effect on July 1, 2016. On the day before, in