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Last night, Donald Trump won the presidential election. Hillary Clinton is likely to win the popular vote, bringing back painful memories of the 2000 election. While this offers a small degree of comfort, it doesn’t change the facts: she lost the Electoral College. Republicans swept
Marijuana and the Right to Bear Arms: Is It Time for a Change?
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This November, nine states will have marijuana initiatives on their ballots. Five of these states—Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada—will be voting on marijuana legalization for
Federal Judge Extends Voter Registration Deadline Due to Hurricane Matthew
A federal judge ordered the voter registration deadline to be extended contrary to the Governor's wishes due to the impact of the hurricane on Florida citizens. District Court Judge Mark Walker stated that "This case is
Last week, Congress voted to override a presidential veto for the first time in President Obama’s tenure. The bill in question—officially known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act but more commonly referred to as the 9/11 Bill—allows victims of terrorism to sue foreign
WBUR News quotes an opinion from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court:
"We do not eliminate flight as a factor in the reasonable suspicion analysis whenever a black male is the subject of an investigatory stop. However, in such circumstances, flight is not necessarily probative of a
In this article, based on remarks given at the Spring 2016 meeting of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, Professor Laurence H. Tribe considers the Constitution’s Natural Born Citizen Clause. Debate over the meaning of the clause’s explicit language – i.e., whether it means what the words
On Thursday, the Supreme Court decided Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Fisher II) for the second time, this time affirming the Fifth Circuit’s decision by a 4-3 vote to uphold the public university’s consideration of race for applicants not admitted through its top
The Department of Justice recently reminded state chief justices and state court administrators that jailing poor people just because they can’t pay fines is unconstitutional.
In a March 14 Dear Colleague letter, the Civil Rights Division warned states to ensure their local courts reform or refrain
A procedural issue may allow the Supreme Court to avoid confronting an egregious instance of racism in a death penalty case.
Last November, the Court heard oral arguments in Foster v. Chatman. The question in Foster is whether racial bias motivated prosecutors’ peremptory strikes, violating Batson.
With the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, many people have commented on his legacy. People have said he was a brilliant jurist, others remembered how he influenced the Supreme Court “occasionally for good, more often for ill.” As a liberal, minority woman, my views on