Almost a year ago, following the lifting of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and the combat ban against women, the United States military ended its ban on transgender soldiers. Then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter argued at the time that “we don’t want barriers unrelated to a person’s
In recent years, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community has gained many civil rights. Yet people continue to be fired, demoted, or treated differently at work because of their gender identities or sexual orientation. Until last week, however, no appellate court had ever ruled
While the “Trump Bump”—the notable growth of the stock market since the election—has impacted numerous sectors of the economy, one industry stands out as enjoying some of the most shocking gains: private prisons. Within 24 hours of the election, the stock price of GEO Group and
Fidel Castro Passes Away
Fidel Castro, who ruled Cuba for half a century, passed away last Friday at the age of 90.
After toppling the authoritarian government of President Fulgencio Batista in 1959, Castro turned his Revolution into a one-party Communist government that continues to govern Cuba
The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
The Honorable Margaret J. Marshall, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
The Honorable Roy W. McLeese, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
The Rashid Rehman Memorial Team (Appellant)
Ames First Semi-Final Round Results:
Best Brief: The Honorable Justice Albert L. Sachs Team
Best Overall Team: The Lucy Stone Memorial Team
Best Oralist: Caroline Trusty from The Lucy Stone Memorial Team
The Honorable David Barron, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
The Honorable John J. McConnell, United States
Two fights erupted when Antonin Scalia died. The first was about his replacement. A mere hour after news of his passing spread, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) told the nation that Scalia’s successor would not be appointed by President Obama. What followed descended from
Last spring, I argued that, “the economic and social arguments for Medicaid expansion are overwhelmingly positive.” A recent report from the Kaiser Health Foundation confirms this argument, and adds additional insight to the advantages of expanding Medicaid.
The Kaiser report analyzed all 50 states’ Medicaid programs.
As a former refugee, the response to the Syrian refugee crisis from government officials has been disheartening. With more than 4 million refugees, the U.S.’ commitment to admit merely 10,000 refugees is pitiful. As the richest and most powerful nation in the world, it is