Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Indiana Governor Pence signed the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) into law last week. The Indiana law states, "A governmental entity may not substantially burden a person's exercise of religion, even if the burden results from a rule of general
This week, the high-profile trial of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) took place in San Francisco Superior Court. KPCB is a well-known venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Pao is the interim CEO of Reddit and former junior partner at KPCB.
Twenty-two states are currently denying healthcare coverage to nearly seven million Americans. The intransigent opposition to the Affordable Care Act from state leadership, primarily in the South and Midwest, has unfairly burdened their residents and created a missed opportunity. Regardless of one’s opinion on other
Prison Replacing Study Hall
Politico explores a Department of Justice report that found Meridian, MS was incarcerating students “so arbitrarily and severely as to shock the conscience.” The article goes on to explore the school-to-prison pipeline that has led to mass incarceration in America. The rapid
As of this year, four states and the nation’s capital have legalized marijuana for recreational use. With Colorado alone selling $700 million worth of marijuana in 2014, it is no surprise that entrepreneurs are looking to capitalize on the cash crop. Like most businesses, these
Last week, Richard Bernstein, the newest member of the Michigan Supreme Court, visited Harvard Law School to give a lunchtime speech entitled, “Justice Is Blind.” Bernstein, the only blind Justice ever elected to the Michigan Supreme Court, reflected on how that hardship shaped his character, giving
The Dodd-Frank Act gives the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) power to go after institutions that engage in unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices against consumers. On September 16, 2014, the CFPB filed a complaint in federal court against Corinthian Colleges for its predatory lending practices.
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of ups and downs in the fight for immigrant rights across the country. On February 16th, a Texas federal judge ordered a temporary injunction halting President Obama’s newest executive action to expand protection from deportation to broader
FCC Approves Net Neutrality
The FCC approved net neutrality in a 3-2 vote on Thursday. Under net neutrality, the FCC will treat Internet service provides as public utilities, giving them greater power to regulate. Supporters of net neutrality, such as the ACLU, believe this is a
Protests Continue Following Police Shooting in Washington State
The fatal police shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes on February 10 has spurred daily protests in Pasco, Washington. The police claim Zambrano-Montes, a Mexican immigrant, was throwing rocks at the officers, but the situation is still under investigation. Protestors