Ahmad Bright was sixteen years old when he was involved in the shooting death of 19-year-old Corey Davis in 2006. In one sense, Ahmad was the last person you would expect to be caught up in a murder: he was a hardworking and ambitious full-scholarship
As my classmates and I learned it, the civil rights movement belonged to a bygone era. Yet, this is clearly not the case. Civil rights are very much a live issue, encompassing race, gender, sexual identity, and more. Our grade school education system should reflect
Last week a New York jury found Pedro Hernandez guilty of the murder of Etan Patz, the six-year-old boy who disappeared from his SoHo neighborhood almost forty years ago. The name “Etan Patz” might only ring a distant bell for Millennials, but mention the case
The Ninth Circuit recently held that Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act (Rehabilitation Act) could be used as tools against genetic discrimination. The case is Chadam v. Palo Alto Unified School District. The court
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
Evenwel v. Abbott: 1 person, 1 vote
Last Monday, the Supreme Court held that states are allowed to count all residents, regardless of voting eligibility, when drawing election districts. The decision clarifies the meaning within the principle of “one person one vote.”
Voting fight not over:
Genetic testing is a medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes and genes to determine whether a person has, or might develop, a genetic condition. Genetic testing is becoming cheaper and easier to do each year. With $199 dollars and some saliva, companies like 23andMe
If you want to confuse a roomful of law students, teach them First Amendment doctrine. Courts have struggled over the years to develop a consistent jurisprudence, instead creating “a vast Sargasso Sea of drifting and entangled values, theories, rules, exceptions, predilections.” Recent events at
What do the protests at Missouri and elsewhere have to say about the fight over future of the university experience?
Recently, the University of Missouri erupted in protests calling for the resignation of President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin. The campus erupted in celebration
Developments at Spring Valley High School
A federal civil rights investigation has been opened by the Department of Justice following the violent arrest of a student caught on video at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina.
Deputy Ben Fields, the officer seen violently pulling the student