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  • An Argument for Medicaid Expansion

    Uncategorized March 27, 2015 at 7:20 pm 1 comment

    Twenty-two states are currently denying healthcare coverage to nearly seven million Americans.[1] 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 components of the ACA, the […]

  • March 23, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

    Uncategorized March 23, 2015 at 1:16 pm 0 comments

    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 increase in incarceration of […]

  • Advertising: Good for Business, Bad for the Cause

    Uncategorized March 20, 2015 at 6:08 pm 0 comments

    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 companies would like to increase […]

  • Pitfalls of Online Education

    Education March 18, 2015 at 10:32 pm 0 comments

    In recent years, an increasing number of institutions have publicly offered university-level courses online for free. Elite institutions such as Harvard and Yale have recorded a number of their undergraduate courses and posted them online. Specialized providers of massive open online course (MOOC) have also emerged, ranging from for-profit organization […]

  • Does the LSAT Discriminate Against the Visually Impaired?

    Education, Uncategorized March 14, 2015 at 10:58 am 0 comments

    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 him the empathy he believes […]

  • For-Profit College Predatory Lending Leads to Lawsuit and Debt Strike

    Uncategorized March 14, 2015 at 3:38 am 0 comments

    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. Corinthian Colleges is the parent […]

  • March 9, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

    Weekly News Roundup March 8, 2015 at 6:23 pm 0 comments

    Ferguson Report On March 4th, the Justice Department released two reports on the policing and court practices in Ferguson, Missouri.  The first report focused on the killing of Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson, while the second centered on the practices of the Ferguson Police Department. The reports stated that […]

  • The Role of Violence in Ferguson

    Violence is more than just looting and fist fighting, but a harsh and rude disruption of the order of things. Can the whole of America be forced to wrestle with America’s most insidious problem absent violence of some sort considering the almost religious aversion to dealing with the continuing legacy of racism?

  • Bedford, Feminism and Prostitution in Canada

    Criminal Justice, Sex Equality March 6, 2015 at 10:01 am 0 comments

    In Canada v. Bedford (2013), the Supreme Court of Canada declared Canada’s existing prostitution laws unconstitutional and gave the Canadian government one year to redraft the existing statutes. Subsequently, the Court’s decision has provided an opportunity for feminists to discuss their competing conceptions of prostitution and of women in the […]

  • The Fight for President Obama’s Immigration Reform

    Race and Immigration March 4, 2015 at 10:07 am 0 comments

    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 groups of undocumented immigrants. The […]

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