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INTRODUCTION In its efforts to combat crime committed by street gangs—a societal ill that unquestionably warrants tough measures—California has pursued a range of aggressive tactics. It is axiomatic, however, that the

The recent Supreme Court case, Moore v. Texas, illustrates how constitutional rights may be influenced by scientific and technological advancements. Other legal areas, such as the use of polygraphs, capital

While it is difficult to get accurate statistics regarding transgender individuals – including the percentage of Americans who identify as such – it is well-documented that transgender people face higher

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

While outrage over President Trump’s stance on immigration enforcement proliferates on social media, the new administration’s policies have also led to tension with an unexpected adversary: local law enforcement. The

Gavin Grimm, a transgender boy, sued his school district for the right to use his school’s men’s restroom. Last October, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals granted Grimm that right,

In 1984, Catherine Fuller, a Washington D.C. mother of six, was walking to the pharmacy when she was abducted from her neighborhood.[1] Fuller was forced into a nearby parking garage

Redistricting – the redrawing of state voting district boundaries every ten years – is intended to ensure that state legislatures fairly represent their voters.  Instead, in a practice called gerrymandering,

  A few weeks ago, I wrote about ineffective assistance of counsel and plea-bargaining in the context of the upcoming Supreme Court case, Lee v. United States. In deciding Lee, the Court