The Long Road to Ending Pretextual Stops

The Long Road to Ending Pretextual Stops

In September, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reexamined its case law on pretextual traffic stops by police in Commonwealth v. Long. The court set a new standard for criminal defendants who wish to suppress evidence because they believe they were targeted for...
Oh Deer!: Vermont Supreme Court’s Fourth Amendment Decision Generates Criticism from Supreme Court Justices

Oh Deer!: Vermont Supreme Court’s Fourth Amendment Decision Generates Criticism from Supreme Court Justices

Last week, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Bovat v. Vermont. The petition stemmed from the Vermont Supreme Court’s 3-2 opinion applying Fourth Amendment search jurisprudence. In denying certiorari, Justice Gorsuch, joined by Justices Sotomayor and Kagan, wrote...
The Zoom-to-Prison Pipeline

The Zoom-to-Prison Pipeline

Two months into virtual schooling, it appears the school-to-prison pipeline has rebranded as the Zoom-to-prison pipeline. Take Isaiah Elliot as an example. Elliot is a 12-year old Black boy with disabilities from Colorado who made national headlines last month after...
Ending the 2020 Census Early is an Act of Violence Against Native Americans

Ending the 2020 Census Early is an Act of Violence Against Native Americans

Photo by Enayet Raheem on Unsplash The Early Termination of the 2020 Census The Trump Administration has been pushing to end the 2020 Census early for months now. The Administration’s purported justification for its initial goal of a September 30th end date was that...