Historic New York State Legislation Shows Us What is Possible When Elected Officials Listen to Organizers and Directed-Impacted Communities

Historic New York State Legislation Shows Us What is Possible When Elected Officials Listen to Organizers and Directed-Impacted Communities

On the morning of March 31st, New York, home to the city once considered to be the marijuana arrest capital of the world, became the 15th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Just hours later, the Governor signed into law an act dramatically limiting...
The Family Regulation System: Why Those Committed to Racial Justice Must Interrogate It

The Family Regulation System: Why Those Committed to Racial Justice Must Interrogate It

Photo credit: The Imprint This past summer, the broadest protests in U.S. history erupted in response to the murders of Black people, like Tony McDade, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor, at the hands of law enforcement. Calls to defund the police and reinvest those...
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...