The Student-Debt Crisis: Financial Obstacles to Higher Education

The Student-Debt Crisis: Financial Obstacles to Higher Education

         With the costly price tag of $71,690 dollars a year, Columbia University is ranked as the second-most expensive university in the…

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Riddle v. Hickenlooper and Neil Gorsuch: The Future of Campaign Finance Law

Riddle v. Hickenlooper and Neil Gorsuch: The Future of Campaign Finance Law

        Having just been appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch presents either an opportunity or another barrier in efforts…

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Publicly Funded Religious Programs: A Clear Violation of the Establishment Clause

Publicly Funded Religious Programs: A Clear Violation of the Establishment Clause

            In 2003 within the Southern District of Iowa, Americans United sued the InnerChange Freedom Initiative run by the Prison Fellowship organization, for religious discrimination…

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Immigration Law and Reform: Looking at State and Federal Precedent

Immigration Law and Reform: Looking at State and Federal Precedent

Many have heard President Trump’s rhetoric regarding illegal immigrants, citing crime rates and immigration statistics that sound jarring at best. He looks to cases in…

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The Politicization of the Supreme Court: The Case for Originalism

The Politicization of the Supreme Court: The Case for Originalism

            It was perhaps Justice Scalia who said it best in a speech to students at the University of Virginia:…

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The Politicization of the Supreme Court: The Case against Originalism

The Politicization of the Supreme Court: The Case against Originalism

There hasn’t been a time in recent memory where the balance of the Judicial Branch of the United States has been as politicized as it…

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Civil and Sharia Law: Finding Common Legal Ground in a Polarized World

Civil and Sharia Law: Finding Common Legal Ground in a Polarized World

“We should only admit in this country those who share our values.”[1] This statement was issued by President Trump following the first Immigration Ban, barring…

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Built on Sand or Set in Stone: Roe v. Wade and Its Aftermath

Built on Sand or Set in Stone: Roe v. Wade and Its Aftermath

Nearly half a century after the monumental case Roe v. Wade was decided, abortion rights remain prevalent in contemporary political, policy and legal issues: indeed,…

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The Injustice of the Felony-Murder Rule

The Injustice of the Felony-Murder Rule

One night in 2008, three teenage boys—Travis Castle, Justin Doyle, and Cody Moore—broke into a seemingly unoccupied house. The boys were unarmed, and had no…

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Drones: The New Technology of War and its Legal Consequences

Drones: The New Technology of War and its Legal Consequences

From the Constitution’s inception, it was evident that there would be a clash between the Executive and Legislative branches over the oversight of and authority…

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Working Around Obama's New Overtime Rule

Working Around Obama’s New Overtime Rule

In 1975, nearly 65% of middle-class Americans were eligible for overtime compensation, which is pay at least one and one-half times their regular rates of…

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Juvenile Prosecution in the United States: The Convention of the Rights of the Child

Juvenile Prosecution in the United States: The Convention of the Rights of the Child

The United States has come under fire from the international community for human rights violations by prosecuting juveniles inconsistent with international practices outlined in the…

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