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The Great Ohio Voter Purge

The Great Ohio Voter Purge

The Supreme Court is set to hear another case on voting rights, but not about gerrymandering this time. The State of Ohio is being sued for their methodology in purging their voter registry that some are calling illegal. Here’s the sparknotes of what happened. In...
Improve your Law Knowledge in 2018

Improve your Law Knowledge in 2018

For all the political ups and downs that comprised 2017, the American populace set about better informing itself of the ins and outs of their state and federal governments. Individuals are now more invested in the outcomes of local elections and take the time to...
A Layman’s Guide to #FreeMeek

A Layman’s Guide to #FreeMeek

Rap and hip-hop die hards took to the streets of Philadelphia last week to protest the prison sentence handed down to hip-hop artist Robert Williams, known to his fans as Meek Mill. While out of prison on probation, Meek Mill failed a urine test, and the judge...
The Debate Over Civil Asset Forfeiture

The Debate Over Civil Asset Forfeiture

A viral video making its rounds on social media has reignited public interest in civil asset forfeiture laws and the place of police to seize personal property. In early September, a police officer outside of the University of California at Berkeley cited a man...
Hate Crimes: A Punishment for Thoughts?

Hate Crimes: A Punishment for Thoughts?

In the wake of the clashes between fascist demonstrators in Charlottesville and their opponents who have championed the removal of statues praising Confederate soldiers and generals, the public has been pushing for stronger and stronger punishments for self-proclaimed...
Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions

Esquivel-Quintana v. Sessions

A few weeks ago, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a unanimous 8-0 decision that spoke to the very sticky deportation case of Juan Esquivel-Quintana and the way that well-meaning laws can have unintended consequences. The premise of the case goes like...
Cyberbullying and Revenge Porn Laws

Cyberbullying and Revenge Porn Laws

The internet was ablaze as another Kardashian flame war took place between Robert Kardashian and his wife, who goes by the stage name Blac Chyna. Long story short, Rob caught his wife cheating and leaked nude photos of her with a caption about her infidelity. While...