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    On Thursday, the Supreme Court decided Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Fisher II) for the second time, this time affirming the Fifth Circuit’s decision by a 4-3 vote to uphold the public university’s [. ]

  • As we approach November, with presidential candidates jockeying for our support, civil rights and civil liberties advocates have reason to be concerned. Last month, Donald Trump suggested a desire to [. ]

  • Although rarely recognized, Justice Scalia often safeguarded the Fourth Amendment rights of criminal defendants. He did so in an era where, through our email accounts, the government could learn more about [. ]

    Evenwel v. Abbott: 1 person, 1 vote Last Monday, the Supreme Court held that states are allowed to count all residents, regardless of voting eligibility, when drawing election districts. The decision clarifies [. ]

  • Voting has long been considered both a civil right and a civic duty. However, that principle has not prevented the disenfranchisement of millions of Americans throughout our history, and this disenfranchisement [. ]

    Supreme Court upholds the principle of “One Person, One Vote” As reported by Ari Berman in the Nation, the Supreme Court in Evenwel v. Abbott, unanimously rejected a challenge to require states to redraw legislative boundaries based on the total number of eligible voters, not on total population. As quoted in [ ]

    On March 14, 2016, the City of Los Angeles was hit with yet another lawsuit regarding its treatment of homeless residents. The lawsuit, Mitchell v. City of Los Angeles, contends that the city is dealing with its homelessness problem by criminalizing rather than housing its homeless population. Los Angeles has the [ ]

    The Department of Justice recently reminded state chief justices and state court administrators that jailing poor people just because they can’t pay fines is unconstitutional. In a March 14 Dear Colleague letter, the Civil Rights Division warned states to ensure their local courts reform or refrain from practices resulting in [ ]

    A Coherent Middle Ground in the Apple-FBI All Writs Act Dispute? LawFare tackles the Apple-FBI controversy and tries to spell out “a moderate position on the scope of the All Writs Act” in light of the dueling orders from Judge Pym (CDCA) and Judge Orenstein (EDNY). U.S. Says It [ ]

    Presiding Judges: The Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit The Honorable Margaret J. Marshall, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court The Honorable Roy W. McLeese, District of Columbia Court of Appeals Participating Teams: The Rashid Rehman Memorial Team (Appellant) Jose Alvarez Miranda Jones Tara Knoll, [ ]

    Ames First Semi-Final Round Results: Best Brief: The Honorable Justice Albert L. Sachs Team Best Overall Team: The Lucy Stone Memorial Team Best Oralist: Caroline Trusty from The Lucy Stone Memorial Team Presiding Judges: The Honorable David Barron, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit The Honorable John J. McConnell, United [ ]

    A procedural issue may allow the Supreme Court to avoid confronting an egregious instance of racism in a death penalty case. Last November, the Court heard oral arguments in Foster v. Chatman. The question in Foster is whether racial bias motivated prosecutors’ peremptory strikes, violating Batson. According to Foster’s lawyers, [ ]

    Earlier this month, the Maryland General Assembly expanded voting rights to around 44,000 people with felony convictions, overriding six vetoes by Republican Governor Larry Hogan. The vote means that Maryland will soon join the ranks of thirteen states and the District of Columbia where those with felony convictions can now vote [ ]

    With the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, many people have commented on his legacy. People have said he was a brilliant jurist, others remembered how he influenced the Supreme Court “occasionally for good, more often for ill.” As a liberal, minority woman, my views on his legacy easily align with [ ]

    The ongoing debate surrounding digital privacy and national security is set to erupt into a high-profile legal battle between Apple and the federal government. In an order issued on February 16th, a federal judge ruled that Apple must create new software that would bypass security features on the iPhone used [ ]





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