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On December 18, 2018, Congress passed the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Each Person Act. As the acronym would suggest, the FIRST STEP Act is seen as the first stepping stone towards more comprehensive reforms ...

Minimal Improvement

On December 18, 2018, Congress passed the Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Each Person Act. As the acronym would suggest, the FIRST STEP Act is seen as the first stepping stone towards more comprehensive reforms ...

On an April evening earlier this year, women wearing scarlet cloaks filed into the Rhode Island State House, oversized bonnets obscuring their faces. The costume was a nod to Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale, which depicts a dystopian ...

No Right to Choose

On an April evening earlier this year, women wearing scarlet cloaks filed into the Rhode Island State House, oversized bonnets obscuring their faces. The costume was a nod to Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale, which depicts a dystopian ...

Hours after becoming the Harvard Law Review’s first Black president, a young Barack Obama was presented with more good news: Abner Mikva, an associate judge on the powerful and influential DC Circuit Court of Appeals, was offering the first-year la...

Courting Diversity

Hours after becoming the Harvard Law Review’s first Black president, a young Barack Obama was presented with more good news: Abner Mikva, an associate judge on the powerful and influential DC Circuit Court of Appeals, was offering the first-year la...

Republicans have long accused Democrats of being the party of big federal government, but blue states are finding themselves in new territory as they advocate for states’ rights. Historically, Republicans have invoked the argument of states’ righ...

Democrats are Becoming the Party of States’ Rights

Republicans have long accused Democrats of being the party of big federal government, but blue states are finding themselves in new territory as they advocate for states’ rights. Historically, Republicans have invoked the argument of states’ righ...

When American founding father Elbridge Gerry said, “the evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy,” he probably didn’t have judicial elections in mind. But the uniquely American and singularly deleterious practice of determining jud...

Raising the Bar

When American founding father Elbridge Gerry said, “the evils we experience flow from the excess of democracy,” he probably didn’t have judicial elections in mind. But the uniquely American and singularly deleterious practice of determining jud...

In 2006, Officer Eddie Boyd of the St. Louis Missouri Police Department had to resign after pistol-whipping a child and falsifying the police report. He was acquitted for the crime, which was terribly frustrating for the child’s family. However, eq...

License to Kill

In 2006, Officer Eddie Boyd of the St. Louis Missouri Police Department had to resign after pistol-whipping a child and falsifying the police report. He was acquitted for the crime, which was terribly frustrating for the child’s family. However, eq...