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When the Defendant Flaps: An Overview of “Incompetent” Autistic Criminal Defendants and Courtroom Education

 

 

by: Haley Moss In an interview with TIME Magazine, Simon Baron-Cohen, a psychology professor and autism expert said that “[autistic people] often have a strong sense of justice or fairness.”[1] But if autistic people have this understanding of moral rights and wrongs, then why does the criminal justice system view these individuals as incompetent to […]

 

 

New Frontiers in the Women’s Legal Movement: The Schedules That Work Act

 

 

by: Sarah McConnell Due to the election of a new President of the United States, advocates for women will need to reevaluate their priorities and strategies for change in a new legislative context. President-elect Trump has been disturbingly vague on policy proposals, in particular those for the advancement of women. His “plan” involves a limited […]

 

 

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When the Defendant Flaps: An Overview of “Incompetent” Autistic Criminal Defendants and Courtroom Education

 

 

by: Haley Moss In an interview with TIME Magazine, Simon Baron-Cohen, a psychology professor and autism expert said that “[autistic people] often have a strong sense of justice or fairness.”[1] But if autistic people have this understanding of moral rights and wrongs, then why does the criminal justice system view these individuals as incompetent to […]

 

 

New Frontiers in the Women’s Legal Movement: The Schedules That Work Act

 

 

by: Sarah McConnell Due to the election of a new President of the United States, advocates for women will need to reevaluate their priorities and strategies for change in a new legislative context. President-elect Trump has been disturbingly vague on policy proposals, in particular those for the advancement of women. His “plan” involves a limited […]

 

 

Looking Forward: The Rise of Nativism And Its Impact on Immigrant And Minority Communities

 

 

by: Anibal Manzano Marine Le Pen of France’s National Front, Brexit, and the 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump represent the global rise of nativism. France’s National Front wants to leave the euro and favors French people over immigrants in giving out state benefits[1], the pro-Brexit campaign was largely based on anti-immigrant, nationalist messages, […]

 

 

It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over: What’s Left of Florida’s Capital Punishment and How Death Is Still (Sort of) on the Table

 

 

by: Alexandra Hoffman The Quandary of a Little Context… More than ten years ago, Justice Souter in Kansas v. Marsh reaffirmed that “the death penalty must be reserved for the ‘worst of the worst.’” [1] However, as the American Civil Liberties Union aptly states, “[t]he death penalty is like a lottery, in which fairness always […]

 

 

Injustice Boycott: Civil Rights Activist Says Put Your Money Where your Mouth Is

 

 

by: Nalani Gordon New York Daily News Writer Shaun King has issued a call to action. On December 5, 2016, the anniversary of the start of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, King plans to initiate a nationwide “Injustice Boycott” to protest “police brutality, racial violence and systemic injustice in America.”[1] If executed properly, the boycott has […]

 

 

 

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