Tag Archives: race and social justice

Modern American Education: The Uninterrupted Path to Incarceration

by: Zack Auspitz On August 11, 2016, the American Civil Liberties Union (“ACLU”) filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of multiple plaintiffs to challenge the “disturbing-schools law” in South Carolina.[1] This highly controversial law essentially criminalizes disruptive behavior in South Carolina classrooms and imposes draconian punishment on students who violate it.[2] The lawsuit stems from […]

Diversity for the Sake of the Common Good

BY: Morgan Kirkland “Any society depends on citizens who are concerned about others and the common good.” These are the opening words of the recently published Harvard report on college admissions.[1] The premise is idealistic in its rhetoric instead of a guide to be implemented and followed. Yet, even though the report is arguably utopian, […]

Texas’ Enthusiasm for Capital Punishment Crosses a Line

BY JESSICA KERBEL – The execution of Scott Panetti, a man who has been suffering from severe schizophrenia for the past thirty years, is scheduled for December 3, 2014.1  In 1992, Panetti shot and killed his wife’s parents, then held his wife and daughter hostage in a cabin.2  He claims his alter ego “Sarge” is responsible for […]

Obama Administration Offers $9 million in Legal Aid to Represent Unaccompanied Minor Children

BY ELBY HERNANDEZ – The Obama administration recently offered $9 million in legal services to help represent unaccompanied minor children in deportation proceedings.1 This move comes after the administration placed these children in expedited deportation proceedings.2 These proceedings are placed on “rocket dockets”, which put the children’s cases on a fast-track to be quickly ruled on.3 About […]