Category Archives: Race & Social Justice Posts

Iran’s Human Rights Revolution: The Death of Mahsa Amini

By: Rose Mahdavieh Introduction Mahsa Amini’s death ignited the flames of an untamed fire and united the biggest movement in women and human rights. Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish Iranian woman, died after allegedly breaking Iran’s strict rules on the hijab.[1] Iranian authorities claimed that Amini died of a heart attack, however, many eyewitnesses saw Amini […]

The Demise of the Supreme Court

By: Andrew Green Over the summer, the country was shocked by the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Org., which held that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion.[i] Justice Alito wrote the majority opinion and was joined by Clarence Thomas along with the three Trump […]

Death Warrant Litigation: A Race Against Time

By: Destini Fernandez Death warrant litigation can be summed up in one phrase: “you’re damned if you do, and you’re damned if you don’t.” It involves a judicially-fashioned “procedural trap”[1] wherein motions for a stay of execution are considered unripe for resolution prior to the issuance of a death warrant,[2] but characterized as rushed and […]

Safety for All? LGBTQ Rights for Students Vary Across the Country

By: Kyra Harkins A recently released opinion by a UN human rights expert wrote of the dangers that LGBT people face in America.[1] Victor Madrigal-Borloz spent 10 days in the United States, speaking to government officials and members of civil society, before publishing his conclusions.[2] His report, while praising the Biden-Harris administration, urged them to […]