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The Haitian Immigration Crisis: Stop Deportations to Haiti and End Title 42

By: Mackenzie Steele On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, leaving the country devastated and leading to a chain of human rights violations.[i] The human toll was approximately 316,000 deaths and approximately 1 million people were displaced.[ii] On January 6, 2011, multiple organizations joined together to file an emergency petition for precautionary […]

Intellectual Property in Modern Digital Spaces

By: Nalani Wilson Intellectual property law has historically “invested in whiteness and racial inequality in ways that necessitate both examination and undoing.”[1] This can be traced back to slavery, when black people were treated as property and thus could not own their own property, including intellectual property. With regard to patents specifically, for example, “a […]

Shinn v. Ramirez: Recent SCOTUS decision ignores precedent, further marginalizes people that cannot afford an attorney

By: Emily Hill On May 23, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States released its decision in Shinn v. Ramirez, a landmark case concerning evidentiary hearings in federal habeas hearings.[1]This controversial 6-3 opinion is similar to the other cases decided this past summer as it represents a marked distinction from precedent.[2] Additionally, the case […]