Tag Archives: discrimination

Is LGBTQ Discrimination Really Going Away?

BY: MICHAEL D. BRAUNSTEIN Decades after the start of the movement against lesbian, gay, transgendered, bisexual, and queer (“LGBTQ”) discrimination,[1] LGBTQ citizens have finally earned a long-sought victory. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 decision that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.[2] Although this was undoubtedly a huge […]

On Strike: Supreme Court to Decide on Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection

BY: LAUREN MADDOX In 1986, the Supreme Court decided Batson v. Kentucky, holding that use of peremptory challenges to remove jurors from the jury pool based on race is a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.[1] The following year, Timothy Tyrone Foster, an 18-year-old black male, was convicted and sentenced to […]

LGBTQ Youth in Foster Homes

BY: ASHLEY JACKSON With the recent passing of marriage equality and an increase of transgender individuals in the media, the plight of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning and/or queer (LGBTQ) individuals is, perhaps, more visible in the media than it has ever been. While this attention is warranted and past due, one subgroup […]