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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 […]