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The Saga of Debo Adegbile: Politics As Usual In The U.S. Senate

BY WILLIAM LAWRENCE – In 2001, after logging seven years of litigation work at several prestigious law firms in New York City, Debo Adegbile took a substantial pay cut after making the decision to become an advocate for Civil Rights and Social Justice as part of the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF).[1] As the LDF’s […]

Puff, Puff, Pass: Is Medical Marijuana A Step Towards Legalization?

BY KEMI IJITIMEHIN –  The legalization of Marijuana, the new age’s Prohibition or a fight for America’s morality?  A proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution allowing the use of medical marijuana by those with debilitating, life threatening diseases sparked nationwide debate.  Although the amendment fell short of the 60% needed for a constitutional amendment, many […]

Kaci Hickox Ebola Virus Quarantine Raises Constitutional Issues

BY ERIN HOOVER  –  The Commerce Clause of the Constitution provides that Congress has the power to “regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among several states.”[1] Thereby, federal government has the authority to impose a quarantine on people who enter and leave the United States and travel between states. This is codified in Section 361 […]

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 […]