Tag Archives: Social Justice

Collateral Consequences: What Happened to “Children are Our Future?”

by: Dina Sarver Kids will be kids. This well-known idiom reflects society’s view that we do not judge a youth and an adult in the same manner. In the context of criminal acts, even the Supreme Court of the United States acknowledges that juveniles must be treated differently than adults.[1] However, because most states fail […]

Evening the Playing Field between Insurance Companies and the Insured

by: Alex Ponce Insurance companies, such as Allstate, AIG, and State Farm, have earned reputations as aggressive claims fighters and will always attempt to find ways to deny payment of claims.[1] For example, Farmers Insurance, the nation’s third largest insurance group, had an incentive program called “Quest for Gold,” which offered incentives to adjusters who […]

When the Defendant Flaps: An Overview of “Incompetent” Autistic Criminal Defendants and Courtroom Education

by: Haley Moss In an interview with TIME Magazine, Simon Baron-Cohen, a psychology professor and autism expert said that “[autistic people] often have a strong sense of justice or fairness.”[1] But if autistic people have this understanding of moral rights and wrongs, then why does the criminal justice system view these individuals as incompetent to […]

New Frontiers in the Women’s Legal Movement: The Schedules That Work Act

by: Sarah McConnell Due to the election of a new President of the United States, advocates for women will need to reevaluate their priorities and strategies for change in a new legislative context. President-elect Trump has been disturbingly vague on policy proposals, in particular those for the advancement of women. His “plan” involves a limited […]