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Giving a Voice to the 32,000

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

By: Samantha Chasworth In Pineda Cruz v. Thompson , the women of Karnes County Civil Detention Center in Texas protested the awful treatment they experienced during their stay. Approximately eighty mothers circulated a petition and announced a hunger strike during Holy Week, consuming only liquids. As a result, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and detention center employees were angered, and the treatment of the women got worse, leading to a class action law suit filed on behalf of the women in the detention center alleging violations of First Amendment free speech rights. In its motion to dismiss the action, the government argued the immigrant women did not have First Amendment rights. Although the Plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their claim putting an end to this specific case, this does not put an end to the abuse and terrible conditions experienced by many immigrants across the country. Across the country, there are approximately 257 immigration detention facilities housing approximately 32,00 people. Further, although ICE details standards that all detention centers must comply with, in practice, the detainees are suffering. They experience arbitrary solitary confinement, windowless rooms, inadequate recreational time, and poor nutrition during meals. Further, detainees are given inadequate or no health care, not only for chronic conditions but also for contagious infections and diseases that cause...

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Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act: How Confusion in Interpretation Can Lead to Unfair Outcomes for Litigants

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

“[T]he key [point] is the fact that [the Affordable Care Act] is going to eliminate discrimination based on gender and preexisting conditions.”

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Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: The Dangers of Protecting First Amendment Rights of Corporations & The Rapid Expansion of “Corporate Personhood”

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: The Dangers of Protecting First Amendment Rights of Corporations & The Rapid Expansion of “Corporate Personhood”

Imagine Occupy Wall Street protests…

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American Society and Gun Control

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

In recent years, Americans have been murdered in mass shootings at an alarming and increasing rate. While mass shootings are always devastating, regrettably, they are nothing new to Americans. Gun violence actually seems to be an accepted part of American culture.

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MOVING THE CHAINS: WHY EMPLOYEE STATUS FOR COLLEGE ATHLETES IS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THEIR PROTECTION

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on MOVING THE CHAINS: WHY EMPLOYEE STATUS FOR COLLEGE ATHLETES IS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THEIR PROTECTION

As a group whose efforts generate large amounts of revenue, the “student-athlete”…

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A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS: THE ANTI-REVENGE PORN ACT

Posted by on Feb 9, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Imagine one morning, after you grab your usual iced latte and are waiting for the 7 train to head to work on Madison Avenue, you check your Twitter and decide to peak at your ex-boyfriend’s Twitter account. You unexpectedly find a naked photo of yourself…

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KEEPING THE “BENEFIT” IN BENEFIT CORPORATIONS:

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on KEEPING THE “BENEFIT” IN BENEFIT CORPORATIONS:

How and Why New York State Should Continue to Foster and Develop Benefit Corporation Legislation

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