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The Most Discriminatory Laws You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on The Most Discriminatory Laws You’ve Never Heard Of

The Supreme Court recently decided in favor of same-sex marriage in the long awaited case of Obergefell v. Hodges. As a supporter of LGBT rights, this decision makes me uneasy. I worry this decision will be seen as the end of the gay rights movement. Mission accomplished, time to go home. The gay rights movement has been…

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Delivering Gideon: Giving Birth to Humane Immigration Laws.

Posted by on Jan 28, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

by Makousse Ilboudo “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” – Emma Lazarus “We don’t detain pregnant women.”  That was the initial response of an El Paso, Texas immigration detention center officer back in 2013 when asked about the number of pregnant detainees in immigration detention centers, according to the American...

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Time For A Change: The NFL’s Non-existent Policies on Human Trafficking During the Super Bowl

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Time For A Change: The NFL’s Non-existent Policies on Human Trafficking During the Super Bowl

By:  Christina Campolo Human trafficking is the illegal movement of people, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation. For example, imagine a young girl, being kidnapped off the street, drugged by pimps, and sold for sex. Sex trafficking is prevalent around major sporting events like the Super Bowl. In fact, on February 2, 2015, the evening after the Super Bowl, Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp was arrested in Arizona for allegedly soliciting a prostitute...

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Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing: Prioritizing Free Speech over Safety in McCullen v. Coakley

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Blog, Slider | Comments Off on Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing: Prioritizing Free Speech over Safety in McCullen v. Coakley

by Jacqueline Ahearn On June 27, 2014, abortion clinic protestors stepped victoriously over the brightly painted yellow lines surrounding clinics, shaking signs and pamphlets and approaching all who ventured near. This was the first time since 2000 that protestors could engage patients with impunity, held back only the day before by a buffer zone law which had protected people entering the clinic. Clinics reported higher rates of no-shows that day and in the weeks that followed, and for over...

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VACCI [NATION]: PARENTS CLING TO A “RIGHT” NOT GUARANTEED

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015 in Blog, Slider | 2 comments

by Kayla Hardesty In early 2015 “The Happiest Place On Earth,” felt more like “The Scariest Place On Earth” with at least 117 reported cases of measles being linked to the famous California theme park, Disneyland. These 117 cases spread to at least seven other states as well as two neighboring countries. Measles is a highly contagious air borne disease; after exposure to only one infected person, as many as 90% of unvaccinated individuals can catch the deadly disease....

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Student-Athletes or Athlete-Students?

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Student-Athletes or Athlete-Students?

by Anthony J. Holesworth On September 21, 2013, Northwestern University’s starting quarterback at the time, Kain Colter, wore a wristband with the letters “A.P.U” (All Players United) during a game. This simple act was the seminal event in what has become the highly publicized effort to unionize Northwestern’s scholarship football players. Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter, sporting his A.P.U. wristband For years, many considered it a phenomenal deal to receive a full scholarship to play sports in college. Most high...

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Congratulations to Christina Piecora, 2015 Recipient of the Justice Harold Birns Award

Posted by on Jun 20, 2015 in News | Comments Off on Congratulations to Christina Piecora, 2015 Recipient of the Justice Harold Birns Award

St. John’s University School of Law’s Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development would like to congratulate Christina Piecora, the 2015 recipient of the Justice Harold Birns Award, given at graduation to the student who publishes the best note in a student journal.  This marks the second consecutive year in which a member of JCRED has earned this tremendous honor.  Christina’s note, “Targeting the Vulnerable:  Prison Sexual Assault – Our Constitutional and Moral to Protect Prisoners From This Cruel...

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