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Shedding Light on the Supreme Court’s Shadow Docket

April 2, 2021

The Supreme Court of the United States as an institution is often praised for its transparency and articulate reasoning that serves as a lodestar for judges, scholars, and law students.  When opinions are handed down, they are closely studied for legal arguments that eventually make their way back ...[Continue Reading]

Redlining In North Carolina: A Pervasive Legacy

March 19, 2021

It is no secret that North Carolina has a rather dismal history of upholding racial segregation.  In the Jim Crow era, cities like Winston Salem and Asheville embraced racist policies designed to enforce segregation, particularly in housing.  The legacy of these practices has led to devastating consequences that can clearly be seen today.  As national lawmakers and local leaders attempt to find a way to remedy the wrongs of the past, a clear-cut path has yet to emerge. ...[Continue Reading]

Can Implementing Restorative Justice in K – 12 Schools Eliminate the School-to-Prison Pipeline for Minority Students?

February 19, 2021

The school-to-prison pipeline is a serious issue in the educational system and American society. Restorative Justice efforts can help phase out the school-to-prison pipeline for many students of color.  However, it must be implemented comprehensively across schools for it to be successful, and teachers must be supported throughout the process. ...[Continue Reading]

Four World Cup Titles and the Bottom Line: A Look into the U.S. Women’s National Team’s Fight for Equal Pay

February 5, 2021

During the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the United States Women’s National Team defeated the Netherlands to secure their second consecutive World Cup title and fourth overall. However, the team had a much bigger score to settle behind the scenes, that of unequal pay, with their employers, the United States Soccer Federation. As of December 2020, the Women’s National Team reached a settlement with USSF regarding their claim of unequal working conditions. Currently, the team still plans to appeal concerning their equal pay claims. ...[Continue Reading]

Racial Injustice – Will the NFL Fight to Change Itself?

January 22, 2021

As our country focuses on racial injustices throughout the United States, virtually no part of society is immune to racial inequality, including the NFL. Roger Goodell, commissioner of the NFL, released a statement in the wake of the many tragedies that have occurred around the United States and insisted that the NFL “was committed to continuing the important work to address these systemic issues.” Before the NFL can do anything in the community, they must address systemic issues in their own league. ...[Continue Reading]

Insurrection at the Capitol Revives Debate Over Statute Outlawing Domestic Terrorism

January 19, 2021

Currently, there is no federal law or crime that directly addresses and outlaws “domestic terrorism.” Thus, domestic terrorism is not a chargeable criminal offense. Despite the fact that lawmakers, experts, and the media have identified the reprehensible events of January 6th as domestic terrorism, prosecutors cannot actually charge the rioters specifically with domestic terrorism. ...[Continue Reading]
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