Monthly Archives: April 2014


Heres the link to Rights Talk and the Experience of the Law by Sally Engle Merry if you need to refresh your memory: A newly wedded couple is having a dispute which ends up having the police being called for … Continue reading

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Three main issues are considered when looking into the topic of immigration that have changed over the last fifteen years. First is that enforcement was first set out to be a strictly federal duty. In 1982 Texas tried to gain … Continue reading

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My Story, & The Unfortunate Legality Of Modern Stalking

By Ashley Kavanaugh We live in a world today of technology, where we often find ourselves in close quarters with the same people whether it be at school or work. It’s a world where stalking laws are falling behind, stating … Continue reading

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Scalia Dares You To Come at Him, Bro

We’ve all been reading a lot of crushingly pessimistic stuff this semester. When it comes to solutions, we’ve framed the path to realizing them in two ways: (1) through the legal system (2) through democratic action. But there is a … Continue reading

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McCutcheon is Bad, But for Different Reasons

To say “money isn’t speech,” is like saying “guns don’t kill people, people do.” Paraphrasing comedian Eddie Izzard, it isn’t, but is sure does help. Money lets you amplify your speech, present your speech on different mediums, hire people to help you … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Support Limited by School Board Brianna and Kayla, ages 12 and 13 were only in middle-school when having their first encounter with limitations of constitutional rights. During Breast Cancer Awareness Day, they decided to wear the “I <3 Boobies” bracelet which in their understanding … Continue reading

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From Miranda to Gideon: Our Rights as Criminals

Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966).   In 1963, Ernesto Miranda was arrested in Phoenix, Arizona on the accusation of rape and murder of an eighteen-year-old girl. The arresting police had substantial evidence to make the arrest and during … Continue reading

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The Elitism of Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson declared in his thought-provoking essay “The Over-Soul” that “within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related; the eternal One” (Emerson 52). He … Continue reading

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Bosses in your Bedroom? CEO denies the funding of contraceptives for workers, sounds interesting right? Unlike the Arizona Service-Denial Bill or more commonly known as the “Anti-Gay” law that Governor Brewer vetoed, which would of ultimately gave companies “the right” to deny service … Continue reading

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12 Years a Slave through Tocqueville

Recently, I have had the opportunity to watch twelve years a slave. This movie was one of the most intense, and realistic depictions of slavery that I have ever seen. It was so real that I could literally put myself … Continue reading

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