Tag Archives: current-events

Transgender Rights & the 14th Amendment

If you haven’t heard about Virginia teen Gavin Grimm, it’s likely that you will soon. His struggle for rights will be before the Supreme Court in the next few years. Actually, Grimm’s case was supposed to go before the Court … Continue reading

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Trump and the Judges

Late last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck a major blow to President Trump’s immigration agenda when they upheld a suspension of his controversial travel ban. Since the ruling, President Trump made his views widely known, calling the … Continue reading

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Trump at the Supreme Court

How the courts will view President Trump’s executive order on foreign travel has been the hot topic of discussion the past few weeks. Well, we know how the 9th Circuit feels. That court shredded the order in an opinion that was about … Continue reading

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Is Robin Hood Right or Wrong?

In What the Social Classes Owe to Each Other, Sumner analyzes the relationships between each class and poses the question: Is it the duty of the upper class to appease the social burdens of the poor? Sumner hypothesizes that those … Continue reading

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Gun Rights, Race, and Military Veterans

Disclaimer: I am a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a progressive democrat. I think we should try to prevent the deaths of the 30,000 people who fall to gun violence by legislating firearms restrictions. (CDC, 2016) However, this is not … Continue reading

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Two Months Too Late

It was November of last year that the case first made the headlines. A Texas woman, Marlise Munoz, was found by her husband in their family home collapsed on the kitchen floor and not responding. A paramedic, he was able to get her heart started again, and … Continue reading

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George Zimmerman Verdict is Unlawful

George Zimmerman Verdict is Unlawful Was the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman verdict lawful? One does not have to be a legal scholar to analyze the fact pattern and determine if at any point the facts meet the first two requirements of … Continue reading

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