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Trump’s Efforts to Deport People Back to “Sh**hole” Countries Stalled by Equal Protection Clause

By Kerry Martin Associate Editor, Vol. 24 How racist can the President of the United States be in determining immigration policy before he violates the Equal Protection Clause? A lot depends on who the target is—and with recipients of temporary … Continue reading

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Do Indigent and Incarcerated Women Have a Real Right to Reproductive Justice?

By Hira Baig Associate Editor, Volume 23 Reproductive justice is not just concerned with women having access to the healthcare they need, it is also concerned with the disparate impact caused by restrictions on reproductive healthcare. Historically, the more restrictions … Continue reading

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The End of Mass Incarceration: A Blueprint for Transformative Change

By Rasheed Stewart Associate Editor, Vol. 23 He sued the Philadelphia Police Department over 75 times.[1]  As a career civil rights and criminal defense attorney he routinely represented individuals subjected to the oppressive forces of racism pervading law enforcement and … Continue reading

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The Color of Blight: Michigan’s Troubled History of Urban Renewal Complicates Detroit’s Comeback

By David Bergh Associate Editor, Volume 23 Online Publications Editor, Volume 24 The governmental power of eminent domain has deep roots in the Anglo-American legal tradition. Early English law held that the power to expropriate land was inherent in the … Continue reading

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Can They Do That? (Part 3): Reversing Modern-Day Redlining

By John Spangler Associate Editor, Volume 23 Production Editor, Volume 24 Detroit remains the most segregated metropolitan areas in the United States.[1]  This is in part thanks to historical practices such as “redlining” where majority African-American neighborhoods were deemed “too … Continue reading

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Forever Barred: Examining Felony Disenfranchisement in Florida

By Shanene Frederick Associate Editor, Volume 23 Executive Articles Editor, Volume 24 Desmond Meade was convicted on felony drug and firearm charges back in 2001.[1] Meade, who previously battled drug addiction and experienced homelessness, went on to earn a law … Continue reading

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Gerrymandering: Beyond the Partisan Divide

By Elliott Gluck Associate Editor, Volume 23 Pennsylvania has a long history of a fierce partisan political divisions, due in part to its extremely diverse electorate, geography, and economy.[1] This divide results in massive campaign spending each election cycle and … Continue reading

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Latina Lawyers: Underrepresented and Overqualified

By Cleo Hernandez Associate Editor, Volume 23 Editor-in-Chief, Volume 24 Gender violence, sexual harassment, and feminism have all been dancing around on the center stage of world politics lately, as displayed by the traction that the #MeToo movement has gained … Continue reading

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Attacks on Asian Americans

By Ben Cornelius Associate Editor, Volume 23   Kyle Descher was born in Korea, but adopted at a young age by an American couple. [1] Back when he was a college student he and a roommate headed out to a … Continue reading

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Introducing the MJR&L Volume 24 Executive Editorial Board

Congratulations to our Volume 24 Executive Editorial Board!   Editor-In-Chief Cleo Hernandez Managing Editor Gabriela Hybel Managing Executive Editor Morgan Birck Production Editor John Spangler Executive Articles Editor Shanene Frederick Executive Notes Editor Gloria Han Online Publications Editor  David Bergh Race & Curriculum Editor Allison Horwitz

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