By Reid Murdoch Associate Editor, Vol. 20 Online Publications Editor, Vol. 21 Last fall, U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly J. Mueller held a rarely granted evidentiary hearing on the constitutionality of designating cannabis as a Schedule I Controlled Substance.[1] Defendant Brian Pickard, through his attorneys, has moved to dismiss charges of cannabis cultivation in the […]

By Luis Gomez, Associate Editor, Vol. 20 Intentional racial discrimination is difficult to prove in suits like the one involving the nonprofit Inclusive Communities Project and the Texas Department of Housing, which went before the U.S. Supreme Court on January 21st. Proving the discriminatory consequences of policies implemented by government agencies and landlords, on the other […]

By Andrew Goddeeris, Online Publications Editor, Vol. 20 “Gentrification” is simultaneously (1) difficult for urban planners and economists to quantify and explain and (2) commonly debated by people of a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. It takes on different connotations for different people, but one common image is that of young, typically white, typically […]

By Daniela Tagtachian, Associate Editor Vol. 20 On Thursday, November 20, 2014 Obama announced his plan to allow millions of undocumented immigrants to come out of the shadows and be protected from deportation temporarily. Obama plans on using an executive order to enact this temporary protection. Excerpt from Obama’s Speech: “So we’re going to offer […]

By Daniela Tagtachian, Associate Editor Vol. 20 Arnold Abbott, a 90-year-old homeless advocate of Fort Lauderdale, runs a non-profit organization called Love Thy Neighbor in Florida. With this organization, he has been feeding the homeless for more than 20 years. He has battled the city on many occasions in order to continue feeding the homeless. […]