Tag Archives: equal protection

Supreme Court Considers Limits of Racial Gerrymandering

By Marcus Baldori Associate Editor, Vol. 22 In the coming months, the Supreme Court is expected to clarify its stance on the legal boundaries of racial gerrymandering. In December 2016 the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State … Continue reading

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The Right to Bear Arms? Muslim Americans and Second Amendment Rights: Part 1

This piece is the first of a two-part series on Muslim Americans and Second Amendment rights. Read the second post here. By Serena Rabie Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Executive Editor, Vol. 22 The recent shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida has reinvigorated two … Continue reading

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COMMENT: The Detroit Water Shut-Offs: An Alternative Approach to Analyzing the Constitutionality of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s Shut-Off Policy

By Jackie Pilcowitz Associate Editor, Vol. 21 The City of Detroit is denying water to thousands of its residents. In the spring of 2014, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announced its plan to disconnect water service to Detroit … Continue reading

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COMMENT: Sixty Years Too Late: The Judiciary’s Superficial Treatment of School Desegregation in Cowan

By Alanna Farber Associate Editor, Vol. 20 Executive Editor, Vol. 21 The school district in Cleveland, Mississippi has been subject to federal jurisdiction since 1965 due to continued struggles in desegregating its schools.[1] Fifty years ago, citizens of Cleveland sued … Continue reading

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COMMENT: Resolving the 7th Circuit’s Split on Bringing Class-Of-One Equal Protection Claims

By Jacob Hogg Associate Editor, Vol. 20 The Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment is one of the most celebrated and discussed topics in Constitutional Law. This clause states “No State shall [. . .] deny to any person … Continue reading

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COMMENT: It’s High Time for the Defense Bar to Bring Race-Based Equal Protection Challenges to Federal Cannabis Scheduling

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 … Continue reading

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