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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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Take a Knee: Athletes’ Newest Form of Protest and the Implications on the First Amendment

By Ali Boyd Associate Editor, Vol. 22 Over the years, many American athletes have used their position of fame and influence to make political statements.  During the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, African-American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos made headlines when … Continue reading

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Michigan Emergency Manager Law Upheld by Sixth Circuit

By Marcus Baldori Associate Editor, Vol. 22 On September 12, 2016, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Michigan’s controversial emergency manager law in a 3-0 decision. In general, the law provides that, when certain financial triggers are met, … Continue reading

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Trumping Trump

By Jason Raylesberg Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Contributing  Editor, Vol. 22 It is a very real and terrifying possibility that Donald Trump will be our next president. Accepting that prospect means accepting that the hatred, divisiveness, and racism he has given voice … Continue reading

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Being black at a PWI: “We are all ConcernedStudent1950”

By Saeeda Joseph-Charles Associate Editor, Vol. 21 After students, faculty, and even lawmakers called for his resignation, the University of Missouri’s system president, Tim Wolfe, finally stepped down earlier this month. On November 2nd, graduate student Jonathan Butler launched a … Continue reading

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Comment: How The Diversity Rationale For Affirmative Action May One Day Limit The First Amendment Rights of Universities

How The Diversity Rationale For Affirmative Action May One Day Limit The First Amendment Rights of Universities Pete Osornio Associate Editor,  Michigan Journal of Race & Law Volume 19 I. Diversity (Re)affirmed Grutter v. Bollinger definitively authorized the use of affirmative … Continue reading

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