Category: Law

A Vital Response to the Travel Ban Travesty

A Vital Response to the Travel Ban Travesty

—Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and Mahsa Khanbabai
This morning, a group of leaders in Congress introduced the NO BAN Act. Two immigration attorneys on why this is a vital response to the travel ban travesty.

Banned: Two Years Later

Banned: Two Years Later

—Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
Reflections from two years after the American Muslim travel ban set in place in 2017 by Donald Trump

Book Citings and Shout-outs

Book Citings and Shout-outs

—Michael A. Olivas
Response to being quoted in the New Yorker on undocumented children in the era of the Trump administration.

Connecting the dots on Brett Kavanaugh

Connecting the dots on Brett Kavanaugh

—Laura E. Gómez
Details on the truths and lies of the Brett Kavanaugh US Supreme Court Nomination hearings and other events haunting Kavanaugh’s nomination

Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh

—Stephen Gottlieb
With recent developments in the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearing confirmation and rape allegations, author Stephen Gottlieb comments on the abuses of power on display

Prosecutors, John Oliver, and Criminal Justice Reform

Prosecutors, John Oliver, and Criminal Justice Reform

—Daniel S. Medwed
Earlier this month, John Oliver did a segment on the work of American prosecutors, including their nearly unbridled power to charge people with crimes, choose whether to disclose evidence, and offer plea bargains. Daniel Medwed reflects on the changes since the publication of his 2012 book Prosecution Complex. Get the ebook on Amazon now for only $1.99.

Zero tolerance discipline policies won’t fix school shootings

Zero tolerance discipline policies won’t fix school shootings

—Derek W. Black
Trump officials and supporters think that the new push to improve school discipline had something to do with the Parkland shooting. It didn’t. And getting rid of research-based approaches to discipline is an even worse idea than arming school teachers.