Category: Law

The School-to-Prison Pipeline is Still Operating

The School-to-Prison Pipeline is Still Operating

—Derek Black
Reflecting on a mass campus lockdown at a high school in Georgia, Derek Black argues that courts must re-engage on issues of school discipline and the school-to-prison pipeline.

Tilting at Windmills and the Rule of Law

Tilting at Windmills and the Rule of Law

—Michael A. Olivas
DACA has been successful and transformational and President Trump’s and AG Jeff Sessions’s indication that they may end or phase out the program throws cold water on the reasonable hopes of DREAMers.

Pride and Prejudice: Gay Rights, Animus, and Animus

Pride and Prejudice: Gay Rights, Animus, and Animus

—William D. Araiza
As we reflect on Gay Pride, and on both the accomplishments of the gay rights movement as well as the challenges that even today LGB (and especially T) people continue to face in this post-Obergefell world, it’s more important than ever to understand what “animus” means, not just on the streets, but in the courtroom.

Animus and Animus in the Trump Muslim Bans

Animus and Animus in the Trump Muslim Bans

—William D. Araiza
The Trump immigration orders have encountered judicial pushback on several grounds, most notably on the ground that they reflect “animus” against Islam.