We’re Paying the Cost for Ineffective Pre-Trial Release Policies
Constitution / Other

We’re Paying the Cost for Ineffective Pre-Trial Release Policies

Prior to the 2019 Timbs v Indiana Supreme Court decision, state and county courts were legally allowed to forfeit high priced property of the accused and hold them accountable to unnecessarily high fines before their trials.[1] In February of 2019, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution’s 8thAmendment ban on excessive fines applies to … Continue reading

Going for Broke: How the Olympics Affect Local Economies
America / Economy / Events / Other

Going for Broke: How the Olympics Affect Local Economies

Since the establishment of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, the Olympic Games have been a world stage for people of all countries to show off athletic prowess through competition.  In that time, 41 different cities have hosted the games with some like Los Angeles hosting multiple. Leaders in these cities justify the expense … Continue reading

National Identity, Citizenship and Immigration Reform
America / Immigration / Other / Politics

National Identity, Citizenship and Immigration Reform

Immigration reform has been a contested issue throughout the history of the United States. Both sides of the aisle have made efforts to draft effective legislation to reform the current immigration system. While Congress debates on how to reform the immigration system, the future of over 11,000,000 undocumented immigrants is at risk. While legislation is … Continue reading

What You Don’t Know About Physician Assisted Suicide
Healthcare / Other

What You Don’t Know About Physician Assisted Suicide

What would you say a physician does? Chances are, your response would have something to do with healing people who are sick. Would you think about describing doctors as people who readily expedite death for their patients? There are currently three states that have legalized physician assisted suicide (PAS), and there are at least twenty-two … Continue reading

Retirement Preparation: To Save or Not to Save
Labor Force / Other

Retirement Preparation: To Save or Not to Save

Most experts would agree that a majority of people are not taking their retirement funds as seriously as they should. Data collected by the National Institute of Retirement Security (NIRS) shows that people today are not saving nearly enough to fund a long and healthy retirement. According to the NIRS, “92 percent of working households … Continue reading

Privacy Advances or More Privacy Threats? What Might be Wrong with Eric Holder’s Statement
Communications / Other / Regulation

Privacy Advances or More Privacy Threats? What Might be Wrong with Eric Holder’s Statement

Attorney General Eric Holder said on September 30 that new forms of encryption that are now introduced by technology companies could thwart investigations of kidnappers and sexual predators, putting children at increased risk. In the wake of ongoing revelations of widespread surveillance of data and other electronic devices, Holder’s speech seems to be a well-coordinated campaign … Continue reading