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Law Street (TM) | July 25, 2014

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The Red Pill and the Men’s Rights Movement

July 24, 2014 |

A men’s rights movement has gained momentum within the last several years with the goals of reclaiming rights for men in society. One offshoot of the movement, the Red Pill, is accused of being inspired by a largely misogynistic attitude. Read on for more information about the Men’s Rights movement and its Social Media counterpart, the Red Pill Movement.Read More

Interior Checkpoints in Arizona Draw Complaints

July 24, 2014 |

In Arizona, if you are within 75 miles of the Mexican border, you might just come across a “temporary” border control checkpoint. The goal of these checkpoints is to help control drug trafficking and stop illegal immigration. But the legality of these checkpoints and what the border control agents are actually allowed to do is far from clear. Read More

Families of Victims of Police Brutality Question Officer Accountability

July 23, 2014 | 1

More police officers than ever before are being held accountable for misconduct as a result of increased public awareness, media pressure, and new technologies capable of documenting altercations in horrifyingly graphic detail. While the frequency of punishments has increased, however, victims and their families are starting to realize that the word “accountability” may not actually mean very much.Read More

Due Process is the Red Herring in the LGBTQ Movement

July 23, 2014 | 1

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that states cannot deprive a person of the fundamental right to marry simply because he or she chooses a partner of the same sex. That’s not the endgame, though. Even if the Supreme Court takes this Utah case and sides with the 10th Circuit about the fundamental right to marry (big assumptions with the Roberts Court), it won’t affect other types of discrimination against the LGBTQ community. Marriage equality is only the opening salvo in a still-uphill battle for full equality. We ought not lose sight of that.Read More

University of Wisconsin Policy Calls for Grade Distribution by Race and Ethnicity

July 23, 2014 | 4

University of Wisconsin – Madison has come up with a new policy, the “Framework for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence,” that good grades should be distributed equally among different races. Allison Dawson argues that while they may be promoting diversity, they are also promoting racial oppression.Read More

Are We Nearing the End of Failed Mandatory Minimum Sentences?

July 22, 2014 | 1

Keeping non violent criminals incarcerated for decades leads to overcrowded conditions and billions of taxpayer dollars. The mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses have led to prisons vastly exceeding their maximum capacity. The United States has seen a 500 percent increase in the number of inmates in federal custody over the last 30 years. Will Congress pass the Smarter Sentencing Act this year?Read More

Conflicting Courts: Affordable Care Act Up in the Air Again

July 22, 2014 | 1

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) never has a boring day in court, and today is no exception. Rulings were just made in two related ACA cases, and they couldn’t be more different.Read More

Student Loans Burden a Generation

July 22, 2014 | 5

The Class of 2018 is having an exciting summer. They get to figure out which dorms they will live in, which intro classes they will take, and, most importantly, which loans they will take out to pay for the next four years. Meanwhile, the Class of 2014 is experiencing some discomfort as they figure out how exactly to pay for those loans they took out four summers ago. Student loans burden a reported 37 million Americans. Read on to learn all about how these people and their finances are impacted by politics.Read More

Todd Akin Needs to Legitimately Stop Talking

July 22, 2014 |

Most of us remember Todd Akin, former Missouri Senate candidate, for his comments about how women cannot get pregnant if they are “legitimately raped.” Unfortunately for him, and for everyone who has to deal with his moronic comments, the fiasco hasn’t ended there. In a recent attempt to explain his 2012 comments, all he did was dig himself into a deeper hole. It’s probably time to just stop talking, Mr. Akin.Read More

Good Call, SCOTUS: Conversion Therapy Banned in California

July 22, 2014 | 1

Despite the uproar about some of the Supreme Court’s latest decisions, there was also a recent progressive SCOTUS victory that deserves quite a bit of applause. The court recently decided to not hear two related challenges–Pickup v. Brown and Welch v. Brown–to California’s ban on LGB conversion therapy. Read More

Infographic: State-by-State Driving Laws

July 22, 2014 | 2

Whether near your home or on the other side of the country, you’re responsible for knowing the driving laws wherever you go. Many drivers may not realize that these laws frequently change as you cross state lines, especially those relating to cell phone usage. Check out this infographic for some of the most pertinent driving laws and how they differ among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.Read More

Nazi Graffiti Indicates Resurgence of Fascism in Indonesia

July 22, 2014 | 5

Stickers, posters, and Nazi graffiti images of Adolf Hitler litter the cities of Indonesia in the run up to the July 22 election results. Whoever wins, this election marks a clear resurgence of Indonesia’s latent Fascism. The Mussolini-style political campaigns, Nazi-themed cafés, and stenciled images of Hitler plastered through the streets, are not as horrifying, though, as the fact that the Indonesian people seem completely comfortable with the pervasiveness of Fascist symbolism. As we have seen with ‘neo-Fascists’ in Israel, graffiti is a bellwether for subterranean political currents in Indonesian society.Read More

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