With the country’s heightened concerns over national security in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the relationship between police powers and individual liberties has become increasingly complex. Recent national security measures have given the police expanded and diverse discretionary powers. Many individuals, especially male immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries, have seen their constitutional protections eroded.
Voting rights advocates should explore section 11(b) of the Voting Rights Act as a vehicle to combat voter intimidation.
DOJ guidance for mentally impaired detainees in immigration removal proceedings should be amended to provide counsel at earlier signs of incompetence.
A transgender student's expression of her gender identity, including through the use of gender consistent bathrooms, is First Amendment protected speech,
Mandatory arbitration for guestworkers, a uniquely vulnerable group, will result in class inequality and worse conditions for all workers.