In an age of rising crime and arrest rates, the criminal justice system in the United States is being buried under an ever increasing burden of numbers. At the same time, the legal profession is being challenged to provide representation for those indigents to whom the Supreme Court has recently extended the right to appointed counsel. This extension, coupled with the increasingly large proportion of criminal defendants who are indigent, has given rise to the proliferation of various systems and organizations whose purpose is to provide defense for those who cannot afford retained counsel.
Scholars discuss the most significant immigration-related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, their ramifications, and what to expect in 2020.
Do new domestic terrorism laws put Black Lives Matter supporters, anti-war protestors, and/or animal rights activists at risk? Do they presently incorporate sufficient safeguards against such misuse and abuse?
Experts discuss legal developments and related ramifications one year after President Trump declared a national emergency at the U.S. Southern Border with Mexico in order to build a wall.
The discriminatory laws, practices, and policies promised and delivered by President Trump have social, political, and economic ramifications. First, they reinforce misconceptions about Islam as an inherently violent religion. Second, they breed intolerance, fear, and hostility among the general population