Posts Tagged ‘JGSPL’
Calculating Compensatory Education: Will Kids Ever Catch Up?
By: Ana Saragoza On March 16, 2020, the United States Department of Education (“ED”) issued boilerplate policy guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, stating briefly that the Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) Team, in addition to the personnel responsible for providing a free appropriate public education (“FAPE”) to a student under Section 504, would be…Read More
The 1965 Immigration Act and the Gaslighting of East Asians
By: Mary Marston A. Introduction From the mid-20th Century through the present, Eastern Asians have been used as a racial wedge between white Americans and other people of color. Pundits have used Eastern Asian’s perceived monetary and professional success as a means of telling other communities of color to simply pull themselves up by their…Read More
AN UNCEREMONIOUS NATURALIZATION
Naturalization ceremonies, the rare court event where everyone can walk out a winner, are a time-worn tradition of our system older than most of the courthouses where they may occur. This past spring, as part of an internship with the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (DOJ Civil Rights), I had the opportunity to play a small role assisting two ceremonies and I would like to take this chance now, with social distancing all but quashing normal gatherings, to reflect on this incredibly public feature of an immigrant’s journey.Read More
Balance, Politics, or Legacies: Which is the Deciding Factor for the Court?
By Katherine Wahl There is a misconception that the Supreme Court is supposed to be politically “balanced,” made up of even numbers of liberals and conservatives. Several 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls proposed increasing the size of the Court or imposing judicial term limits to balance the bench. Despite these general impressions and proposals to change…Read More
Notes from a Member of Generation Ratify: The Power of Youth in Social Movements
By: Emilia Couture Almost half of the world’s population is under thirty years old. In the United States, approximately twenty-four percent of the population is under eighteen. The 18-year-old voting age can make it difficult for the political interests of virtually a quarter of the population to be voiced. However, an increase in availability of information…Read More
Judicial Establishment Clause Discretion: The Use of Procedure as Pre-text by SCOTUS
By: Maya Jefferson Recently, the United Supreme Court damaged its reputation and adopted a playbook similar to that of Donald Trump’s. Trump is known for his racist and anti-Islamic ideology, his contradictory statements, and inability to admit when he is wrong. Earlier this year, the Court made a grievous mistake that runs parallel to what…Read More
Deus Ex Machina? Can the Supreme Court Infer a Private Cause of Action in Tender Offer Litigation?
By: Alexis Martinez Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Emulex Corp. v. Varjabedian, seeking review of a decision by the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. It is a securities law case where the Court is determining whether Section 14(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 supports an inferred private…Read More