Friday, September 20, 2019

Guest Blogger: Liz Rebecca Alarcon “Venezuelan Opposition Leader Indicted for Conspiracy After Proof of Innocence”

On December 3rd, here in the U.S. a public servant was not indicted with proof of guilt. Also on December 3rd, in Venezuela, a public servant was indicted with proof of innocence. Oh the irony. In our common law system, an indictment is a formal accusation that a person has committed a crime. This is the first step towards […]

Just Before Labor Day, a Report Shows Struggles of Latino Workers

By Griselda Nevarez, Voxxi A new report by the AFL-CIO depicts how, even after four years since the recession officially ended, Latino workers continue to be disproportionally affected by the weak economic recovery. The report released Thursday finds that as the U.S. economy recovers, Latinos are facing higher rates of unemployment and underemployment, as well as lower wages and […]

Guest Blogger: Robert Valencia “A Silver Lining in the Juvenile Justice System”

The string of shootings in Newtown, Aurora, and Oak Creek last year would make some reconsider establishing ‘stop-and-frisk’ policies in several violence-ridden U.S. cities. Most recently, an article by The Chicago Tribune’s Stephanie D. Neely on March 1, claimed that stop-and-frisk policies are needed in an attempt to curb gun violence in Chicago. According to […]

Texas Affirmative Action Case Revisited by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is starting to question the affirmative action case dealing with a student who believes she was denied from the University of Texas because she is white. The court recently heard arguments from the defense of Abigail Fisher, the student who claims she was not offered a spot in the university in 2008 […]