While campaigning, Donald Trump claimed he wanted to target undocumented immigrants to increase safety and support victims of crimes. His administration, however, has eliminated an essential support option for survivors of some of the gravest crimes.Intimate partner violence is an epidemic in the United States. Every minute, nearly twenty people are abused by an intimate […]

Neil Gorsuch was sworn in as a the 113th Supreme Court Justice on April 10th, 2017 at only 49 years old. Cementing a conservative majority for years to come, Gorsuch will play an integral part in how our country interprets the Constitution. He was confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice after the Republican majority in […]

At one point during the 2016 presidential election, 95 percent of Republicans believed that Washington and the American political system were not working well; 83 percent of Democrats shared the same sentiment. Dissatisfaction with the political system is at an all-time high as more and more Americans think that government has stopped working for them. […]

“I did not resign. Moments ago I was fired. Being the US Attorney in SDNY will forever be the greatest honor of my professional life.” (@PreetBharara, tweeted at 11:29 AM, March 11)Preet Bharara was born in Firozpur, Punjab, India in 1968, immigrating with his Sikh father and Hindu mother to New Jersey in 1970. A […]

The vote on the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court will be a turning point in the history of American governance. The battle over Gorsuch’s nomination has brought the extreme ideological polarization of the American government to dizzying heights, pitting Democrats and Republicans against one another in an epic political showdown. Last […]

“No Taxation without Representation”The state license plates of over 600,000 Washington, DC residents display this slogan. Every car serves as a reminder that the city that houses the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court is unable to fully participate in the democracy it harbors. DC citizens recently voted in favor of a referendum to make DC […]

With a staggering 2,248,100 people incarcerated in American prisons and jails according to 2015 US Bureau of Justice Statistics figures, America takes the carceral cake on the global level. We imprison more people, both per capita and in absolute numbers, than any other nation in the world, including countries that America deems to have repressive regimes such as Russia, […]

The Justice Department under President Obama pursued civil rights cases in an aggressive manner, making it perhaps the most activist administration in history. Founded in 1957 and tasked with enforcing federal law prohibiting discrimination, the DoJ’s civil rights division spearheaded this effort. Over the past eight years, the civil rights division has been at the […]