Our journal is proud to publish articles on a vast range of topics that fall under the umbrella of civil rights. We strive to educate readers on a penumbra of issues involving civil liberties and constitutional freedoms.
Now, on our website, we further our objective by discussing the civil rights implications regarding stories that have dominated news headlines.
Are voter registration laws for IDs, waiting periods, and early voting restrictions legal, or do they violate the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and the Voting Rights Act?
- Texas’s Voter-Registration Laws Are Straight Out of the Jim Crow Playbook
- The New York Times: Opinion | From Voting Rights to Voting Wrongs
- com: Court denies Virginia GOP’s challenge on felon voting rights
- Bloomberg: For This Judge, the Civil Rights Movement Isn’t History
- org: Texas defied a court’s voting rights order, and the court’s not happy
- USA TODAY: ‘Voter purge’ process in Ohio raises concerns
Would a national stop-and-frisk policy by the police conform with the Constitution, or would it violate the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments as held in Floyd v. City of New York?
- CNN: Clinton plans to develop national standards to manage police shootings
- The New York Times: Donald Trump Embraces Wider Use of Stop-and-Frisk by Police
- The Huffington Post: Judge Who Ended New York’s Stop-And-Frisk Policy Slams Trump’s Idea To Bring It Back
Is NFL player Colin Kaepernick exercising his right to Free Expression under the First Amendment by kneeling during the National Anthem at a football game in his show for support of the Black Lives Matter movement, or is he violating the conditions of his contract?
- The New Yorker: Colin Kaepernick and a Landmark Supreme Court Case
- CNN: Obama defends Kaepernick’s anthem protest
- Independent Journal Review: The NFL Might Have to Start Putting the Foot Down on Anthem Protests After Seeing These Ratings
- Western Journalism: Officers Refuse To Work School’s Football Games After Players Take Knee During Anthem
- AL.com: Too many sports fans, officials are acting like modern-day slaveholders
- NOLA.com: Three Carver players kneel during the national anthem Thursday
- FORTUNE: Mark Cuban Says He’ll Back the Dallas Mavericks if They Protest the National Anthem
- Independent Journal Review: Outspoken Country Singer Slams NFL & National Anthem Protesters, ‘Consequences Are the Key Thing’
- Sports Illustrated: Colin Kaepernick’s protest doesn’t offend my sense of patriotism; it affirms it
Was Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore violating the Fourteenth Amendment by encouraging judges within the state to deny marriage licenses to gay couples despite the United State Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges?
- Alabama Chief Justice Ray Moore Suspended in Gay Marriage Case
- New York Times: Roy Moore, Alabama Chief Justice, Suspended Over Gay Marriage Order
- YAHOO!: Alabama Justice Off Bench for Defying Feds on Gay Marriage
- NPR: Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Suspended for Rest of Term Over Gay Marriage Stance