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NYU Takes Legal Action Against Trump Travel Ban

NYU Takes Legal Action Against Trump Travel Ban

By Alex Domb, Deputy News Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under News, University News

On March 30, NYU lawyers filed an amicus curiae brief against the latest iteration of President Donald Trump’s “travel ban.”

The Inevitable Activism of the Supreme Court

The Inevitable Activism of the Supreme Court

By Janice Lee, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Government, Opinion, Politics

Activism inevitably occurs at the Supreme Court, but we must hold the judicial system accountable.

Answer in Gerrymandering Case is Clear

Answer in Gerrymandering Case is Clear

By Amy Rhee, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

However, the existence of those institutions does not excuse anti-democratic practices that bolster the power of politicians.

Gorsuch’s View on Regulatory Agencies Serves College Students Well

Gorsuch’s View on Regulatory Agencies Serves College Students Well

By Eli Nachmany, Guest Writer

February 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In Judge Gorsuch, the American people get an individual who believes strongly in the independence of the court. He walks the fine line between the “judicial activism” against which Justice Scalia routinely railed and an overbearing amount of judicial restraint that threatens our nation’s economic prowess as regulators grab for power.

‘Loving’ Proves Comforting in Its Justice

‘Loving’ Proves Comforting in Its Justice

By Sophie Bennett, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film, Top Stories

The new film "Loving" captures with astounding emotion and power the importance of the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia which ruled in 1964 that any law prohibiting interracial marriage was unconstitutional.

Restrictive Voting Laws Extend Past the South

Restrictive Voting Laws Extend Past the South

By WSN Editorial Board

October 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Until New York reforms its own voting process, state officials have no legitimate argument to make against conservative state legislatures taking advantage of the Supreme Court ruling.

The Only Path to Educational Improvement Is Desegregation of Schools

The Only Path to Educational Improvement Is Desegregation of Schools

By WSN Editorial Board

September 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Diverse learning environments create increased opportunities for all students, no matter their circumstances, and prepare them for an increasingly global workplace awaiting them post-graduation.

NYU Law Dean Debates Whether Supreme Court Undermines American Democracy

NYU Law Dean Debates Whether Supreme Court Undermines American Democracy

By Jake Steel, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under News, University News

The NYU Law Dean debated if the Supreme Court contradicts the American Democracy.

Despite Garland’s Moderacy, Blood Will Spill

Despite Garland’s Moderacy, Blood Will Spill

By Connor Borden, Contributing Writer

March 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The most beneficial and just course of action is to give Garland their complete and unbiased consideration, though this would require right-wingers to abandon their adamant opposition. With pressing cases to be heard by the highest court in the nation, the United States Supreme Court needs its ninth seat filled with fresh ears and the moxie to propel the court out of stagnancy.

Robot Redistricting Could Be Antidote to Gerrymandering

Robot Redistricting Could Be Antidote to Gerrymandering

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Through gerrymandering, senators and representatives are spending their time in office — positions without term limits — plotting how to preserve power for the next decade rather than actually legislating. Luckily, the technology of the 21st century means we now have the means to impartially automate the redistricting process.

Qualified Immunity Must Go

Qualified Immunity Must Go

By Matthew Perry, Contributing Writer

March 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Qualified immunity is a dangerous and unfair loophole in our police code, and if we respect ourselves and our sovereignty at all, we must remove it.

Battle Over Abortion Reignites in the Supreme Court

Battle Over Abortion Reignites in the Supreme Court

By Annie Cohen, Staff Writer

February 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The sole purpose of abortion practice standard laws and other iterations of them all over the country is to restrict women’s access to abortions by shutting down abortion clinics that fail to meet ridiculous, arbitrary standards.

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