Categorizing Clery Crimes: The Grey Between Crime and Bias

By: Lindsay Byers October is a busy month for institutions that are subject to the Clery Act, as they begin releasing their safety reports. While many institutions, like UNC Chapel Hill, might be focused on the shocking uptick of reported sexual assaults on campus, Syracuse University is facing an additional issue. Syracuse students have voiced … Continue reading Categorizing Clery Crimes: The Grey Between Crime and Bias

NEWSFLASH! 8/5-9/2

Another semester has begun, we have a new writing staff, and we’re excited to bring you the latest First Amendment scholarship! Here are some recent First Amendment headlines: In 2017, former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin sued the New York Times for defamation after the newspaper published an editorial suggesting that actions taken by Palin’s political … Continue reading NEWSFLASH! 8/5-9/2

What’s in a Gang? That Which We Call a Gang By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet.

By: Clarke Martin You’d be hard-pressed to find an attorney who would characterize their client’s membership in a gang (street, motorcycle, prison, or otherwise) as a “good fact.” But what is a gang and why is being part of one such a bad omen for charges and prosecutions to come? Social scientists note that gangs … Continue reading What’s in a Gang? That Which We Call a Gang By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet.