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Social Justice Posts

Shinn v. Martinez Ramirez (2022): Being Innocent of a Crime is Not Enough

Brief #36 – Social Justice
By Alexandra Ellis

n May 25, 2022, the United States Supreme Court released the published opinion of Shinn v. Martinez. The 6-3 opinion has ramifications not only for the defendants in the case, David Martinez Ramirez and Barry Jones, but for post-conviction relief for wrongfully convicted individuals everywhere. The essence of the opinion is that being innocent of a crime is not enough.

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Why Hasn’t the DOJ Launched an Investigation into Trump’s Efforts to Overturn the Election? 

Brief #34 – Social Justice
By Maureen Darby-Serson

While the January 6th committee filed in federal court claiming that former President Donald Trump corruptly obstructed an official proceeding and conspired to defraud the United Stated on the day of the Capital riot, the US Department of Justice has yet to file charges or do a thorough investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 Presidential Election. Why is that?

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Administration, Members of Congress Try to Make Equal Pay Day Meaningful

Brief #36 – Social Justice
By Stephen Thomas

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) will issue a proposed regulation later in 2022 to prohibit federal agencies from seeking or relying on an applicant’s salary history in the hiring process unless the applicant raises the issue of her or his own volition. The administration of President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President Kamala D. Harris announced the upcoming rulemaking on Equal Pay Day, March 15.

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Profiles of White Supremacist Groups in America

Brief #35 – Social Justice
By Erika Shannon

The United States is attempting to heal in many ways since Donald Trump’s term as our President. One of the effects of a Trump Presidency in America was the rise in membership in many right-wing hate groups. Members of these groups took the former President’s silence on their views as silent agreement on their behavior, and ran with it.

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