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Constitution Day panel discusses Netflix’s ‘Making a Murderer’

By | Sep 18, 2016

The journalist responsible for covering the trial documented in the Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer,” along with two local attorneys, spoke to over 75 students and faculty members about the rights that legal defendants have, or should have, to administer a fair trial.


Commentary: Clean Power Plan is neither clean nor powerful

By | Mar 1, 2016

While a lateral shift from coal to gas will decrease carbon dioxide emissions, it will also almost certainly increase emissions of an even more powerful form of heat-trapping carbon: methane.


Teachers must have a choice

By | Jan 27, 2016

In the age of money dominating politics, public sector unions have drifted away from their core mission: to represent teachers.


The American Constitution Society Convention: A Reflection

By | Jun 26, 2015

This blog post was originally posted here on youngpeoplefor.org
About a week ago I walked twenty five minutes to the closest Forever 21 in pursuit of a professional-looking jacket at a reasonable price.


Court ruling has unequal results

By The Ithacan | Apr 23, 2014

The Census Bureau estimates that people of minority status will be the majority of the American population by 2043.


Guest Commentary: Court ruling drowns out free political speech

By | Apr 9, 2014

Last week, in the case McCutcheon v. FEC, the U.S. Supreme Court decided 5–4 to strike down limits on the total amount of money individuals can donate to candidates and political committees.


Editorial: Allies are few, solidarity is far

By | Sep 4, 2013

In the wake of racially charged issues, such as the killing of Trayvon Martin and the Supreme Court’s invalidation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, it is disheartening that so few white people attended the 50th Anniversary March on Washington.


ITHACA TODAY: Wednesday, Sept. 4

By The Ithacan | Sep 4, 2013

Your daily guide to all the stories and events you should check out today.


Supreme Court to decide on gene patenting

By | Apr 15, 2013

After reviewing the DOMA and Proposition 8 cases this spring, the Supreme Court will begin looking into a case regarding whether human DNA can be patented by the research laboratories or universities that have discovered and sequenced them. Myriad Genetics, based out of Salt Lake City, patented the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which have been…


Guest Commentary: Supreme Court must act to ensure marriage equality

By | Apr 3, 2013

As the Supreme Court takes on the issue of marriage equality, it must act to give lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens and their families the rights they’ve been denied for too long.


Editorial: Consumers should track corporate investments

By | Jan 24, 2013

Consumers must pay more attention to the social and political implications of their investments in corporations.


Affirmative action goes on trial

By | Oct 25, 2012

As attention surrounding the affirmative action Supreme Court case gains momentum, colleges and universities are preparing for the court’s ruling and discussing the implications the policy may have on educational admissions.