By: Ridgeway Woulfe America is undoubtedly in the midst of a painful identity crisis. Childish Gambino released a summer hit entitled “This is America,” where he deftly gives his perception on America. In the video, the happy-go-lucky music and lyrics providing a sense of joy. At points throughout the song, the joyful music gives way … Continue reading Who is America according to “Who is America”
By: Ridgeway Woulfe We’ve addressed the need for a change in how America approaches gun violence. We’ve addressed some options for reducing gun violence. Now, we address WHO can take these steps. America has placed the most attention upon the federal government. Indeed, the federal government has the best ability to take the needed steps … Continue reading PIAC Gun Control Series: Who can Create Gun Control Regulations
By: Ken Jensen In her dissent to the majority opinion upholding Trump’s travel ban, Justice Sotomayor identifies a compelling contradiction with the Court’s previous opinion regarding gay wedding cakes. In Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Comm'n, the Court decided whether a baker could refuse to design or bake a cake for a same-sex … Continue reading Supreme Court Promotes a Double Standard for Religious Animus: Presidents to State Commissions
By: Ken Jensen After reading the Court’s opinion in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Comm'n, 138 S. Ct. 1719 (2018), I am struck with how our society is still confused with respect to sexual orientation. The Court struck down the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s actions to assess a cakeshop owner’s reasons for declining … Continue reading PIAC’s Supreme Court Review: Masterpiece Cake, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Comm’n.
By: Jessica Colburn The second annual Women’s March took place in San Diego on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The overall theme of the march was “Hear Our Vote”. It was a happy accident that this march happened while I was in the midst of researching for my contribution to PIAC’s series on voter fraud, and … Continue reading San Diego’s 2nd Annual Women’s March: Hear Our Vote
By: Ken Jensen Doubling-down on the people’s initiative power, described as “one of the most precious rights of our democratic process,” the state Supreme Court’s recent ruling in California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland could reduce the approval threshold for measures placed on the ballot by citizen’s initiative from two-thirds to a simple majority. … Continue reading CA Supreme Court Analysis: California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland