Issue 1, Volume 50

Jurisprudential Juxtapositions: Resolving Establishment Clause Issues After Town of Greece, N.Y. v. Galloway

By Brian C. Nadler5642424698_e4ee156ee7_b

In Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway, the Supreme Court attempted to apply a First Amendment jurisprudential standard considered fractured, incoherent, and in need of a great deal of clarification. This modern application of disarrayed First Amendment jurisprudence now allows for dangerously wide latitude in determining what violates the Establishment Clause. Read More…

 

Religious Freedom and LGBT Rights: Trading Zero Sum Approaches for Careful Distinctions and Genuine Pluralism

By Nathan A. Barkeley8660446145_d9370e67f8_k

Sexuality is an integral dimension of human life, and although few people dispute its profound significance, deep disagreements exist regarding its proper context and limits, which are themselves rooted in contrasting, deeply-held beliefs and first principles. On a matter so deeply embedded in the mystery of human life, Read more…

 

Removing the Menacing Specter of Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes Through Video Surveillance

By Katherine Anne Meier4182186718_3dfeb991f9_b

A specter holds American nursing homes in its grasp – the specter of elder abuse in nursing homes. By the year 2030, seventy million people will be at least sixty-five years old. Forty percent of that population will live in a nursing home before they die. Simply put, at some point in every person’s life, they will walk through the doors of a nursing home either as a resident or guest. Read More…

 

Should Elderly Criminals be Punished for Being Prisoners of the Mind? An Analysis of Criminals with Alzheimer’s Disease

By Yelena Yikhvid2433387063_10b913f068_b

“Alzheimer’s respects no boundaries. It doesn’t care if someone is rich or poor, a man or a woman—or behind the bars of a cell.” The rising life expectancy in the United States has resulted in social, economic, and health problems in our society. For instance, Alzheimer’s, among other diseases, has become increasingly prevalent among many individuals. Read More…