Gov. DeSantis v.s. Mickey Mouse

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is coming for the mouse, Mickey Mouse, that is. This week, DeSantis has passed many new bills, including SB 4-C, which dissolves Disney’s special independent district status. Disney World’s special district, also known as the Reedy Creek Improvement District, began in 1967, which allowed Disney to operate as its own government.Continue reading “Gov. DeSantis v.s. Mickey Mouse”

The Trickling Effects of New Abortion Laws Across the Country

Trigger warning for those reading, blog post discusses sensitive topics. The fight for abortion rights has been a constant battle since the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade (1973). In today’s society, one can see that many conservative states are aiming to slowly ban abortion altogether. For instance, as of this week, Oklahoma GovernorContinue reading “The Trickling Effects of New Abortion Laws Across the Country”

L.A. County’s Attack Against Texas and Florida

As of Tuesday, April 6, 2022, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has unanimously decided to suspend travel to Texas and Florida due to their recent anti-LGBTQ bills. The state of Texas passed an order stating the Department of Family and Protective Services has the right to investigate parents of transgender youth for childContinue reading “L.A. County’s Attack Against Texas and Florida”

Black Californians may Receive Reparations

California’s reparations task force voted 5-4 that Black Californians who can prove their direct lineage to enslaved ancestors or a descendent of a free Black person residing in the U.S.during the 19th century will be eligible for the statewide reparations, thus finally addressing the harms of slavery. Although this new upcoming law excludes Black CaliforniansContinue reading “Black Californians may Receive Reparations”

Kanye West an Example of the Lack of Women’s Protections

If you have not heard of the recent controversy of Kanye West and his divorce then you must not be on social media. As of March 2022, Kim Kardashian has been declared legally single by the US court which caused a spiral of Instagram posts from her now ex-husband Kanye West. He has repeatedly accusedContinue reading “Kanye West an Example of the Lack of Women’s Protections”

MLB Lockout Finally Over

After 99 days of the lockout, Major League Baseball and the Players Association have reached an agreement on March 10, which will mean baseball will officially return. Major League Baseball’s last lockout was in 1994 when players went on strike until the 1995 season. Although the agreement almost did not happen, the union subcommittee votedContinue reading “MLB Lockout Finally Over”

Governor Abbott’s New Definition of Child Abuse

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued for the state’s Department of Family and Protective Services to open investigations against certain gender-affirming care for transgender children because in his interpretation of the law that is “child abuse”. Within the week of Governor Abbott’s announcement, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton assured that this new interpretation of theContinue reading “Governor Abbott’s New Definition of Child Abuse”

From Judge Jackson to Supreme Court Justice Jackson

On Friday 25th, 2022, President Joe Biden announced to the media that he had selected Ketanji Brown Jackson, as the first Black woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court. According to the White House, President Biden conducted a “rigorous” process to fill the seat of Justice Breyer’s replacement. The President took into consideration theContinue reading “From Judge Jackson to Supreme Court Justice Jackson”

Priscila E. Coronado a Name You Need to Know.

In recent news, Harvard Law Review has just appointed their first Latina president Priscila E. Coronado in over 135 years. This comes after Hasaan Shahawy was elected as the first Muslim President for the Law Review back in 2016. Although Priscila is not the first Hispanic president, the Harvard Law Review had elected Andrew CrespoContinue reading “Priscila E. Coronado a Name You Need to Know.”

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