Unemployment: a Disadvantage or Benefit?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, countless Americans across the country have lost their jobs and security of their livelihoods. Fortunately, unemployment benefits have and are continuing to serve as a lifeline for those who remain jobless. Unfortunately, however, millions of jobless Americans are wondering whether Congress will extend the COVID-19 relief program now that theContinue reading “Unemployment: a Disadvantage or Benefit?”

Ethnic Studies Added to List of California State University’s Graduation Requirements

Amid a social climate that is actively combating racial injustice, California State University, the largest four-year public university system in the United States, has added ethnic studies and social justice classes to its graduation requirements for students. Starting in the academic year of 2023-2024, the University of California system’s Board of Trustees will implement theContinue reading “Ethnic Studies Added to List of California State University’s Graduation Requirements”

Realtors and COVID-19: Successes and Advocacies

In COVID-19 society, countless institutions, organizations, and families across the nation have suffered major blows due to concerns for safety and society’s forced transformation to safely coexist with Corona virus for the time being. Among those organizations that are making active efforts to combat some of the effects of COVID-19 is the National Association ofContinue reading “Realtors and COVID-19: Successes and Advocacies”

Closed Schools, Closed Funding

President Trump recently spoke with education stakeholders at the White House to discuss plans for reopening schools this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with his declaration to push for the reopening of schools across the nation, President Trump threatened to cut federal funding for districts that don’t resume in-person classes. Despite the United StatesContinue reading “Closed Schools, Closed Funding”

Reading Between the Lines: Los Angeles County’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance

Background The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles on Thursday, June 11, 2020 for stripping protections from evictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The plaintiffs in the case (Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles) argue that the city has violated landlords’ 5th Amendment rights againstContinue reading “Reading Between the Lines: Los Angeles County’s Rent Stabilization Ordinance”

Police reform in Arizona

For many supporters, there has been a sense that the police department has not fairly kept their oath to both protect and serve the community, but rather create violence and oppression towards communities like that of the Hispanic and Black communities in America. Though the in the last few weeks $3 million was granted toContinue reading “Police reform in Arizona”

Cannabis Dispensaries Among Grocery Stores and Doctors’ Offices as “Essential” Businesses

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many states in the U.S. have deemed medical marijuana organizations “essential” businesses. The state of California took the lead by being the first to declare cannabis an “essential” business. California Governor Gavin Newsom categorized cannabis dispensaries in like manner of pharmacies, keeping medicinal – as well as recreational – dispensary salesContinue reading “Cannabis Dispensaries Among Grocery Stores and Doctors’ Offices as “Essential” Businesses”

Will Arizona be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana?

This November 3rd, voters will not only determine the next U.S. president, but they will also determine the fate of state-wide initiatives that have gathered enough support to make it to their ballot. In Arizona, voters are likely to see an initiative to legalize recreational marijuana for adults over 21 and to provide pardons forContinue reading “Will Arizona be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana?”

Senator Sinema discusses her push for next round Stimulus Bill.

Senator Sinema has been fiercely advocating on the behalf of Arizonians to push for another Bi Partisan discussion into creating another round of Stimulus for the country relief effort during this pandemic. She made it clear in the on call discussion forum, in which CIMA Law management assistants attended, that the CARES Act was aContinue reading “Senator Sinema discusses her push for next round Stimulus Bill.”

Protesting and DACA: What You Need to Know Before You Protest

As protests in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery continue across the country, there are many unknowns concerning the rights of those protesting. As Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have been actively supporting law enforcement at many protests, undocumented immigrants and DACAContinue reading “Protesting and DACA: What You Need to Know Before You Protest”

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