Lies, Hatred, Murder, and Hope: My Response to a Civil Rights Immersion Experience

Introduction  The University of Louisville Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Cohort of 2024, of which I am a part, recently went on a “Civil Rights Immersion Experience” throughout the South. We stopped in Memphis, Tennessee and Selma, Montgomery, and Birmingham, Alabama. We viewed a plethora of civil rights museums, historical sites, and memorials. It wasContinue reading Lies, Hatred, Murder, and Hope: My Response to a Civil Rights Immersion Experience

Should Supreme Court Justices Serve for Life?

The Supreme Court’s main objective is to make decisions in significant legal cases with constitutional implications. The Court has the final say, and as the other branches of government have increasingly come to a stalemate over issues, its significance and power have only increased. As a result, nominations have become crucial to long-term political agendasContinue reading “Should Supreme Court Justices Serve for Life?”

Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission: Corporations and Fundamental Political Speech

The Louisville Political Review looks at monumental court cases that have defined the political sphere. Today we examine Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and its societal impact on civil liberties. The Supreme Court of the United States is an often misunderstood institution of our government. Their contentious decisions tend to be even more misunderstoodContinue reading “Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission: Corporations and Fundamental Political Speech”

The Kentucky Roots of Marriage Equality in Obergefell v. Hodges

The Louisville Political Review looks at monumental court cases that have defined the city of Louisville, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Today we examine Obergefell v. Hodges and its societal impact on civil liberties. On June 26, 2015, crowds gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building, anticipating the final rulings of the term.Continue reading “The Kentucky Roots of Marriage Equality in Obergefell v. Hodges”

The Impact and Implications of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

The Louisville Political Review looks at monumental court cases that have defined the United States, Commonwealth of Kentucky, and city of Louisville. Today we examine Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, its impact on the physical autonomy and bodily integrity of women, and political and electoral implications. Friday, June 24th, 2022 will undoubtedly go downContinue reading “The Impact and Implications of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization”

Clay v. United States: A Pivotal Moment in War Ethics

The Louisville Political Review looks at monumental court cases that have defined the city of Louisville, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Today we examine Clay v. United States and its societal impact on civil liberties. Background On November 1st of 1955, the United States began their controversial campaign in the Vietnam War. In the 1960s,Continue reading “Clay v. United States: A Pivotal Moment in War Ethics”

The Right to Bear Arms is Integral to the Fight for Freedom

Introduction “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” This amendment to the Constitution is the basis of great public debate. Amid rising gun violence and school shootings, many have argued for more restrictions on thisContinue reading “The Right to Bear Arms is Integral to the Fight for Freedom”

States are Hoarding Welfare from the Needy

Tax season has just ended. While nobody likes the hassle that filing taxes creates, the underlying philosophy behind them is simple and shared: we pay taxes so that the child down the street gets an education, or so the single mother of three gets the support she needs. Despite widespread support for public assistance programsContinue reading “States are Hoarding Welfare from the Needy”

‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Exemplifies Hostile, Ineffective Political Arena

There’s no hiding the fact that the current state of American politics is rife with hostility – divided along partisan lines, propelled by misguided, misinformed activism and an onslaught of disillusioned complacency. As our Nation further divides into ‘red states and blue states,’ our public policy and civil discourse suffer. Though, what we have allContinue reading “‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Exemplifies Hostile, Ineffective Political Arena”

The State of Local Businesses in America: An Underdog Story

If you’ve been in a shopping district in any city in America recently, you’ve probably seen signs displaying some form of the “Shop Local” message. The message is certainly not new, but it’s taken on new importance. After seeing local favorites face closures and struggle to compete with e-commerce giants like Amazon, people are rootingContinue reading “The State of Local Businesses in America: An Underdog Story”