40 Years of Superseding Due Process and Trial: Preventive Detention in India-Administered Kashmir

By: Manisha Bhau (National Law University Delhi ’21) Guest Contributor Introduction: Preventive detention simply refers to the detention of a person without trial. It is based solely on the suspicion of the executive, as distinguished from punitive detention which is based on a judicial process and trial. It was through colonial hands that preventive detention…

Responding to COVID-19 in Low-Income Nations

By: Andy Liu (HMC ’23) Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, nations across the world have rapidly intervened to contain the virus’ spread. Much has been made of the different approaches that the world’s developed nations have taken toward containing COVID-19; whether it’s the United States’ federal approach, with individual states having their own…

Food Policy: A Comparative Analysis of Local Food Policies versus Federal Government Policies

By: Elease Willis (PO ’22) As a developed country that places a premium on technological innovation and globalization, the United States has prided itself on having transcended the immediate pressure of satisfying the lower tiers of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, like the physiological need for food. Yet not only is food insecurity a reality for…

Xenophobia: An American tradition amidst the coronavirus

By Aditya Bhalla (PO ’23) Over the last few months, the coronavirus pandemic has caused a marked increase in racially motivated attacks and xenophobic sentiment, particularly towards the Asian-American community. As early as January, when the threat of the virus began to seep into media outlets around the world, anti-Asian rhetoric began filtering into the…

Why the “Gay Panic Defense” is Discriminatory

Kelsey Braford (PO ’22) Many people are unaware of the existence of a discriminatory legal strategy dubbed the “gay panic defense.” Uncommon and widely criticized, it is a tactic that asks “a jury to find that a victim’s sexual orientation or gender identity/expression is to blame for a defendant’s violent reaction,” according to the LGBT…