From Tinder to the Doctor’s Office: The Everyday Surveillance of Transgender Americans

By Hallel Yadin, Rutgers University-New Brunswick ‘19   While many Americans have accepted a degree of surveillance—the monitoring of citizens in their everyday lives, whether or not they warrant suspicion—in their daily lives, transgender citizens are subject to different degrees of surveillance than non-transgender Americans. This paper will explore four different ways trans people are…

California State Right-to-Try: Unconstitutional Legislation that Endangers Public Health

By Helen Guo (PO ’20) In recent years, “right-to-try” laws, which aim to grant terminally-ill patients access to experimental drugs or devices, have become a contentious policy issue and have gained speed throughout the U.S. In the latter months of 2014 alone, five states—olorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Arizona—passed right-to-try legislation.[1] As of September 2016,…

The Case for (and Against) Sanctuary Jurisdictions

Isaac Cui PO ‘20 Introduction On January 25, 2017, Donald Trump issued two sweeping executive orders which removed many of the previous administration’s policies regarding immigration enforcement in favor of a stringent, restrictionist approach. More specifically, one[1] punishes so-called sanctuary policies for causing “immeasurable harm to the American people and to the very fabric of…