Tag Archives: Trump

Oh Say Can You … Kneel? The legality behind firing NFL players for taking a knee during the National Anthem

When did this start? TATIANA WASERSTEIN—On August 26, 2016, former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick became the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality. Kaepernick explained that he is not going to “stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people.” Since then, […]

FOIA: So Hot Right Now

JENNY LEDIG—A president riding into office on the mantra “drain the swamp” might suggest an administration that would embrace the purpose of the Freedom of Information Act, facilitating government transparency and accountability. But now, after President Trump’s 100th day in office, his team so far shows no intention of increasing transparency under his administration. History […]

“See You In Court!”: An Exploration of President Trump’s Executive Immigration Order

ELIZABETH MCINTOSH—Meet Hameed Khalid Darweesh, one of the many people affected by President Trump’s Executive Order titled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States issued on January 27, 2017. Darweesh, a husband and a father, risked his life as a U.S. Army translator in his home country of Iraq. He and […]