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Volume 107 - Issue 1

ICWA’S “ACTIVE EFFORTS” STANDARD DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

By: Molly Nelson-Regan, Volume 106 Staff Member[1] Congress enacted the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978[2] (ICWA) out of concern for the “abusive child welfare practices that resulted in the separation of large numbers of Indian children from their families and tribes.”[3] ICWA offers the “gold standard” for family reunification in the landscape of child welfare.[4]…

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WHOSE VOTE MATTERS? WHY PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS SHOULD BE PUBLICLY FUNDED IN ORDER TO BALANCE THE VALUE OF VOTER SPEECH WITH CANDIDATE SPEECH

By Joshua Cottle, Volume 104 Staff Member Over 1.3 billion dollars were spent by candidates in each of the last three presidential campaigns, while political action committees spent more than 4 billion dollars on political advertising.[1] Yet, only twelve percent of the population donated to political campaigns in the 2016 election.[2] As these donations quickly…

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