U.S. Government Unveils BRAIN Initiative

In April of this year, President Obama unveiled plans for a $100 million research project called the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or BRAIN Initiative. The project’s aim is to develop new technologies that will assist in the study and analysis of the brain and its functions. Scientists involved in the project have expressed hope that it will […]

Gender Bias In The Adjudication Of Domestic Violence Cases

A report recently published by Stop Abusive and Violent Environments, a victim-advocacy organization, highlights the failure of the criminal justice system in the United States to fairly adjudicate domestic violence cases. The report cites a number of statistics that show the general landscape of domestic violence across the country and demonstrate the bias against men throughout […]

Why is Cocaine Possession Less than a Top Felony Crime in Utah?

The cocaine possession laws in Utah classify misdemeanor and felony drug possession charges based on the federal drug schedule. Surprisingly, cocaine is a Schedule II controlled substance, because the Schedule I drugs are even more dangerous. Even today, doctors may use cocaine as a topical anesthetic immediately prior to certain medical procedures. In fact, this […]