About Nisha Ajmani

Nisha Ajmani is a recent law school graduate from the University of Oregon, and she graduated from Bowdoin College with a B.A. in Religion with a Psychology minor. She’s particularly interested in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Consumer Protection issues, and in her spare time, she loves to bake (as she’s a self-professed sugar junkie), swim, and hang with her tuxedo cat, Izzy.
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What Should We Call the Senate Republicans’ Rejection of the U.N. Disability Rights Treaty?

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Senator McCain is one of only eight Republicans who voted to ratify the U.N. treaty
“Outrageous.” “Irrational.” “An embarrassment.” “Troubling.” “One of the saddest days . . . in the Senate.” “Ugly.” “Bizarre.” These are only some of the words that have been used to describe the Senate Republicans’ rejection of the United Nations disability rights treaty — known as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities —…
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How can Judges continue to be impartial when they need to be popular?

How Did Judges Fare in the 2012 Election? And Should Judges be Elected At All?

The recent presidential election saw an unprecedented, yet predictable, increase in campaign spending and partisan politicking. While much of the post-election discussion has focused on national election results, that conversation has overshadowed an equally important discussion on state judicial election results, and a broader debate on how money and politics have affected the independence of…
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Students protest the rising costs of student loans for higher education on Hollywood Boulevard on September 22, 2012 (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

What Will the Presidential Candidates do About the Student Loan Crisis?

By now, most people are at least generally aware of the depressing state of the cost of higher education in the U.S. and the burdens it’s placing on students and their families. To illustrate the alarming speed at which this problem is growing, the Department of Education (DOE) estimated that the price-tag for a four-year…
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This is the battle of the first amendment against itself -- free speech and the establishment clause

The First Amendment and Civil Rights in Selma: Is a Monument to Early KKK Leader Constitutional?

“Nathan Bedford Forrest.”  There are drastically competing emotional reactions to that name.  To many, the name symbolizes America’s painful history of racial violence and oppression — it’s the name of a man who was an early leader and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan; a murderer; and a slave-trader.  Others, however, view Forrest…
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