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March 2018 Archives

Should gun manufacturers be responsible for injuries?

When a car malfunctions and hurts its driver or a restaurant serves tainted food, injured consumers have the ability to sue the company for the damage it caused. This opportunity is an important part of consumers’ right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It also deters businesses from selling anything that could jeopardize public safety.

How not to spread fake news

Recent news has shown that Americans have serious difficulty distinguishing between real news and fake news. First, the Russian company Internet Research Agency was indicted for disseminating false information on social media platforms to sway the election in favor of Donald Trump. Then came the scandal involving Facebook and the British information firm Cambridge Analytica, which was used by the Trump campaign to target unwitting Facebook users.

Drivers blame sunlight for recent pedestrian crashes

Have you ever traversed the streets in the evening and had to shield your eyes because the sunset was so bright? This is an everyday occurrence for many New Mexicans, especially those who have a westbound commute home from work. It is common for many drivers to pop on a pair of sunglasses or adjust their car's sun visor accordingly.

New Mexico civil rights leaders criticize ICE policies

The Trump administration's crackdown on immigration shows no end in sight. In the past several weeks, it seems only to have strengthened. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) has been given the green light to hold detainees indefinitely; Attorney General Jeff Sessions has sued the state of California for its immigrant-friendly "sanctuary" policies; and the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program remains in limbo.

When boating causes a wrongful death

Boating can seem like a peaceful activity, especially on New Mexico's beautiful waterways. Though boating may seem like a harmless pastime, it can also be the cause of accidents that result in injury or death. In some cases, a fatality that results from a negligent boater may legally be considered a wrongful death.