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30 03, 2020

Handwritten No More: Prescriptions Required to be Electronic

March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deciphering a doctor’s handwriting on a prescription may soon be a thing of the past in Florida. While federal law will already require prescriptions for certain controlled substances to be transmitted electronically starting January 1, 2021, Florida has expanded the federal law. Going into effect a year earlier, on January 1, 2020, HB 831 requires […]

26 03, 2020

Reform via Virus: How the Criminal Justice System Can Come Out Stronger Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26th, 2020|Criminal Procedure, Human Rights, Social Issues|0 Comments

With governmental entities calling for the public to practice social distancing and self-isolation to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, one can only wonder how prisons, prison staff, and prisoners are carrying out such measures. With nearly 2.3 million people incarcerated in roughly 7,000 facilities around the United States, overpopulation in prisons and local […]

25 03, 2020

Florida’s Proposed Guardianship Reform Leads to Preventing Abuse and Exploitation of Vulnerable Seniors

March 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Florida is one of the leading states with the highest population of senior citizens. However, this group is known to be more vulnerable to bad actors that could potentially take advantage of them either financially or physically. In order to avoid such harm to a vulnerable person, “a guardianship is a legal proceeding in which […]

21 03, 2020

CORONA VIRUS, FIND YOUR BEACH

March 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic is in full effect and drastically impacting the entire globe. Its effects are unpredictable and causing local and national governments to react in an unprecedented manner. Whether the virus is something to worry about is still disputed by the public. However, most will agree that government action is necessary. At this time […]

21 03, 2020

COVID-19 and the Law: How COVID-19 is Affecting Our Legal Rights

March 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hand-shaking has turned onto foot-to-foot greetings, “bless you” lost the meaning of health, and face-to-face is now in a virtual platform. The COVID-19 outbreak has and continues to turn our world upside down. But summer without beaches in Miami should not be our biggest concern. More than half of American jobs are at risk because […]

19 02, 2020

MUSIC COPYRIGHT LITIGATION-PALOOZA: STIFLING CREATIVITY IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

February 19th, 2020|Intellectual Property|0 Comments

Once upon a time in music, songwriters had difficulty protecting their work from being stolen and monetized by someone else. A record industry in its infancy, plus the social dynamics of the day, meant struggling writers were often left with little to no recourse for justice. Over time, songwriters gained the ability to use copyright […]

3 02, 2020

Power and Race: A Comprehensive View of their Intervention with Justice Through the Shattering Rose Colored Lenses of R. Kelly

February 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dubbed by millions as the “King of R&B,” multi-platinum award winning recording artist Robert Kelly, simply known as R. Kelly, has sold over 75 million records worldwide, won multiple Grammys, and been named the most successful R&B artist in history by Billboard.  The African American community that has worshipped him for decades formed an army-like […]

14 01, 2020

Fourth Amendment and Blockchain Technology

January 14th, 2020|Fourth Amendment, Intellectual Property|0 Comments

Due to the speed with which blockchain technology is advancing, courts will soon have to contemplate extending the Fourth Amendment to to information stored within a blockchain. With the increased use of blockchain technology and significant government control, the need for privacy protection for blockchain users is warranted. A blockchain is a decentralized ledger, where […]

14 01, 2020

Drive Sober, or Your Car Won’t Start: Alcohol Detection Systems and The Fight to End Drunk Driving By 2024

January 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Manufacturers build in safety technologies like seat belts and airbags to protect people from injuries and death. Imagine a person steps into his car, and before he or she can drive the car, he or she must pass an alcohol test through a touch-based or breath-based system built into the car. The Reduce Impaired Driving for […]

16 12, 2019

UNLEVEL PLAYING FIELD

December 16th, 2019|Issues, LGBT Rights, Social Issues, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can inclusion ever reach a point of abuse? This has been the big debate concerning transgender females competing in women sports. Where identity and biology get into a clash, does identity trump biology? Should there be separate competitions? How does this affect biological women and the future of sports?

Biological men that identify as females and […]

19 11, 2019

Is Ten Days in Jail for Missing Jury Duty an Excessive Punishment?

November 19th, 2019|Florida, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Jury service is one of the most important civic duties you can perform. The protection of rights and liberties in federal courts largely is achieved through the teamwork of a judge and jury.”  There are certain qualifications that need to be satisfied in order for an individual to be randomly selected for jury duty.

On August 20, […]

12 11, 2019

The Child-Parent Security Act: The Battle for Surrogacy

November 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Paying a woman to carry a child that is not hers is currently legal in every state except New York, Louisiana and Michigan. Those who support this practice, called commercial gestational surrogacy, say that it is an essential way of aiding infertile couples and same sex couples in beginning families of their own. Those who […]

7 11, 2019

More Votes? More Restrictions

November 7th, 2019|Civil Rights, Florida, Voting|0 Comments

Over the years, there have been concerns with the voting turnout in Florida. Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment to restore voting rights of felons who have served time, restoring “voting rights to more than 1 million felons.” However, the law also has several restrictions on voting. Some of these requirements include that voting rights […]

4 11, 2019

Planet of the Vapes: Combating the Juul Epidemic in the Courtroom

November 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Everywhere you turn, people are vaping.  People are moving away from cigarettes and using e-cigarettes at an increasingly alarming rate.  Originally created to help avid nicotine addicts break the habit, electronic cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular among new smokers, including young teens.  A recent class action filed against JUUL in Florida is strongly deriving much […]

29 10, 2019

Marsy’s Law: Good for Crime Victims, Potentially Prejudicial to Criminal Defendants

October 29th, 2019|Criminal Procedure, Florida, Voting|0 Comments

On November 6, 2018, Florida citizens voted on several amendments to add into the Florida Constitution. Amendment 6 on the ballot proposed several changes, one of which deals with the rights of crime victims, also known as Marsy’s Law. A version of this law has been passed in several states including, but not limited to, California, […]

29 10, 2019

Florida’s Love Affair with Snowbirds

October 29th, 2019|Elder Law, Florida, Governments, Immigration, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A snowbird is someone who travels to warm climates during the wintertime. Most international snowbirds come from Canada; they even have a Canadian Snowbird Association with over 80,000 members. For the most part, snowbirds range between 50 and 69 years old, are relatively active, and are wealthy. Florida is one of their favorite destinations, but you […]

28 10, 2019

Taxing the Wealthy: The “Death Tax” Is the Wealth Tax

October 28th, 2019|Financial, Tax, Uncategorized|0 Comments

One of the hot-button issues of the 2020 presidential election is the prospect of a wealth tax.  This controversial policy proposal is a central talking point of White House hopefuls, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who advocate levying a tax on America’s highest-income households.  For example, Senator Warren proposes a 2% tax on households with assets […]