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Women Should Not Have to Decide Between a Career or Having Children; Women Can Do Both

By: Yesenia Alfonso, Executive Notes and Comments Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Traditionally, women are expected to become mothers and care for their children. How can a new mother care for her child if the mother has to return to work immediately because she cannot afford to have twelve (12) […]

February 22nd, 2019|Employment Law, Social Issues, Trending|0 Comments

Sexual Harassment in the Entertainment Industry: How Non-Disclosure Agreements Perpetuate Sexual Misconduct

By: Gianni Piantini, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In the wake of a cascade of sexual harassment accusations from dozens of celebrities against other celebrities in power, the attention has turned to Hollywood by questioning it as to why the entertainment industry has not instilled regulations to prevent such sexual […]

Will Florida’s Supreme Court Stand for Self-Defense?

By: Tahimi Magrans, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The highly criticized “Stand Your Ground Law” is up to the Florida Supreme Court. However, the question before the Court is not whether it is constitutional but whether it applies to cases retroactively that were pending at the time the statute became […]

December 27th, 2018|Cases, Criminal Law, Evidence|0 Comments

Facebook’s Platform is Facilitating Employers’ Discriminatory Practice

By: Layla Nguyen, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, it is unlawful to limit job postings to one sex or on the basis of age. But how are employers still able to segregate […]

Gamblers Hit the Jackpot in Landmark Decision

By: Ernesto Rivero, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court struck down federal law that banned sports betting across the nation. The overturn of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act now placed the power with each States legislation to legalize sports gambling within their […]

December 20th, 2018|Cases, Financial, Florida, Governments|0 Comments

Should the Mentally Ill be Legally Obligated to Take Medications?

By: Michelle Gonzalez, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In January of 1999, a thirty-two-year-old journalist, Kendra Webdale was pushed into the path of an oncoming subway train in Manhattan by a twenty-nine-year-old with a long history of mental illness, Andrew Goldstein. Kendra would probably still be alive if Andrew Goldstein had been taking […]

December 19th, 2018|Human Rights, Mental Health|0 Comments

The Inevitable 911 Call: Living While Black

By: Tracey Joseph, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On April 12, 2018, two African-American men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, arrived at a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia to use the restroom while they waited for a business meeting with a friend. However, they were turned away because they were […]

December 14th, 2018|Social Issues, Trending|0 Comments

Biological Fathers Win Big in a Florida Supreme Court Decision Over a Common Law Rule Regarding Parental Rights

By: Franklin Sandrea-Rivero, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On June 28, 2018, the Supreme Court of Florida resolved a decades-old conflict between the Florida district courts of appeal over the question of whether a biological father ever has standing to rebut the common law presumption of legitimacy. The presumption of […]

November 19th, 2018|Blog, Family Law, Florida, Supreme Court|0 Comments