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Don’t Shoot the Messenger: The Surprising Similarities Between the Treatment of Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford

By: Natasha Mathurin, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

It’s a pretty safe assumption to make, to say that you have been living under a rock, if you haven’t heard about the sexual assault allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford against, Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Blasey, a […]

November 7th, 2018|Blog, Cases, Governments, Supreme Court, Trending|0 Comments

Emotional(ly) (Un)Support(ed)?Multiple Airlines To Enact Stricter Guidelines Regarding Emotional Support Animals On Flights

By: Jesse Ochoa, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

If you had to pick between a screaming seven-year-old sitting behind you, kicking your seat, or a peacock perched beside you, stealing every peanut from your hand that you are about to eat, which of the lesser two evils would you pick? Now, […]

April 28th, 2018|Animal Rights, Blog, Governments, Health Law|0 Comments

Emotional Support or Abuse? Airline Passengers Abuse the System to Fly with Fido

Jennifer Weiss, J.D. Candidate, December 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, in struts a peacock named Dexter, ticket in hand (or shall I say beak), ready to board his United Airlines flight at Newark Liberty International Airport. United refused Dexter entry into the main cabin due to his […]

April 27th, 2018|Animal Rights, Blog, Governments, Health Law|0 Comments

Education Reform: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back

By: Jeremy Skinner, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Since Donald Trump has taken office, the news has had trouble keeping up with some of the swift changes made by the Trump Administration. The news has had to report on policy reforms surrounding immigration, health care, and military spending. They have also had […]

April 23rd, 2018|Blog, Education, Executive Branch, Governments|0 Comments

Cell Site Location Information and the Fourth Amendment

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

On November 29, 2017, the United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Carpenter v. United States. This case arose out of a series of robberies involving the theft of hundreds of cellphones. But the issue in this case was not […]

Art Who’s Provenance is a Reminder of the Holocaust and of a Museum’s Disregard for a Family Affected by the Holocaust

By: John Jordan, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In Zuckerman v. Metropolitan Museum of Art, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York properly dismissed the replevin and conversion claims of Laurel Zuckerman, the representative of the estate of Alice Leffman, which alleged that the Met lacked good […]

April 15th, 2018|Blog, Business, Contracts, Financial, Governments|0 Comments

“If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix it” … New Title IX Approach to Sexual Misconduct in Universities

By: Ashley-Ann Bryan, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. More specifically, Title IX aims to protect both men and women form sexual harassment and violence in educational institutions that receive federal funding. The law provides that “once a school […]

Death with Dignity Act: Oregon’s Merciful Law

By: Jennifer Garcia, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Whether terminally ill patients have a right to end their life, and thereby their pain and suffering, has been debated for ages.  In the United States, the practice of physician-assisted death is prohibited in most states by either an express statute or application […]

April 9th, 2018|Blog, Criminal Law, Governments, Human Rights|0 Comments

Second Amendment? Or Second Guessing?

By: Victor Gabuardi, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The Second Amendment guarantees that a “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  This constitutional protection has caused extreme outrage in America […]

Hurricane Irma Relief: How the New Tax Bill Eliminates Oppressive FPL Hurricane Charges

By: Danielle DeMahy, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

From August 31, 2017 until September 11, 2017, Hurricane Irma pummeled through the Caribbean islands and approximately nine (9) U.S. states.  Hurricane Irma, known one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the Caribbean and Florida, left unimaginable damage to any […]

April 5th, 2018|Blog, Financial, Governments, Tax|0 Comments