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United States Government: Closed for Business

By: Akia Espioza, Senior Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

A Government Shutdown occurs when Congress and the President
fail to sign a budget for the next fiscal year. During a shutdown, federal
agencies that are considered ‘nonessential’ are forced to close, until new
funding legislation is passed. However, these ‘nonessential’ agencies become […]

February 18th, 2019|Executive Branch, Governments, Trending|0 Comments

Where is Florida’s High Court Going? (And Who Will Take Them There?)

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

Article 5, section 8 of the Florida Constitution states, “No justice or judge shall serve after attaining the age of seventy years except upon temporary assignment or to complete a term, one-half of which has been served.” What this means in practical […]

December 30th, 2018|Blog, Florida, Governments, State|0 Comments

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

Sexual Assault: The War the American Military Keeps Losing

By: Jonathan Negron Kernizan, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

It is no secret that sexual harassment and sexual assault are a significant problem in the military. As part of an effort to combat that issue, the Department of Defense hired RAND Corporation to conduct an independent evaluation. On September 21, […]

December 17th, 2018|Blog, Governments, Military, Trending|0 Comments

Shouldn’t Criminal Justice Live Up to Its Name? A Call to Forego Felony Murder and Consider Felony Manslaughter.

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

At just sixteen years old, A’Donte Washington was shot four times and killed by an anonymous police officer. The officer will face no consequence for this murder, but another person will. Washington’s friend Lakeith Smith, who was only 15 at the time […]

Sixth United States Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds First Amendment by its Ruling on President Trump’s Alleged Incitement of a Riot

By: John Jordan, Staff Editor, J.D. Candidate, December 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court ofAppeals, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, ruled on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 that President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump’s public statements as a presidential candidate at a March 1, 2016 rally in Louisville, Kentucky […]

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|2 Comments