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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

The Twilight Zone: Puerto Rico’s Treatment under the Internal Revenue Act

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

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has been an U.S. territory since the Treaty of Paris ended the Spanish-American War in 1899. All of its residents are U.S. citizens, and many serve in the United States Armed Forces. Military installations pocket the island, […]

Thank You for the Music: Additional Compensation for Songwriters Under Congress’s Proposed Music Modernization Act

By: Amanda Spencer, Senior Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Imagine you’re a baker, and a consumer comes into your shop wanting to buy a loaf of bread. The posted price on your display is $4.00, but the consumer tells you he only wants to pay $0.03. You’d refuse, right? You’d […]

Student Loan Bill That Will Send You Up The Hill

By: Daniel Joesph, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

H. R. 4508 was introduced in the House during the 1st session of the 115th Congress on the 1st of December, 2017. This Bill is “ support students in completing an affordable postsecondary education that will prepare them to enter the workforce with the […]

February 13th, 2018|Blog, Cases, Financial, Governments, Law Schools|0 Comments

Growing Concerns Regarding the Burden of Proof on Stand Your Ground Pretrial Hearings in Florida

By: Luis A. Garcia Jr., J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In June 2017, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law shifting the burden of proof onto the prosecution when dealing with an immunity known as “Stand Your Ground” during pretrial hearings. According to Florida Statutes § 776.012, a person has […]

November 3rd, 2017|Blog, Cases, Criminal Law, Governments, Gun Rights|0 Comments