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Just Who Is The Enemy In The War Against Opioids?

By: Martha Ferral, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The first step to solving a problem is identifying it, right? Right, so this problem that is seemingly simple is actually quite complex. And the only way to fix it is to have real perspective on this issue.

The opioid crisis is a war that […]

October 25th, 2017|Blog, Business, Criminal Law, Governments|0 Comments

I Know What You Did Last Weekend: Social Media And How It Affects The Lives Of Student-Athletes

By: Rosie Gil, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Homecoming week just ended and you helped your team beat your district rivals in your home field. The team’s captain decided to throw a huge party after you scored the winning touchdown. Most of the city shows up, it gets out of hand, alcohol […]

Prosecutorial Discretion: Absolute or Absolutely Not

By: Jamie Mathis, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

During a press conference on March 15, 2017, newly-elected Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala brazenly announced she “will not pursue the death penalty in any case during her tenure.” This decision also included seeking an alternate punishment other than the death penalty against Markeith […]

October 18th, 2017|Blog, Cases, Criminal Law, Florida, Governments|1 Comment

Ripping Families Apart—The Illusory Protections of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978

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

“Breakfast!!!”—you yell at the top of your lungs as you prepare to serve your children with a helping of scrambled eggs and pancakes before they head to school. You smile, as you watch your children scarf down as much food as they can before […]

October 13th, 2017|Blog, Family Law, Governments, Human Rights|0 Comments

Sovereignty: The Future Legal Battle Over State’s Rights in Requiring a Presidential Candidate to Release Their Tax Returns

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

Recently, the California State Assembly passed a bill that will require future presidential candidates to submit their taxes from the previous five years. The presidential candidate would have to submit their taxes from the previous five years to California’s Secretary of State in order […]

October 10th, 2017|Blog, Executive Branch, Governments|0 Comments

Can the President make Conditional Threats Against Another Country?

By: Christina Trueba, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On September 19, 2017, President Trump gave his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly. At the 72nd Session, the President’s speech gained recognition for saying that, “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself […]

A Tax Lesson from Kansas

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

In 2011, former Senator Sam Brownback was inaugurated as governor of Kansas.  He had been elected on a pledge to drastically cut taxes and reduce unemployment. Having the state legislature firmly in his party’s control he sat out to conduct a “supply-side” […]

October 5th, 2017|Blog, Business, Financial, Governments, Tax|0 Comments

Students “Packing” on College Campuses

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

Florida Republicans are once again trying to introduce multiple gun bills before the Florida Legislature. The “Open Carry and Prohibited Places Reform” bill, sponsored by Senator Greg Steube, will help “expand the places and circumstances under which gun owners can carry their […]

October 3rd, 2017|Blog, Criminal Law, Governments, Gun Rights, Trending|0 Comments

No Healthy Branch of Government Absent Checks and Balances: Congress Sparring with the White House

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

The Framers of the United States Constitution intended for Article I powers to check and balance some Article II powers. When national security and international diplomacy are unstable, the White House needs as much congressional oversight as the Constitution allows.

On Wed., Aug. 2, […]

October 1st, 2017|Blog, Executive Branch, Governments, International|0 Comments

Fixing Chicago’s Public School Crisis Could Fix Chicago’s Gun Violence Crisis

By: Chanae Wood, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

There is no secret that the city of Chicago has received ample attention for its gun violence.  However, there is another issue that the city is facing.  One that, arguably, is the root of its high crime rate –its public school funding crisis. […]

March 31st, 2017|Blog, Governments, Issues, State|0 Comments