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A Conviction That Will Most Likely Never Be EXECUTED.

By: Candice Izaquirre, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On January 6th 2017, Esteban Santiago opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport killing five people and wounding six others in the baggage claim area. Santiago used a 9mm pistol, which he had checked on his flight from Anchorage, Alaska.

A federal grand jury returned […]

March 7th, 2017|Blog, Human Rights, Issues|0 Comments

When is Young, Too Young to be Tried as an Adult?

By: Elizabeth Irazabal, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Is juvenile behavior truly malleable? Or is a juvenile’s behavior stagnant, so as to let deterrence be the motive behind their punishment? This is the difference that underlies the juvenile justice system and the adult criminal justice system. The juvenile justice system focuses on the […]

March 6th, 2017|Blog, Human Rights|0 Comments

Human Trafficking—The Modern Day Slavery

By: Heather Carnegie, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Today, human trafficking is considered to be the modern day equivalent of slavery. Human trafficking is defined as a crime involving the exploitation of someone for the purposes of commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. What a lot of people […]

February 28th, 2017|Blog, Human Rights|0 Comments