STLR Forum

/Trending
­

A Botched Medical Review System

By: Riona Maharaj, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, December 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

You go into the hospital for a forty-five-minute surgery to alleviate your chronic back pain, the result of being a truck driver for nearly two decades. As you awaken from the anesthesia you hear the panicked medical staff around you. They are […]

November 20th, 2018|Blog, Cases, Criminal Law, Health Law, Torts, Trending|0 Comments

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

#TIMESUP YouTube

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

With the ever growing expansion of YouTube celebrities and influencers comes a dark side: sexual misconduct.  Sexual misconduct is an umbrella term for actions that are sexual in nature and are conducted without consent. Typically, sexual misconduct involves situations where power dynamics in […]

Solutions to Ending School Shootings Requires Sacrifices Most Americans Are Unwilling to Make

By: Kristen Chirino, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Once again, the nation is faced with yet another school shooting.  On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School opened fire in the hallways after pulling the fire alarm, killing seventeen people, fourteen students and three faculty. […]

May 1st, 2018|Blog, Criminal Law, Gun Rights, Trending|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 […]

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 […]

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

Saint or Sinner? Man Convicted of Using Santeria to Coerce Victims into Having Sex

By: Cynthia Ventura, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On September 22, 2017, Sergio Carmona-Martinez was found guilty by a jury of five counts of sexual battery on a victim between the ages of twelve and eighteen. Carmona-Martinez, who knew both victims, told the first girl that she was surrounded by a “bad […]

September 28th, 2017|Blog, Criminal Law, Trending|0 Comments

Too Hot to Bother: Eleven Elderly Patients Dead. But Who’s to Blame?

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

We’ve all woken up in the dead of night and felt the colony of sweat beads dancing over our skin. The dense air roasting us like a sauna. Our bodies tossing and turning in a heat of confusion, as we start tugging at our […]

September 26th, 2017|Blog, Criminal Law, Trending|0 Comments

Whose Data Is It Anyway? How Large Companies Handle (Or Don’t) Their Breaches

By: Brian Saenz, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Recently, one of the three credit giants, Equifax, informed the public that about 143 million customers had their private data breached by hackers. This ‘private data’ includes names, birth dates, social security numbers, and addresses. This pretty much covers everything a hacker would need […]

September 25th, 2017|Blog, Business, Financial, Trending|0 Comments