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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

Sexual Harassment in the Entertainment Industry: How Non-Disclosure Agreements Perpetuate Sexual Misconduct

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

In the wake of a cascade of sexual harassment accusations from dozens of celebrities against other celebrities in power, the attention has turned to Hollywood by questioning it as to why the entertainment industry has not instilled regulations to prevent such sexual […]

Workplace Sexual Harassment and Assault: How 1991 and 2018 are not that Different

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

Sexual harassment and sexual assault seem all too common in today’s work environment. According to a recent poll conducted by Edison Research titled Sexual Harassment in the workplace #metoo, men, women, and the gig economy, 27 percent of women have experienced sexual […]

December 29th, 2018|Cases, Employment Law, Social Issues, Trending|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

The Inevitable 911 Call: Living While Black

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

On April 12, 2018, two African-American men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, arrived at a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia to use the restroom while they waited for a business meeting with a friend. However, they were turned away because they were […]

December 14th, 2018|Social Issues, Trending|0 Comments

A Botched Medical Review System

By: Riona Maharaj, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, December 2018, 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 […]