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Pelvic Exams WITHOUT Consent Are Legal

Imagine going to the hospital for uncontrollable vomiting. After an ultrasound and blood work, doctors are unable to figure out what is wrong. A doctor asks if they could run a test for sexually transmitted infections and you decline. The vomiting continues and so they prescribe you a powerful sedative to stop you from throwing […]

April 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Life with the Possibility of Parole is No Possibility at All for Florida Juveniles

In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court held, in Miller v. Alabama, that for juveniles, mandatory life without parole sentences violate the Eighth Amendment. 567 U.S. 460, 479 (2012). Miller set a new standard for sentencing juvenile offenders which mandated that judges consider that the “transient rashness, proclivity for risk, and inability to assess consequences both […]

April 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Handwritten No More: Prescriptions Required to be Electronic

Deciphering a doctor’s handwriting on a prescription may soon be a thing of the past in Florida. While federal law will already require prescriptions for certain controlled substances to be transmitted electronically starting January 1, 2021, Florida has expanded the federal law. Going into effect a year earlier, on January 1, 2020, HB 831 requires […]

March 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Florida’s Proposed Guardianship Reform Leads to Preventing Abuse and Exploitation of Vulnerable Seniors

Florida is one of the leading states with the highest population of senior citizens. However, this group is known to be more vulnerable to bad actors that could potentially take advantage of them either financially or physically. In order to avoid such harm to a vulnerable person, “a guardianship is a legal proceeding in which […]

March 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CORONA VIRUS, FIND YOUR BEACH

The COVID-19 pandemic is in full effect and drastically impacting the entire globe. Its effects are unpredictable and causing local and national governments to react in an unprecedented manner. Whether the virus is something to worry about is still disputed by the public. However, most will agree that government action is necessary. At this time […]

March 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

COVID-19 and the Law: How COVID-19 is Affecting Our Legal Rights

Hand-shaking has turned onto foot-to-foot greetings, “bless you” lost the meaning of health, and face-to-face is now in a virtual platform. The COVID-19 outbreak has and continues to turn our world upside down. But summer without beaches in Miami should not be our biggest concern. More than half of American jobs are at risk because […]

March 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Power and Race: A Comprehensive View of their Intervention with Justice Through the Shattering Rose Colored Lenses of R. Kelly

Dubbed by millions as the “King of R&B,” multi-platinum award winning recording artist Robert Kelly, simply known as R. Kelly, has sold over 75 million records worldwide, won multiple Grammys, and been named the most successful R&B artist in history by Billboard.  The African American community that has worshipped him for decades formed an army-like […]

February 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Drive Sober, or Your Car Won’t Start: Alcohol Detection Systems and The Fight to End Drunk Driving By 2024

Manufacturers build in safety technologies like seat belts and airbags to protect people from injuries and death. Imagine a person steps into his car, and before he or she can drive the car, he or she must pass an alcohol test through a touch-based or breath-based system built into the car. The Reduce Impaired Driving for […]

January 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

UNLEVEL PLAYING FIELD

Can inclusion ever reach a point of abuse? This has been the big debate concerning transgender females competing in women sports. Where identity and biology get into a clash, does identity trump biology? Should there be separate competitions? How does this affect biological women and the future of sports?

Biological men that identify as females and […]

December 16th, 2019|Issues, LGBT Rights, Social Issues, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Ten Days in Jail for Missing Jury Duty an Excessive Punishment?

“Jury service is one of the most important civic duties you can perform. The protection of rights and liberties in federal courts largely is achieved through the teamwork of a judge and jury.”  There are certain qualifications that need to be satisfied in order for an individual to be randomly selected for jury duty.

On August 20, […]

November 19th, 2019|Florida, Uncategorized|0 Comments