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Federal Arbitration Act and Displacement of State Contract Law

November 16th, 2016|

By: Curtis Wuster, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Federal Courts have traditionally deferred to the states in the area of contract law. However, one area where federal courts are beginning to create and develop their own interpretation of contract law is in regards to arbitration agreements. Arbitration requires any legal dispute arising […]

Florida’s Unyielding Federal Disenfranchisement Policy

November 14th, 2016|

By: Jessica Vega, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Under Florida law, federal out of state offenders must seek clemency from Florida’s clemency office, even if their voting rights were previously restored in another state. To qualify for clemency in Florida, the ex-felon must complete his or her entire sentence. Additionally, the ex-felon […]

Swift v. Kardashian & West: Whether Making Swift “Famous” Was Worth the Lawsuit

November 11th, 2016|

By: Amanda Spencer, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The recent celebrity feud between Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and Taylor Swift has many people speculating on whether Taylor could successfully bring a lawsuit against the couple. The feud originated when Kanye released the song “Famous” which refers to Taylor as “that bitch,” and […]

Are Racial Comments Made During Jury Deliberations Grounds for a New Trial?

October 20th, 2016|

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

Is eliminating discrimination during jury deliberations more important than a federal rule of evidence? People face discrimination in many ways and in different aspects of life, but this especially should not be the case in our criminal justice system when a defendant’s conviction depends on […]