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Where is Florida’s High Court Going? (And Who Will Take Them There?)

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

Article 5, section 8 of the Florida Constitution states, “No justice or judge shall serve after attaining the age of seventy years except upon temporary assignment or to complete a term, one-half of which has been served.” What this means in practical […]

December 30th, 2018|Blog, Florida, Governments, State|0 Comments

Airbnb’s Fight with Miami Over Short-Term Rentals Continues

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

In today’s society, Airbnb makes it possible for people to stay virtually everywhere, including right next door in your neighbor’s apartment. However, short-term rentals (less than 28 nights) are causing some problems for Airbnb. Recently, Miami Beach had made it illegal to […]

December 28th, 2018|Blog, Cases, Florida, State, Third DCA|0 Comments

Stand Your Ground: Florida Is Your Castle

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

Florida statute § 776.012(2) has been a subject of controversy since its enactment in 2005. The statute commonly referred to as the “Stand Your Ground” law, states that “ person is justified in using or threatening to use deadly force if he […]

December 27th, 2018|Blog, Criminal Law, Florida, State, Web Exclusives|0 Comments

Tipping Out on Money You Didn’t Make

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

The tipping system is different in all restaurants. Some restaurants allow for a server to personally choose how much to tip the busboy or dishwasher, but most restaurants automatically make the server take out a portion of cash from the sales the […]

December 26th, 2018|Blog, Business, Employment Law, Financial|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

NFL Hall of Famers Want a Piece of the Pie

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

Last week, in a letter signed by Pro Football Hall of Fame board chairman Eric Dickerson, Hall of Famers demanded health insurance as well as an annual salary derived from the National Football League’s yearly revenue. NFL greats such as Jerry Rice, […]

December 13th, 2018|Blog, Business, Contracts, Sports and Entertainment Law|0 Comments

Shouldn’t Criminal Justice Live Up to Its Name? A Call to Forego Felony Murder and Consider Felony Manslaughter.

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

At just sixteen years old, A’Donte Washington was shot four times and killed by an anonymous police officer. The officer will face no consequence for this murder, but another person will. Washington’s friend Lakeith Smith, who was only 15 at the time […]

Sixth United States Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds First Amendment by its Ruling on President Trump’s Alleged Incitement of a Riot

By: John Jordan, Staff Editor, J.D. Candidate, December 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court ofAppeals, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, ruled on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 that President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump’s public statements as a presidential candidate at a March 1, 2016 rally in Louisville, Kentucky […]

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

Biological Fathers Win Big in a Florida Supreme Court Decision Over a Common Law Rule Regarding Parental Rights

By: Franklin Sandrea-Rivero, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

On June 28, 2018, the Supreme Court of Florida resolved a decades-old conflict between the Florida district courts of appeal over the question of whether a biological father ever has standing to rebut the common law presumption of legitimacy. The presumption of […]

November 19th, 2018|Blog, Family Law, Florida, Supreme Court|0 Comments