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16 10, 2018

Blackballed: A Colin Kaepernick Story

October 16th, 2018|Blog, Contracts, First Amendment, Free Speech, Sports and Entertainment Law|0 Comments

By: Jeremy Skinner, Managing Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Was Colin Kaepernick blackballed from joining a National Football League “NFL” team? That is what one Court will find out. Colin Kaepernick, a former San Francisco 49ers starting QB, initially filed a grievance against the NFL claiming that the owners “conspired […]

11 10, 2018

Military: “Civilians are Nasty”

October 11th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

By: Yesenia Alfonso, Executive Notes and Comments Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

There is a widening gap between the Military and society. The U.S. military trains their troops to believe that all civilians are nasty. The Military believe to be at a higher standard of respect and discipline, whereas civilians […]

9 10, 2018

Turning up the Heat on OSHA

October 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By: Christina Trueba, Executive Notes and Comments Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Being from Miami, Florida, I, like so many that live here, am used to the heat. However, many of us are accustomed to leaving our air conditioned home, getting into our air conditioned car, to then arrive […]

1 10, 2018

Falcon v. State: Should the Florida Supreme Court Have Opened the Door for Sentencing Review of Juveniles Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder?

October 1st, 2018|Abstract, Cases, Criminal Law, Florida, Issues, Latest Articles|0 Comments

By: Jamie Mathis, Editor-in-Chief, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law

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In Florida, and other states across the country, hundreds of juvenile murderers are getting a second chance at having a life outside of prison. These are juveniles who were convicted and sentenced to life in prison decades ago, but because of the […]

17 09, 2018

Is It the End for Duck Boat Tours?

September 17th, 2018|Blog, Cases, Maritime/Admiralty Law, Torts|0 Comments

By: Akia Espinoza, Senior Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

A $100 million wrongful death suit has recently been filed because of the deaths of seventeen passengers on a duck boat tour. On July 19, a severe thunderstorm rolled through Branson, Missouri, causing passengers in a duck boat tour […]

5 05, 2018

#TIMESUP YouTube

May 5th, 2018|Blog, Creative, Criminal Law, Human Rights, Media Law, Sports and Entertainment Law, Trending|0 Comments

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 […]

2 05, 2018

Does an Unauthorized Driver have a Societal Expectation of Privacy in a Rental Car for Fourth Amendment Rights?

May 2nd, 2018|Blog, Cases, Criminal Law, Fourth Amendment|0 Comments

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

Justice Anthony Kennedy stated, “Asking questions is an essential part of police investigation. In the ordinary sense a police officer is free to ask a person for identification without implicating the Fourth Amendment.” The Fourth Amendment allows an officer to conduct a traffic […]

1 05, 2018

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

May 1st, 2018|Blog, Criminal Law, Gun Rights, Trending|0 Comments

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. […]

29 04, 2018

Are Your Private Social Media Photos, in Fact… Private?

April 29th, 2018|Blog, Cases, First Amendment, Free Speech, Media Law|0 Comments

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

Kelly Forman (“Forman”) sued Mark Henkin (“Henkin”) alleging that his negligence caused her to fall off one of the horses he owns when Henkin provided her a with defective stirrup. Following the fall, Forman suffered permanent physical, mental, and psychological injuries. She was […]

28 04, 2018

Emotional(ly) (Un)Support(ed)?Multiple Airlines To Enact Stricter Guidelines Regarding Emotional Support Animals On Flights

April 28th, 2018|Animal Rights, Blog, Governments, Health Law|0 Comments

By: Jesse Ochoa, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

If you had to pick between a screaming seven-year-old sitting behind you, kicking your seat, or a peacock perched beside you, stealing every peanut from your hand that you are about to eat, which of the lesser two evils would you pick? Now, […]