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18 02, 2019

United States Government: Closed for Business

February 18th, 2019|Executive Branch, Governments, Trending|0 Comments

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 […]

11 02, 2019

Lethal Injection or Lethal Litigation: Florida’s Amended Lethal Injection Protocol Opens the Door for Cries of Cruel and Unusual Punishment

February 11th, 2019|Abstracts, Featured Home, Florida, Issues, Latest Articles|0 Comments

By: Cynthia Ventura, Articles Solicitation Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

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Capital punishment in the United States and its tolerability as a constitutional form of punishment has long been recognized and debated over since its inception.  In Florida, lethal injection has been the primary method of execution since the 1990s. In […]

11 02, 2019

Defending Self-Defense: Why Florida Should Follow the Eleven States That Already Allow for Campus Carry

February 11th, 2019|Abstracts, Featured Home, Florida, Gun Rights, Issues, Latest Articles|0 Comments

By: Jennifer Garcia, Executive Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

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Most states have allowed for their citizens to carry concealed weapons as
long as they become licensed by the state; Florida is one of them. However,
this concealed carry right is limited in that concealed weapon permit holders
are prohibited from carrying on college […]

30 12, 2018

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

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

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 […]

30 12, 2018

South Florida’s Disastrous Traffic Problem

December 30th, 2018|Florida|0 Comments

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

The Sunshine state is the third-most populated state in the country, with a populace that grows at a rate of about one thousand residents per day. This consistent influx of new Floridians has an adverse effect on our already strained traffic patterns. […]

29 12, 2018

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

December 29th, 2018|Business, Contracts, Financial, Social Issues, Sports and Entertainment Law, Trending|0 Comments

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 […]

29 12, 2018

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

December 29th, 2018|Cases, Employment Law, Social Issues, Trending|0 Comments

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 […]

28 12, 2018

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

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

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 […]

27 12, 2018

Will Florida’s Supreme Court Stand for Self-Defense?

December 27th, 2018|Cases, Criminal Law, Evidence|0 Comments

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

The highly criticized “Stand Your Ground Law” is up to the Florida Supreme Court. However, the question before the Court is not whether it is constitutional but whether it applies to cases retroactively that were pending at the time the statute became […]

27 12, 2018

Stand Your Ground: Florida Is Your Castle

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

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 […]