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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, Member-Candidate, 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 D. Ochoa, Member-Candidate, 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? […]

27 04, 2018

Emotional Support or Abuse? Airline Passengers Abuse the System to Fly with Fido

April 27th, 2018|Animal Rights, Blog, Governments, Health Law|0 Comments

By: Jennifer Weiss, J.D. Candidate, December 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, in struts a peacock named Dexter, ticket in hand (or shall I say beak), ready to board his United Airlines flight at Newark Liberty International Airport. United refused Dexter entry into the main cabin due to […]

26 04, 2018

Like Father, Like (Grand)son: A Virginia Man is Arrested and Charged After Impregnating his Biological Twenty Year Old Daughter

April 26th, 2018|Blog, Criminal Law, Family Law|0 Comments

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

In 1998, Steven Walter Pladl and his then wife had a baby girl, Katie Rose, who was later adopted out-of-state. When Katie turned eighteen, she turned to social media in an attempt to locate her biological parents. After successfully finding them and communicating for […]

25 04, 2018

Pressures Stemming from Florida’s Death Penalty Could Lead to the United States Supreme Court

April 25th, 2018|Blog, Cases, Criminal Law, Florida|0 Comments

By: Luis A. Garcia Jr., J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In 2016, the United States Supreme Court in Hurst v. Florida held Florida’s sentencing scheme was unconstitutional because it gave more power to the judges rather than the juries. “The Sixth Amendment requires a jury, not a judge, to find each fact […]

24 04, 2018

Got Informed Consent?

April 24th, 2018|Blog, Elder Law, Health Law, Human Rights|0 Comments

By: Christina Trueba, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Hubert Humphrey once said, “the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the […]

23 04, 2018

Education Reform: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back

April 23rd, 2018|Blog, Education, Executive Branch, Governments|1 Comment

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

Since Donald Trump has taken office, the news has had trouble keeping up with some of the swift changes made by the Trump Administration. The news has had to report on policy reforms surrounding immigration, health care, and military spending. They have also had […]