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20 11, 2018

A Botched Medical Review System

November 20th, 2018|Blog, Cases, Criminal Law, Health Law, Torts, Trending|0 Comments

By: Riona Maharaj, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, December 2019, 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 […]

19 11, 2018

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

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

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 […]

13 11, 2018

Euthanasia on the Opposite End of Corporal Punishment: Hypocritical Standpoint?

November 13th, 2018|Criminal Law, Elder Law, Florida, Human Rights|0 Comments

By: Ashley Ann Bryan, Comments Editor, J.D. Candidate, December 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

With the growth of technology and great advancement of modern-day medicine, there should be a reconsideration of the legality and use of euthanasia. However, there continues to be a reluctance in this regard, while the legality and support of capital punishment […]

7 11, 2018

Don’t Shoot the Messenger: The Surprising Similarities Between the Treatment of Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford

November 7th, 2018|Blog, Cases, Governments, Supreme Court, Trending|0 Comments

By: Natasha Mathurin, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

It’s a pretty safe assumption to make, to say that you have been living under a rock, if you haven’t heard about the sexual assault allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford against, Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Blasey, a […]

5 11, 2018

Man’s Best Friend Saves the Day, Once Again

November 5th, 2018|Blog, Cases, Criminal Law, Evidence|0 Comments

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

Usually, it is Timmy who pleads to his companion, Lassie, to find help when he is in a sticky predicament; this time, it was Joshua Horner, a man in Oregon who needed to find Lucy, a black Labrador, that could reverse […]

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 […]