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17 12, 2018

Sexual Assault: The War the American Military Keeps Losing

December 17th, 2018|Blog, Governments, Military, Trending|0 Comments

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, […]

17 12, 2018

Law and Disorder: The Movement to End Rape Kit Backlogging

December 17th, 2018|Criminal Law, Evidence|0 Comments

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

Twenty-three-year-old Melissa Souto walked into the hospital with her parents by her side. Eye contact was avoided, and the feeling of shame consumed her. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner walked out and called Melissa to enter the examining room.  The nurse’s kind demeanor […]

14 12, 2018

The Inevitable 911 Call: Living While Black

December 14th, 2018|Social Issues, Trending|0 Comments

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

On April 12, 2018, two African-American men, Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, arrived at a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia to use the restroom while they waited for a business meeting with a friend. However, they were turned away because they were […]

13 12, 2018

NFL Hall of Famers Want a Piece of the Pie

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

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, […]

12 12, 2018

You Are What You Eat, and You Pay for It

December 12th, 2018|Financial, Health Law|0 Comments

By Heidy Gonzalez, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In 2015-2016, about 93.3 million American adults were considered obese. Obesity trends show that the amount of Americans impacted is consistently on the rise.  Not surprisingly, another upward trend is the cost of health insurance.  In 2016, Americans spent $3.4 trillion on health […]

12 12, 2018

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

December 12th, 2018|Blog, Cases, Criminal Law, Evidence, Governments, International, Web Exclusives|0 Comments

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 […]

11 12, 2018

Artificial Intelligence and the Legal Profession: No Longer a Sci-Fi Fantasy

December 11th, 2018|Business, Employment Law, Professionalism; Ethics, Technology|0 Comments

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

Imagine the following scenario: Mr. C is a repeat offender, having committed several non-violent petty crimes over his criminal career. One day, Mr. C is arrested yet again, arraigned, and eventually sentenced to 20 years in prison for violating the newly enacted […]

11 12, 2018

The (Un)Bias in Artificial Intelligence for Hiring Decisions

December 11th, 2018|Business, Employment Law, Technology|0 Comments

By: Leah Maurer, Member Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Artificial intelligence (“AI”) is being used more and more frequently by human resource departments and in employment decisions. AI can be involved from the start of finding job applicants and sorting through resumes, to the most recent use of actually conducting job […]

10 12, 2018

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

December 10th, 2018|Blog, Cases, Executive Branch, First Amendment, Free Speech, Governments|0 Comments

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 […]

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 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 […]