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2015 Symposium Keynote Speaker

 

 

The University of Miami Law Review is so pleased to announce that Justice John Paul Stevens will be the Keynote Speaker at our 2015 Symposum entitled Crime Control as the Governing Conceptual Framework of the Criminal Justice System, We could not be more excited to welcome Justice Stevens to Miami Law and our Symposium. For […]

 

 

No Right to Lie, Cheat, or Steal: Public Good v. Private Order

 

 

BY MADELEINE M. PLASENCIA — Fraud is deceit. And the essence of fraud is, “I create trust in you, and then I betray that trust, and get you to give me something of value.” And as a result, there’s no more effective acid against trust than fraud, especially fraud by top elites, and that’s what […]

 

 

UMLR INSIGHTS

 

 

It’s Facebook Official—ABA Releases Ethics Opinion Addressing Attorneys’ Review of Jurors’ Social Media Accounts

 

 

BY BRITTANY BROOKS –  As the breadth of modern technology and the use of social media grow, the law is forced to grapple with society’s electronic expansion. In the context of professional responsibility, attorneys’ need for direction has become increasingly evident. The public nature of social media and other electronic databases has created new discovery […]

 

 

McCutcheon v. FEC: More Money in Politics, Less Integrity in Democracy?

 

 

BY STEVEN SWARTZ – The United States Supreme Court issued a ruling this month in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission that allows money to play a larger role in political campaigns. The plaintiff, Shaun McCutcheon, is a wealthy Alabama businessman and contributor to the Republican Party. He wanted to donate more than the decades-old aggregate limit […]

 

 

The Florida Supreme Court Makes a Ruling Using Local University Student Handbook; Says to SCOTUS, “Don’t Tase Me, Bro!”

 

 

BY CRAIG TOMPKINS — The Florida Supreme Court, along with several other state supreme courts, over the past twenty years, has attempted to push back against the Supreme Court of the United States’ (“SCOTUS”) precedent on arbitration clauses. As a preliminary matter, the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), as decided by SCOTUS over 40 years ago, […]

 

 

Camera Shy: First-Ever Video of the Supreme Court of the United States Ignites New Demands for Transparency

 

 

BY KELLY BALKIN — “I rise on behalf of the vast majority of the American people, who believe that money is not speech, corporations are not people, and our democracy should not be for sale to the highest bidder. Overturn Citizens United, keep the cap in McCutchenson. The people demand democracy.” These historic words were […]

 

 

New Dimensions: 3D Printing and Intellectual Property Laws

 

 

BY LISA EBENSTEIN — Three dimensional (“3D”) printing has been around since the 1980s, but only recently has the technology become readily available.  3D printing is a process of making a three dimensional solid object from a digital model.  3D printing works by using additive processes, which involve joining successive layers of 2D patterns created […]

 

 

Notorious R.B.G. and the Conundrum of the Life Term

 

 

BY SARA SOLANO – “[A]s long as I can do the job full steam, I will.” –Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg She can perform 20 full push-ups, fearlessly parasail in the French Riviera, overcome cancer twice, and refuse to take time off after cracking two ribs—all while playing a pivotal role in shaping American jurisprudence over […]

 

 

The Supreme Court’s Forthcoming Decision in American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. Will Reshape the Television Broadcast Industry

 

 

BY ERIN SALES — The area of law that governs the entertainment industry will soon find itself in the legal limelight. On January 10, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari to hear a case between television broadcasters that own copyrighted programs and Aereo, a commercial retransmission enterprise. This case presents the […]

 

 

Zero Tolerance Policies in Florida Schools: Shifting from Incapacitation to Rehabilitation

 

 

BY KARLA ALBITE — The Florida system of juvenile justice has achieved a reputation of being highly punitive thanks to its “Tough Love” policy.  This reputation has developed through the state’s zero tolerance approach to school discipline.  Under a zero tolerance regime, any infraction, regardless of the severity, is penalized, and there need be no […]

 

 

SCOTUS Answers the Call to Hear Cases on Warrantless Searches of Cellphones

 

 

BY DANA TURJMAN — On January 17, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari to review two cases challenging law enforcement’s authority to conduct a warrantless search of an arrestee’s cell phone. The petitioners in the cases, United States v. Wurie and Riley v. California, argued that their Fourth Amendment rights were violated when police […]

 

 

Lawyers and Depression: Understanding the Connection

 

 

BY ELIZABETH TRENARY — A recent CNN report is drawing attention to a disturbing statistic: “Lawyers are 3.6 times more likely to suffer from depression than non-lawyers.” There are many reasons why lawyers may suffer from depression at a much higher rate than non-lawyers or other professionals. Being a lawyer can be stressful in many […]

 

 

 

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