The current Members and Candidates of the University of Miami Law Review, Volume 70, would like to extend our most sincere congratulations to all of the UMLR Alumni who recently learned that they passed the Bar Examination. The Bar Examination is grueling in any state, but, in Florida, the two-day Exam is a particularly demanding requirement for admission to […]
BY ARI EZRA WALDMAN, 69 U. Miami L. Rev. 559 (2015). Introduction: Most individuals think of the private world as a place distinct or separate from other people. Private spheres presume the existence of public spheres, but only as things from which to detach. I disagree. What follows is a reorientation of the way we think about […]
BY MALLORY MEADS—Today, more than 70% of individuals earning a bachelor’s degree graduate with debt. Shockingly, this means that more than 40 million Americans have taken on debt in order to help finance their education. Still, with higher education often being viewed as “the surest ticket to the middle class and beyond,” the issue of student […]
The “Surge”: The Tug-Of-War Between a Clogged Immigration System and Humanitarian Help for Unaccompanied Minors
“Adrian grew up mostly on the streets in Guatemala City, his abusive father a crack addict and his mother everywhere but around, leaving him with a thin, green-eyed prostitute friend who would sometimes have sex with johns right there next to him. He’d seen robberies, stabbings, shootings; he’d never once set foot in a classroom. […]
BY BRETT MORITZ—The United States has made notable changes to their foreign policy in recent weeks. The relationship between the United States and Cuba has changed dramatically with the recent decision to normalize diplomatic relations. This dramatic reversal comes after months of progressive thawing. Also, the United States has recently engaged Iran in high-level talks […]
BY ISEL PEREZ — In 1978, Congress amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by adding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), which prohibits sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. 42 U. S. C. § 2000e(k). The second clause of the PDA provides that employers must treat “women affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or […]
Expensive Litigation Leads to the Closure of Art Authentication Services, Leaves Much of the Art World in Limbo
BY BAYLEE SHIENBAUM — On March 6, 2015, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the most recent case in a stream of high profile disputes over authentication of contemporary art. In Bilinski v. Keith Haring Found., Inc., Elizabeth Bilinski and nineteen other art collectors sued the Keith Haring Foundation […]
Rodriguez v. United States: Does the Fourth Amendment Permit Suspicionless Dog Sniffs After a Completed Traffic Stop?
BY JANELLY CRESPO — On January 21, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Rodriguez v. United States, a case that will help define the proper limits of a traffic stop, including whether officers can extend a traffic stop to conduct a dog sniff. The Court granted certiorari in order to consider whether officers […]
Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: Will the Supreme Court Put a Rubber Stamp on Political Gerrymandering?
BY RAVIKA RAMESHWAR — State safeguards to prevent partisan gerrymandering are facing a constitutional hurdle in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday, May 4, 2015, to determine if states have the right to limit or abolish state legislative authority to draw boundaries for […]