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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 […]

“Juvenile Justice on Appeal” Inspires ABA Resolution

BY ADRIENNE SCHEFFEY — Professor Megan Annitto’s article, Juvenile Justice on Appeal, published in Issue 3, Volume 66 of the University of Miami Law Review, has served as the catalyst for a recent resolution by the American Bar Association (“ABA”). Professor Annitto’s article was the source of much attention when it was first published, allowing […]

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 […]