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When a Counteroffer Becomes an Open Offer

MADISON LEVINE—When negotiating plea deals under recommended sentencing guidelines, a judge may offer a downward departure to a defendant only when there exists an open offer by the state. According to State v. Lago, “the Court is prohibited from extending or accepting a plea that would result in a downward departure sentence once the state’s […]

UMLR Proudly Presents its Candidate Class for Volume 72

The University of Miami Law Review is thrilled to welcome the newest candidates to the UMLR family and network. Congratulations to the following candidates; we look forward to working with you! Bettge, Paige Bielski, Keelin Cheney, Megan Dilts, Nicholas Dudley, Alexander Feldman, Sydney Frucht, Maya * Grzelak, Filip * Guernsey, Daniel Jorgensen, Josephine * Kasten, Fredric * […]

Married on Saturday, Fired on Monday

JOANNE SCHIFFER—Over the past few decades, there has been an ongoing debate over what it means to discriminate “because of . . . sex” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII states: It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer – (1) to fail or refuse to hire […]

FOIA: So Hot Right Now

JENNY LEDIG—A president riding into office on the mantra “drain the swamp” might suggest an administration that would embrace the purpose of the Freedom of Information Act, facilitating government transparency and accountability. But now, after President Trump’s 100th day in office, his team so far shows no intention of increasing transparency under his administration. History […]