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National Referendums on Federal Constitutional and Legislative Issues: Can the Public Have a Direct Say?

MATTHEW CASBARRO—On January 4th, 2019, Senator Ted Cruz proposed a constitutional amendment that would place limits on Congressional terms. The proposed amendment would limit United States Senators and House Representatives to two six-year terms and three two-year terms, respectively. There are currently no term limits for either of the chambers of our Federal Legislature, though […]

Trump’s Border Wall: Waive Goodbye to Environmental Protection

JACOB HENSCH—Since Trump issued Executive Order 13767, “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has waived dozens of environmental laws for border wall construction projects in California, Texas, and New Mexico. The waivers were issued pursuant to section 102(c) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 […]

How Should the Government Respond to Big Pharma’s Role in the Opioid Epidemic?

CASEY SOARES—My friend Danny woke up Christmas morning to news that his neighbor died from an opioid overdose overnight. Although Danny found the news upsetting, he was not surprised; Danny lives in Taunton, Massachusetts, a city struggling with the opioid epidemic. Embed from Getty Images Every day, more than 100 people die from opioid overdose. […]

2019 Symposium Spotlight: Melissa Medina

ELISABETH RABIN—This February, University of Miami Law Review’s annual symposium will examine the ways that attorneys, financiers, and other professionals guide their clients through cross-border investments and disputes, as well as the growth in international career opportunities that will accompany Miami’s transition from a regional hub to a “hemispheric innovation center.” Melissa Medina, president of […]

Tweeting Beyond Borders: Can Foreign Governments Compel Twitter to Release Private Data?

CAITLYN CULLEN—On October 28, Brazilians elected right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro as their next president. Bolsonaro secured nearly 55% of Brazilians’ votes with a campaign that was heavily centered on his social media presence. Election results were met with a wave of both celebration and protest across the country, which comes as no surprise given the […]