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The Limited Liability of Mass Shootings in Florida

NICHOLAS RITORNATO—The victims and families of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that occurred on Valentine’s Day 2018 were recently dealt a severe blow by the Supreme Court of Florida. On Thursday, September 24, 2020, the Court handed down rulings in two cases, Barnett v. State and Guttenberg v. The School Board […]

Blockchain Voting: An Answer To Settle The Mail-In Voting Debate?

LOGAN SANDLER— As the U.S. presidential election races into the final stretch, one question has remained atop the headlines: will the expected surge of mail-in ballots overwhelm the postal service? On September 17, 2020, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, in a discussion concerning pre-election preparations, asked Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, “[W]hat is your specific […]

UMLR and UMBLSA Special Issue of Caveat

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, our nation has reckoned with protests, demonstrations, and civic unrest. We have witnessed a model for change on the local level in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reformers have called for state and federal legislators to pass a police reform bill that adequately addresses the issue of police brutality. However, we […]

Are Some Cryptocurrencies a Type of Security? Congress Seems to Think So

ROSANA B. FERNANDEZ—Since its inception in 2009, governments all over the world have been struggling with how to regulate cryptocurrencies. Congress seems to have come up with a solution: calling it a security. As Congress prepared for their holiday recess, the House of Representatives introduced the “Cryptocurrency Act of 2020.” The bill’s stated purpose is […]

Combatting Unsolicited Text Messages: When Will Courts Draw a Line?

LAUREN THRONSON—Almost everyone understands the headache of spam callers dialing your cellphone, as well as the similar annoyance of receiving an unsolicited advertisement through a text message.  While Congress has tried to curb unsolicited calls to your home phone through the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the TCPA seems wildly underprepared for the modern era: […]