Category Archives: Scholarship

Florida Law Makers Threaten the Restoration of Voting Rights: Is It Constitutional?

I. Introduction ANGEL SANCHEZ & ANNEKE DUNBAR-GRONKE—During the November 2018 elections, Floridians overwhelmingly voted to pass Amendment 4, which historically repealed the 150-year-old Jim-Crow era practice of permanently stripping voting rights from those with felony convictions. The Amendment’s passage ensured that all individuals with felony convictions in Florida, except those convicted of murder or a […]

Executive Editor J.P. Shami’s Student Comment Selected as Finalist for Brown Award

The Law Review would like to congratulate UMLR Executive Editor Jean Phillip Shami whose Student Comment, titled “A Promise Realized? A Critical Review of Accountable Care Organizations Since the Enactment of the Affordable Care Act,” has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 Brown Award. The Award, sponsored by the Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation, […]

Privacy as Trust: Sharing Personal Information in the Twenty-First Century

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 […]

The (Non)-Right to Sex

BY MARY ZIEGLER, 69 U. Miami L. Rev. 631 (2015). Introduction: With the growing influence of the marriage equality movement, scholars have criticized the “domesticated liberty” pursued by activists and ratified by the Court. The privileging of marriage and marital-like relationships has prompted intense debate within the gay rights community. Some see access to marriage as a […]

Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric Evidence: Examining the Challenges of Reasoning from Group Data in Psychiatry to Individual Decisions in the Law

BY CARL E. FISHER, DAVID L. FAIGMAN & PAUL S. APPELBAUM, 69 U. Miami L. Rev. 631 (2015). Introduction: In the conventional view, scientific fields advance through the concerted efforts of researchers dedicated to studying phenomena to better describe, predict, and not infrequently, control them. As basic research data accumulate, they often are applied to specific instances of the phenomena being studied. Meteorologists, […]