Category Archives: Caveat

Petty Offenses Symposium Synopsis

TAMAR EZER & DAVID STUZIN The coronavirus has surfaced inequalities in our society, where poor and marginalized communities are particularly vulnerable to infection and denial of care. In this context, the criminalization of poverty and marginalization can be deadly. In the Fall of 2019, the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Miami (“UM”) School of […]

The Inadequacies of Tinkering: Unmeetable Promises and Failed Incrementalism in U.S. “Prostitution Diversion Programs”

POONAM DARYANI,* ALICE M. MILLER,** & ANN SARNAK*** 75 U. Mia. L. Rev. Caveat 76 (2020). PDF Version Response to Kate Mogulescu, “Your Cervix is Showing: Loitering for Prostitution Policing as Gendered Stop & Frisk.” Introduction Kate Mogulescu’s article, “Your Cervix is Showing: Loitering for Prostitution Policing as Gendered Stop & Frisk” (“‘Your Cervix is Showing’”), […]

Walking While Trans: Policing Women’s Sexuality

ROMAN RODRIGUEZ-TEJERA* 75 U. Mia. L. Rev. Caveat 67 (2020). PDF Version Response to Kate Mogulescu’s article, “Your Cervix is Showing: Loitering for Prostitution Policing as Gendered Stop and Frisk.” Introduction Professor Kate Mogulescu’s article, “Your Cervix is Showing: Loitering for Prostitution Policing as Gendered Stop and Frisk,” discusses the manner in which petty offense […]

Sticky Colonial Criminal Laws

TRACY ROBINSON* 75 U. Mia. L. Rev. Caveat 58 (2020). PDF Version Response to Aneeke Meerkotter’s “Litigating to Protect the Rights of Poor and Marginalized Groups in Urban Spaces.” Across the world, vagrancy offenses criminalize vaguely defined, heterogeneous forms of misconduct loosely associated with idleness.[1] A court attempting to apply such laws has noted that “[t]he […]

Taking Advantage of Political Processes to Challenge the Use of “Idle and Disorderly” Offenses to Police Sexuality in Uganda

ADRIAN JJUUKO* & JUSTINE BALYA**  75 U. Mia. L. Rev. Caveat 43 (2020). PDF Version Response to Anneke Meerkotter’s “Litigating to Protect the Rights of Poor and Marginalized Groups in Urban Spaces.” Introduction In “Litigating to Protect the Rights of Poor and Marginalized Groups in Urban Spaces,” Anneke Meerkotter discusses how advocates use public interest litigation […]