Category Archives: Caveat

Or Does it Explode? White Supremacy, Dominion, and the West Coast on Fire

HANNAH GORDON* 75 U. Mia. L. Rev. Caveat 86 (2020). PDF Version The many catastrophes of the year of (y)our Lord 2020 included protests for racial equality and a particularly vicious fire season on the West Coast. This brief Article argues that the two are, in fact, closely connected. In the 1800’s, California outlawed indigenous practices […]

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 […]