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Inter-American Law Review Symposium – February 6, 2015

 

 

Food Safety Modernization Act: The Future of Food Litigation Date:         Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 Time:        8:30am – 2pm Location: Storer Auditorium at the University of Miami’s School of Business, 5250 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146 The University of Miami Inter-American Law Review symposium will focus on the Food […]

 

 

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United States-Cuban Normalized Relations: Major League Baseball’s Role

 

 

BY: JAKE MARCUS On December 17, 2014, the United States and Cuba sought to normalize relations upon the release of U.S. contractor, Alan Gross, from Cuba after being imprisoned since 2009. This means that the U.S. will set up an embassy in Havana, carry on diplomatic relations, and negotiate over trade. Even though the countries […]

 

 

According to The Immigration and Nationality Act, There Were Three Boston Bombers

 

 

BY BENNETT BLACHAR-  Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s horrific acts at the 2013 Boston Marathon deserve no introduction or citations.  Three days later, on the run, they hijacked a Mercedes SUV owned by a Chinese immigrant and entrepreneur known only as “Danny.” Danny facilitated the end of the Tsarnaev manhunt. He escaped their wrath, sprinted across […]

 

 

“Monkey See, Monkey Sue?” American and Argentine Courts Decide Whether to Extend Legal Rights to Apes

 

 

BY VALERIE TOTH- Over the past century, many barriers to political and civil rights based on gender, race, and sexual orientation have gradually been eliminated. Will the modern “human” rights movement evolve to eliminate barriers to these rights based on species? Advocates argue that the great apes—gorillas, orangutans, bonobos and chimpanzees—should be granted personhood status, with […]

 

 

Facebook and Internet Threats: Will the United States Supreme Court Allow a Negligence-Objective Standard to Prove a Threat?

 

 

BY BELKENIA CANDELARIO- On December 1, 2014, the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a major case—Elonis v. United States—concerning fundamental freedom of speech First Amendment rights. The issues before the U.S. Supreme Court are: (1) whether, as a matter of statutory interpretation, conviction of threatening another person under 18 U.S.C. § […]

 

 

Is Jamaica’s New Year’s Resolution to Decriminalize Ganja?

 

 

BY AMANDA ELIZABETH PRESTON- The recent U.S. midterm elections gained attention from an unlikely source in the Caribbean Sea. Members of the Jamaican Government and Cannabis Commercial and Medicinal Research Task Force have praised residents of Oregon, Alaska, and Washington, D.C., for voting to legalize recreational marijuana use and possession. Proponents for the decriminalization of marijuana […]

 

 

Canada, Where You “Have It Your Way”: A Look at the Growing Trend of Tax Inversion

 

 

BY AMY SOTO-  On September 22, 2014, the United States Treasury Department announced a new set of measures aimed at reducing the tax benefits of corporate inversions. The government has struggled as of late to keep U.S.-based companies in America because foreign countries provide a more hospitable tax environment for corporations. The U.S. tax code […]

 

 

Small, But Mighty: Barbuda Shores Up Marine Conservation Laws, Sets New Standard in the Caribbean

 

 

BY KELLY COX- Home to some of the world’s most diverse underwater ecosystems, the Caribbean has seen the quality of their marine resources decline over the years [1]. Threats to marine resources are commonplace as the region sees the increased adverse effects of climate change, tourism, pollution, overfishing, coastal development and disease in marine species […]

 

 

 

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