Author Archives: fvalle

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. § […]

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 […]