Publication of Volume 12 Issue 2



The Board of Editors of the Race and Social Justice Law Review is pleased to announce ourrecent issue publication of Volume 12, Issue 2. The online publication can be viewed at:https://race-and-social-justice-review.law.miami.edu/ Issue 2 discusses current topics such as special education, impacts of COVID-19, criminaljustice, charity, mutual liberation, and racism. Moreover, this Issue highlights subject matterrelating […]



Publication of Volume 12, Issue 1



The Board of Editors of the University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review is pleased to announce our recent issue publication of Volume 12, Issue 1. The online publication can be viewed at: https://repository.law.miami.edu/umrsjlr/ A diversity of topics is addressed by featured articles authored by experts in their respective areas of practice and notes written […]






Iran’s Human Rights Revolution: The Death of Mahsa Amini



By: Rose Mahdavieh Introduction Mahsa Amini’s death ignited the flames of an untamed fire and united the biggest movement in women and human rights. Mahsa Amini, a Kurdish Iranian woman, died after allegedly breaking Iran’s strict rules on the hijab.[1] Iranian authorities claimed that Amini died of a heart attack, however, many eyewitnesses saw Amini […]



The Demise of the Supreme Court



By: Andrew Green Over the summer, the country was shocked by the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Org., which held that the Constitution does not confer a right to abortion.[i] Justice Alito wrote the majority opinion and was joined by Clarence Thomas along with the three Trump […]



Death Warrant Litigation: A Race Against Time



By: Destini Fernandez Death warrant litigation can be summed up in one phrase: “you’re damned if you do, and you’re damned if you don’t.” It involves a judicially-fashioned “procedural trap”[1] wherein motions for a stay of execution are considered unripe for resolution prior to the issuance of a death warrant,[2] but characterized as rushed and […]



Safety for All? LGBTQ Rights for Students Vary Across the Country



By: Kyra Harkins A recently released opinion by a UN human rights expert wrote of the dangers that LGBT people face in America.[1] Victor Madrigal-Borloz spent 10 days in the United States, speaking to government officials and members of civil society, before publishing his conclusions.[2] His report, while praising the Biden-Harris administration, urged them to […]



Florida’s historical pattern of voter discrimination is shutdown in League of Women Voters of Fla., Inc. v. Lee.



By: Laura Silva Following widespread false claims of voter fraud during the November 2020 election, Republican-led states enacted numerous restrictions to voting rights ranging from stricter identification requirements to absentee voting limitations.[1]Proponents argue restrictions aim to increase the integrity and fairness of the United States’ (U.S) voting system, yet they accomplish the exact opposite.[2] Most proposed […]




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