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 […]






Confusion Surrounding The Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act And Its Potential Effect On Investors



By: Krystell Fienco In 2021 congress enacted the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (“the Act”).[1] The Act included an addition to the definition of “broker” in 26 U.S.C.S. § 6045(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.[2] Title 26 of the U.S. Code, otherwise known as the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”), codifies all federal tax […]



Can You Bring a Gerrymandering Case Under the Voting Right Act? The 8th Circuit Gave You an Odd Answer



By: Vincent Fan Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 has long served as a safeguard to the voting rights of ethnic minorities.[1] Specifically, it prohibits “voting qualification or prerequisite” that “den[ies] or abridge[s] the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color”.[2] Section 2 […]



Can Public Officials “Block” First Amendment Rights on Social Media?



By: Akshay Kumbar On October 31, 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States held oral arguments for two cases that presented a circuit split issue of First Amendment rights and protections for public officials and how they can control social media accounts.[1] There is no debate that the First Amendment restricts government regulation of […]



The State of School Libraries: A Brief Update on Book Bans in Florida



By: Emily G. Finch, MSI In a year where big publishers and libraries have not seen eye to eye (even dividing authors on the issues), Penguin Random House joined the non-profit PEN American Center Inc., several authors of banned books, and parents (on behalf of themselves and their children) in the fight to prevent book […]



The Biases of Artificial Intelligence



By: Alexandra Curtis On September 28, 2023, Senator Cory Booker hosted a panel discussion with experts and advocates of civil rights to discuss the strong implications of artificial intelligence on civil rights.[1] Some might argue this panel comes late, as the use of AI has been on the uptick for the better half of ten […]




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