RSJLR Proudly Welcomes Volume 11 Candidate Class



RSJLR Proudly Welcomes Volume 11 Candidate Class It is with great pleasure that the University of Miami Race and Social Justice Law Review welcomes its new candidates for Volume 11: Belissa Ardisson Logan Bartley Erin Berhan Luis D. Blanco Staci Campbell Alexandra Cimo Sarah Coleman Allison Dopazo Fabian Garcia Jordan Gary Katarina Gomez Lexis N. […]



Senate Bill 404: A Threat to Women’s Rights



By: Erika Porrino On January 22, 2020, the Rules Committee voted to pass Senate Bill 404.[i]This bill requires minors to get parental consent in order to terminate a pregnancy.[ii]Under Senate Bill 404, minors are required to get notarized written consent from a legal guardian or, alternatively, obtain a judicial waiver from the court to access […]






Weaponizing Advice and Consent: Legacy of the Southern Manifesto



By: Erin Berhan The passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg this September brought grief and a raging debate on the advice and consent clause in the U.S. Constitution. Politics, not law, shaped the modern conception of advice and consent at one specific moment in American history — Brown v. Board of Ed.[1] The unanimous Supreme Court […]



All Votes Matter?



By: Staci Campbell (Please note that the final draft of this blog was submitted before the election results were announced on Saturday.) The year 2020 has been no stranger to protests. Following the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black people who have lost their lives at the hands of police […]



Don’t Let Us Die in Here.



By: Daniel B. Robinson “We’re mothers. Don’t let us die like this, as if we’re animals. We’re human beings.”[i] The Global Detention Project (GDP) in Geneva tracks national detention policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic “within the context of their migration control policies.”[ii] The GDP reports that, for the first time in three decades, Spain […]



Can Nayib Bukele’s El Salvador Handle the Return of El Salvadoran TPS recipients?



By: David Mancia-Orellana Today, El Salvadorans represent the largest group of Temporary Protective Status (“TPS”) recipients in the United States, accounting for nearly two hundred thousand recipients.[1] El Salvador was designated for TPS in 2001 following major earthquakes that devastated the country.[2] In the following years, both former President George W. Bush and former President […]



Kentucky Grand Jury Refuses to Indict Officers Responsible for the Death of Breonna Taylor



By: Logan Bartley Late on the night of March 13, 2020, three police officers used a battering ram to break into the home of Breonna Taylor while executing a no-knock search warrant.[1] None of the officers identified themselves as law enforcement upon their entry into Ms. Taylor’s apartment that night, because it was not required […]




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