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 […]






The TikTok Ban: A First Amendment Conundrum



By: Nimra Salehjee In a significant move, the United States House of Representatives has passed a bill aimed at addressing national security concerns associated with the popular social media platform, TikTok.[1] The bill, which has garnered bipartisan support, proposes compelling the sale of TikTok from its Chinese owner, ByteDance, or facing an outright ban within […]



Unmasking Racism in AI: From Gemini’s Overcorrection to AAVE Bias and Ethical Considerations



By: Toni Oppenheim In the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), recent incidents like Google’s Gemini tool have brought to light the challenges surrounding balanced representation and historical accuracy.1 As we navigate this terrain, it’s imperative to recognize the broader implications and the need for nuanced solutions. Gemini recently faced criticism for its overcorrection. In […]



Southern District of Florida Dismisses Claims Against Governor DeSantis over Controversial “Immigration Bill,” SB1718, and Denies Plaintiffs Motion to Proceed Anonymously



By: Kristina Bergman Impacts of SB1718 “Over 425,000 citizens in Florida live with a family member who is undocumented.” – Silvana Caldera, ACLU[1] The Florida legislature enacted SB1718 on July 1, 2023, inspiring a wave of fear and concern among immigrant communities, immigrants’ rights advocates, business owners, and Florida residents.[2] Among the immigrant-unfriendly changes created […]



Reforming America’s Prisons: A Path Toward Rehabilitation and Community Safety



By: Mandy Martin In recent years, the issue of prison violence has gained significant traction. In large part this comes from media attention surrounding high-profile cases involving public figures. Former USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar, imprisoned for molesting young female athletes under his professional medical care and for possession of child pornography, was stabbed multiple […]



Power Grab: How Anti-Abortion Lawmakers are Subverting Democracy to Force Abortion Bans on Their Constituents



By: Elena LaCorte Abortion rights have become an issue at the forefront of the American psyche since the Supreme Court’s overturning of federal abortion protections in June 2022.[1] Since Dobbs was decided, and trigger laws went into effect, Americans have seen a torrent of dismal headlines: 65,000 people living in states with abortion bans, varying […]




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