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Gay spouse in Broward County wins constitutional challenge; scores historic victory for LGBTQ spouses and $157 million jury verdict against Big Tobacco!

By: Jimmy McLaughlin In what could become the next landmark case for gay rights, on November 15, 2019, Bryan Rintoul became the first gay spouse to successfully challenge a legal rule in personal injury law called the “marriage before injury rule” that disproportionately and negatively affects gay spouses.[1]A Broward County jury awarded Mr. Rintoul with $9 […]

Petty Offenses Symposium (2019)

The University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review, in collaboration with the Human Rights Clinic of the University of Miami School of Law, University of Miami School of Communication,  University of Miami Law Review, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, and the Open Society Foundation’s Human Rights Initiative, presents: A Symposium on Petty […]

Florida Criminal Justice Forum: Identifying Real Opportunities for Reform

As a result of an increase in research and data collection, a number of states across our nation have taken action to address the issues plaguing our criminal justice system. Overall, the results have been positive. Florida, however, is not among these states that have chosen to take action. Whether viewed comparatively or absolutely, Florida’s […]