Category Archives: Race & Social Justice Posts

The Complicity of Sexual Harassment Under Corporate Law

by: Oscar Campos This Country is currently undergoing a major cultural shift on how we handle allegations of sexual assault.  Celebrities, once believed to be untouchable, are now becoming exposed for their sexual misconduct.[1]  But to be sure, it is not only Hollywood where sexual abuse has occurred.  It can happen anywhere to anyone at […]

Recent BIA Decision Provides More Clarity on “PSG” Claims, But at What Cost?

by: Juanita Solis In Matter of W-Y-C-& H-O-B-,[1] decided January 2018, the Board of Immigration Appeals held that an applicant seeking asylum based on membership in a particular social group must first establish the exact delineation of a proposed particular social group before an Immigration Judge. Even for experienced immigration attorneys, however, delineating what it means […]

The Opioid Crisis: Rural Communities Left Behind

by: Alexa Antin On October 26, 2017, President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a National Public Health Emergency.[1] More than 90 Americans die each day from overdosing on opioids—including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.[2] Roughly 29% of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.[3] The economic burden of […]

“Spare Change?” Florida Appellate Court Vacates Homeless Man’s Conviction After Finding Miami’s Panhandling Law to be an Unconstitutional Restriction on the Right to Free Speech

by: Misael Chacon Homelessness affects us as a society.  At the peak of the great recession in 2007, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reported roughly 671,000 people were homeless on a given night in January.[1]  According to the report over half of all homeless people were found in just a handful of […]