Congratulations to the FIU Law Review on the publication of A Summit on the Future of Legal Education and Entry to the Profession, Volume 13 Issue 3 (2019).
FIU Law third year student and FIU Law Review Member, Nicole Bauta, authored “What’s Your Gender?: A Transgender’s Constitutional Right to Change their Gender Marker on their Birth Certificate” on April 7, 2019, for the FIU Law Review legal scholarly blog.
Nicole Bauta* Recently, the state of New York passed legislation allowing transgender people the ability to modify their birth certificates to reflect their gender identity without an affidavit from a healthcare provider. The state of New Jersey has gone further by allowing parents to choose between three gender options at their child’s birth: female, male, […]
FIU Law third year student and FIU Law Review Member, George Zeckler, authored “The Uncertain Fate of Haiti’s Temporary Protected Status” on March 28, 2019, for the FIU Law Review legal scholarly blog.
Blockchain software, like Bitcoin, are computer programs that allow users to transmit information to one another within the confines of a distributed-ledger transaction model. Some blockchain advocates argue that software systems like Bitcoin are shielded by the First Amendment and exempt from regulation under several theories
“[Speech] concerning public affairs is more than self-expression; it is the essence of self-government.” The recently proposed “Israel Anti-Boycott Act” in Congress reflects a legal trend in the United States that threatens activists by suppressing activism. As of November, twenty-six states, including Florida, Texas, and Arizona, already adopted legislation opposing the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (“BDS”) movement. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act takes the opposition a step further. The Act’s initial proposal made participation in the international boycott of Israel a felony. The act has since been amended to remove potential jail time as a possible penalty, but still allows for criminal penalties of up to $1 million.
FIU Law third year student and FIU Law Review Member, Amirah Mohammad, authored “Israel Anti-Boycott Act: A Threat to One Movement is a Threat to all Movements” on February 13, 2019, for the FIU Law Review legal scholarly blog
FIU Law third year student and FIU Law Review Member, George Zeckler, authored “The State of Frye in Florida” on January 7, 2019, for the FIU Law Review legal scholarly blog.
Frye v. United States, and Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharms. Inc., established the two primary standards used by federal and state courts in determining the admissibility of expert testimony. Daubert is the standard selected by the United States Supreme Court for federal courts, and the overwhelming majority of states. Historically, Florida Courts have employed the Frye standard.
FIU Law third year student and FIU Law Review Member, Roberto Lopez, authored “Preferred Pronoun Laws and the First Amendment: When Transgender Activism Clashes with the Prohibition on Compelled Speech” on January 3, 2019, for the FIU Law Review legal scholarly blog.