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Felony Disenfranchisement in Florida and the Passing of Amendment 4

By Nichole Jerrick on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

“Apart from being a fundamental democratic right, voting is essential to a formerly incarcerated citizen’s rehabilitation. . . [t]hese restrictions serve only to further alienate and isolate millions of Americans as they work to regain normality in their lives.” – Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). Most states have voting restrictions for convicted felons.[1] These restrictions, known…

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Cryptocurrency in Estate Planning

By Chelsea Button on Thursday, October 11th, 2018

With the rapid advance in technology and the availability of digital assets, attorneys need to weigh speculative considerations in order to protect their clients. Money is a driving force in client decisions. With the use of money veering away from physical cash to credit, a number of clients may be comfortable considering investments in digital…

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Too Big or Too Small to be Regulated Under the Financial Choice Act

By Jessica Purohit on Thursday, September 20th, 2018

It has been heavily debated that the most significant changes to develop within any industry since the 2008 financial crisis has occurred in the banking industry. The 2008 financial crisis exposed many kinks in the system and these kinks attributed one of the greatest economic downturns our country has ever experienced. Now more than a…

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Trump’s Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy and Family Separation: A Deterrence Policy Gone Wrong

By Ana Torres on Thursday, September 13th, 2018

During the summer of 2017 rumors started spreading among the legal community saying that immigrant children who crossed the U.S. border with their parents were being separated from them, considered “unaccompanied children,”[1] and turned over to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (“ORR”).[2] Then on April 6, 2018 Jeff Sessions announced a “zero-tolerance” immigration policy with…

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Accessing Success: Eliminating Barriers for Attorneys with Disabilities

By Sandi Tanoue on Monday, July 16th, 2018

We often hear about the importance of diversity in the legal profession.  Minorities and women are generally at the forefront of these discussions.[1] Diversity, however, encompasses more than race and gender.  It includes individuals like myself, who have disabilities.  Like most diverse groups, individuals with disabilities have faced many barriers.[2] While accessing success continues to…

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