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Last week the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a case of a Roman Catholic adoption agency's entitlement to discriminate against LGBTQ foster parents. Miami Law's Children and Youth Law Clinics Bernard Perlmutter and Robert Latham joined the friend of the court brief and unpack the case on this week's episode. Recorded on November 6, 2020.…
 
What do you do when you are ordered to stay home and you have no home? How do people experiencing homelessness -- many who suffer from poor health -- deal with the threat of COVID-19? Stephen Schnably, who was at the center of a federal landmark decision protecting the rights of the homeless, looks at the issues through the lens of the pandemic. Re…
 
In the decade since the national shame of a colony of sex offenders made homeless by draconian residency restrictions, how far has the city and nation moved in finding humane and successful rehabilitation? Miami Law’s director of Tenants’ Rights Jeffrey Hearne parses the depressing lack of progress. Recorded October 28, 2019.…
 
The most controversial and unpopular piece of the Affordable Care Act is the “Cadillac Tax,” a 40% excise tax on the most generous employer-provided health insurance plans. Its implementation has been delayed twice by Congress. Miami Law’s newest professor of health law and policy, Gabriel Scheffler takes the temperature of the ACA and the tax. Rec…
 
In 2002, a 17-year-old Jamaican illegal immigrant was arrested, charged and convicted -- along with a 41-year-old accomplice, in a string of 17 sniper murders across the United States. Lee Boyd Malvo is serving 10 consecutive life sentences in Maryland and Virginia. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week regarding the constitutionality of…
 
In March, scores of parents, coaches, and others involved in college entrance decisions were charged in a conspiracy dubbed Operation Varsity Blues. As the cases wind their way through the courts, conflicts are arising at every turn. The Director of Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program Jan Jacobowitz explains why it matters. Recorded on O…
 
California is braced for a battle royale with the Trump administration over the revocation of the state’s federal waiver on emissions. Thirteen other states and several car makers follow California’s standards aimed at lowering tailpipe emissions, the largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Constitution expert Charlton Copeland taps into s…
 
U.S. companies are increasingly taking stands on social issues. Think Dick’s Sporting Goods and Levi’s signaling their support for gun control; and now Salesforce, the business software behemoth announced barring business that sell assault weapons from using its customer relationship management system. Mary Anne Franks, whose latest book The Cult o…
 
Drew Adams is, by every definition, a young man, yet the county school board where he lives wants him to use the gender-neutral or girls’ facilities at his high school. The Florida high school senior’s case has made it to the U.S. Court of Appeals with the support of 21 attorneys general. Constitutional expert Charlton Copeland unlocks the historic…
 
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