St. Thomas Law Review

Covers articles submitted by faculty and members of the bench and bar nationwide.

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 3, Summer

Impact of the Cuban Embargo on Inheritances by Cuban Nationals
I. BACKGROUND OF THE CUBAN EMBARGO AND UPDATE BACKGROUND OF OFAC AND ITS PURPOSE "The Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") administers and enforces economic sanctions, primarily against countries and groups of individuals, such as terrorists...
National Security Information Flow: From Source to Reporter's Privilege
REPORTER'S PRIVILEGE AND RISKS IDENTIFYING AND BALANCING POLICY INTERESTS Recent cases have returned attention to the question of whether journalists should be able to acquire and publicize classified information, and whether the reporter's source...
Same Violence, Same Sex, Different Standard: An Examination of Same-Sex Domestic Violence and the Use of Expert Testimony on Battered Woman's Syndrome in Same-Sex Domestic Violence Cases
I. INTRODUCTION 1971 marked the genesis of the Battered Women's Movement and, since then, remarkable strides have been made to address and combat domestic violence. (2) Today, for example, a myriad of domestic abuse agencies offer an array of services,...
Sorry Linus, I Need Your Security Blanket: How the Smartphone, Constant Connectivity with the Internet, and Social Networks Act as Catalysts for Juror Misconduct
"The jury has the right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy." (2) --John Jay, First Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court INTRODUCTION Linus van Pelt was first introduced to us as one of the characters from...
Waiting for Gaudet Charting a Course after Atlantic Sounding Co. V. Townsend
In Waiting for Godot, the masterpiece play by Nobel Laureate Samuel Beckett, two friends wait expectantly for someone named Godot to arrive. The friends claim him as an acquaintance," but in fact they hardly know him, admitting that they would not...
What You Have Said in the Dark: The Evolution of Media in the Courtroom and the New Challenges of Containing the Jury's Information Space
The trial system is in a form of crisis. (2) Recently, the United States Supreme Court effectively recognized that we no longer have a jury system. (3) Instead, we have a plea bargaining system with the remote possibility of a jury trial at the very...

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.