Law and Politics

Frances Hill and Gregory Koger, University of Miami professors, analyze voting legislation being proposed in various states and in Congress and the impact they could have on future elections if they become law.

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Juneteenth commemorates the date U.S. slaves learned of their freedom

Two University of Miami professors reflect on the significance of June 19, which has gained popularity and is celebrated in many states with parades, family reunions, picnics, and other festivities.

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Juneteenth commemorates the date U.S. slaves learned of their freedom

Two University of Miami professors reflect on the significance of June 19, which has gained popularity and is celebrated in many states with parades, family reunions, picnics, and other festivities.

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Juneteenth commemorates the date U.S. slaves learned of their freedom

Two University of Miami professors reflect on the significance of June 19, which has gained popularity and is celebrated in many states with parades, family reunions, picnics, and other festivities.

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Juneteenth commemorates the date U.S. slaves learned of their freedom

Two University of Miami professors reflect on the significance of June 19, which has gained popularity and is celebrated in many states with parades, family reunions, picnics, and other festivities.

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Haiti expert: Country needs a ‘transitional government’

Professor Louis Herns Marcelin maintains the Caribbean nation needs oversight to ensure a free election after the current president faces demands to step down over allegations of corruption and collusion with local gangs.

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Haiti expert: Country needs a ‘transitional government’

Professor Louis Herns Marcelin maintains the Caribbean nation needs oversight to ensure a free election after the current president faces demands to step down over allegations of corruption and collusion with local gangs.

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Haiti expert: Country needs a ‘transitional government’

Professor Louis Herns Marcelin maintains the Caribbean nation needs oversight to ensure a free election after the current president faces demands to step down over allegations of corruption and collusion with local gangs.

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Leader’s actions raise concerns for El Salvador’s future

The United States has sharply rebuked Nayib Bukele, the 39-year-old president of the Central American country, because recent actions point to him being on a path toward dictatorship.

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Leader’s actions raise concerns for El Salvador’s future

The United States has sharply rebuked Nayib Bukele, the 39-year-old president of the Central American country, because recent actions point to him being on a path toward dictatorship.

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Redesignation for Haitians ‘a small victory that must be acknowledged’

MarieGuerda Nicolas, a professor in the School of Education and Human Development, analyzes what the 18-month “Temporary Protected Status” extension means for Haitians living in the United States.

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Redesignation for Haitians ‘a small victory that must be acknowledged’

MarieGuerda Nicolas, a professor in the School of Education and Human Development, analyzes what the 18-month “Temporary Protected Status” extension means for Haitians living in the United States.

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Colombians protest amid surge of coronavirus cases

Riots have broken out in several cities throughout the South American country as residents protest increasing poverty that has been worsened by the pandemic lockdown.

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Colombians protest amid surge of coronavirus cases

Riots have broken out in several cities throughout the South American country as residents protest increasing poverty that has been worsened by the pandemic lockdown.

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Pandemic response, economy highlight Biden’s first 100 days

How is President Joe Biden doing after 100 days in office? University of Miami scholars offer their observations.

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Miami mayor shares updates on his technology quest

During a recent Miami Herbert Business School webinar, Mayor Francis X. Suarez spoke with Provost Jeffrey L. Duerk and Dean John Quelch about his vision for the city and what’s currently unfolding in the technology sector.

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President Biden wants to slash carbon emissions in half by 2030. Here’s what it will take

University of Miami experts in environmental law, atmospheric science, and sustainability explain how Biden’s ambitious climate plan could succeed.

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What happens now that Cuban President Raúl Castro stepped down

Without a Castro at the head of the Communist Party of Cuba for the first time in more than 60 years, University of Miami experts weigh in on what the transfer of power means for the future of the island.

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What happens now that Cuban President Raúl Castro stepped down

Without a Castro at the head of the Communist Party of Cuba for the first time in more than 60 years, University of Miami experts weigh in on what the transfer of power means for the future of the island.

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Chauvin verdict an example of American judicial system ‘getting it right’

But more work, from community-police partnerships to the passage of legislation, needs to be accomplished, University of Miami experts and scholars contend.

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Chauvin verdict an example of American judicial system ‘getting it right’

But more work, from community-police partnerships to the passage of legislation, needs to be accomplished, University of Miami experts and scholars contend.

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Panel addresses ‘COVID-19 and the NBA Bubble’

At a School of Law virtual conference about entertainment and sports law, NBA and Disney executives outlined the steps that went into creating and maintaining the famous isolation zone during the summer and fall of 2020.

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Panel addresses ‘COVID-19 and the NBA Bubble’

At a School of Law virtual conference about entertainment and sports law, NBA and Disney executives outlined the steps that went into creating and maintaining the famous isolation zone during the summer and fall of 2020.

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Law professor analyzes the global minimum tax

Stanley I. Langbein, from the School of Law, explains the corporate tax rate that could help level the playing field in the global economy and the steps needed to implement it.

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Law professor analyzes the global minimum tax

Stanley I. Langbein, from the School of Law, explains the corporate tax rate that could help level the playing field in the global economy and the steps needed to implement it.

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First ladies uniquely shape US history

Despite the constraints of societal mores and complex family dynamics, a number of presidents’ wives have left a lasting impact on the country, advancing women’s rights and other signature causes while reflecting the changing dimensions of women’s power and potential.

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First ladies uniquely shape US history

Despite the constraints of societal mores and complex family dynamics, a number of presidents’ wives have left a lasting impact on the country, advancing women’s rights and other signature causes while reflecting the changing dimensions of women’s power and potential.

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Atlanta shootings point to intersection of racism, sexism

While the suspect in the killing of eight people—six of them women of Asian descent—at Atlanta-area massage businesses has claimed his shooting spree was not racially motivated but done to eliminate a “temptation,” experts say racism and sexism are inseparable.

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Atlanta shootings point to intersection of racism, sexism

While the suspect in the killing of eight people—six of them women of Asian descent—at Atlanta-area massage businesses has claimed his shooting spree was not racially motivated but done to eliminate a “temptation,” experts say racism and sexism are inseparable.

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Number of immigrants at the southern border grows

University of Miami experts offer their observations about why an influx of individuals are seeking to enter the United States.

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Number of immigrants at the southern border grows

University of Miami experts offer their observations about why an influx of individuals are seeking to enter the United States.

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