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The growing trend is dangerous because it can erode democratic values and make solving the United States’ problems more difficult, according to political scientists.

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Law School professor, students prove incarcerated man innocent

Wrongfully convicted of armed robbery in a court of law eight years ago, Dustin Duty is now a free man, thanks to the efforts of the University of Miami School of Law’s Innocence Clinic.

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Law School professor, students prove incarcerated man innocent

Wrongfully convicted of armed robbery in a court of law eight years ago, Dustin Duty is now a free man, thanks to the efforts of the University of Miami School of Law’s Innocence Clinic.

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Law School professor, students prove incarcerated man innocent

Wrongfully convicted of armed robbery in a court of law eight years ago, Dustin Duty is now a free man, thanks to the efforts of the University of Miami School of Law’s Innocence Clinic.

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Law School professor, students prove incarcerated man innocent

Wrongfully convicted of armed robbery in a court of law eight years ago, Dustin Duty is now a free man, thanks to the efforts of the University of Miami School of Law’s Innocence Clinic.

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Cuba to reopen its borders to tourists

Cuban dissident groups have called for major demonstrations to take place on Nov. 15, the day the restriction on tourists is to be lifted.

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Cuba to reopen its borders to tourists

Cuban dissident groups have called for major demonstrations to take place on Nov. 15, the day the restriction on tourists is to be lifted.

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Cuba to reopen its borders to tourists

Cuban dissident groups have called for major demonstrations to take place on Nov. 15, the day the restriction on tourists is to be lifted.

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Cuban Heritage Collection hosts fourth New Directions Conference

Experts on Cuba discussed topics relevant to the island nation over the course of three days.

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Cuban Heritage Collection hosts fourth New Directions Conference

Experts on Cuba discussed topics relevant to the island nation over the course of three days.

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University community remembers the life, legacy of Colin Powell

Powell became the nation’s first Black national security advisor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. secretary of state.

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University community remembers the life, legacy of Colin Powell

Powell became the nation’s first Black national security advisor, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. secretary of state.

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Conference addresses misconceptions, proposes new narrative for Haiti

With an aim to generate recommendations to shift U.S. policy toward Haiti, scholars, community leaders, and advocates of the beleaguered nation convened for a virtual conference organized by University of Miami centers and institutes and other partners.

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Conference addresses misconceptions, proposes new narrative for Haiti

With an aim to generate recommendations to shift U.S. policy toward Haiti, scholars, community leaders, and advocates of the beleaguered nation convened for a virtual conference organized by University of Miami centers and institutes and other partners.

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Conference explores root causes of the US-Mexico border crisis

Panelists will discuss the historical context, and possible solutions, for the ongoing crisis that brought thousands of Haitians from Latin America to the U.S.-Mexican border last month.

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Lead prosecutor in Chauvin case reflects on police reform

Keith Ellison, attorney general of Minnesota, spoke at the University of Miami as part of the School of Law’s Alan S. Becker and Gary A. Poliakoff Preeminent Leaders in Law Speaker Series.

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Political scientist offers insight into the election in Germany

Professor Louise K. Davidson-Schmich dissects the recent election in Germany and outlines the possibilities of a major coalition that may form.

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Imploding regional governments fuel immigration crisis

Failed governments, misinformation, and increasing inequality between the U.S. and undeveloped countries in the Americas are impelling the current border crisis, according to University of Miami scholars.

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Imploding regional governments fuel immigration crisis

Failed governments, misinformation, and increasing inequality between the U.S. and undeveloped countries in the Americas are impelling the current border crisis, according to University of Miami scholars.

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The U.S. Constitution celebrates its 234th birthday

A willingness to compromise, a gentleman’s code of civic virtue and service, and a commitment to the collective good of the country are characteristics that defined the 39 brave men who, on Sept. 17, 1787, penned their names to the final draft of the document that changed the United States, according to a constitutional specialist.

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The U.S. Constitution celebrates its 234th birthday

A willingness to compromise, a gentleman’s code of civic virtue and service, and a commitment to the collective good of the country are characteristics that defined the 39 brave men who, on Sept. 17, 1787, penned their names to the final draft of the document that changed the United States, according to a constitutional specialist.

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Former NFL player enters the Georgia Senate race

A University of Miami political scientist shares his insight about former University of Georgia standout Herschel Walker running for office.

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Former NFL player enters the Georgia Senate race

A University of Miami political scientist shares his insight about former University of Georgia standout Herschel Walker running for office.

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What SCOTUS’ decision not to block the Texas abortion law means

University of Miami scholars analyze the high court’s narrowly decided opinion on the nation’s most restrictive abortion law yet.

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What SCOTUS’ decision not to block the Texas abortion law means

University of Miami scholars analyze the high court’s narrowly decided opinion on the nation’s most restrictive abortion law yet.

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Does the US have leverage in restricting Taliban access to assets?

University of Miami law and finance experts assess whether the U.S. holds bargaining power with the Taliban regime by restricting access to billions of dollars of international assets pertaining to Afghanistan.

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Does the US have leverage in restricting Taliban access to assets?

University of Miami law and finance experts assess whether the U.S. holds bargaining power with the Taliban regime by restricting access to billions of dollars of international assets pertaining to Afghanistan.

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New census data shapes neighborhoods, cities, politics

University of Miami demographers interpret the freshest census numbers and assess the implications of the country becoming more diverse and more multiracial, while showing the lowest growth rate in nearly a century.

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New census data shapes neighborhoods, cities, politics

University of Miami demographers interpret the freshest census numbers and assess the implications of the country becoming more diverse and more multiracial, while showing the lowest growth rate in nearly a century.

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Former Notre Dame Law School dean to serve as Miami Law interim dean

Nell Jessup Newton, a female trailblazer in legal education, will steer the School of Law during the search for its new dean.

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Former Notre Dame Law School dean to serve as Miami Law interim dean

Nell Jessup Newton, a female trailblazer in legal education, will steer the School of Law during the search for its new dean.

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