Law and Politics

University of Miami students share their thoughts and impressions as President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris take the helm.

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In an inauguration like no other, Biden issues a call for unity

Following Wednesday’s historic event, University of Miami experts in various fields provide their insight on the biggest challenges facing the new administration.

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In an inauguration like no other, Biden issues a call for unity

Following Wednesday’s historic event, University of Miami experts in various fields provide their insight on the biggest challenges facing the new administration.

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In an inauguration like no other, Biden issues a call for unity

Following Wednesday’s historic event, University of Miami experts in various fields provide their insight on the biggest challenges facing the new administration.

../stories/2021/01/in-an-inauguration-like-no-other,-biden-issues-a-call-for-unity.html

In an inauguration like no other, Biden issues a call for unity

Following Wednesday’s historic event, University of Miami experts in various fields provide their insight on the biggest challenges facing the new administration.

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Reforming Section 230: Is the internet free for all or a free-for-all?

University of Miami experts weigh the merit and consequences of amending or repealing the communications law that provides a legal shield for service providers from the words, images, and videos posted by their users.

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Reforming Section 230: Is the internet free for all or a free-for-all?

University of Miami experts weigh the merit and consequences of amending or repealing the communications law that provides a legal shield for service providers from the words, images, and videos posted by their users.

../stories/2021/01/reforming-section-230-is-the-internet-free-for-all-or-a-free-for-all.html

Reforming Section 230: Is the internet free for all or a free-for-all?

University of Miami experts weigh the merit and consequences of amending or repealing the communications law that provides a legal shield for service providers from the words, images, and videos posted by their users.

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Why impeach a president who is about to leave office?

A University of Miami political science expert provides his thoughts on the article of impeachment that has been filed against President Donald Trump.

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Why impeach a president who is about to leave office?

A University of Miami political science expert provides his thoughts on the article of impeachment that has been filed against President Donald Trump.

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Time will tell whether pollsters really ‘blew it again’ in 2020

A University of Miami political scientist weighs in on whether election polls can be trusted given what occurred in 2016 and again last year.

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Time will tell whether pollsters really ‘blew it again’ in 2020

A University of Miami political scientist weighs in on whether election polls can be trusted given what occurred in 2016 and again last year.

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Legal luminaries urge graduates to be catalysts for change

Speakers at the University of Miami’s Friday commencement ceremonies motivated students to improve the pandemic-stricken world and our divided nation.

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Legal luminaries urge graduates to be catalysts for change

Speakers at the University of Miami’s Friday commencement ceremonies motivated students to improve the pandemic-stricken world and our divided nation.

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Experts gauge the parameters of presidential pardons

University of Miami School of Law scholars assess the limits, context, and contours of these absolutions that are outlined, albeit broadly, by the U.S. Constitution.

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Alumna part of Biden’s all-women communications team

Maria del Pilar “Pili” Tobar is among the senior staff for the incoming administration; she will work as deputy White House communications director.

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High profitability stokes cannabis’ rising popularity

University of Miami researchers applaud the scientific inquiry and access to reliable data that accompanies the legalization of cannabis—as four more states recently approved measures, and federal legislation to decriminalize it continues to progress.

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Presidential passage from Trump to Biden a rocky road

The current transition following the Nov. 3 election is unlike any other, University of Miami experts agree.

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Presidential passage from Trump to Biden a rocky road

The current transition following the Nov. 3 election is unlike any other, University of Miami experts agree.

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Political candidates need to understand, respond to Latino voters

The 2020 Presidential Election proved that the Hispanic electorate is complex and that campaigners need to make a connection with different communities.

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Political candidates need to understand, respond to Latino voters

The 2020 Presidential Election proved that the Hispanic electorate is complex and that campaigners need to make a connection with different communities.

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Harris leads series of firsts from the 2020 Election

In a presidential vote that saw a record turnout, the ascension of Kamala Harris to the vice presidency could inspire a generation of young women, University of Miami faculty members conclude.

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Harris leads series of firsts from the 2020 Election

In a presidential vote that saw a record turnout, the ascension of Kamala Harris to the vice presidency could inspire a generation of young women, University of Miami faculty members conclude.

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University entities offer dialogue, post-election resources

More than 50 participants attended the virtual “Brave Spaces: Processing the 2020 Election” forum, which provided a space for the University community to process, find support, and move forward together after election night.

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University entities offer dialogue, post-election resources

More than 50 participants attended the virtual “Brave Spaces: Processing the 2020 Election” forum, which provided a space for the University community to process, find support, and move forward together after election night.

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Chile's constitutional referendum seeks social reforms

Chileans took a tentative first step toward redrafting their constitution—imposed 40 years ago by the military regime—in what University of Miami political scientists say will be an effort fraught with challenges to address the country’s inequalities.

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Chile's constitutional referendum seeks social reforms

Chileans took a tentative first step toward redrafting their constitution—imposed 40 years ago by the military regime—in what University of Miami political scientists say will be an effort fraught with challenges to address the country’s inequalities.

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Hurricane football greats share lessons from the leadership playbook

Iconic University of Miami quarterbacks Jim Kelly and Bernie Kosar and former assistant coach Marc Trestman discussed their leadership styles during a virtual fireside chat hosted by the School of Law’s Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law program.

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Hurricane football greats share lessons from the leadership playbook

Iconic University of Miami quarterbacks Jim Kelly and Bernie Kosar and former assistant coach Marc Trestman discussed their leadership styles during a virtual fireside chat hosted by the School of Law’s Entertainment, Arts, and Sports Law program.

../stories/2020/10/hurricane-football-greats-share-lessons-from-the-leadership-playbook.html


Downsized and under-resourced, the IRS is challenged

University business and tax law experts outline the factors driving the downsizing of the Internal Revenue Service.

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Downsized and under-resourced, the IRS is challenged

University business and tax law experts outline the factors driving the downsizing of the Internal Revenue Service.

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