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By Deborah Cupples (based on  version printed in South Florida Sun-Sentinel) Don’t take your voting rights for granted because errors could stop any of us from successfully voting in November, even if we voted in the primaries. Below are five ways to help protect your voting rights, along with some how’s and why’s: (1) ...

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President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to reverse many of President Obama’s executive actions. But with a mere stroke of the pen, can one president so easily undo the work of his predecessor? At least in the context of national monuments, the answer is likely “no.” President Obama has created or enlarged ...

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Leo Strine and Nicholas Walter published a recent article, Originalist or Original: The Difficulties of Reconciling Citizens United with Corporate Law History, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. 877 (2016). Strine is the chief justice of the Delaware supreme court and a leading corporate law jurist. The article contests Scalia's concurrence ...

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Many if not most law professors write advocacy as opposed to scholarship. The key distinction is whether ahead of time you know what your conclusions are likely to be and whether subtly or with a hammer drive these points home. In many respects there is very little to separate law professor ...

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In February 2017 Florida’s Governor, Chief Justice, Senate President, and House Speaker will separately choose thirty-six of the thirty-seven people who will make up the third Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) for Florida. The thirty-seventh Commissioner is Florida’s Attorney General, the only automatic CRC member. The CRC will do its work ...

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