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No One Statute Should Have Too Much Power: How Electing Not to Amend 42 U.S.C § 1320(a)–7(b) May Frustrate the Purpose of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

 

 

Amber C. Dawson – The over breadth of the Federal Anti-Kickback statute as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) holds dangerous implications for the future of the health care marketplace. When a statute permits criminal, civil and administrative punishment for an overbroad category of innocuous actions, such a statute must also […]

 

 

International Reciprocity: If a Drug Is Good Enough for Great Britain, It Should Be Good Enough for the United States

 

 

Nicole C. Perez – The pharmaceutical industry is one of the largest, and most lucrative, industries in the world, worth about one trillion U.S. dollars. Specifically, the United States accounts for more than one-third of the global pharmaceutical market with about 340 million dollars in sales. Not only is the pharmaceutical industry one of the […]

 

 

China’s Withdrawal of Article 96 of the CISG: A Roadmap for the United States and China to Reconsider Withdrawing the Article 95 Reservation

 

 

Pan Zhen – The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) was created for the purpose of providing legal neutrality and certainty, and also for the purpose of avoiding choice of law issues in international sales of goods. However, the United States and China, the two largest trading nations in […]

 

 

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Florida Students Fight Against “Tampon Tax”

 

 

Angela Capezza – Florida students have taken to Tallahassee hoping to encourage state lawmakers to end what’s become known as the “tampon tax.” The term refers to the inclusion of feminine hygiene products on the list of items not exempt from Florida’s sales tax. Feminine hygiene products such as tampons and pads are subject to […]

 

 

Lane Diving: Will the Brakes be Put on the Express Lanes?

 

 

Steven Dickstein – The twenty-one miles of South Florida’s I-95 express lanes have breathed new life into the phrase “don’t drive slow in the left lane.” The varying one-to-two lane stretch of road is separated from the regular flow of traffic with 21,000 plastic pole “delineators.” These delineators that were once at twenty-foot intervals are now […]

 

 

LLC’s: How the Treasury Department is Piercing the Real Estate Veil in Miami

 

 

Ana Cardenas – It is no secret in Miami, Florida that the price of high-rise luxury condominium buildings has skyrocketed in Brickell, Downtown, and South Beach. In recent years, renting rather than buying these condos has become the norm causing the Miami real estate market to become increasingly costly. However, who is purchasing this real estate […]

 

 

Ex-Goldman Banker Is Sworn In As New Treasury Secretary

 

 

Daniel Correa – President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Treasury Department, Steven Mnuchin, has been confirmed by a divided Senate with a vote of 53-47. Notably, all Republicans voted in Mnuchin’s favor and all Democrats, besides Joe Manchin of West Virginia, voted against him. Democrats quickly signaled their strong opposition towards the nominee. The […]

 

 

Self-Driving Cars: A Control of Your Vehicle and Your Privacy

 

 

Talal Rashid – This month, Ford Motors announced that it is planning to invest $1 billion in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence start-up that focuses on self-driving vehicle technology. The automaker is joining a group of companies, including General Motors, Uber, and Google, who are developing self-driving cars. The time and money being spent on self-driving […]

 

 

Smart Technology: The Battle for Privacy Continues

 

 

Josh Olin – The current trends in technology are causing many to indulge and turn their homes into “smart homes.” With so many devices now connecting to the internet via Wi-Fi, remote access is possible from anywhere so long as one has a valid internet connection and is equipped with a device to access it. However, […]

 

 

American Investment in Cuba: Who is Benefiting?

 

 

Carolina de la Pedraja – Cuba, the Caribbean island just ninety miles off the coast of Florida, is currently adjusting to safeguard the existence of its economic regime in a modernized world. On December 17, 2014, former President Obama announced that the United States and Cuba would begin to mend their relations. Extreme changes were […]

 

 

 

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