U.S. Space Mining Law is Potentially Dangerous and Illegal

Controversial space mining law

President Obama recently signed into law legislation that would allow businesses to mine asteroids and other space bodies. However, International Treaty states that nothing in space can belong to any country, which makes this law potentially controversial. President Obama signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act into law one day before Thanksgiving 2015. This …

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Florida Set to Introduce Daily Fantasy Sports Bill

fantasy football

The legal debate surrounding daily fantasy sports rages on, with a newly proposed bill in Florida. Republican state Senator Joe Negron and Representative Matt Gaetz are introducing a daily fantasy sports bill in Florida, which would make daily fantasy sports legal in the state. “Currently, 3 million Floridians participate in fantasy sports contests, from traditional …

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Trudeau Dismantling Conservative Legal Policy in Canada

Justin Trudeau

On October 19th, Justin Trudeau was elected to become the next Prime Minister of Canada. Trudeau, a liberal, succeeded a string of conservatives. Trudeau campaigned in Canada on the promise of change, similar to the campaign run by Barack Obama in the 2008 U.S. election. Trudeau is wasting little time trying to make a difference! …

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Open Carry Law in Florida

Open Carry

Controversial Open Carry Law in Florida   Guns are an integral part of the fabric of American society, whether we like it or not. With deep roots in the Second Amendment and our country’s revolutionary origins, it is no surprise that there is a lot of gun love in America today. However, there is also …

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Controversial Open Carry Law in Florida

A Gun

Guns are an integral part of the fabric of American society, whether we like it or not. With deep roots in the second amendment and our country’s revolutionary origins, it is no surprise that there is a lot of gun love in America today. However, there is also a lot of fear and suspicion of …

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Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law Under Scrutiny Following Flint’s Water Disaster

Flint water crisis

Flint, Michigan is thankful to have finally been reconnected to Detroit’s water infrastructure, after experiencing a huge scare after an ill-advised connection to the Flint River. Almost a month ago, the city that once boasted a booming automotive industry (just like its big brother Detroit) was brought to its knees with a water crisis: in …

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Florida Supreme Court Tackles Stand Your Ground

Florida Supreme Court

Although Stand Your Ground laws have been adopted by many states, their application as a defense in a court of law still remains highly controversial. Since its very publicized enactment of the law in 2005, Florida in particular has had many self defense cases that have made headlines due to controversial uses of Stand Your …

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SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling Sparks Joy, Outrage

SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling

The Supreme Court in decision in favor of marriage equality requires that states allow same-sex couples to marry and recognize existing marriages from other states. Not all states are in support. Alabama, Texas, and Mississippi have expressed concerns about the decision. Former U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey, a partner at Coffey Burlington LLC in Miami, highlights …

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Accountability and Accusations

Kendall Coffey discusses topical issues relating to the courts and justice.

Renown Miami attorney, Kendall Coffey as quoted in the Daily Business Review: “While injurious irrelevancies can be stricken by the court, after-the-fact excision, even though it may reduce further damage, is far from a complete remedy. Without the right to sue for damages, there is neither compensation nor punishment nor effective deterrent. Yesterday’s newspapers may …

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Kendall Coffey Dispels The Legal Myth of Preferential Treatment for Celebrities: Pop Law and Bill Cosby

Kendall Coffey discusses topical issues relating to the courts and justice.

If there was one celebrity scandal that dominated news headlines in 2014, it was that of Bill Cosby and the numerous allegations of sexual assault against the comedian. Cosby’s past accusations of sexual assault appeared to be all but publicly forgotten until October 16, 2014 when comedian Hannibal Buress addressed the rape charges in an …

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