Volume 23(1) (May 2020)
– Secretary Julián Castro1Secretary Julián Castro has had a long political career, beginning in 2001 when he ran for San Antonio City Council at the age of twenty-six. He later ran for San Antonio mayor, winning the election in 2009 and serving until 2014, when he left to serve in the administration of President Barack Obama as the Secretary for Housing and Urban Development until 2017. In January 2019, he announced his candidacy for President of the United States in the Democratic primary, and stayed in the race until January 2020. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.
In 2012, Secretary Castro was the first Latino to give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, where he said: “The American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay. Our families don’t always cross the finish line in the span of one generation. But each generation passes on to the next the fruits of their labor. My grandmother never owned a house. She cleaned other people’s houses so she could afford to rent her own. But she saw her daughter become the first in her family to graduate from college. And my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone.”
– Irene Oria2Irene Oria was born in New Jersey to Cuban-immigrant parents. She has undertaken many different roles in her long legal career, including clerking for Judge Cecilia Altonaga of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, serving as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida in Miami, and working at several large law firms in Miami and the New York area. She is currently a partner at FisherBroyles in Miami, focusing on commercial busi- ness litigation.
THE EFFECTS OF ANTI-IMMIGRANT LAWS IN THE U.S. ON VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING: A GENDER-BASED HUMAN RIGHTS ANALYSIS
– Caroline Bettinger-Lopez, Jamila Flomo, and Amanda Suarez3 Caroline Bettinger-Lopez is Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law, and Director, Miami Law Human Rights Clinic. Jamila Flomo is a second-year law student and intern, University of Miami School of Law, Miami Law Human Rights Clinic. Amanda Suarez is a second-year law student and intern, University of Miami School of Law, Miami Law Human Rights Clinic. The arguments set forth in this article are reflected in a corresponding amicus brief the authors and co-counsel plan to submit in City of South Miami, et al. v. Ron DeSantis, et al., 1:19-cv-22927 (S.D.Fla), as well as in a report submitted by the Miami Law Human Rights Clinic and others to the United Nations Human Rights Council in conjunction with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United States (see Violations of the Human Right to Effective Protection Before the Law: Access to Justice for Immigrant Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in the U.S., https://miami.box.com/s/8l1ha2v649t98biz6q6n14m9i4qibd1h, archived at https://perma.cc/2J9R-EDFA).
WHITHER THE REVOLUTION? FRAMING POLITICAL ANIMOSITIES BETWEEN SEXUAL MINORITIES AND CHURCHES IN CUBA’S NEW CONSTITUTION
– Jose Gabilondo4Associate Dean for Accreditation and Reporting and Professor of Law, College of Law, Florida International University, Miami. I presented drafts of this Article at the University of Miami School of Law’s 2019 conference on human rights, the 2019 meeting of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy, our faculty colloquium series, and the LatCrit 2019 Biennial Conference. I thank College of Law Dean Antony Page for the summer research stipend that made this project possible. Thanks to Diane Klein, William Leogrande, Larry Catá Backer, Jorge Esquirol, Howard Wasserman, Juan Javier de Granados, Eric Carpenter, Whitney Baumann, and Matthew Mirow for their helpful comments on earlier versions of this Article. All errors are my own.
– Carlos Micames5J.D. Candidate at American University Washington College of Law (WCL), 2020. B.A., University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, 2017. While at WCL, the author has interned at the DC Superior Court, Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and McConnell Valdes LLC Law Firm in Puerto Rico, and is a member of the AU Business Law Review.
– Sean L. Litteral6University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 2019; London School of Economics and Political Science, M.S.c, 2018; Berea College, B.A., 2013. Special thanks to Elvia Lopez Litteral for her edits and keen insight.
LATINIDAD, WHITE SUPREMACY, AND REFORMING FIRST-YEAR MOOT COURT COMPETITIONS TO CONFRONT RACIAL AND ETHNIC BIAS
-Marcus Lind-Martinez7The University of Texas School of Law J.D., 2019; Editor-in-Chief, 2018-2019, Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy. I would like to thank Professor Wayne Schiess for his support writing this paper, Emma Lind-Martinez for her unshakeable commitment to racial justice, and Mary Alice Martinez for her never-ending faith in me.