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Yes, Your Car Can Be A Weapon, Florida Supreme Court Rules, Altering ’95 Definition

| November 4, 2018

The Supreme Court made the somewhat-unusual move of backing away from a 1995 decision, which said a weapon must be “commonly understood to be an instrument for combat.”

In a First, Palm Coast Drug Dealer Is Indicted on 1st Degree Murder in Overdose Death of Savannah Deangelis

| February 21, 2018

Joseph Colon, 34, of Palm Coast, is accused of selling the heroin and fentanyl that killed Savannah Deangelis, 23, moments later at her Grand Haven home last October.

Proposal to Shift “Stand Your Ground” Burden of Proof to Prosecutors Advances

| January 24, 2017

The measure would shift the burden of proof from defendants to prosecutors during pre-trial evidentiary hearings in “stand your ground” cases.

Florida Sentencing Guidelines

| December 10, 2013

Overview of Florida’s sentencing policies, guidelines, first, second and third degree felonies, life sentences.

Friend of the Court: How Anthony Lewis Influenced the Justices He Covered

| March 27, 2013

To a remarkable degree, Anthony Lewis, who covered the Supreme Court for the New York Times, set the agenda, and established the arguments for all that was to follow during the constitutional revolution of the Earl Warren court.

Showing Cops the Middle Finger

| January 6, 2013

When John Swartz was arrested for flipping off a cop, he sued, and appears headed for a win–as he should: rude expression is not a crime, and the obscenity is far surpassed by that of cops exercising arbitrary authority over bruised egos.

Lesbians’ Parental Rights Case Challenges Florida’s “Birth-Mother Only” Law

| June 5, 2012

The lesbian couple’s case, now before the Florida Supreme Court, is unprecedented in Florida because the fertilized egg of one woman was implanted in her then-partner, who gave birth. The couple began raising the child together, but a legal battle began after a break-up that included the birth mother moving to Australia with the child.

Backyard Beirut: Florida’s NRA-Loaded Gun Rules Drill Bullets In Local Ordinances

| November 4, 2011

Guns in child care centers. Guns in county parks. Guns at city hall. All allowed now in Florida. So is your neighbor’s right to shoot off guns in the backyard, even if bullets stray over to yours as Florida’s NRA-inspired gun laws pre-empt local reason.

Proposed Amendment to End Ban on Government Funding of Religion is Challenged

| October 29, 2011

Proposed Amendment 7 on the 2012 ballot deletes a provision in the Florida constitution that bars government funding of religious institutions, replacing it with a prohibition against denying funds to anyone based on religious identity or belief.

Frank Words and Revelations at Flagler Bar’s First Minority in Law Symposium

| September 19, 2011

Circuit Judge Raul Zambrano, Judge Hubert Grimes, Mark Dwyer and students headlined the first of what’s to be an annual symposium to encourage minority participation in the law, particularly among students.

Unconstitutional Mandate: Florida Judge Calls for Repeal of Entire Health Care Law

| February 1, 2011

Though Florida Federal District Judge Roger Vinson termed his ruling “reluctant,” he also ruled that the private insurance mandate is so intricately tied to the the law that the entire law must be repealed.

All Eyes on Pensacola Federal Judge Roger Vinson as Health Reform Faces Its Next Bug

| December 17, 2010

Pensacola-based federal District Judge Roger Vinson will be ruling soon on the constitutionality of Obama’s health care reform. He’s likely to rule it unconstitutional, further weakening the law’s legitimacy as it moves toward the U.S. Supreme Court.

Health Care Reform Ruled Unconstitutional; Florida Judge’s Decision Up Next

| December 13, 2010

Monday’s ruling doesn’t stop the roll-out of federal health care reform. Two federal judges have previously ruled the law constitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court will settle the issue by 2012 or 2013.

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