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April 23, 2017

Politics & Law Archive

Revising Florida's constitution

Work is beginning on forming the state's next Constitutional Revision Committee. read more >

Setting the pace: Lawyer Erin Deady is an environmental steward

Erin Deady's love of the environment led her into law. read more >

Fighting words: The First Amendment and anonymous online speech

Does the First Amendment protect anonymous online speech if it's not true? Tampa attorney Deborah L. Thomson aims to find out. She herself has been the target of what she claims is an untrue anonymous posting. read more >

Court-Ordered Protection

The direct-support organization that runs the University of Central Florida's athletics department is entitled to the same sovereign immunity protections as the university itself... read more >

Jon H. Gutmacher on lawyers, guns and poetry

Attorney Jon H. Gutmacher is among the state's top legal experts on gun and self-defense laws. read more >

An exit interview with Gray Swoope

Gray Swoope reflects on his four-year tenure as the state's main economic recruiter. read more >

Loophole: Holding companies use law to avoid paying taxes

The Legislature's 1971 effort to tax fairly has become a law of unintended consequences. read more >

Giant slayer

Attorney Andrew C. Hall has gained a reputation for taking on complex commercial cases against, at times, whole countries. read more >

Florida's Supreme Court in transition

Gov. Rick Scott could appoint four new justices to the Florida Supreme Court during his second term. read more >

2014's biggest-impact law cases

We review Florida's 10 biggest law cases, from medical malpractice insurance caps to same sex marriage, judicial campaign rules and stand your ground rulings. read more >

John Morgan - Impact Player

The attorney left his stamp on Florida in 2014 by supporting Charlie Crist and marijuana. read more >

Law Firms: The makings of a merger

Fowler White Boggs and Pittsburgh's Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney discovered they had complementary objectives. read more >

Florida attorneys find rewards in pro bono work

Karen Meyer Buesing's work with the poor earns her the Bar's highest pro bono award. read more >

The nuances of Florida's ‘stand your ground' law

The debate over Florida's 'stand your ground' law has moved to the ivory tower. read more >

Spending big on lobbyists in Florida

A list of last year's biggest spenders... read more >

Florida's Budget

Florida lawmakers expect to have at least $1.5 billion more to spend than they did last year. read more >

Gambling in Florida: Don't bet on it

Florida's gaming laws are a mess, but in an election year, with powerful interests on all sides, lawmakers may not try to make comprehensive changes. read more >

Florida attorney moves to a different drum beat

Attorney Paul Quin's previous career is music to many of his clients' ears. read more >

Contempt of court: Florida's unruly lawyers

The state's judiciary system steps up its efforts to discourage unprofessional behavior. By the late 1980s, complaints about rude and unprofessional behavior among Florida lawyers had become so frequent that the Florida Bar created a task force to study the problem. After seven years of research, the committee issued a report that described the state of professionalism among lawyers as being in “steep decline.” read more >

Governor Scott announces Carlos Lopez-Cantera as Lieutenant Governor

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he is appointing Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera as Lieutenant Governor. read more >

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