October 22, 2014

Government/Politics & Law

"Force of Nature"

Mikki Canton, 53, Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, Miami. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

For Sale

The 91,000-acre swath of swamp and prairie that Edward Vose "E.V." Babcock bought in 1919 is today the only unbroken avenue of undeveloped land between Lake Okeechobee in the east and Charlotte Harbor on the Gulf Coast. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

Development Via Democracy

For a proposed development area dubbed Innovation Way, it seems fitting that the community is providing input via a test-pilot program that incorporates some of the latest technology in land-use planning. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

A High-Tech Base

Okaloosa County economic development officials believe they already have a solid foundation for high-tech research. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

And The Fight Goes On

Trial lawyers quickly found a way around a constitutional limit on their fees in malpractice cases. Doctors are now trying to put the fence up a different way. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

Paramount Duty

Vouchers, known as "opportunity scholarships," pay for students at "failing" public schools to attend private, even religious, schools. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2005

Could Be Better

A large vacant lot at the corner of Clay and Monroe streets has become a metaphor for the present state of the Better Jacksonville Plan. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2005

Kinder, Gentler -- But Still Mediocre

I have a theory that the collective wisdom of a group diminishes with each additional member, and the rate of reduction accelerates in proportion to the participants' sense of their own importance. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2005

Resting Their Case

A state Bar ruling makes it easier for international lawyers to practice in Florida. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2005

Top Honors

Six Stetson University College of Law students who spent five months working through the nuances of a hypothetical international business dispute beat out 149 other law schools from 47 countries. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2005

Code Word: Update

What will Miami look like at the end of the century? Residents will have a good idea as Miami embarks on an ambitious two-year effort to plan the city's development for decades to come. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2005

Politics and the Pension Fund

So why, again, did the state sue Alliance Capital? Read more »
Published on 6/1/2005

Dumping Grounds

In a county that has seen its share of scandal, the discovery of illegal dumping on a massive scale at numerous Clay County "borrow" pits has sent shock waves through the community. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2005

Working Religiously

Longwood attorney Mathew Staver, president and founder of the religious litigation organization Liberty Counsel, says he's fighting a battle to "take back America." Read more »
Published on 6/1/2005

Life, Ethics, Courage

Glimpses of the good, the bad and the ugly on Florida's lawmaking scene in 2005. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2005

Maneuvers

As the federal government decides which of its 450 military bases it no longer needs, the politics of Florida's save-the-bases effort may overshadow some economic opportunities. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2005

Losing a Few Suits

Six lawyers -- including two partners -- break ranks with "For the People" attorney John Morgan. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2005

Sudden Impact

Rapid growth has prompted a number of central Florida governments to impose huge jumps in fees levied against new homes to help pay for road improvements, schools and other infrastructure made necessary by the growth. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2005

Turning Point

When Fort Lauderdale lawyer Henry Latimer died after a car crash Jan. 24, an opportunity that black lawyers throughout the state had awaited for decades died with him. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2005

Fatalistic Attraction

Growth management in Florida is a mess. You can't tell it from the legislative process, though. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2005

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