July 28, 2014

Government/Politics & Law

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

Cause and Effect

The "impact rule" is one of the murkiest concepts in negligence law and one that frequently leaves lower courts entangled in questions of cause and effect. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2005

An Elephant in the Chamber

Whenever there's a flare-up involving ethics in Tallahassee, the medicine that's prescribed generally ends up treating a symptom rather than the disease. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2005

Of Counsel In the News - Feb. 2005

News of Florida law. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

A Little More Money, A Lot More Good Will

New leaders in Tallahassee preach harmony, but there's plenty to fight over. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

Reform-Minded

Miami-Dade's new county mayor sets his sights on changing the way the county is governed. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

Sweet and Sour

The Citrus Department faces a setback in its policy of taxing producers to fund advertising. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2005

Legal Briefs - Jan. 2005

Joseph P. Klock, Alvin B. Davis, Seth Rodner, Armando E. Lacasa, Martin Press, Robert A. Zinn. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Tribute to Bob Graham

Now a word about Bob Graham, who is ending nearly 40 years of uninterrupted statewide elective office in Florida. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Wild Card

Broward County voters may like the idea of having slot machines at area racetracks and jai-alai frontons, but the plan has more skeptics than fans among the business and development community. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

Business's Moment

Four organizations -- the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise Florida, the Council of 100 and TaxWatch -- may be close to working effectively in concert for the first time. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

It's Not Over Till It's Over

Florida voters were clearly in a mood for change when it came to amending the state constitution last November. But even before the polls had opened, it was clear that voters weren't going to have the last word. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

The Partly Cloudy State

These days I seem to have to tell the government more, and the government has to tell me less. Terrorism and privacy: Fear has a grip on public policy, and government officials seem to overreact to everything. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2005

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