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December 1, 2015

Government/Politics & Law

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


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


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

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