December 3, 2022

Government/Politics & Law

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

Too Broad

Last year, in its haste to put together a deal to bring the Scripps Research Institute to Florida, state legislators passed a law that carved a giant exemption in the public records law for the deal. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

Unintended Consequences

Fewer lawyers are lining up to fill vacancies on judicial nominating committees. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

Clicking Once... Clicking Twice... SOLD!

Florida's city and county governments are turning to the internet to sell their surplus goods. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

Law & Orchid

Botanist Meg Lowman rebounds from a furor over a flower. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

What Will the Winds of 2004 Bring?

Reading signs in the first few weeks after a big election is a tricky proposition, but some outlines of what the results bode for Florida are discernible. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2004

Ready, Aim ... Hire

Presidential campaign leaders are ready to launch a legal assault should voting problems arise next month. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2004

Decision 2004: Florida

Why Bush Will Win Florida/Why Kerry Will Win Florida Read more »
Published on 10/1/2004

Rematch

Democrat Jan Schneider is hoping her second run against Katherine Harris is a charm. Read more »
Published on 10/1/2004

Crisis Mode

Under fire, two south Florida elected officials respond differently. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2004

Sand Settlement

Brevard's beachfront property owners collect $3 million in their suit against the government. Read more »
Published on 9/1/2004

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Check out this Miami Beach art exhibit made by chimpanzees
Check out this Miami Beach art exhibit made by chimpanzees


Take a look at the ‘@rt by Chimps’ exhibit at the New World Symphony Center in Miami Beach. Chimpanzee artists painted 15 canvases that were up for sale during the fundraising event and all proceeds from sales go toward the Save The Chimps sanctuary.

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