11th Circuit Court

594 ABA Journal 11th Circuit Court articles.

Justices Seek Ways to Uphold Child Pornography Law

U.S. Supreme Court justices appear intent on finding a way to uphold the latest congressional effort to outlaw child pornography.

In oral arguments yesterday, the justices debated how they could…

Lawyer’s Suit Against Seven Justices Fails

The lawyer for the alleged D.C. madam has failed in his attempt to sue seven justices on the U.S. Supreme Court for refusing to hear an earlier appeal in his…

Appeals Court Halts Another Lethal Injection

A federal appeals court has halted another lethal injection, this time in the case of a terminally ill prisoner.

Lawyers for the state of Alabama had argued that the prisoner,…

Former AG Says DOJ Politicized Prosecution

After a relatively convivial two-day confirmation hearing last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee concerning President Bush’s nomination of Michael Mukasey to be the new U.S. attorney general, the gloves…

Sharper Image Purifier Settlement Nixed

A proposal to settle a class action against Sharper Image with $19 coupons for buyers of its Ionic Breeze purifers has been rejected by a federal judge.

U.S. District Judge…

Anti-Porn Lawyer Wins Round in Judge Dispute

An anti-porn crusading lawyer says he is no longer at risk of being referred to a court ad hoc grievance committee for attaching gay-sex photos to a court filing.

Florida…

US: Immigrant Goes, $49 K in Savings Stays

After nearly a decade of washing dishes in a Florida restaurant, Pedro Zapeta had saved $62,000. He reportedly lived a frugal life, bicycling everywhere and denying himself all luxuries once…

Lawyer’s Dispute With Bar, Judge Heads for Hearing

The showdown between an anti-porn crusading lawyer and the Florida Bar is headed for a hearing tomorrow when a federal judge considers the bar’s motion to dismiss the suit.

Florida…

‘Bar-Certified Sane Lawyer’ in New Judge Dispute

Anti-porn crusader Jack Thompson has had his share of disputes with judges. The South Florida lawyer is vocal in his criticism—so vocal that The Florida Bar is considering two complaints…

Lawyer May Sue Nasdaq for $600 K Loss

A Miami-area lawyer who lost a $600,000 investment in WorldCom stock may pursue his suit against Nasdaq Stock Market Inc. because of an en banc ruling of a federal appeals…

2 Lawyers in Bankruptcy Case Crossfire

A well-known defense lawyer is the latest central Florida attorney to be caught in the crossfire between high-profile client Lou Pearlman, a jailed music producer with $500 million in claimed…

Lawyer Pleads in $20 M Mortgage Scam

A Georgia real estate attorney has pleaded guilty in a $20 million federal mortgage fraud case involving some 50 Atlanta area properties that a client company purchased and resold to…

Hearing Transcripts to Go Online

The policy-making arm of the nation’s federal courts voted today to make it easier for both lawyers and the public to access court materials.

For lawyers, the big news is…

PI Lawyer Plea: $1.3 M, Up to 15 Years, in $13 M Fraud Case

A federal judge has approved a plea deal that calls for a once-prominent Miami personal injury lawyer to serve up to 15 years in prison.

Louis Robles, who has been…

Trial of Miami PI Lawyer Gets Under Way

Attorneys for a Miami mass-torts lawyer going on trial for stealing client money want to question potential jurors about their views on personal injury lawyers.

Jury selection in the trial…

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