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2556 ABA Journal Florida articles.

Diversity Issue Heats Up in Miami Courts

A simmering controversy over a series of insensitive remarks recently made by Miami area judges has heated up further, following the resignation of a Broward County jurist chairing the court’s…

Judge Off Case for Columbine Remark

A Florida judge has been removed from a case for comparing a juvenile’s appearance to that of two teens who went on a shooting spree at Columbine High School.

Judge…

2 Irked Jurists: 2 Ethics Cases for 1 Atty

Did Arnold Levine rifle through the papers on a Florida judge’s desk? Or did he merely, as he claims, pick up a copy of a document that he had faxed…

Armed Attorney Forced Off Murder Case

A Florida attorney who allegedly carried a loaded gun into a Broward County courthouse in his briefcase has been removed as defense counsel in a murder case and charged with…

No Misconduct by Florida ‘NHI’ Judge

The former chief criminal judge in Broward County, Florida, has been cleared of misconduct for using the acronym NHI, short for “no humans involved,” after an April attempted murder trial…

Slain Victim’s Kin Own OJ Book Rights

A highly controversial book authored by fallen football hero O.J. Simpson that some considered his confession to the 1994 murders of his former wife, Nicole, and a male companion, Ron…

11th Circuit OKs Search of Football Fans

“Voluntary” pat-down searches of fans entering football stadiums do not violate the 4th Amendment prohibition of unreasonable searches and seizes, the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decided today.

Ruling…

Efforts to Protect Immigrants from Crime Elicit Praise—and Criticism

In separation investigations more than 1,000 miles apart, officials say they have found that illegal immigrants are targeted as crime victims at least in part because they are reluctant to…

Gunman Blames Lawyer for Foreclosure

A gunman angered over the loss of his home tied up a legal secretary and stole her car today.

The gunman entered a lawyer’s office in Ocala, Fla., and told…

White Lawyer Takes Misdemeanor Plea; Black Youth Faces 20-Year Prison Term

Their crimes, arguably, are quite similar. Both were accused of shooting at another person. Both say they didn’t. And, fortunately, nobody was seriously injured in either case.

But the resulting…

ACLU ‘Juneteenth’  for Florida Ex-Cons

Seeking to help disenfranchised former convicts in Florida, the American Civil Liberties Union is promoting a “Juneteenth” effort. Its purpose is to make them aware of a state clemency program…

‘Phenomenal Year’ for Florida Lawyers

Defying predictions of a law practice slowdown, attorneys in South Florida report their business is booming.

“It was a phenomenal year to be a lawyer,” John C. Sumberg, managing partner…

Foreclosures Explode in South Florida; Poor, Minorities Hit Hardest

Although South Florida is still a bit below the national average for the total percentage of mortgages in foreclosure, that may not be true much longer. The number of foreclosure…

Suit Claims Racist Tobacco Marketing

A Miami attorney has filed a $1 billion suit that claims tobacco companies targeted blacks with racist marketing tactics.

Solo practitioner J.B. Harris filed the suit on behalf of Coral…

Is Florida Paternity Register Working?

It may be time for some unmarried men in Florida to forget the classic post-coital cigarette, a state supreme court justice said this week. Instead, those who want to be…

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