The Persistent Legislative, Executive, and Corporate Attempts to Control the Judiciary

Spring 2014 by Dorothy F. Easley1 A. Introduction Congress and the Executive Branches have long-attempted to wrest power from the courts. Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. 137, 1 Cranch 137, 2 L. Ed. 60 (1803), is perhaps the most well-known and consistently invoked case on this issue. Marbury established the...

Quick Reference Guide for Florida Practitioners Using The Bluebook and Rule 9.800

Winter 2014 By Susan W. Fox   Florida Cases: Supreme Court: Fenelon v. State, 594 So. 2d 292 (Fla. 1992) District Court of Appeal: Sotolongo v. State, 530 So. 2d 514 (Fla. 2d DCA 1988) Circuit Court: Whidden v. Frances, 27 Fla. Supp. 80 (Fla. 11th Cir. Ct. 1966) County Court: State v. Alvarez, 42 Fla....

Proposed Amendments (Some Controversial) to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure

Winter 2014 By Dorothy F. Easley1 With the exception of the United States Supreme Court, the Rules Enabling Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2071– 20772 establishes the process by which the federal rules are made for all federal courts, including all circuit courts of appeals. One of the greatest features of the process...

Twenty Questions With Justice Labarga

Summer 2013 By Michael C. Greenberg Justice Jorge Labarga has been on the Florida Supreme Court since 2009. He was profiled in The Record in the Summer 2009 edition. Michael C. Greenberg spoke with Justice Labarga to get his quick thoughts on life a few years into his term on the Florida Supreme Court. Tell...

Remembering Judge Dell

The Honorable John W. Dell December 27, 1931 – February 18, 2012 Summer 2012 The Honorable John W. Dell, who retired in 2001 after twenty years of service on the Fourth District Court of Appeal, passed away February 18, 2012. Judge Dell was born in Dubuque, Iowa where he spent most of his young adult life...

Historical Society and Dade County Bar Honor Third District Court of Appeal Judge David M. Gersten

Spring 2012 By Gabrielle Raemy Charest Undeterred by the thunderstorms, a standing-room-only crowd attended the farewell ceremony honoring Judge David M. Gersten. The Third District Court of Appeal and the Dade County Bar Association hosted the ceremony on Thursday, June 30, 2011. When he retired from the...

Chief Judge Linda Ann Wells Becomes the First Female Chief Judge of the Third District Court of Appeal

Spring 2012 By Kristen A. Tajak, Esq. On July 1, 2011, the Third District Court of Appeal passed the gavel to the Honorable Judge Linda Ann Wells, who is the first female Chief Judge to serve on the Court in its 52-year history. Chief Judge Wells is one of only five women to have served on the Court since...

What I Learned From My History Professor

Summer 2011 by Raoul Cantero My last two columns were about what I had learned in my fiction writing class. One would think that by now I had gotten my college reminiscences out of the way. But this legislative session’s unprecedented proposals aimed at the judiciary demand some reflection on history. In...

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