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Published: September 13th, 2010

Category: News

Bob Dekle

“Goldie Robinson: Elderly South Daytona woman was unearthed in trailer park, autopsy confirms” (Sept. 7, 2010, Orlando Sentinel)

A woman’s body was discovered in a homemade grave, and a neighbor is being questioned. A murder case will depend on findings from the Medical Examiner’s Office.

From the article:
“‘Just by the way a body decomposes, a medical examiner can tell you a lot about the manner of death and the cause of death,’ said Bob Dekle, a law professor at the University of Florida who was a prosecutor for 30 years in North Florida.”

Lauren Fasig

“Kids in cuffs” (Sept. 7, 2010, Yamhill Valley News Register)

A recent study led by Fasig was referenced in an article about an Oregon defense lawyer who filed a motion to prevent the shackling of juvenile inmates during their five-minute walk from the detention center to courthouse hearings.

From the article:
“[The lawyer] cited a recent study by Emily Banks, Anna Cowan and Lauren G. Fasig of the Center on Children and Families at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. It found that shackling children on their way to court is psychologically damaging, and that it puts the focus on the humiliation they feel over being cuffed rather than the substance of the proceedings themselves.”

Lyrissa Lidsky

“Florida pastor has legal right to burn Qurans” (Sept. 8, 2010, Associated Press)

Although Dove World Outreach’s pastor may be constitutionally allowed to burn the Koran, the Constitution does not protect him from local laws. The church was denied a burn permit by the City of Gainesville.

From the article:
“‘Denying him the permit had nothing to do with the content of his speech and enforcement of the law presumably has nothing to do with the content of his speech,’ said Lyrissa Lidsky, a professor at the nearby University of Florida College of Law. ‘If I set a bonfire in my front yard here in Gainesville, presumably they would do the same thing.’”

Jon Mills

“Oil Regulations Conference” (Sept. 8, 2010, WRUF AM 850)

WRUF covered a talk given by Mills and Alyson Flournoy on Tuesday where they addressed issues involving the laws and regulations in the Gulf oil spill. Mills called for more regulations that focus on the potential for damage and individual safety.

Alyson Flournoy

“Oil Regulations Conference” (Sept. 8, 2010, WRUF AM 850)

WRUF covered a talk given by Flournoy and Jon Mills on Tuesday where they addressed issues involving the laws and regulations in the Gulf oil spill.

Jeffrey Harrison

Harrison’s new book, “Monopsony in Law and Economics,” has been published by Cambridge University Press. The book addresses potential harm that can be caused by monopsonists, and the laws established to protect against them. It was co-authored by Richard Blair.