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Influential constitutional scholar discusses Supreme Court vacancy at UF Law

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The first time Erwin Chemerinsky argued in front of the Supreme Court, he did so in defense of an individual who had been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison as a result of California’s three strikes law for the theft of $153 worth of video tapes from a local store. Chemerinsky had the […]

Labarga Becomes First Florida Chief Justice To Succeed Himself in More Than a Century

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TALLAHASSEE – In 2014 Jorge Labarga became the first person of Hispanic descent to lead Florida’s judicial system as its chief justice. On July 1 he will become the state’s first chief justice to succeed himself in that office since the end of the Civil War. The other members of the Florida Supreme Court chose […]

Florida constitutional and criminal law experts available to discuss Supreme Court ruling on death penalty

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MEDIA ALERT January 12, 2016 Contact: George “Bob” Dekle – Director, UF Law’s Criminal Prosecution Clinic; Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center; Master Lecturer 386-365-4611 or dekle@law.ufl.edu Teresa Reid – Master Legal Skills Professor; Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center reid@law.ufl.edu John Stinneford – UF Professor of Law; Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center 937-416-5645 or jstinneford@law.ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, […]

UF Law experts available to discuss Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday, June 26, that same-sex couples have the same rights to marry as heterosexual couples in their decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.   UF Law experts are available to discuss this landmark decision:   Darren Hutchinson Phone: 352-273-0918 Email: hutchinson@law.ufl.edu Hutchinson teaches and conducts research in the areas of […]

March 20, 2015 – SCOTUSBlog co-founder to discuss how personal experiences influence justices’ decisions

View the webcasts. HOL 285C 11 a.m. This year’s 34th annual Dunwody Distinguished Lecture in Law will feature Amy Howe, co-founder and editor of the award winning SCOTUSBlog.com. As a leading legal expert on the U.S. Supreme Court, Howe will discuss how the personal backgrounds and experiences of the court’s justices have informed the court’s jurisprudence. The […]

Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens to visit UF

Supreme Court Justice Stevens visits UF

  View the webcasts here. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – If he had it his way, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens would abolish the death penalty and only grant the right to bear arms to those serving in a militia. Stevens will share these and other suggestions to improve the U.S. Constitution with the […]

Jan. 20, 2015 – A conversation with retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

webcasts of the Event UF Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 12:30 – 2 p.m. Retired United States Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens will participate in a discussion with UF Law faculty members at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The event will be an informal conversation with Stevens and UF Law Professors […]

UF Law experts available to address Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision

Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision

MEDIA ALERT June 30, 2014 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The following University of Florida faculty are available for comment on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The ruling states that in some cases for-profit companies who object to certain contraceptive measures based on religious beliefs may be exempt from covering contraception to women under […]

UF Law expert available to discuss Supreme Court cell phone privacy ruling

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that police are required to obtain search warrants before searching cell phones of those who are arrested. This is a significant opinion for privacy rights – and the first of its kind – in the digital age. Contact: Jon Mills – Professor of law […]

UF Law experts available to speak on recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions

Additional media contact: Matt Walker, UF Law media relations, 352-273-0650, mlwalker@law.ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Below is contact information for University of Florida Levin College of Law experts and the recent U.S. Supreme Court cases they will be available to address. Affirmative action: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Abigail Fisher claims the University of […]