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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 Teresa Reid – Master Legal Skills Professor; Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center John Stinneford – UF Professor of Law; Assistant Director, Criminal Justice Center 937-416-5645 or GAINESVILLE, […]