Succeeds in lifting the veil to capture the daily drama, excitement, and importance of one federal district court s work all within the framework of the legal and political developments of the time. This fascinating and invaluable narrative history is a must-read for all serious students of Florida s federal judiciary, as well as of the general history of the state. Walter W. Manley II, coeditor of "The Supreme Court of Florida and Its Predecessor Courts, 1821 1917"
On any day, America s courts are a trove of human interest, significant drama, and the making of public policy. With the Middle District of the federal judiciary in Florida as its focus, this book explains how the courts work, reveals frequent dramatic conflicts, points up the injustice to the public when judgeships remain vacant, and illustrates the importance of the independence upon which the integrity of the courts depends. Martin A. Dyckman, author of "Reubin O D. Askew and the Golden Age of Florida Politics"
Gives insights into the way that many major cases have been resolved by judges and lawyers who were so frequently called on not only for hard work but for courage and integrity. Talbot Sandy D Alemberte, former president, Florida State University, and former president, American Bar Association
The true stories discussed in this edition tell the real story of Florida. And in Florida, reality is much more interesting than fiction. Richard S. Dellinger certified mediator, Florida Supreme Court and Middle District of Florida
Representing half of the state s population, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida is one of the busiest federal courts in the nation. It is recognized most often as the battleground for the Terri Schiavo right to die case, but it has been at the center of major decisions for more than fifty years. The famous and the infamous have stood before these judges, including young civil rights lawyer Thurgood Marshall, mobster Santo Trafficante, drug lord Carlos Lehder, baseball star Denny McLain, movie star Wesley Snipes, criminal defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, and Constance Baker Motley, the first African American woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Fifty Years of Justice
University Press of Florida
A History of the U. S. Court for the Middle District of Florida
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