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Eighth Grade Students Hold Mock Trial at Federal Courthouse in Tampa Florida
Every year, the eighth grade students at Academy Prep participate in a long-standing partnership program.
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
IRS's summons power faces test in Supreme Court
The Internal Revenue Service will go before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend the way it enforces its power to issue legal summonses to obtain sensitive documents from taxpayers who refuse to cooperate with audits.
FedEx Cannot Exclude Diabetic Applicant From Mechanic Position Based on Need to Test Drive Trucks
The Americans with Disabilities Act contains a provision allowing exclusion of disabled persons from jobs when their medical condition contradicts federal licensing requirements.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Two New Cases Demonstrate High Bar for Proving Sexual Harassment
Not all sex-related behavior in the workplace gives rise to an actionable claim for sexual harassment.
Rick Scott's Drug Test for State Workers Appeal Shot Down by U.S. Supreme Court
It looks like Gov. Rick Scott's crusade to randomly drug-test Florida's state workers has finally come to an end after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his request for a review of a lower court ruling that the policy was unconstitutional.
'Eleventh Circuit rules that discovery can move forward on my Crime Victims' Rights Act case'
"Eleventh Circuit rules that discovery can move forward on my Crime Victims' Rights Act case": Paul Cassell has this post today at "The Volokh Conspiracy" about an interesting ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued last Friday.
The Wichita Eagle
Supreme Court stays out of Florida drug-testing challenge
The high court's decision, issued without comment or explanation, effectively upheld a lower court's ruling that challenged the suspicion-less, wide-ranging drug testing program.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
11th Circuit to hold arguments in Siegelman case
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively scheduled oral arguments this summer in former Gov. Don Siegelman's effort to overturn his conviction in a government corruption case.
Appeals court grants former Alabama Governor hearing
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear an appeal filed by former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman.
Will the Supreme Court Let Florida Drug Test All Its Government Employees?
It might seem reasonable that Florida's governor Rick Scott wants to ensure all state agencies are drug-free workplaces; after all, why would you want your taxpayer money going to support the habit of some stoned, slothful bureaucrat? But what is the state really asking for when it demands that each public servant pee in a cup? When Governor Scott ... (more)
Wed Apr 16, 2014
How should judges be selected in Alabama? Topic for May 1 Law Day event
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Current and retired judges will meet May 1 for a national Law Day public event in downtown Birmingham to discuss how judges should be selected to sit on benches around Alabama.
The Montgomery Advertiser
Judge's ruling favors Creek casinos
A U.S. District Court judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the State of Alabama challenging the rights of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to operate three casinos in the state.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Passing a DOT medical exam is a 'marginal function' of the job?
In a recent opinion by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals involving a Type-1 insulin-dependent diabetic, the court found that passing a Department of Transportation medical examination was an impermissible "qualification standard" under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Claims Against Failed Banks Must Go Through the FDIC's Administrative Claims Process
As described in a previous post , the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act requires that anyone with a claim against a failed bank must file a claim with the FDIC within 90 days of being notified of the FDIC's administrative claims process.
Daily Business Review
11th Circuit Sends Back Case On Autodialed Calls
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The Orlando Sentinel
Supreme Court may take up Scott drug test policy
More than three years after Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order seeking across-the-board drug testing for state employees, the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to decide whether to weigh in on the policy.
Supreme Court May Take Up Gov. Scott Drug Test Directive
More than three years after Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order seeking across-the-board drug testing for state employees, the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to decide whether to weigh in on the controversial policy.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Our Opinion: Voting rights
But then, considering the voter purges, the restrictions on voting, the subsequent backtracking and the inevitable Election Day foul-ups, has this state's voting record ever really been out of the headlines? The Pew Charitable Trusts issued a report on voter access and found Florida lagging behind much of the rest of the country.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Families of American pilots murdered by Cuba's Castro regime: No Spies for Gross Exchange
We the families of the three American citizens and one American resident shot down over international waters by the Cuban government on February 24, 1996, strongly oppose any exchange of Gerardo Hernandez for Alan Gross, Cuba's hostage.
National Review Online
This Day in Liberal Judicial Activisma "April 12
State , Florida chief justice Rosemary Barkett dissents from the Florida supreme court's ruling that probable cause existed for an arrest.