16 hrs ago
The Miami Herald
Kosher prison food lawsuit goes forward
Bruce Rich didn't fare so well in the Florida justice system in 1999, when a Miami-Dade County jury found him guilty of murdering his parents and a judge sentenced him to life in prison.
Thu May 16, 2013
The Times of Israel
US appeals court: Jewish inmate can sue for kosher meals
A federal appeals court has ruled that a Jewish inmate in Florida can sue the state Department of Corrections for kosher meals.
Tue May 14, 2013
Lawyers Weekly USA
Plaintiffs had capacity to sue U.S. for flight controller's negligence
The mother and adult daughter of the victim of an airplane crash had the capacity to sue the federal government for the alleged negligence of a flight controller, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
Tue. 3:04pm: Child enticement case appealed
The case of a 21-year-old local man accused of a misdemeanor child enticement allegation for asking two young girls to follow him into a nearby woods last summer is being appealed to the 11th District Court of Appeals.
The Miami Herald
Court reinstates Fla. inmate kosher meals lawsuit
A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit filed by a Jewish prison inmate claiming the Florida Department of Corrections violated his rights by refusing to serve kosher meals.
Mon May 13, 2013
National Review Online
This Day in Liberal Judicial Activisma "May 13
Nominated a few months later by President Clinton to the Eleventh Circuit, Barkett concedes at her confirmation hearing that she "should not have done that." But, hey, activism happens-when, that is, reckless judges like Barkett are involved.
Fri May 10, 2013
George Zimmerman Seeks Anonymous Jury
Lawyers for George Zimmerman today filed a motion asking the jury in his upcoming trial over the shooting death of Trayvon Martin be anonymous.
Thu May 09, 2013
Jamie Dupree's Washington Insider: Federal court defends judicial conference at Georgia resort
Even as automatic budget cuts force various federal agencies to cut spending, a group of federal judges from the Atlanta-based Eleventh Circuit went ahead with their 2013 Judicial Conference last week, spending several days - and maybe several hundred thousand dollars - at a golf resort and spa in Savannah, Georgia.
Birmingham lawyer emerges as serious candiate for top Jeffco attorney
A Maynard, Cooper & Gale lawyer has emerged as a serious candidate for the Jefferson County attorney position, al.com has learned.
Tue May 07, 2013
Judge denies new trial for Ala. death row inmate
A judge has denied a request for a new trial from an Alabama death row inmate convicted of killing a Mobile police officer.
Federal appeals court blocks Florida law barring contracts with Cuba, Syria businesses
The law was challenged [JURIST report] last year by Odebrecht Construction [corporate website, in Portuguese], a Brazilian company that would be affected by the legislation.
A 'Perfect Storm' in Georgia
A Georgia inmate named Warren Hill, who came within forty minutes of a lethal injection in February, is in legal limbo this week.
Mon May 06, 2013
WINK-TV Fort Myers
Court OKs ruling blocking Fla. Cuba contracts law
A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling blocking enforcement of a Florida law that banned companies from bidding on state and local government contracts if they also do business in Cuba and Syria.
Jill posted a blog post
Undocumented workers who are not authorized to work in the United States are nevertheless entitled to recover unpaid wages, including overtime compensation, under the Fair Labor Standards Act , according to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Sun May 05, 2013
St. Anthony Messenger
License Laws Left in Place Please Immigrant Advocates
The Supreme Court April 29 let stand a lower-court ruling that tossed out restrictive provisions of an Alabama immigration law.
Fri May 03, 2013
12th time not the charm for Jaraysi in suit
Yet another judge, the 12th since 2007, has ruled against Waleed "Lee" Jaraysi, telling him his lawsuit against the city of Marietta is baseless.
Lawyer who started on pro bono capital appeal as summer associate hopes to take it to top US court
When William Ernest Kuenzel got married to a social worker in 2008, attorney David Kochman was his best man.
Bishops who filed lawsuit against Alabama immigration law feel vindicated
Episcopal, Roman Catholic and United Methodist bishops who filed a federal lawsuit two years ago trying to stop enforcement of Alabama's immigration law say they feel vindicated.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
Judge denies bid by ex-Orange Beach Mayor Steve Russo to vacate corruption conviction
Former Orange Beach Mayor Steve Russo enters the federal courthouse with his lawyer, Richard Horne, for an arraignment hearing on June 28, 2006, in Mobile, Alabama.
Supreme Court Of Ohio Protects Physician's Statement Of Comfort Under Apology Statute
On April 23, 2013, the Supreme Court of Ohio reversed the decision of the Eleventh District Court of Appeals and applied Ohio Revised Code 2317.43, commonly referred to as the Apology Statute, to exclude a physician's post procedure statements from evidence in a medical malpractice lawsuit The Court's slip opinion can be accessed here: Johnson v.