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Court Reconfirms PTIN Fees
A federal court in Georgia has dismissed a case challenging the IRS's power to charge tax practitioners for the Preparer Tax ID Numbers, or PTINs, that they are required to have to prepare taxes professionally.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Two Circuits Address the First Amendment Status of Facebook Activity
Two recent U.S. appellate court decisions have clarified the extent to which the First Amendment protects the social media activities of government employees.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Prominent Tampa Lawyer Dennis Hernandez Announces FREE Initial Consultations
Dennis Hernandez is a Tampa based attorney with 21 years of trial practice in state and federal courts who continues to enjoy representing personal injury clients in auto, motorcycle, pedestrian and products liability cases.
National Review Online
This Day in Liberal Judicial Activisma "December 5
Consider now-Eleventh Circuit judge Rosemary Barkett's ruling for a Florida appellate court in State v.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Americans To Congress: Pee In A Cup
Florida's experiment with a law requiring all welfare recipients to be drug tested may have failed to pass constitutional muster, but the majority of the public likes applying the idea not just to welfare recipients, but also members of Congress! According to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll , 78% of Americans favor random drug testing for members of ... (more)
Sat Nov 30, 2013
The Huffington Post
Credit Relationships Are Contractual, Not Confidential
When borrowing money, carefully understand the contract. Ignore oral statements and set aside ideas of "fairness."
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Naples Daily News
Federal court to hear dispute over fuel taxes on Seminoles
November 23, 2013 Third Annual Pigs in Paradise National Championship BBQ Festival at Seminole Casino: Chewy Williams, right makes a good toss during a corn hole round played with friend Kenneth Oatis, left.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Heavy Duty Trucking
Group Files Appeal to Stop Broker Bond Hike
The Association of Independent Property Brokers & Agents has filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit for an injunction, saying it could prevent thousands of small business owners across the U.S. who operate freight brokerage companies from having to shut down on Dec 1. The "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century" Act ... (more)
Key Provisions Of Alabama's Anti-Immigration Law Permanently Blocked
On Monday, a U.S. District judge signed a settlement that permanently blocks Alabama from enforcing seven key provisions of an anti-immigration law designed to make life as harsh as possible for undocumented immigrants.
Sunshine State News
Gas Tax Fuels Dispute Between State, Tribe
A federal appeals court is poised to take up a long-running dispute about whether the Seminole Tribe of Florida should have to pay state taxes on fuel it uses on tribal lands.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Frying Pan News
Supreme Court Considers an Important Labor Case
A recent Los Angeles Times editorial succinctly spelled out the simple truth about a potentially major labor case now before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Alabama State University to pay more than $1 million legal bills for former workers
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- A federal court is forcing Alabama State University to pay more than $1 million in attorney fees for three women who successfully sued the school for sexual and racial harassment .
Thu Nov 21, 2013
In rare appeal, federal prosecutors argue judge's sentence too lenient in Baldwin fraud...
The website of Aircraft Sales Corp. in Orange Beach features this airplane. Prosecutors have indicated they will appeal the sentence Mark J. Graubart, who pleaded guilty to bank fraud.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
NLRB Asks For, Gets, the Casablanca Treatment
The NLRB received a nasty benchslap from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently in a case challenging the NLRB's interpretation of supervisor status under the NLRA.
Supreme Court Hears Labor Neutrality Pact Case
During oral arguments on Nov. 14 in one of the most important labor cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term, the justices seemed skeptical about the view that employers' "neutrality" agreements with unions violate federal labor law.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
The Orlando Sentinel
Autistic children on Medicaid missing out on crucial therapy
A dark-haired, 7-year-old Florida child from an impoverished family, called K.G. in court papers, recently struck a blow to eliminate one of the most unjust health-care disparities in America.
Florida Bar Journal
Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference Vacancy Applications
One delegate to represent the Northern District of Florida to serve a four-year term commencing January 1, 2014.
St. Petersburg Times
White supremacist's conviction upheld in '98 Tampa murders
A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld the conviction of a white supremacist who beat two homeless men to death in Tampa in 1998.
Tue Nov 12, 2013
WTAQ-AM Green Bay
Supreme Court to weigh employer-union organizing d...
The Supreme Court will hear a case on Wednesday that could have a major impact on the U.S. labor movement as it questions whether agreements often made between unions and private-sector employers over unionization campaigns violate an anti-corruption law.
Why Aren't There More Black Federal Judges in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia?
Why isn't the White House doing more to nominate judges of color to sit in states like Georgia, Alabama and Florida, where minorities are severely underrepresented? The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals building in Atlanta, Georgia.