Justice Jorge Labarga becomes Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court today in a "passing the gavel" ceremony in Tallahassee.
Trivia: name the last Florida Supreme Court Justice to serve on the circuit bench in the hallowed halls (not to mention asbestos stuffed ceilings) of the REGJB?
Juveniles cannot be sentenced to life. Graham v. Florida, 130 S.Ct. 2011 (2010). So can a 16 year old with a life expectancy of 74 years be sentenced to 60 or 70 years? Is it disingenuous to sentence a juvenile to 70 or 80 years?
What happens when you're going to be late for work because your hot water is out; you work for a world wide company and you mistakenly email the entire company instead of your work group?
Jokesters like Rumpole respond to your tweet. Check this extremely funny string of tweets on Buzzfeed.
Trivia: T/F: A Florida Supreme Court Justice was once arrested for drug trafficking?
History: The Florida Supreme Court was created when Florida became a State in A) 1840; B) 1845; C)1859.
The Court had three justices from inception until the number was increased to its current size of seven in A) 1900; B) 1940: C)1957.
In which of the following cases does the court NOT have mandatory jurisdiction: A) Death Penalty cases; B) Cases where there was a suit between counties; C) Review of Statewide agency rates for gas, electric, and telephone utilities. D) Bar complaints against certain, anonymous bloggers.
The answers are below.
Short Holiday week. Who's going out of town, and who is staying?
See You In Court.
Give yourself an "A" of you answered "B" to all the questions.
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