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.
When you see something that is not right, not fair, find a way to get in the way and cause trouble. Congressman John Lewis
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Monday, June 30, 2014
LABARGA TAKES THE GAVEL
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Yes it was Kogan. And what a great pick that was.
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The Supreme Court said no life for juvies and now, the Florida courts are approving 99 year sentences. Looks like they can't read or they think the life expectancy of a kid in jail his entire life is 127 years.
Welcome to Floridah.
Does anyone know how they merged the two wheels? I went from 20ish to 50ish now
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Rumpole flies netjets roots against the Heat and for England. Class act
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