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Appeals court backs most of Florida’s 2021 elections law, overturning a ruling that it discriminates against Black voters

An appeals court overturned most of a federal judge’s ruling that a 2021 Florida elections law was intended to discriminate against Black voters.
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Florida asks U.S. Supreme Court to decide social media law fight

Florida asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a First Amendment battle about a 2021 Florida law placing restrictions on Facebook & Twitter.
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Community workshop: “Learn Your Legal Rights”

The George Edgecomb Bar Association hosts a "Learn Your Legal Rights" community workshop in Tampa on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

Florida cancels bar exam last minute prompting protest, lawsuits

Wednesday morning, thousands of would-be Florida lawyers were supposed to be readying for one of the most important moments of their lives – taking the bar exam in hopes of earning a license to practice...

As states ditch ILG, Florida moves forward with company for virtual bar exam

Like many hopeful law students, Ashley Hart imagined one day arguing a case before the Florida Supreme Court – many a litigators dream. She did not, however, imagine that the first time she’d address the...
Luna Athena 2018 guitar by Armadillo resembles a Gibson ES-335 semi-hollow body with double cutaways and twin humbuckers

Gibson is suing Tampa’s Armadillo Enterprises over guitar trademarks

One of the most famous guitar manufacturers in the world is suing a much smaller company that makes guitars in Tampa; Gibson is suing Tampa’s Armadillo Enterprises, which makes guitars under the Dean and Luna...
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Does a new law privatize some Florida beaches? It’s more complicated than that

There’s a new law in Florida that goes into effect in July that may put more of a burden on local governments to defend public access to sections of beaches that are technically private property;...
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Noor Salman was found not guilty; hear from her attorney

Noor Salman is the widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter and on Friday she was found not guilty of helping in the attack; on WMNF’s MidPoint we had an extended conversation with one of her...

Appeals court: St. Pete violated Florida’s Sunshine Law

The City of St. Petersburg violated Florida’s Sunshine Law providing for open government meetings. A state appeals court made that determination this month regarding a closed-door meeting in 2011 when Bill Foster was mayor. The...
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Ed O’Bannon tells WMNF how he sued the NCAA and won

Former college basketball player Ed O’Bannon took on the giant NCAA in court – and won his lawsuit in 2014; O’Bannon wanted athletes to be able to receive compensation for the use of their likenesses...

Pioneering professor on challenging sexual assault using the law

On MidPoint we air a recent speech by pioneering feminist law professor, Catharine MacKinnon of the University of Michigan, on social change through legal intervention; MacKinnon spoke Thursday at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport,...
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Lawyers concerned about UF police rules for Richard Spencer protests

White supremacist Richard Spencer plans to speak at the University of Florida in Gainesville next Thursday and hundreds of anti-fascists are expected to protest him; the university’s police department has made up a list of...

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