Friday, July 17, 2015

Denham on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

New from the University Press of Florida: Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida (June 2015), by James M. Denham (Florida Southern College/Lawton M. Chiles Center for Florida History). A description from the Press:
Representing half of the state’s population, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida is one of the busiest federal courts in the nation. It is recognized most often as the battleground for the Terri Schiavo "right to die" case, but it has been at the center of major decisions for more than fifty years. The famous and the infamous have stood before these judges, including young civil rights lawyer Thurgood Marshall, mobster Santo Trafficante, drug lord Carlos Lehder, baseball star Denny McLain, movie star Wesley Snipes, criminal defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, and Constance Baker Motley, the first African American woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
More information is available here.

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