law http://wlrn.org en Cruise Passengers Call For Regulation, Industry Disagrees http://wlrn.org/post/cruise-passengers-call-regulation-industry-disagrees <p>A bill that would lead to better protections for cruise passengers has yet to move forward in Congress.</p><p>Last week, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on cruise passenger safety. The hearing was called by committee chairman and senator Jay Rockefeller from West Virginia, who sponsored the Cruise Passenger Protection Act.&nbsp;</p><p>At the hearing, lawyer and International Cruise Victims Association board member Philip Gerson testified. He is the legal representative of a 15-year-old victim of rape on a cruise ship.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:03:19 +0000 Carla Javier 36215 at http://wlrn.org Cruise Passengers Call For Regulation, Industry Disagrees New Law Changes How Often Florida Food Establishments Are Inspected http://wlrn.org/post/new-law-changes-how-often-florida-food-establishments-are-inspected <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state law changing how frequently restaurants are inspected unannounced goes into effect today.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Under the new law, restaurants will be ranked on a scale from one to four.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Restaurants rated as a four will receive four unannounced inspections.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The rankings will be based on establishment type as well as history of past violations.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:52:45 +0000 Carla Javier 34826 at http://wlrn.org New Law Changes How Often Florida Food Establishments Are Inspected Law Banning E-Cigarette Sales To Minors Goes Into Effect July 1 http://wlrn.org/post/law-banning-e-cigarette-sales-minors-goes-effect-july-1 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">E-cigarettes aren't made with tobacco, but they vaporize a mixture of flavorings -- and nicotine. Because of the nicotine, e-cigarettes are addictive. But until recently, there were no laws in Florida banning their sale to minors.</span></p><p>State Rep. Frank Artiles sponsored a bill to ban e-cigarette sales to people under the age of 18. He says he was inspired to sponsor the bill after witnessing a 12-year old "vaping" an e-cigarette at an amusement park.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:50:48 +0000 Carla Javier 34634 at http://wlrn.org Law Banning E-Cigarette Sales To Minors Goes Into Effect July 1 Condominium And Homeowner Association Call-In Program http://wlrn.org/post/condominium-and-homeowner-association-call-program <p></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Joseph Cooper & Paul Leary 34018 at http://wlrn.org Condominium And Homeowner Association Call-In Program Should Lawyers Pay More Dues To Help The Poor Get Legal Aid? http://wlrn.org/post/should-lawyers-pay-more-dues-help-poor-get-legal-aid <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you walk into Legal Services of Greater Miami on any given weekday morning, there are rows of plastic chairs filled with people looking for help with legal issues. Over the past couple of years, though, it’s been the various legal service and aid providers themselves that have needed help -- financial help.</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:09:58 +0000 Wilson Sayre 32650 at http://wlrn.org Should Lawyers Pay More Dues To Help The Poor Get Legal Aid? Florida Collaborative Trainers; Collaborative Divorce http://wlrn.org/post/florida-collaborative-trainers-collaborative-divorce <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Joseph Cooper & Paul Leary 32200 at http://wlrn.org Florida Collaborative Trainers; Collaborative Divorce How Florida's Gay-Marriage Advocates Plan To Win In The Court Of Public Opinion http://wlrn.org/post/how-floridas-gay-marriage-advocates-plan-win-court-public-opinion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawsuits challenging state bans on gay marriage are piling up across the country, and winning doesn't only rest on having a compelling legal case. Building a plaintiff "dream team" is a major component of strong legal strategy.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“You want plaintiffs who are sympathetic,” explains Nova Southeastern law professor Bob Jarvis. “In front of a jury, you want to say this could be your neighbors, your friends, your coworkers or you.”&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:09:27 +0000 Arianna Prothero 30743 at http://wlrn.org How Florida's Gay-Marriage Advocates Plan To Win In The Court Of Public Opinion New Year, New Laws: Here's What's Changing In Florida's Rules http://wlrn.org/post/new-year-new-laws-heres-whats-changing-floridas-rules <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.421875px; text-align: justify;">Bills that crack down on human sex trafficking, address problems from the 2012 election, allow foster care children to remain in the program until 21, and provide an incentive for companies to expand their fleet of natural gas vehicles become law Wednesday.</span><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.421875px; text-align: justify;" /><br style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia; line-height: 18.421875px; text-align: justify;" /><span style= Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:59:41 +0000 News Service of Florida 25860 at http://wlrn.org New Year, New Laws: Here's What's Changing In Florida's Rules Study: Interrogations Can Lead To False Confessions By Juveniles http://wlrn.org/post/study-interrogations-can-lead-false-confessions-juveniles <p></p><p>Juveniles may be particularly vulnerable to falsely admitting guilt, according to a study led by <a href="http://www.fiu.edu/">Florida International University </a>psychologist <a href="http://psychology.fiu.edu/faculty/lindsay-malloy/">Lindsay C. Malloy</a>.</p><p>The findings were published recently in the American Psychological Association’s journal <a href="http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2013-35907-001/"><em>Law and Human Behavior</em></a>.</p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:22:47 +0000 Ayleen Barbel Fattal 22624 at http://wlrn.org Study: Interrogations Can Lead To False Confessions By Juveniles Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law http://wlrn.org/post/us-supreme-court-strikes-down-section-voting-rights-act-applies-5-florida-counties <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-96_6k47.pdf">By a 5-4 decision</a>, the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act that establishes a formula to identify states that may require extra scrutiny by the Justice Department regarding voting procedures.<p>The decision focuses on <a href="http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/vot/misc/sec_4.php">Section 4 of the Act</a>.<p>Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts writes that the decision "in no way affects the permanent, nationwide ban on racial discrimination in voting found in Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:36:28 +0000 16373 at http://wlrn.org Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law A Profession in Crisis: The Lawyer Bubble http://wlrn.org/post/profession-crisis-lawyer-bubble <p></p> Wed, 22 May 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 14435 at http://wlrn.org A Profession in Crisis: The Lawyer Bubble