law http://wlrn.org en 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