Tag Archives: Florida

New Jersey Herald – Judge Rules For Students In Immigrant-Tuition Suit | NJherald.com | Curt Anderson | 9/4/12

MIAMI (AP) – U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore determined that students at Florida’s public colleges and universities cannot be charged higher out-of-state tuition simply because their parents are in the U.S. illegally. Judge Moore reasoned that the policy violates … Continue reading

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Public Defenders Are Not Always Free | FindLaw | Jason Beahm | 10/7/10

The Miranda warning: “…If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you…” does not necessarily mean that the public defender’s assistance will be without cost to the defendant. According to a report by the Brennan Center for … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: In Vitro Twins Conceived After Dad’s Death Are Not Entitled to Survivor Benefit | ABA Journal | Debra Cassens Weiss | 5/21/12

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled Florida twins conceived through in vitro fertilization after their father’s death are not entitled to Social Security survivor benefits. The case, Astrue v. Capato opinion, involves twins born 18 months after their father, Robert … Continue reading

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Florida Woman Sentenced to 20 Years in Controversial Warning Shot Case | CNN.com | 5/11/12

(CNN) — A a judge sentenced Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville, Florida, woman to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot in an effort to scare off her abusive husband. Alexander unsuccessfully tried to use Florida’s controversial “stand your … Continue reading

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State: Charges Filed against 13 in Robert Champion Homicide | The Famuan – Florida A&M University | 5/2/12|

The state announced Wednesday charges against 13 people in Florida A&M drum major Robert Champion’s hazing death last November. The state has officially ruled the death a homicide. Caleb Jackson, 23, and Rikki Willis, 24, were held for felony hazing … Continue reading

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