Influential Women On FAMU Panel Tonight

Staff Report ORLANDO, Fla. The FAMU College of Law Center for International Law and Justice (CILJ) will host Towards an International Law of Black Women: New Theory, New Praxis,"Thursday,Mar. 4at5:30 p.m. in Room 240. The event is co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law and the Henry J. Richardson, III, International Law Students Association. The roundtable discussion will examine the extent to which black women are recognized as a distinct subject of international law. The event aims to determine, through global lenses, the extent to which black women have impacted and been impacted by, among other phenomena, the forces of enslavement, segregation/Apartheid, colonization and globalization. It purports to unearth and fashion new and pre-existing law born out of the experiences of, directed towards, and or that inadvertently affect, black women. The world … [Read more...]

Lou Frey: 'Can't We Get Along?'

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CONGRESS AND BIPARTISANSHIP PART II Lou Frey, Jr., Member of Congress (FL 69-79); Past President, Former Members of Congress; Partner, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., Orlando, Florida E-Mail: lou.frey@lowndes-law.com On Monday, March 22, 2010, at the University of Central Floridas Student Union Pegasus Ballroom, the Lou Frey Institute of Politics and Government will hold its 15th semi-annual symposium, Congress and Bipartisanship: Cant We All Just Get Along? Its free! You can sign up by going to www.loufrey.org. Chapter 4 of my book Political Rules of the Road: Representatives, Senators, and Presidents Share Their Rules for Success in Congress, Politics, and Life is entitled Political Parties, Partisanship, Interest Groups and Bureaucracy. Let me repeat what some members wrote about partisanship: Pete McCloskey (R-CA) suggested a way to make it better, he … [Read more...]

Florida AG’s Gang Reduction Initiative Moving Forward

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TALLAHASSEE, FL- Attorney General Bill McCollum announced that a Manatee County gang member was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to criminal racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering. Terry Green, a member of the Third Shift criminal street gang that operated in Manatee County, must also serve four years of probation after he is released. The case is being prosecuted by The Attorney Generals Office of Statewide Prosecution under the jurisdiction of the State Attorneys Office for the 12th Judicial Circuit. Green, 21, and his fellow Third Shift members used their gang to control the drug trade in Manatee County. Other criminal activities tied to the gang include weapons charges and resisting arrest. Several members of the gang were arrested in May 2008, and Green was charged while already in custody at the Manatee County Jail on an unrelated … [Read more...]

Legal Marketing Association Names Leaders

Staff Report ORLANDO -- Michael Haag and Jamie Floer have been named chair and co-chair, respectively, of the Orlando City Group sub-chapter of the Legal Marketing Association. Kendra Cassell has been named membership chair. Haag is director of marketing and business development at Broad & Cassel. Floer is senior account executive at Wragg & Casas Public Relations. Cassell is director of business development at Lovett-Silverman. The LMA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs and maintaining the professional standards of the men and women involved in marketing within the legal profession. The Southeastern Chapter is the largest in the international organization of LMA, covering 10 states with 18 sub-chapters called City Groups throughout the region, serving nearly 500 members. "Last year was a game-changer for our industry, and LMA has adapted … [Read more...]

Why the Bill of Rights Matters

In 1787 our founding fathers sat down to write out some principles for the people and government of the fledgling United States of America. These principles were meant to guarantee liberty, justice, domestic tranquility, the common defense of and general welfare for We the People. They both set forthand limitedthe powers of government. The system may not work perfectly, but it works pretty well. We should all be thankful that we live in this day and age in the United States of America , although some young people dont realize just how lucky we really are. The first time I ever taught as a Florida Supreme Court Justice Teacher (www.justiceteaching.org), I addressed an 8th grade class at Hoover Middle School in which a confident young man flippantly stated something to the effect of, I dont see what the Constitution and the Bill of Rights have to do with me. So, yes, perhaps it is a … [Read more...]