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Knight v. Florida

An accused may be detained pretrial by two methods.  When no conditions of pretrial release would reasonably assure public safety or the accused’s required appearance, the government may seek pretrial detention pursuant to Florida’s pretrial detention statute and rule.  Under this first method, t

October 24, 2017 Criminal Justice

Rodriguez v. Hague

Lazaro Rodriguez, a 58-year-old Latino man living in North Miami with his wife and son, was arrested by Miami-Dade police the day before his 55th birthday and charged with two misdemeanor counts of resisting an officer without violence and a felony of threatening a public servant.

September 27, 2017 Criminal Justice

"Viewpoint" Debate: Vote No on Amendment 8

With November's election fast approaching, more and more Floridians are becoming aware of the potential dangers presented by the misleading-titled "Religious Freedom Amendment" on the ballot, proposed Amendment 8, which would repeal a century-old protection in the Florida religion on government i

July 26, 2012 Religious Liberty

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