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Judicial Races, Already Pretty Clean, Get Another Shot Of Antiseptic
Compared to other political races, judicial elections are a crushing snooze. The candidates, having law degrees, are circumspect by nature, and a rigid code of conduct usually prevents even the wildest ones from saying much. Still, no election is without at least a whiff of controversy or display of dubious judgement. Enter the Hillsborough County Judicial Campaign Practices Committeeformed in April by the county bar in association with with the spur of Circuit Judge Kevin Carey.
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Categories: Ethics | Tags: Judicial Policy , Politics , Ethics , Judicial Branch | View Count: (1416)
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Winning The War

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Winning The War
Tom Scarritt understands the consequence. His decision to accept a voluntary job as chairman of a newly formed watchdog group means he can no longer publicly support his favorite judicial candidates. That’s a sacrifice for this politically active Tampa lawyer who managed Hillsborough Circuit Judge Kevin Carey’s election campaign nearly two years ago and who has financially backed the bids of several other judicial candidates.
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Categories: Past Law Cases | Tags: Ethics , Judicial Policy , Politics , Judicial Branch , Hillsborough County | View Count: (901)
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Jury Committee Calls for 48 Reforms

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Jury Committee Calls for 48 Reforms
After hearing strong opposition from the Florida Trial Bar, the Florida Supreme Court began deliberating whether to adopt sweeping jury reforms as proposed last week by a statewide Jury Innovations Committee.
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Categories: Articles | Tags: Judicial Policy , Legislation , Jury | View Count: (967)
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Juror Power?

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Juror Power?
Aiming to make trials more jury friendly, committee suggests overhauling the way the state’s courts conduct business
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Categories: Articles | Tags: Legislation , Judicial Policy , Jury | View Count: (1035)
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Jurors as Full Partners

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Jurors as Full Partners
Jurors play a critical role in the administration of our civil and criminal justice system. That role has been closely scrutinized by Florida’s Jury Innovations Committee, which has rendered a report that is far-reaching in its proposed reforms. The suggested changes seek to treat jurors not as children or bystanders at trial, but as full partners in the proceedings. The report contains 48 areas of study and recommendations on virtually all aspects of the jury system.
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Categories: Articles | Tags: Judicial Policy , Jury | View Count: (966)
The Frye Hearing in Florida: An Attempt to Exclude Scientific Evidence
State Supreme Courts require a minimum threshold of reliability and acceptance in the scientific community for all medical and similar evidence to be admitted at trial. In Florida and some other states, the courts adhere to what is known as the Frye standard, whereas in most states and in Federal Courts it is the so-called Daubert standard. The jurisdiction of the present case is Hillsborough County (Tampa), Florida. Forensic pathologist seldom, if ever, are requested to participate in such h...
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Categories: Articles | Tags: Judicial Policy , Hillsborough County | View Count: (1969)
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