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Supreme Court: Pretrial Detainees Have Lower Standard for Force Claims

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Jul. 07 2015

While most news about the Supreme Court in the recent week has understandably been on its historic decision on same-sex marriage, other important decisions have also come from the nation’s highest judicial body, including rulings affecting the criminal justice system. In Kingsley v. Hendrickson, the Court considered the standard that should be used to determine…
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Florida Legislature considering changes to law for BUI, domestic violence and expungement

Melinda Morris
By: Melinda Morris
Feb. 04 2015

The Florida Legislature begins its regular session in less than a month, on March 2, and legislators have already started filing potential bills. Some of the proposed legislation pertains to different criminal matters, including boating under the influence, no contact orders for domestic violence cases, and expungement. Senate Bill 598 proposes that a boating under…
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