Florida /ˈflɒrɪdə/ is a state in the southeastern region of the United States, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd most extensive, the 4th most populous, and the 8th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state capital is Tallahassee, the largest city is Jacksonville, and the largest metropolitan area is the Miami metropolitan area.Much of Florida is a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. Its geography is notable for a coastline, omnipresent water and the threat of hurricanes.
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    • South Dakota same-sex marriage ban falls

      Building toward a test on same-sex marriage in one of the handful of federal appeals courts that have not yet ruled on the issue, a federal trial judge in South Dakota on Monday struck down that state’s ban. That means that such marriages are now legal, or may be on their way to legality, in five of the seven states in the geographic region of the federal Eighth Circuit. U.S.

      Lyle Denniston/ SCOTUSblog- 7 readers -
    • If You’re In Law School, You’re Probably Depressed

      The pervasive mental health issues plaguing the legal profession are well-established. As an occupation, lawyers are more prone to clinical depression and substance abuse problems. At its very worst, lawyers can turn to suicide at an alarmingly high rate. Last month, we linked to a Yale Daily News article about a study revealing “widespread” mental health troubles.

      Joe Patrice/ Above the Law- 24 readers -
  • Prevent Drunk Driving Accidents Following the Super Bowl

    … at the end of the third quarter. Provide taxicab numbers for your guests so that they can get home safely. Understand that liability is determined based on if the one serving knew or should have known the person’s level of intoxication would likely lead to a crash. Drunk Driving Accident Attorney in Florida If you were injured or if you have lost…

    Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Blogin Florida- 1 readers -
  • First Marijuana Tribal Conference: Tulalip Reservation on February 27

    … On October 28, 2014, the United States Department of Justice issued a “Policy Statement Regarding Marijuana Issues in Indian Country.” In this memo, the DOJ stated that its eight enforcement priorities will apply “in the event that sovereign Indian Nations seek to legalize the cultivation or use of marijuana in Indian Country.” At least one Indian…

    Hilary Bricken/ Canna Law Blog™in California Florida Washington Illinois- 1 readers -
  • Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on U.S. 441

    A motorcyclist who collided with an SUV on U.S. 441 and was ejected into a ditch by the impact of the crash passed away at a local hospital Wednesday. The 65-year-old Ocala biker was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center by ambulance following the crash. He was riding a 2011 Harley Davidson and was wearing a helmet, according to Ocala police.

    Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Blog- 7 readers -
  • Two Disney Visitors Die After Riding Small World, Toy Story

    Two Disney World visitors died late last year after riding two of the resort’s tamer rides, according to a state report issued Wednesday. In one of the incidents, a 22-year-old woman with a pre-existing condition, lost consciousness after riding It’s A Small World on Christmas Day. She then passed away. The state report did not include the date of her death.

    Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Blog- 11 readers -
  • Love Judge For Sale

    …In capitalism's purest form, everything has a price. The Florida judiciary is no stranger to misconduct and corruption. During one tawdry stretch in the early 1970s, three of the state’s supreme court justices resigned over corruption scandals. One was caught on a gambling junket in Las Vegas that had been paid for by a greyhound track owner…

    South Florida Lawyers- 3 readers -
  • Cuban Crime Rings behind Florida Staged Accident Fraud

    … Originally intended to provide refuge to those fleeing Cuba’s Castro regime, the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 has enabled a thriving Cuban criminal network to expand from South Florida throughout the country and take hold without legal recourse. A recent three-part series by the Sun Sentinel, which examines the prevalence of this illegal…

    Michael A. Rosenberg/ FL PIP Guide- 9 readers -
  • Domestic Battery Arrests in Palm Beach County

    Palm Beach County, FL has seen a rise in Domestic Battery arrests over the past few months. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has a must arrest policy, when dealing with domestic battery calls. If you or someone in your home calls 911 and request a deputy sheriff because of a domestic situation, in Palm Beach County, you can bet someone is going to jail after law enforce ...

    Andrew Stine/ Andrew D. Stine, P.A.- 3 readers -
  • Georgia Court of Appeals Reverses Workers’ Compensation Board Ruling

    …’ Compensation Board reversed this decision. The Board held that, since Southland did not own, operate, or control the entrance road, the deceased person had not yet arrived to work at the time of the accident. Consequently, his death was not compensable. The Georgia Court of Appeals, however, reversed the Board’s determination. Under Georgia’s…

    Atlanta Injury Attorney Blog- 4 readers -
  • Implications of the Murray v. State Ruling

    … to a neutral magistrate to obtain a search warrant, and still receive a valid search warrant if some of the officer’s sworn lies are sprinkled with truth. I venture to say that we expect more from our elementary school aged children, regarding telling the truth; then the 4th DCA does from sworn officers when applying for a search warrant in Florida. Ungray…

    Andrew Stine/ Andrew D. Stine, P.A.- 3 readers -
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