The Supreme Court and Family Law

The Supreme Court and Family Law

On occasion, the Supreme Court of the United States makes decisions that affect the lives of real  people  in society.  Such was the case of Loving v. Virginia (1967). In the summer of 1958, newlyweds Mildred and Richard Loving faced a choice: spend one year in jail,...
Letter to a Law School Graduate

Letter to a Law School Graduate

Recently, Judge Lane Smith, of Leon County, wrote an open Letter to a Law School Graduate.1  I find it to be instructive to all law school graduates, old and young.  Here, I have pulled out some of the highlights.  I place a comment after each quote. Diligently...
The First Amendment and the Supreme Court

The First Amendment and the Supreme Court

“The right, which had for years been hostile to and very nervous about a strong First Amendment, has rediscovered it,” said Burt Neuborne, a law professor at New York University.  The Citizens United campaign finance case, for instance, was decided on free-speech...