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Can You Record Your Meeting With the Chief of Police?

Can You Record Your Meeting With the Chief of Police?

Federal Court Says Yes in Split Decision; Chief Judge Dissents on Federalism Grounds McDonough v. Fernandez-Rundle, No. 15-14642 (11th Cir. July 12, 2017) After James McDonough lodged several complaints against a Homestead police officer, the Homestead Chief of Police, Alexander Rolle, invited Mr. McDonough to meet with him in his office to discuss the complaints.… Continue Reading

Revising Florida’s Constitution

Revising Florida’s Constitution

On Friday, April 7, I spoke for two minutes at a public hearing of Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) in Boca Raton. I highly recommend participation in the CRC process, a once-every-twenty-year process, and a process that is unique to Florida. I spoke three times before the Florida CRC that convened in 1997 to 1998.… Continue Reading

Florida Supremes Dump Daubert

Florida Supremes Dump Daubert

In re Amendments to the Fla. Evidence Code, SC16-181 (Fla. Feb. 16, 2017). The Florida Supreme Court, in a stunning move, has decided 4 to 2 not to go along with the legislature’s 2013 decision to replace the Frye standard for admissibility of expert testimony with the Daubert standard now used in the federal system and,… Continue Reading

Nationwide Coverage Does Not Equal Nationwide Jurisdiction

Nationwide Coverage Does Not Equal Nationwide Jurisdiction

Erie Insurance Exchange v. Larose, 2D15-5750 (Fla. 2d DCA October 19, 2016)  “The mere provision of coverage for accidents nationwide is not enough, standing alone, to confer jurisdiction over a nonresident defendant insurer.” Albert Larose was in Florida in 2013 driving a vehicle owned by a Wisconsin company. Larose was injured in an accident with… Continue Reading

Will Federal Court Invalidate Dade’s Sexual Offender Residency Restriction?

Will Federal Court Invalidate Dade’s Sexual Offender Residency Restriction?

Doe v. Miami-Dade County, 15-14336 (11th Cir. Sept. 23, 2016) “How is it that an army of angry homeless sex offenders who are roaming our streets makes us safer?” –state Sen. David Aronberg The U.S. Court of Appeals of the 11th Circuit recently reversed the Southern District of Florida’s dismissal of a claim that Miami-Dade… Continue Reading

Appellate Court Finds Ineffective Assistance on the Face of the Record

Appellate Court Finds Ineffective Assistance on the Face of the Record

Marty v. State, 2D15-1218 (Fla. 2d DCA Sept. 16, 2016) “The display of a deadly weapon, without more, is not deadly force.” Criminal attorneys who have attempted to overturn convictions in state court based on ineffective assistance of trial counsel know that an evidentiary hearing under Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.850 is almost always… Continue Reading

Tom Regnier to Speak in Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Lecture Series

Tom Regnier to Speak in Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Lecture Series

Tom Regnier has been selected by the Dade County Bar Association as one of four attorneys to inaugurate the DCBA’s Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday morning, September 8, 2016. The series honors the memory of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first black person to serve on the Court. Before being appointed… Continue Reading

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