It would seem not just Drejka, but the scope and legal definition of Stand Your Ground law itself, will be on trial this time, at least in the court of public opinion.
With the approval and the encouragement of Florida’s government, Michael Drejka shot and killed Michael McGlockton.
Should Yale head for the Sunshine State?
Burt Likko was going to mercilessly lampoon a prestige law firm for three of its partners writing a deeply offensive and poorly-reasoned memo. But he got distracted by a shiny object along the way.
Lots of links about food! Fill your mind and fill your belly!
You’ve gotta fight for your right to… a speedy trial.
This is a pretty minor story for anyone outside of Florida’s 19th district, Congress-critter-wise. But I want to briefly touch on it because it underscores one of the inherent problems I’ve been talking about with populist movements: they inevitably end up revolving around non-believing hucksters.
Santa Ana: 0. Jacksonville: 1. Only that’s a trivia question, not a soccer score.
One of the byproducts of having spent the past two decades in risk management is that, for better or worse, I tend to view everything I see in the news through that lens. This has certainly been the case this past week, as cable news networks, talk radio stations and political blogs have suddenly reaffixed…
Brian Beutler has the scoop: A federal district court judge in Florida ruled today that a key provision in the new health care law is unconstitutional, and that the entire law must be voided. Roger Vinson, a Ronald Reagan appointee, agreed with the 26 state-government plaintiffs that Congress exceeded its authority by passing a law…
I like this Marco Rubio ad because it’s positive, avoids cheap shots at Charlie Crist even though Crist has made himself a very easy target, and because, quite frankly, I really loathe Charlie Crist. I don’t pay that much attention to Florida politics, but every time I see or hear Crist speak I shudder. Politicians…