Category Archives: Attorney Practice

Russell D. Covey, Longitudinal Guilt: Repeat Offenders, Plea Bargaining, and the Variable Standard of Proof

63 Fla. L. Rev. 431 (2011)| |   | | ABSTRACT :: This Article introduces a new concept-“longitudinal guilt”-which invites readers to reconsider basic presuppositions about the way our criminal justice system determines guilt in criminal cases. In short, the idea … Continue reading

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Adam Denver Griffin, The Federal Sentencing Guidelines’ Abuse of Trust Enhancement: An Argument for the Professional Discretion Approach

63 Fla. L. Rev. 457 (2011)| |   | | INTRODUCTION :: In a national issue of first impression for the circuit courts, the Eleventh Circuit, in United States v. Louis, held that a federally licensed firearm dealer who knowingly sells … Continue reading

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Sung Hui Kim, Naked Self-Interest? Why the Legal Profession Resists Gatekeeping

63 Fla. L. Rev. 129 (2011)| | | | ABSTRACT :: This Article asks and answers the following question: why does the legal profession resist gatekeeping? Or, put another way, why do lawyers resist duties that require them to act … Continue reading

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Andrew Blair-Stanek, Twombly is the Logical Extension of the Mathew v. Eldridge Test for Discovery

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1 (2010) |   |   |   | ABSTRACT :: The Supreme Court’s 2007 decision in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly has baffled and mystified both practitioners and scholars, casting aside the well-settled rule for … Continue reading

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Jennifer Lynch, The Eleventh Amendment and Federal Discovery: A New Threat to Civil Rights Litigation

62 Fla. L. Rev. 203 (2010) |   |   |   | ABSTRACT :: Lawyers for the State of California have argued recently in several federal civil rights cases that the state sovereign immunity doctrine bars all discovery issued … Continue reading

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Allison Sirica, The New Federal Pleading Standard: Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S. Ct. 1937 (2009)

62 Fla. L. Rev. 547 (2010) |   |   |   | CASE COMMENT :: In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Javaid Iqbal, a Muslim citizen of Pakistan, was arrested and detained in a maximum … Continue reading

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