Tag Archives: Jurisprudence

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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Benjamin H. Barton, Against Civil Gideon (and for Pro Se Court Reform)

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1227 (2010)| | | | INTRODUCTION :: “Civil Gideon” is a short-hand name for a concept that has been the white whale of American poverty law for the last forty years-a constitutional civil guarantee to a … Continue reading

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David A. Karp, Why Justice Thomas Should Speak at Oral Argument

61 Fla. L. Rev. 611 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: The oral argument before the United States Supreme Court in Morse v. Frederick began at 10:03 a.m. in typical fashion, like a high-speed game of chess. Forty-two seconds … Continue reading

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Benjamin J. Robinson, Distilling Minimum Due Process Requirements for Punitive Damages Awards

60 Fla. L. Rev. 991 (2008) | | | | TEXT :: Philip Morris USA v. Williams, 127 S. Ct. 1057 (2007) An Oregon jury found that Jesse Williams, a long time consumer of Petitioner’s Marlboro cigarettes, died because he … Continue reading

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Jessica Gavrich, Constitutional Law: Judicial Oversights-Inconsistency in Supreme Court Establishment Clause Jurisprudence

58 Fla. L. Rev. 437 (2006) | | | | TEXT :: Texas State Capitol grounds contain a display of seventeen monuments and twenty- one historical markers. Amidst the monuments, Texas state officials erected a six-foot high and three and … Continue reading

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Brooke R. Hardy, Criminal Procedure: Finding the Needle-Toward a More Stringent Standard for Effective Assistance of Counsel

58 Fla. L. Rev. 449 (2006) | | | | TEXT :: Petitioner was convicted by a jury of, among other offenses, brutally murdering a local barkeeper. At the sentencing phase of the bifurcated proceeding, Petitioner’s counsel presented the brief … Continue reading

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