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Florida Admission Day

My friend Travis and I had to use our vacation time before September or lose it.  We pondered over our travel destination for that Summer of 1977 and what we could ill-afford. 775 more words


Argentine Soccer Team Asks For Approval To Build Stadium In S.Fla.

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NORTH MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) —  A renowned club team from Argentina flew into South Florida to make a special request on Tuesday. 104 more words


Governor Scott Refusing To Disclose Financial Information

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) – Governor Rick Scott is refusing to turn over financial information that could answer whether he is flouting a state ethics law. 152 more words


Before eminent domain: the writ of ad quod damnum

Florida did not become a state until 1845. In the Treaty with Spain in 1819, the East and West Floridas would become the Territory of Florida under federal jurisdiction in 1821 until the “territory” became a “state” under the United States Constitution. 351 more words

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Meanwhile, In Florida: Child Molester Wins $3 Million Lottery (DETAILS)

A man in Florida won a $3 million lottery scratch off jackpot this past weekend.

Which would otherwise be a good thing. Except the Florida man with the nice cash flow coming to him is a child molester. 288 more words


Dwight Howard Investigated For Alleged Child Abuse (DETAILS)

Houston Rockets basketball player Dwight Howard is under criminal investigation for alleged child abuse in Georgia.

Center Dwight Howard is now undergoing an active criminal investigation for beating… 228 more words


May an indefinitely moored houseboat be subject to federal maritime jurisdiction?

Several years ago, the City of Riviera Beach (“the City”) straddling the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) in Florida, arrested a houseboat under federal maritime law and demolished it. 348 more words

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Florida's Big Dig Lawyer reblogged this on Florida's Big Dig Lawyer and commented:

Several years ago, the City of Riviera Beach ("the City") straddling the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) in Florida, "arrested" a houseboat under federal maritime law and demolished it. The homeowner, Mr. Lozano, had lived on (or in) his houseboat for more than a dozen years under a lease with the City.  The City sent Mr. Lozman a number of eviction notices for deficiencies and failures to make certain payments. The federal District Court of the Southern District of Florida found the that the houseboat was a "vessel" for purposes of admiralty jurisdiction, put the vessel up for auction, the City successfully bid for the vessel and then demolished Lozman's vessel. The district court held that the houseboat met the definition of a "vessel" within the meaning of 1 U.S.C. sec. 3; accordingly, federal law applied despite the fact that the the vessel had been "indefinitely moored...."