Fifty years of justice : a history of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida / James M. Denham.
Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, 
ix, 505 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
From the Southern to the U.S. Middle District of Florida, 1950s-1962 The U.S. Middle District of Florida, first years, 1962-1968 The Middle District and civil rights, 1962-1968 Adjudicating equality continues : the Middle District and school desegregation, 1968-1976 The Middle District and the war on crime, 1968-1976 Growing pains, constitutional questions, and bankruptcy, 1976-1980 A new era begins : the Reagan years, 1980-1988 Drugs, drugs, and more drugs, 1980-1988 Mad dogs, spies, and international weapons dealers Income tax evasion, the death penalty, the environment, the AIDS epidemic, desegregation, and voting and employment discrimination, 1980-1988 New judges, new challenges, 1988-1992 The court expands and confronts antigovernment activity, 1992-2000 Bankruptcy in the Middle District, 1984-2000 First amendment, abortion rights, employment discrimination, and school desegregation litigation runs its course, 1992-2000 Drugs, outlaws, fraud, pollution, endangered species, and a baby named Sabrina "It's a tidal wave . . . and I"m not kidding about it!" Into the new century, 2000-2004 Contesting sentencing guidelines, the Patriot Act, terrorism, and cases involving international questions Constitutional questions of the twenty-first-century court Income tax evasion, medicare fraud, organized crime, environmental disputes, and bankruptcy Closing arguments and taking stock : fifty years of justice.
This book looks at the U.S. Middle District Court of Florida, which represents about 1/2 of Florida's population and is one of the busiest courts in the state, interpreting and applying Supreme Court decisions in cases such as the Terry Schaivo "right to die" case.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-486) and index.
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