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Police: Stolen rare coins ended up in change machines

NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man stole collectible coins worth tens of thousands of dollars, then ran them through grocery store change machines that returned just a fraction of their value. The Palm Beach Post report s 20-year-old Shane Anthony Mele of Riviera Beach told investigators he stole the commemorative […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Nation, Palm Beach Post, Riviera Beach, NORTH PALM BEACH Fla, Shane Anthony Mele

Symposium: Clarity of the record should bring clarity of purpose

Justin Levitt is a professor at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; he runs the website “All About Redistricting.” Partisan gerrymandering is back. There are two cases before the Supreme Court this term: a Democratic gerrymander in Maryland and a Republican gerrymander in North Carolina. The cases are different – and though neither is perfect, the basic problem of partisan political entrenchment is unlikely to be presented more cleanly. The evidentiary record in each case is firmly turned up to 11. ...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, City, North Carolina, Kennedy, Cox, Gill, Riviera Beach, Anthony Kennedy, Thurgood Marshall, Tarheel, Justin Levitt, Larios

My Midwest: Things to do in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

  Lake Geneva is the classic city escape. And for Chicagoans, it’s been the place to get away for more than 100 years. There are so many things to do in Lake Geneva. Whether you’re just grabbing a bite or perusing the cute shops in Downtown Lake Geneva or out on a boat on one of the many boat tours of Lake Geneva, it’s a great place for a Midwest weekend escape. Things to do in Lake Geneva Years ago, I had swung by downtown Lake Geneva during a road trip up in Wisconsin and I think we sto...
Tags: Travel, Chicago, United States, Mommy, Wisconsin, North America, Beach, Chris, Lake Como, Midwest, Wilmot Mountain, Brandon, Julie, Riviera Beach, Lake Geneva, Lodge

Sheriff: Deputy serving warrant shoots and wounds armed man

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida deputy shot and wounded a man while serving a warrant for burglary and weapons-related charges. The Palm Beach Post reports that the shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon at a Riviera Beach home. Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw says agents from his office’s warrants division were surrounding […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Post, Riviera Beach, Ric Bradshaw, Nation & World, RIVIERA BEACH Fla

Empirical SCOTUS: The wide arc of the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court now hears around 70 arguments a term, and each case tends to have issues unique from others on the court’s docket. After the court’s merits docket is assembled each term, however, similarities between cases become apparent and these similarities may present an area of law in which the court is more invested and wants greater resolution. Such areas can be either broad-based or narrow. Last term the court settled multiple issues surrounding the First Amendment. The court resolved...
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Criminal cases in the October 2018 term: A law professor’s dream

Applying a broad definition, 13 of the 38 cases in which the Supreme Court has granted review for the upcoming October 2018 term raise criminal law and related issues. (A few more will be granted in the “long conference” order list to be released September 27.) This is about average: Between a quarter to a third of cases decided by the court every year are criminal-law-related. But this term the docket feels a bit special: As I explained to the American Bar Association in my “Annual Review of th...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Virginia, Alabama, Indiana, Chicago, United States, Wyoming, Missouri, Idaho, Arkansas, Ford

Friday round-up

Judge Brett Kavanaugh remains atop the slow-moving Supreme Court news cycle. Adam Liptak of The New York Times surveys 12 sets of evaluations spanning 700 pages from about 350 law students at Harvard, Yale and Georgetown and finds “almost only glowing praise for Judge Kavanaugh’s teaching.” Former Harvard students praise Kavanaugh in a letter at Boston Globe. Lorraine Woellert of Politico covers the refusal of New York Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democratic leaders to meet wit...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, Senate, Harvard, New York Times, Bill Cosby, Fox News, Associated Press, Illinois, Dianne Feinstein, George W Bush, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Pew Research Center, Kennedy

Woman killed, 5 men injured in shooting outside Florida home

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A woman has been killed and five men injured in a shooting in front of a Florida home. Riviera Beach police spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said in a news release that the shooting occurred Monday night after a man began shouting at the group of six people. A 22-year-old woman […]
Tags: Florida, News, Riviera Beach, Nation & World, RIVIERA BEACH Fla, Rose Anne Brown

Probable Cause Doesn't Excuse Retaliatory Arrest, Supreme Court Rules (techdirt)

A very, very narrow ruling by the Supreme Court might provide a few more opportunities for citizens to seek redress for retaliatory acts by their government. This probably won't do much for Fane Lozman, unfortunately. He may have won the big battle but it's being remanded to the appeals court which has a lot of options on how to approach this and not many of them point to Lozman winning this lawsuit. Lozman was no fan of the Riviera Beach (FL) city council. He attended many meetings to critici...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Wade, Riviera Beach, Tim Cushing, Fane Lozman, Lozman, Elizabeth Wade

Monday round-up

At CNN, Ariane de Vogue reports that as the justices take the bench this morning for what is likely the last Monday of the term, “[s]ix opinions remain, including on the travel ban, public sector unions and redistricting, and one looming question that could change the future direction of the court: Will there be a retirement?” Steven Mazie takes a quick look at the remaining cases for The Economist’s Espresso blog. Additional coverage of the final lap of the term comes from Lawrence Hurley and A...
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Empirical SCOTUS: Don’t cite me like that

An interesting debate was reignited by Chief Justice John Roberts’ majority opinion in Minnesota Voter’s Alliance v. Mansky. This debate surrounds the effect, if any, of oral argument on the justices’ decisions. Here is one of the sections from Roberts’ majority opinion in that case that refers to the oral argument. In this example, as with many of the instances in which justices cite oral-argument transcripts, the authoring justice used the interaction to expose a weakness in a party’s argumen...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Virginia, North Carolina, Collins, Kennedy, Thomas, Friedrichs, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Scalia, Roberts, Alito, Covington, Sotomayor

Wednesday round-up

The dust continues to settle from the court’s unanimous rulings on Monday in two partisan-gerrymandering cases, Gill v. Whitford and Benisek v. Lamone, both of which the justices sent back to the lower courts without reaching the merits. At CNN, Joan Biskupic reports that “[t]he Supreme Court’s rejection of Democrats’ challenge to districts they say were rigged on a partisan basis by Wisconsin Republicans [in Whitford] came on a 9-0 vote, but dueling opinions revealed internal conflicts and port...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Nbc News, America, Indiana, Cnn, Chicago, Netflix, Atlantic, United States, New York Times, Wisconsin, Courthouse News Service, Kennedy

Opinion analysis: With facts like these …

One of my first thoughts upon reading yesterday’s decision in Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach was of an old headline from “The Onion”: “Supreme Court Issues Landmark ‘It Depends’ Ruling.” Indeed, the majority opinion in Lozman, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy and joined by seven other justices, explicitly limits its holding to “facts like these.” And although the court granted certiorari in Lozman to decide the validity of the “probable cause bar” – that is, whether “the existence of probable...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Kennedy, Thomas, Wade, Moore, District Court, U S Court of Appeals, Hartman, Riviera Beach, Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy, Dahl, 11th Circuit, HOLLEY

Tuesday round-up

Yesterday the justices issued five opinions, deciding two high-profile partisan-gerrymandering cases, in both of which they avoided a ruling on the merits. In Gill v. Whitford, the justices held unanimously that the challengers to Wisconsin’s legislative map did not show that they had standing to challenge the map on a statewide basis; by a vote of 7-2, the court sent the case back to the lower courts so that the challengers could attempt to make that showing. And in Benisek v. Lamone, the court...
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“A Persistent Gadfly Wins Again in the Supreme Court”

“A Persistent Gadfly Wins Again in the Supreme Court”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report. Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “Supreme Court allows retaliatory arrest lawsuit to move forward.” Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that “First Amendment victory is Florida man’s second at Supreme Court.” Alex Daugherty of The Miami Herald reports that “South Florida activist is 2-0 at the Supreme Court after First Amendment victory.” Jane Musgrave of The Palm Beach Post r...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, New York Times, Associated Press, Usa Today, The Washington Post, First Amendment, U S Supreme Court, Bloomberg News, Robert Barnes, Adam Liptak, Richard Wolf, Greg Stohr, The Miami Herald

Live-blogging the Supreme Court.

At SCOTUSblog this morning, beginning in 20 minutes. Maybe the gerrymandering case today? It's the oldest case we're still waiting for, and SCOTUSblog calculates that the opinion is being written by the Chief Justice.UPDATE: 3 boxes of cases. The first 2 from Sotomayor and Breyer are about sentencing guidelines. The 3rd case, is written by Kennedy — as the cases are announced from the most junior Justice to the most senior, meaning only the Chief remains — is Lozman v. Riviera Beach:In 2006, Fan...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Redistricting, Free Speech, Kennedy, Thomas, Sotomayor, Breyer, Kagan, Gill, Riviera Beach, Gorsuch, Ann Althouse, Thomas J, Fane Lozman

Former Florida Official Shot in the Head by Wife Over Google Search Dispute; Wife Charged With Attempted Murder

A dispute over a Google search has left former Florida official Tony Brown in critical condition after being shot in the back of the head by his wife.Former Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency executive director Tony Brown, 58, was airlifted to UF Health Hospital on Tuesday (May 29). He is scheduled to have brain surgery on Thursday to remove bullet fragments.Lawanda Brown, Tony’s wife, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with attempted murder. A judge set bond at $500,002. As of this...
Tags: Google, Florida, Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, Bank Of America, Domestic Violence, Jazz, George W Bush, Gun Violence, Tony, Tony Brown, Jacksonville Fla, Riviera Beach, CRA

Florida student charged with bringing gun to school

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida high school student has been charged as an adult after he allegedly appeared in a video with a gun outside his school, threatening to shoot the principal. Anthony L. Roberson of Riviera Beach is charged with possession of a gun on school property and was being held […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Riviera Beach, PALM BEACH GARDENS Fla, Nation & World, Anthony L Roberson

Argument analysis: Justices weigh threats to free speech against constraints on local policing

About midway through Tuesday’s oral argument in Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, Justice Elena Kagan provoked audience laughter with a remark to Shay Dvorertzky, the attorney for the city. She observed that Pamela Karlan, who represents plaintiff Fane Lozman, had had “some difficulty with hypotheticals” during her argument. “But you,” she told Dvoretzky,” might have some difficulty with the facts of your case.” More than just a laugh line, Kagan’s comment encapsulated two points around which sev...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Alaska, Wall, Kennedy, Sonia Sotomayor, Wade, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, 9th Circuit, U S Court of Appeals, Iqbal, Sotomayor

"Supreme Court sympathetic to Florida man arrested by city officials he criticized"

"Supreme Court sympathetic to Florida man arrested by city officials he criticized": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report. Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that "Supreme Court defends free speech of Florida agitator Fane Lozman in his fight against city." Alex Daugherty of The Miami Herald reports that "U.S. chief justice calls video of South Florida man's arrest 'pretty chilling.'" And Jessica Gresko of The Associated Press reports that "In free speech case, justices trouble...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Associated Press, Usa Today, The Washington Post, South Florida, U S Supreme Court, Robert Barnes, Richard Wolf, Miami Herald, Fla, Riviera Beach, JESSICA GRESKO, Alex Daugherty, Fane Lozman

Supreme Court considers free speech vs. retaliatory arrests

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida man who already won an improbable victory before the U.S. Supreme Court is back with a First Amendment case pitting police powers of arrest against the right to speak freely and protest. Oral arguments are scheduled Tuesday in Fane Lozman’s lawsuit against the City of Riviera Beach, which is just […]
Tags: Florida, News, Supreme Court, Ap, Miami, U S Supreme Court, Riviera Beach, Nation & World, Fane Lozman

This week at the court

The Supreme Court will release orders from the February 23 conference on Monday. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday. The justices will hear oral argument on Monday in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees and Ohio v. American Express Co., on Tuesday in United States v. Microsoft Corp. and Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach, and on Wednesday in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky. On Friday the justices will meet for their March 2 conference; our list of “...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, Ohio, Microsoft Corp, Riviera Beach, Janus, American Express Co, This Week at the Court, Lozman, Minnesota Voters Alliance, Mansky

Argument preview: Justices to consider whether probable cause defeats claims of retaliatory arrest for First-Amendment-protected expression

On November 15, 2006, Fane Lozman rose to speak during the public-comments portion of a regular public meeting of the City Council of Riviera Beach, Florida. What followed was anything but a run-of-the-mill discussion about the intricacies of local government. To the contrary, when Lozman began to talk about “corrupt local politician[s],” he was cut off by a councilperson and asked to cease that line of commentary. When Lozman refused to comply, he was arrested, handcuffed and removed from the ...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Donald Trump, 9th Circuit, U S Court of Appeals, Charlottesville Virginia, Hartman, Riviera Beach, Alford, Dahl, 11th Circuit, HOLLEY, Merits Cases, Fane Lozman

Friday round-up

Redistricting challenges continue to come before the Supreme Court. Yesterday Pennsylvania asked the Supreme Court to step in and block temporarily a ruling by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania striking down the state’s federal congressional map. With commentary at the Lock Law Blog, Ryan Lockman argues that “there is a minimal chance that [the state] will convince Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Kennedy and the three remaining conservatives to encroach on state sovereignty in such a fashion, ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, North Carolina, District Of Columbia, Kennedy, Economist, Gore, Round-up, Bush, Dod, John Roberts, Orlando Sentinel, Roberts, Adam Feldman, Steven Mazie, Riviera Beach

Woman shot, injured while carrying baby in Florida

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been shot and injured while she had a baby in her arms in an attack. Authorities say the baby was about six months old and wasn’t wounded when they came under fire in Riviera Beach on Saturday. WPEC-TV reports the drive-by shooting happened outside the woman’s […]
Tags: Florida, News, Riviera Beach, Nation & World, WPEC, RIVIERA BEACH Fla

Court releases February calendar

The Supreme Court today released the calendar for its February sitting, which starts on Tuesday, February 20 (because Monday, February 19, is a federal holiday) and ends on Wednesday, February 28. The justices will hear nine oral arguments over five days, with the highest-profile argument of the sitting coming on February 26 in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the challenge to the constitutionality of the fees paid by government employees who are represented...
Tags: Featured, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Law, Virginia, United States, American Express, Ohio, Antonin Scalia, Currier, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Riviera Beach, Vogt, American Federation of State County

Free speech roundup

SCOTUS grants certiorari in three First Amendment cases, bringing term’s total to four so far: National Institute of Family & Life Advocates v. Becerra (challenge to California law requiring “crisis pregnancy centers” to convey state-prescribed messages), Lozman v. Riviera Beach (scope of First Amendment claims for retaliatory arrest), Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky (ban on political apparel at polls) [Ronald K.L. Coleman, Amy Howe/ SCOTUSBlog, Eugene Volokh, Howard Wasserman] Roy Moore t...
Tags: Facebook, Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington Post, Russia, Uncategorized, Alabama, Social Media, Free Speech, First Amendment, Roy Moore, Trafficking, Erik Wemple, Baton Rouge, Riviera Beach

Authorities investigating drowning death of woman in pond

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the drowning death of a Florida woman whose body was pulled from a pond behind an apartment complex. News outlets report Riviera Beach police say 21-year-old Liane Gibson was with a group of women who went to the Indian Trace Apartments on Friday night to fight another […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Riviera Beach, Nation & World, RIVIERA BEACH Fla, Liane Gibson

Student charged with having gun on school bus

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida high school student was arrested for having a gun on a school bus. The Palm Beach Post reports that the 16-year-old Dwyer High School student was charged Tuesday with being a juvenile in possession of a weapon. Riviera Beach police say the school learned about the […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Palm Beach Post, Riviera Beach, Nation & World, RIVIERA BEACH Fla, Dwyer High School

Man charged with locking kids in apartment, setting fire

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man tried to kill his three children by locking them in an apartment and setting it on fire. The Palm Beach Post reports that 22-year-old Velmando Williams remained in jail Tuesday, charged with arson, attempted homicide and kidnapping. Riviera Beach police say Williams was arguing with […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Williams, Palm Beach Post, Riviera Beach, Nation & World, RIVIERA BEACH Fla, Velmando Williams