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Slot Machines in Florida? Wait a Minute

by David G. Shields
Casino gambling, including its predominant activity — slot machines — has been the subject of considerable debate in the Florida Legislature. But does the legislature have the constitutional authority to permit slot machines throughout Florida? There would seem to be a direct answer to this question from a 1970 Florida Supreme Court case that explicitly confirmed Fla. Const. art. X, §7 (1968) bans slot machines....

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Letters

President’s Page
The Clarion Call — What if No One Answers?
by Eugene K. Pettis

Appellate Practice
Orders on Motions to Dismiss for Failure to State a Cause of Action — When Are They Final for Purposes of Filing Notice of Appeal?
by Carol A. Gart

City, County and Local Government Law
Code Liens Are Not “Superpriority” Liens: Is it the End of the Debate?
by Annabella Barboza

Environmental and Land Use Law
New Environmental Resource Permit Rules
by Susan Roeder Martin

Labor and Employment Law
Breaking It All Down: Employers’ Sanctions Under Immigration Law and OCAHO Litigation
by Giselle Carson

Family Law
“She Said What?” What To Do in Civil Domestic Violence Proceedings with Child Hearsay
by Amy L. Cosentino

Tax Law
Tax Planning for Cross-border Endorsement Payments to Professional U.S. Athletes
by Jeffrey L. Rubinger and Nadia E. Kruler

Business Law
Florida’s New Revised LLC Act, Part I
by Louis T. M. Conti and Gregory M. Marks

Books

Sept/Oct 2013
Volume 87, No. 8
“Certifying” Documents via Third-party Software: Binding on the Court? by William R. Wohlsifer and Tyler L. Thomas

Eugene K. Pettis — First African-American President of The Florida Bar — by Jan Pudlow (July/August)

The Manifestation Rule in Florida: Has Death Knelled? — by Kevin Kelly (July/August)



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