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Social Media and the Progressive Limitations on Public Sector Employees’ First Amendment Right to Free Speech

Featured Article
There are moments in history that mark advancements in communication from which humans will never return. Such moments include the...

Aircraft Lien Law

Aviation Law
Florida’s statutory scheme governing aviation liens is a labyrinth. Practitioners are required to reconcile at least three different statutory chapters...

Application of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Statute to Homeowner Disputes Regarding Violation of Restrictive Covenants

Solo and Small Firm
Most homeowner and condominium associations have restrictive covenants governing the aesthetic appearance of units within each respective association. Often these...

Discovery in Administrative Proceedings: Whose Right and Who’s Right?

Administrative Law
Judge Bram Canter, a former administrative law judge at the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), accurately captured the universe...

Enjoining Employment Based on “Inevitable” Misappropriation: Yes, No, Maybe So!

Business Law
A key employee resigns and joins a competitor. A confidentiality agreement may have been signed. A noncompete agreement may have...

Expatriation from the United States: The Exit Tax

Abandonment of U.S. citizenship or long-term residency (by non-citizens) may trigger U.S. income tax. The “expatriation tax” consists of two...

Mental-Health Issues in Florida Family Law, Part 1

Family Law
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there were more than 4.8 million visits to emergency rooms...

Terrain, Taxes, and Land Trusts: Saving the Florida Panther Through the Use of Conservation Easements

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
The Florida panther (puma concolor coryi), the official state animal of Florida, is the last remaining subspecies of “Puma” (also...

The Preservation of Error During Voir Dire

Appellate Practice
The purpose of voir dire is to ensure that each case is tried by impartial and fair-minded members of the...

There Will Be Floods: Armoring the People of Florida to Make Informed Decisions on Flood Risk

Environmental & Land Use Law
In Florida, a peninsula surrounded by water with the second-lowest mean elevation in the country, there will be floods.[1] A...