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Venezuelan asylum seekers allege Gov. DeSantis illegally lured them from Texas migrant shelter

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — Migrants from Venezuela seeking asylum in the U.S. are claiming Florida Governor Ron Desantis and others illegally lured them from a Texas shelter and transported them to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Alianza Americas, Yanet Dow, Pablo Doe and Jesus Doe on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, filed a […]

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15th Circuit JNC Notice of Interview Schedule and Annual Meeting

The Fifteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (“JNC”) announces that the following persons will be interviewed on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, to fill one or more of the vacancies created by the elevations of Judge Renatha Francis and Judge Melanie Surber, at the times indicated below: 9:00 a.m.      JNC Annual Meeting 9:24 a.m.   […]

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Judge won’t lift suspension of ousted prosecutor, but rejects DeSantis’ effort to dismiss free-speech arguments

A federal judge has denied a motion by attorneys for Gov. Ron DeSantis to dismiss claims by suspended prosecutor Andrew Warren that Warren’s ouster violated his First Amendment rights. The Sept. 19 action by Judge Robert Hinkle of the Northern District of Florida means a trial will proceed over whether DeSantis’ firing of Warren, an […]

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Florida Bar Poll on Upcoming Merit Retention Elections

A poll of Florida Bar members regarding the merit retention election of five state Supreme Court justices and 28 appellate court judges indicates support for all to be retained. Results showed recommendations for retention ranging from 86 percent to 59 percent approval. The confidential poll seeks to find whether attorneys who know the most about […]

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