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Rick Scott lawyers up...again.

Mar 4, 2014

By Dan

As a former federal prosecutor, I can appreciate Rick Scott's strategy. Most good defense lawyers advise their clients to say nothing when words can only get them in trouble. But Rick Scott is not a putative criminal defendant trying to avoid indictment; he is a governor leading a state. He needs to act like one.
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Before stand your ground you were allowed to stand your ground!

Feb 27, 2014

By Dan

Nowhere in Florida would a person have been prosecuted for using deadly force if retreating was dangerous. If you found yourself in such a spot, you were allowed to stand your ground and shoot, stab, strike, bite, punch, and kick — whatever it took to protect yourself or another, with absolutely no obligation to retreat.
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The Gelber-Gladstone Children's Courthouse is Named

Feb 9, 2014

By Dan

It's fitting that Miami-Dade's children's courthouse bears his name. He administered justice based on the simple principles he learned in his life's journey: everybody is born equal; every child deserves a chance, and some a second chance; the best way to teach is by example; and try to do right every day and history will treat you kindly.
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That's just mean!

Jan 30, 2014

By Dan

As a society we are judged by how we treat our least vulnerable. Our poor, our aged, and our children. It's a sorry day when in a growing economy we can find enough money to give a tax break for major corporations, but not a few bucks to ensure our most vulnerable have access to something as basic as food. This is quite a commentary on what's really important to Rick Scott.

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Scott Education Budget Claim Lack Truthiness

Jan 29, 2014

By Dan

Floridians know better. They remember that the Rick Scott claiming to care about public schools is the same Rick Scott who sought the largest decrease in public school funding in Florida history. This is the same Rick Scott who signed a measure that gutted and demoralized the teaching profession.
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UPDATE: Travis Makes the Grade(s)…Happy Holidays

Dec 30, 2013

By Dan

So a few months ago, we moved Travis, his wife Wilsa and their 4 year-old child Travis Jr., to Boston to bear the cold and ice, and to follow their dream in this amazing adventure. Many friends pitched in to help the Thomas' through generous donations of winter clothing, appliances and money and, of course, heartfelt words of encouragement.
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