Tag Archives: Florida

Hard Rock Rocked Hard by Courts: What’s Next for Sports Betting in Florida?

MICHAEL PURETZ—Sports betting in Florida is complicated. In April 2021, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a gambling compact with the Seminole Indian Tribe that opened the door for legalized sports betting in the state, giving the Seminoles sole sportsbook operator privileges. At that time, without this compact, sports betting was considered illegal in Florida. Without […]

Gambling for the Ballot: Potential Election Fraud in Florida’s Latest Gambling Initiative

HILLARY GABRIELE—Florida’s multibillion-dollar gaming industry has incited a “turf war” between the Seminole Tribe of Florida and rival gaming companies, which hoped to place certain gaming constitutional amendments on the 2022 midterm ballot. The Seminole Tribe currently runs the only Las Vegas-style gaming operations in Florida. However, the Tribe, which recently poured $1.5 billion into its signature Seminole Hard […]

The Limited Liability of Mass Shootings in Florida

NICHOLAS RITORNATO—The victims and families of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that occurred on Valentine’s Day 2018 were recently dealt a severe blow by the Supreme Court of Florida. On Thursday, September 24, 2020, the Court handed down rulings in two cases, Barnett v. State and Guttenberg v. The School Board […]

Florida Law Makers Threaten the Restoration of Voting Rights: Is It Constitutional?

I. Introduction ANGEL SANCHEZ & ANNEKE DUNBAR-GRONKE—During the November 2018 elections, Floridians overwhelmingly voted to pass Amendment 4, which historically repealed the 150-year-old Jim-Crow era practice of permanently stripping voting rights from those with felony convictions. The Amendment’s passage ensured that all individuals with felony convictions in Florida, except those convicted of murder or a […]

The Criminalization of Homelessness in a Post-Pottinger World

AMELIA DAYNES—In February of this year, Judge Moreno of the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida dissolved the Pottinger Agreement, a landmark consent decree that led the nation in establishing protection for people experiencing homelessness. The original Pottinger Agreement was reached in 1998, after ten years of litigation and negotiation between the […]