Fifty years of justice: A history of the U.S. district court for the middle district of Florida

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2015
Authors
Denham, James M.
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University Press of Florida
Abstract
Representing half of the state's population, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida is one of the busiest federal courts in the nation. It is recognized most often as the battleground for the Terri Schiavo “right to die” case, but it has been at the center of major decisions for more than fifty years. The famous and the infamous have stood before these judges, including young civil rights lawyer Thurgood Marshall, mobster Santo Trafficante, drug lord Carlos Lehder, baseball star Denny McLain, movie star Wesley Snipes, criminal defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, and Constance Baker Motley, the first African American woman to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
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District courts--Florida, District courts--History
Citation
Denham, J. M. (2015). Fifty years of justice : a history of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. University Press of Florida.
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