Monthly Archives: May 2011

“The first time I heard there was trouble in the Middle East, I thought they were talking about Pittsburgh.”

On Friday, one of the nation’s most important artists died. Gil Scott Heron is dead. (If you got all the way to the nine minute mark and wanted the rest of the song, look here.) The musician and author, Scott-Heron … Continue reading

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Fifth District Decides DUI Search Warrant Case

In a very complicated decision, the Fifth District ruled that police cannot strap drivers on a gurney and bleed them in order to obtain evidence of alcohol in the blood. State v. Geiss, 5D10-3292 (May 27, 2011). Mr. Geiss was … Continue reading

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Are increases in divorce rates a sign of economic recovery?

Some think so.  An article in London’s Financial Times posits that there is an unlikely indicator of recovery: rising divorce rates.

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What is an “insurable interest?”

It was a slow week in the Fifth District, enlivened only by a sleazy lawyer getting his just deserts. “In October 2004, insurance agent Paul W. Moses, II, filled out an application with ReliaStar Life Insurance Company to insure the … Continue reading

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