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Judicial history that changed government and life

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At a Wednesday night book signing for “50 Years of Justice,” a look at the history of the Federal Court Middle District of Florida, author James M. Denham noted that the district, which stretches from Jacksonville to Fort Myers with federal courthouses in Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando Tampa and Fort Myers, has been responsible for numerous rulings that changed government and society. A meticulous researcher, Denham is professor of history at Florida Southern College in Lakeland and is director of the…

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Meet Senator Charlie Justice

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Interesting feature from Sunshine State News: What did you want to be when you were growing up? I always wanted to be involved in politics, and I was the president of several clubs in high school. What do you consider to be your biggest political achievement? I voted against the government getting involved in the Terri Schiavo case. What was your biggest political faux pas? My first speech in the House of Represenatives. It didn’t go well. Who in state…

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Blogosphere chews on idea of Charlie Crist becoming a GDI (that’s God D–n Independent to you non-frat guys)

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Conservative bloggers think Crist will soon drop out of the GOP primary, now that two consecutive polls show him trailing Rubio: •RedState‘s Erick Erickson: “Rasmussen has the political earthquake out today. Charlie Crist’s team was unavailable for comment as they were in the bathroom collectively unable to contain themselves. […] Maybe this is why the media is reporting Charlie Crist had beakfast in Miami with [VP] Joe Biden the other day. Perhaps Crist is planning on jumping ship or taking…

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Blogosphere chews on idea of Charlie Crist becoming a GDI (that’s God D–n Independent to you non-frat guys)

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Conservative bloggers think Charlie Crist will soon drop out of the GOP primary, now that two consecutive polls show him trailing Marco Rubio: •RedState‘s Erick Erickson: “Rasmussen has the political earthquake out today. Charlie Crist’s team was unavailable for comment as they were in the bathroom collectively unable to contain themselves. […] Maybe this is why the media is reporting Charlie Crist had beakfast in Miami with [VP] Joe Biden the other day. Perhaps Crist is planning on jumping ship…

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Florida Senate poised to shift to the right

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From the Jacksonville Observer: The Florida Senate could be poised for a major power shift, with a bloc of moderate Republicans likely weakened by departures and intra-party rivalries. The changes are already underway, lawmakers and lobbyists say. Republican Sen. Joe Negron’s victory this week in a special election to replace outgoing Sen. Ken Pruitt, R-Port St. Lucie, is expected to tilt the seat slightly more to the right. And another special election this fall to replace the late Sen. Jim…

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Huff Post: Charlie Crist: Bad News for the GOP?

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Is Charlie Crist the face of a new Republican Party, or a harbinger of the GOP’s demise? He’s handsome, personable and popular: a dream candidate for Florida’s 2010 Senate race. And Charlie Crist, currently the Sunshine State’s Republican governor, will probably win. That makes him a good thing for the Republican Party, right? Yes and no. The GOP is desperate for another vote — or 10 — in the Senate, so Crist’s bid sounds like good news to the ears…

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