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In mock court, UF law students argue case echoing infamous FSU ‘Jane Doe’ lawsuit

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The black-robed justices who filed solemnly into a courtroom at the University of Florida law school Thursday morning were not the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, but they were announced as if they were. “All persons having business before the Honorable, the Supreme Court of the United States, are admonished to draw near and give their attention, for the court is now sitting,” a bailiff boomed out as students, law professors and attorneys with Holland & Knight — the…

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UF fumbles its handling of Antonio Callaway hearing

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When we learned Florida Gators’ star wide receiver Antonio Callaway was suspended indefinitely on March 11, that’s all we knew. No reason; no hint; nothing. The official word from the university was for “violation of the code of conduct.” We did not even know when he was suspended. Thanks to some legal strategy and an ESPN report, we now know when and why Callaway was officially sent away on January 27. He, along with former quarterback Treon Harris, are accused…

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Florida State close to new policy on sexual assault

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Florida State University has almost completed a more detailed policy on sexual conduct and sexual harassment while coming into compliance with federal Title IX standards. The university’s Board of Trustees on Friday received an update on the school’s Title IX policy and approved amendments to regulations dealing with violations due to sexual misconduct. Florida State has increased its efforts to raise awareness about sexual assault and prevention since a former student filed a Title IX lawsuit in which she said…

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