Today on Context Florida:
Some Florida towns have a strawberry festival; others a seafood festival, a jazz festival, or even a frog leg festival. In Florida’s capital, Diane Roberts says there is an annual Festival of Bad Ideas – the 60-day Legislative Session.
Peter Schorsch is a huge fan of craft beer: the taste, the smell and even the interesting artwork on the bottles. However, he cannot help but wonder; what might happen if crafties get what they want from Florida lawmakers? If the wish of the craft beer advocates were to become law, then brewers (of all shapes and sizes) would sell direct to the public, opening corner pubs in competition with local craft brewers, local distributors and local retailers.
Julie Delegal offers the first of two in a series examining what to watch in education legislation for the upcoming session. She looks at one senator’s move to lower the stakes in Florida’s high-stakes education accountability system, and how stakes got so high in the first place.
A bit of ancient wisdom in the legal profession holds that if the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. Martin Dyckman asks what if both facts and law are against you. In Florida’s blind trust law, the answer is argue jurisdiction: tell the court that it has no business hearing the case.