Florida House passes bill authorizing attorneys for special needs children

This is a first in Florida.  The corresponding Senate bill just cleared Appropriations. CS/CS/HB 561, 1st Eng. (2014) Attorneys For Dependent Children with Special Needs http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2014/0561 HOUSE – Read 3rd time HOUSE – Amendment(s) adopted HOUSE – CS passed as amended; YEAS 118 NAYS 0

Second DCA rules against DCF on imminent risk of harm. Was DCF being strategic at the expense of future cases?

Remove everything that has no relevance to the story. If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there. —Anton Chekhov Let’s continue our look at legal […]