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Santeramo defense: “Organized labor is under assault”

By Rodrigo Paredes | July 11, 2012

This morning Pat Santeramo was in a jail jumpsuit at the Broward County Courthouse, where his Miami attorney, Ben Kuehne, argued for a reduction in his bond. But Broward Circuit Judge Michael Orlando kept the bond at $480,000 and the former Broward Teachers Union president will likely spend at least one more night in jail. […]

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Plantation artist avoids prison for stealing man’s identity two decades ago

By Rodrigo Paredes | May 29, 2012

By Peter Franceschina, Sun Sentinel The judge had wanted to give celebrated South Florida artist Jose Luis Alvarez two years in prison for stealing a New York man’s identity more than two decades ago to obtain a fraudulent passport, calling it a serious crime that deserved punishment. But by the end of a dramatic and […]

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Terence Pinder, Former Opa-locka Politico, Beats One Criminal Case, Two More To Go

By Rodrigo Paredes | February 1, 2012

An Opa-locka official booted from office six years ago won’t be prosecuted for the crimes that got him thrown out in the first place. Banana Republican has learned that the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office has quietly dropped multiple grand theft and official misconduct felony charges brought against Terence Pinder, Opa-Locka’s then-vice-mayor, in 2006. But Pinder […]

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By Rodrigo Paredes | December 15, 2010

By Kyle Teal, The Florida Bar The St. Thomas University School of Law invited the legal community to revisit one of the United States Supreme Court’s most controversial decisions in a hotly debated November symposium: “ Bush v. Gore: A Decade Later.” The symposium, held November 12-13, was well-attended by an audience of lawyers, students, and law […]

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A Different Florida Vote–in Hindsight

By Rodrigo Paredes | December 24, 2000

By Richard T. Cooper, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON —  It was like a seed. For Al Gore and his senior field commanders, almost everything they did during the historic postelection battle over Florida and the presidency grew out of what was there at the beginning. Events had an impact. So did forces and individuals beyond their […]

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