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The Road after Gideon: Stetson’s Bruce Jacob fights for the rights of the indigent

As a young lawyer in his 20s working for the Florida attorney general in Tallahassee 50 years ago, a Stetson University College of Law graduate named Bruce Jacob was assigned to represent the respondent in a Supreme Court case that made history.
The Court’s landmark decision on March 18, 1963, regarding the right to a fair trial in Gideon v. Wainwright was the impetus for… » Read more

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Bradenton Herald – Dec. 18, 2012 – Dean Emeritus and Professor Bruce Jacob

Dean Emeritus and Professor Bruce Jacob is quoted in the Bradenton Herald story, “Manatee loud music lovers applaud Supreme Court decision.”… » Read more

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Professor Bruce Jacob discusses presenting historic Gideon v. Wainwright case

The June 2012 Special Commemorative Edition of Champion magazine includes an interview with and article by Stetson Law professor Bruce Jacob, who presented the historic Gideon v. Wainwright case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Read the article, “Remembering Gideon’s Lawyers,” by Bruce R. Jacob. The text of the interview with Jacob follows, with special permission from the NACDL.

A Conversation With Bruce R. Jacob
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Ledger – July 29, 2012 – Professor Roberta Flowers

Professor Roberta Flowers is quoted in the Ledger article, “Teen Killers Now Have a Chance to get Sentences Reduced.”… » Read more

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SCOTUSblog – July 6, 2012 – Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy’s commentary in Guernica on the Affordable Care Act has been picked up by the SCOTUSblog Friday Round-Up.… » Read more

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Guernica – July 4, 2012 – Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy

Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy analyzes the Supreme Court’s decision regarding healthcare in an opinion piece for Guernica.… » Read more

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Florida Today and Daily Record – July 2, 2012 – Professor Catherine Cameron

Professor Catherine Cameron did an interview with Florida Today on July 2 about the Supreme Court ruling regarding Stolen Valor that says that lying about having military honors is an exercise of free speech. The story also ran in the Daily Record.… » Read more

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Tampa Tribune and Individual.com – June 29, 2012 – Professor Charles Rose

The June 29 Tampa Tribune and Individual.com ran news that the Stolen Valor Act was found unconstitutional, quoting Law Professor Charles Rose.… » Read more

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Tampa Bay’s 10 – June 28, 2012 – Professor Michael Allen

Law Professor Michael Allen spoke  with Tampa Bay’s 10 on June 28 about the U.S. Supreme Court stance on immigration law.… » Read more

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970 WFLA and WUSF News – June 27, 2012 – Dr. Jay Wolfson

Stetson Law Adjunct Professor Jay Wolfson did an interview with 970WFLA radio and WUSF News on June 27 about the Supreme Court decision regarding healthcare.… » Read more

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