Louis J. Virelli III quoted in story about arrest of pastor for violating the ‘safer-at-home’ order

By Chelsea Chatham and Eric GlasserWTSP Channel 10March 30, 2020 Excerpt Professor Louis J. Virelli III Lou Virelli, a constitutional law professor at Stetson University, says a U.S. Supreme Court case from 30 years ago – Employment Division v. Smith, essentially says that as long as the government isn’t asking the church to do something it isn’t asking everyone else to do, it’s on solid… » Read more


Andrew Appleby explains how Florida’s sales tax reliance makes it vulnerable to COVID-19 fallout

By Maria KoklanarisLaw 360March 27, 2020 Excerpt Professor Andrew Appleby At a time when fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on state budgets nationwide, Florida’s approach to tax policy, relying overwhelmingly on the traditional sales tax, has put it in a uniquely precarious position…. Andrew Appleby, tax professor at the Stetson University College of Law, analyzes Florida tax policy with a particular emphasis… » Read more


Peter Lake quoted in The Washington Post on BYU’s honor code policy change

By Marisa Iati The Washington PostFeb. 21, 2020 Professor Peter F. Lake Excerpt As the church’s teaching on same-sex relationships evolves, Brigham Young University may have removed specific rules about same-sex intimacy from its honor code to leave “enough room to maneuver to what the church is doing, rather than having to go back and change all the rules because you guessed wrong,” said Peter… » Read more


Ciara Torres-Spelliscy talks Trump campaign spending at Trump properties on Yahoo! Finance

By Kristin MyersYahoo! FinanceFeb. 22, 2020 Excerpt Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy Trump 2020 has been fundraising since the president took office in January 2017; and since that time, his campaign has continuously spent big at Trump properties and businesses. According to FEC filings, the Trump campaign, the fundraising committee Trump Victory and the Republican National Committee have spent roughly $1.3 million at Trump hotels, golf courses, and other properties. … » Read more


Elder Law Prof Blog – Week of Feb. 29, 2020 – Professor Rebecca C. Morgan

Rebecca C. Morgan Law Professor Rebecca C. Morgan wrote the following blogs for the Elder Law Prof Blog: Feb. 29: Ann F. Baum Memorial Elder Law LectureMarch 1: Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults Opportunities for the Health Care SystemMarch 2: Helping Elders Learn How to Spot Fake NewsMarch 3: Worried You Will End Up With Dementia? You Aren’t Alone.March 4: Where Do You… » Read more


White Collar Crime Prof Blog – Week of Feb. 27, 2020 – Professor Ellen Podgor

Ellen S. Podgor Law Professor Ellen S. Podgor wrote the following blog posts for the White Collar Crime Prof Blog: Feb. 27: Overcoming Ethical Issues With CDAsMarch 3: Criminal History of Economic Crimes – Sentencing Commission Report… » Read more


Andrew Appleby quoted on Law360 on exodus from national firm’s SALT group

By Maria KoklanarisLaw 360March 3, 2020 Professor Andrew Appleby. Excerpt Law360 spoke to more than a dozen state tax professionals, who said the SALT practice appears to be fading and that they expect even more departures in the next several weeks. Andrew Appleby, a professor at Stetson University College of Law who previously worked in the tax groups of Eversheds Sutherland and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw… » Read more


Rebecca C. Morgan featured in The Gabber for annual Wills for Warriors program

By Laura MulrooneyThe GabberFeb. 19, 2020 Excerpt Profesor Rebecca C. Morgan Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport hosted its seventh annual “Wills for Warriors” event. For the past seven years, Stetson, Stetson Law students, St. Petersburg Bar Foundation and volunteer attorneys from the Community Law Program have assisted Stetson Law’s Center for Excellence in Elder Law in preparing free simple wills and advance health… » Read more


Andrew Appleby tells Tampa Bay Times proposed tax law could be clarified

By Caitlin JohnstonTampa Bay TimesSept. 26, 2019 Excerpt Professor Andrew Appleby. Hillsborough County, Fla., Commissioner Les Miller wants to give voters another chance to pass a one-cent transportation sales tax, but he’s adamant the attempt will be in place of, not in addition to, the tax voters already passed in 2018… Andrew Appleby, a professor of tax law at Stetson University, said the ordinance provides… » Read more


Louis J. Virelli III talks permanent Daylight Savings Time with WUSF

By Susan Giles WantuckWUSFMarch 5, 2020 Louis J. Virelli III Excerpt It’s a longtime practice that the Florida Legislature was trying to do away with by passing the Sunshine Protection Act to make Daylight Saving Time permanent year-round in 2018. Rep. Vern Buchanan and Senator Marco Rubio introduced bills in their respective houses of Congress in 2019 to allow that state law to take effect.… » Read more