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New PDF release: A Most Disorderly Court: Scandal and Reform in the Florida

By Martin A. Dyckman

ISBN-10: 0813032059

ISBN-13: 9780813032054

In the Seventies, justices at the Florida ideally suited court docket have been popularly elected. yet a couple of scandals threatened to topple the court docket till public outrage ended in profound reforms and primary alterations within the means justices have been seated.

One justice suddenly retired after being filmed on a high-roller junket to Las Vegas. others attempted to mend circumstances in reduce courts on behalf of crusade supporters. A fourth destroyed facts through shredding his replica of a rfile into "seventeen equivalent" strips of paper that he then flushed down a toilet.

As the journalist who wrote lots of the tales that revealed those occasions, Martin Dyckman performed a key position in revealing the corruption, favoritism, and cronyism then rampant within the court.

A so much Disorderly Court recounts this darkish interval in Florida politics, whilst wonderful revelations usually got here to gentle. He additionally lines the reform efforts that eventually resulted in a constitutional modification supplying for the appointment of all Florida's appellate judges, and emphasizes absolutely the significance of private assets for journalists.

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