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Fifty Years of JusticeA History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida$
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James M. Denham

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060491

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060491.001.0001

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The U.S. Middle District of Florida, First Years, 1962–1968

The U.S. Middle District of Florida, First Years, 1962–1968

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Fifty Years of Justice

James M. Denham

University Press of Florida

This chapter covers the U.S. Middle District of Florida from its creation when it was carved out of the U.S. Southern District of Florida in 1962 to 1968. The first judges, U.S. attorney, U.S. Marshal, and other offices and their officers are covered. Pertinent issues of the time during the Kennedy-Johnson years, such as Civil Rights, the War on Poverty, the Cold War, the Vietnam War are covered within the context of enforcing and adjudication federal law in Florida. Thorough coverage of the U.S. Attorney’s office, its personnel, and the types of crimes they prosecuted during these years is included. The courthouse staffs in Jacksonville, Tampa, and Orlando (permanently established during those years) is covered. Attention is also given to the daily regimen of the judges, types of cases they handled, court loads, and also some of the more prominent visiting judges are covered.

Keywords:   Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act, Counterfeiting, FBI, Bryan Simpson, J. Edgar Hoover, Draft Evasion Prosecutions, Organized Crime, Right to Counsel, Death Penalty

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