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Fifty Years of Justice – A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida - Florida Scholarship Online
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Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

James M. Denham


This book is a narrative history of the operations of the U.S. Middle District Court of Florida from its founding in 1962 to the present. The book sets the court in the social, economic, and political context of the time and place. With federal courthouses in Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, Tampa, and Fort Myers, the Middle District contains roughly half of Florida’s population of nearly nineteen million and is one of the busiest in the nation. Cases involving organized crime, drugs, civil rights, desegregation, redistricting, First Amendment, employment discrimination, voters rights, kidnapping ... More

Keywords: U.S. District Judges, Bankruptcy, Organized Crime, Florida, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Attorney, Civil Rights, Desegregation, Espionage, Federal Judicial Appointment Process

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060491
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060491.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James M. Denham, author
Florida Southern College

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